Why Aren’t All Calories Created Equal? A Dietitian Explains

A calorie is a calorie is a calorie, at least from a thermodynamic standpoint. It’s defined as the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius (2.2 pounds by 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit).   But when it comes to health and your body’s energy balance, not all … Read more

Equal access to space: New study investigates how to get more ‘parastronauts’ aloft

A new study sponsored by NASA investigates the feasibility of sending people with disabilities safely into space and returning them back to Earth.   The appraisal, called the Parastronaut Feasibility Foundational Research Study, makes a number of recommendations, including revising medical standards for astronaut selection and using parabolic aircraft flights to demonstrate parastronaut proof of … Read more