For those who love to cook -- and for many who don't -- chef Curtis Stone whets appetites for inventive and entertaining TV. An acclaimed restaurateur who is also a regular on programs such as Take Home Chef, Top Chef Masters, and the Today Show, Stone attracts a legion of hungry fans.
Stone, 41, recently brewed up a new reality series, too, and he's ready to dish. My Kitchen Rules made its debut in January on the Fox Network. He describes the show as "a bunch of celebrity couples who host parties in their homes and try to out-cook each other." Season one features comedian Andrew Dice Clay and his wife, Valerie; Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame and his mother; and singer Brandy and her husband, music producer Ray J, among other familiar faces. Stone lays out a culinary challenge to the teams, attends the resulting party, and then provides an honest critique.
By Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- "Not tonight" seems to be an increasingly familiar refrain in America's bedrooms, according to a new study that found people are having less sex than they previously did.
Researchers surveyed more than 26,000 Americans, and found that adults had sex about nine fewer times a year in 2010-2014 than in 1995-1999.
For married couples, the survey had even more potentially discouraging news -- people who were married or lived together had sex 16 fewer times a year in 2010-2014 than in 2000-2004.
"These data show a major reversal from previous decades in terms of and sex," said study author Jean Twenge, a professor of at San Diego State University.
"In the 1990s, married people had sex more times per year than never-married people, but by the mid-2000s that reversed, with the never-married having more sex," she said in a university news release.
March 7, 2017 -- Evanger's is expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef dog food and also recalling its Braised Beef and Against the Grain: Pulled Beef dog foods.
Consumers who notice these symptoms in their dogs should consult their veterinarian, the company said.
The recall includes products with the following barcodes: Hunk of Beef, 20109; Braised Beef: 20107; Against the Grain: Pulled Beef: 80001. Consumers can return the products to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, contact the company at 1-847-537-0102.
By Dennis Thompson
MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A small-scale has cast doubt upon the potential usefulness of an anti-inflammatory drug to treat .
Doctors had hoped that () -- a medication for -- also could be used to relieve symptoms of .
But after a month of daily anakinra injections, a group of 25 women reported chronic symptoms as severe as those experienced by a control group receiving shots, researchers reported.
"In this carefully and well-controlled study, we were unable to show a beneficial effect," said senior researcher Dr. Jos Van der Meer.
"Of course, this is a disappointment," added Van der Meer, chair of internal medicine at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in the Netherlands.
Anakinra treats by blocking interleukin-1, a biochemical produced by the immune system to create .
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have been found to have increased levels of interleukin-1 in their bloodstream.
By Robert Preidt
MONDAY, March 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- What makes for a happy, productive worker?
It could be a good sex life.
At least that's the suggestion of a new study that included 159 married employees who were surveyed daily for two weeks. Those who had sex were in a better mood at work the next day, which led to higher levels of work engagement and job satisfaction.
The beneficial effects that sex had on work were equally strong for men and women and lasted for at least 24 hours.
"We make jokes about people having a 'spring in their step,' but it turns out this is actually a real thing and we should pay attention to it," said study author Keith Leavitt, an associate professor at Oregon State University's College of Business.
"Maintaining a healthy relationship that includes a healthy sex life will help employees stay happy and engaged in their work, which benefits the employees and the organizations they work for," he said in a university news release.