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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.

how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis
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how a scottish woman can help us stop the opioid crisis

A woman who inherited a rare genetic mutation is giving doctors and scientists an unprecedented glimpse in how we process pain, fear, and anxiety, and how we could treat all three.

why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer
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why hot tea doesn’t actually double your risk of cancer

If you like your tea nice and hot, you may be worried about misleading popular science headlines telling you that you’re doubling your risk of cancer. You’re not. But you’ll still want to pay attention to the research.

how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t
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how theranos could’ve saved itself, and why it didn’t

Perhaps the worst thing about Theranos is not the lies, the fraud, or the failure. It’s that the company and its portable lab could have been salvaged and improved lives if its CEO didn’t drown in her own hype.

did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…
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did we cure hiv? actually, we don’t know…

After more than a decade, doctors think they were finally able to replicate the case of the Berlin patient, the only man known to be cured of HIV. But the London patient offers more questions than answers.

why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries
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why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries

Biohacking is the next big craze for those obsessed with taking charge of their health beyond just diet and exercise. But while it sounds like science, there’s no evidence it actually works.

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