60-Second Health


Scientific American reporter Dina Fine Maron gives a weekly one-minute report on the latest health and medical news. To view all of our archived podcasts please go to www.scientificamerican.com/podcast


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Emulsifiers in Food Linked to Obesity in Mice

February 25th, 2015

The common food additives altered mice microbiomes to encourage gut inflammation and overeating. Dina Fine Maron reports   Go to Episode

Menopause Symptoms Have Unappreciated Staying Power

February 17th, 2015

Although clinical guidelines assume just two years for hot flashes and night sweats, a large study finds a median symptom duration of more than three… Go to Episode

Wearable Step Counters Offer Exercise Leg Up

February 12th, 2015

High-tech pedometers do a decent job of counting steps accurately. Dina Fine Maron reports. Go to Episode

Millions Risk Alcohol–Medication Interactions

January 30th, 2015

Some 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink have been prescribed a drug that may interact negatively with alcohol. Dina Fine Maron reports Go to Episode