Tara Haelle

All Stories by Tara Haelle

  1. Health & Medicine

    To control overeating: Slow down!

    Encouraging young people to eat more slowly — and to stop when they’re full — may help prevent obesity, a new study finds.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Allergies linked to obesity and heart risks

    Children and teens with asthma, allergies or other autoimmune conditions tend to be overweight and show symptoms of heart-disease risks, a new study finds.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Alcohol can rewire the teenage brain

    Alcohol — especially binge drinking — can harm teens. New research shows teen drinking may leave a lasting legacy.

  4. Environment

    Some pollutants made mice less friendly

    Hormone-interfering chemicals make mice less social and may also alter their weight, a study finds. That affected the animals’ confidence — and behavior.

  5. Health & Medicine

    A germ stopper for blood products

    A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.