Researchers use social media to detect foodborne illness

One of the biggest hurdles to halting foodborne illness outbreaks is spotting the source of the problem — and spotting it quickly. More often than not, by the...


Study: Happiness of a first-time parent falls after baby arrives

Life has its ups and downs, but parenthood is supposed to be among the most joyous. At least that’s what the movies and Target ads tell us. In reality, it...


Healthful takeout lessons brought home

Tonight, I will not step into the kitchen. I will not open the refrigerator, turn on the stove or wash a dish. We will eat takeout for dinner. And I don’t...


More than 1 in 10 American adults experience chronic pain

America is a nation in pain, according to a new analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. How much pain, exactly? More than 25 million...


Try a barre class

If you want to check out barre fitness, here are some options: • Extreme Barre, at Luv 2 Dance Studio, 1248 Sportsplex Drive, Kaysville Time: 8:45 p.m....

Preventing Teen Suicide

Young people especially vulnerable to suicide contagion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of the Standard-Examiner’s yearlong project on preventing teen suicide. When the news of Robin Williams’ death was...


Strength in friendship: Two lifters' unexpected, inspiring story

ROY — In the long list of things that get put off when life gets tough, hitting the gym is usually among the first things to get cut out. Frank Brown, who...


Intuition is of limited value in explaining behavior

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people experience clinical depression with symptoms such as sustained fatigue or energy loss, feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or...


Spicy foods may be good for us

There’s probably no food quite as baffling as the chili pepper. A bite of a habanero, jalapeño or cayenne can pack such an ouch that all logic says...


Does early fatherhood lead to early death?

Could fatherhood literally kill you? Researchers have observed for a long time that men who have children at a young age tend to die earlier. But this finding has...

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Elderly Utah man dies of plague

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United...