Health

Bulgaria seizes contaminated eggs from Germany

Authorities in Bulgaria have seized a tonne of powdered eggs contaminated with the same chemical that has led to millions of poultry products being recalled across Europe, the country's food safety agency said Tuesday.

Health

The scoop on avoiding 'brain freeze'

(HealthDay)—Gulping down a cold smoothie or giant scoop of ice cream sometimes leads to a fleeting severe headache known as "brain freeze."

Health

Tips to curb nighttime eating

(HealthDay)—Are you a regular victim of the late-night snack attack? Mindlessly munching on chips or diving head first into a pint of ice cream?

Health

Children's books may boost appetite for unhealthy food

Reading picture books aloud remains a cherished ritual of childhood – one enjoyed by adults and children alike, whether at bedtime, in pre-school, or during story hour at the public library.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How advertisers seduce our subconscious

In 1957 Vance Packard's book The Hidden Persuaders shocked the world by revealing that messages exposed subliminally, below our level of perception, were able to increase sales of ice cream and Coke. The experiment he cited ...

Health

Does drinking hot tea in summer really cool you down?

I remember as a child, on the rare warm days that we used to get in Britain, my grandmother telling me to "have a cup of black tea … it will help cool you down". As a seven-year-old, this seemed like a crazy idea, especially ...

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