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how your guts could define your personality, literally
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how your guts could define your personality, literally

When we say someone bold has guts, we mean that figuratively. But apparently, bravery, extroversion, and happiness could very well be in their intestines.

unicef sounds the alarm about the spread of processed foods
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unicef sounds the alarm about the spread of processed foods

Just as a lack of food can cause malnutrition, so can highly processed food full of empty calories. And UNICEF now seems equally concerned about both.

in one ear and out the other: are views on vaccination really immune to influence?
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in one ear and out the other: are views on vaccination really immune to influence?

Researchers tried to test whether debates about vaccination lead to more extreme polarization and found a complete shutdown of all debate. But is their study critically flawed?

you’re not biohacking, you have an eating disorder
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you’re not biohacking, you have an eating disorder

There's a lot of bad advice about diet and exercise floating on the Internet, and it's especially problematic when this bad advice masquerades as something scientific.

how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever
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how invincible salmonella may give you the worst food poisoning ever

A strain of salmonella immune to antibiotics of last resort has been found in the United States. This should be a wakeup call for both Big Pharma scientists and government regulators.

why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both
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why processed food kills your waistline and mood, and how fresh food can save both

We already know that highly processed foods are bad for you. But several new studies show that it's even worse for you than we thought, damaging both your waistline and mood.

why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong
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why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong

Getting fit is a massive industry which claims to have the latest science behind it. But as more people are taking their advice, the world's obesity epidemic is spreading. How is that possible?

why skipping breakfast won’t kill you, at least not right away
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why skipping breakfast won’t kill you, at least not right away

According to the news, a new study shows that skipping breakfast puts you at a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease. But in reality, that's not at all what the study says.

why the best way to stop drug-resistant bacteria may be to get them sick
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why the best way to stop drug-resistant bacteria may be to get them sick

As the world braces for an onslaught of drug-resistant bacteria, we may be closing in on a new weapon against the worst, most persistent strains by domesticating their natural enemies.

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
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3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

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