19-43 Segment 1: Climate Change = Less Nutritious Foods

Climate Change = Less Nutritious Foods

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are making crops grow bigger & faster. However, researchers have found that these crops contain significantly lower levels of protein, iron, zinc, and other important nutrients, potentially endangering nutrition for hundreds of millions of people. Experts explain the effect will get worse as CO2 levels continue to rise, and what might be done to combat the problem.

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 6, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of October 6, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of October 6, 2019.

Medical Notes: Week of August 4, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of August 4, 2019.

Tasty Food vs. Health Food: Finding a Balance

Many Americans believe that healthy food doesn’t taste good, and tasty food isn’t healthy. A chef who is also a cardiologist discusses how to find a balance by seeking out healthy ingredients rather than whole categories of foods.

Medical Notes: Week of May 12, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of May 12, 2019.

What Determines Our Food Preferences

Scientists are discovering that our food preferences are much more than a matter of taste, and that taste itself is more complicated than we thought. Psychology also plays a role. An expert discusses what determines preferences, such as why some people like jalapeno peppers & black coffee, and some don’t.

17-43 Segment 1: The Biology of Addiction

Scientists are learning the specific workings of the brain when it is addicted to a substance or behavior, and showing that all addictions are similar.

FDA search

17-10 Segment 1: Remaking the FDA

Some FDA commissioner candidates have proposed radical reform. Experts discuss what reform might look like and what the FDA needs to better succeed.

Gluten-Free

16-26 Segment 2: The Pros and Cons of Gluten-Free

One expert explains which kinds of people would find the gluten-free diet appropriate and the pitfalls to avoid.

16-06 Segment 2: Double Dipping and the Five Second Rule

Party snacks are prime territory for contamination. A scientist discusses the myth of the five second rule.

15-16 Story 1: Too Many Vitamins?

  Synopsis: Vitamins are essential to our health, and most of those we need we can get through our diets. Many foods are fortified today. Standards for dietary minimums help prevent deficiency diseases, but little is known about whether it's possible to consume too many vitamins. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Catherine Price, author, Vitamania: Our Obsessive … Continue reading 15-16 Story 1: Too Many Vitamins?

15-14 Story 1: Food Addiction

  Synopsis: Scientists are learning that some people can be physically addicted to certain kinds of foods, especially highly-processed foods, and suffer withdrawl when they can't have them. Experts explain the brain chemistry of food addiction, how it is virtually identical to the chemistry of drug addiction and alcoholism, and what it means for the … Continue reading 15-14 Story 1: Food Addiction