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8/11/06

HealthWise at 5 From 8.11

  • Portion Notion

Everyone is bombarded today with messages about portion control. But portion sizes are in the mind of the beholder. At least according to a new study. Researchers from the university of Pennsylvania tempted people with a bowl of candy and to control portions each was given a certain size spoon. Regardless of how large or small the spoon was people ate the amount that was in that spoon. The take-away lesson is that the best way to eat smaller portions is use a smaller serving spoon.

  • Computer Fatigue

If you stare at a computer screen all day you're not alone, nearly three-quarters of all jobs require them. Vision experts from Johnson and Johnson have some visual ergonomics tips. The 20-20 rule can help remind you to look away from your computer. The key: focus your eyes on a point twenty feet away for twenty seconds at least every twenty minutes.

  • Caffeine Test

Do you ever wonder whether that caffeine-free soda is really caffeine-free? one day, a quick dip of a testing strip could tell you that new research is under way at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis the test depends on antibodies derived from llamas that withstand high temperatures, such as in piping hot coffee. Researchers envision an easy-to-use paper strip test that will tell you whether there is even the slightest caffeine present in your drink.

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