Viewpoint: Organic, non-GMO marketing claims drive poor people away from healthier food choices

Viewpoint: Organic, non-GMO marketing claims drive poor people away from healthier food choices

Many food organizations, celebrity chefs, food bloggers, and talk show hosts like to push the idea that eating right means ...
Flashing red on college campuses: As schools reopen, universities emerge as COVID petri dishes

Flashing red on college campuses: As schools reopen, universities emerge as COVID petri dishes

[Researchers] studied 30 [US college] campuses nationwide with the highest numbers of reported coronavirus cases and found that more than half ...
Sketchy vegan-promoting physicians group produces study attacking ‘blood type’ diet - and it’s surprisingly rigorous and convincing

Sketchy vegan-promoting physicians group produces study attacking ‘blood type’ diet – and it’s surprisingly rigorous and convincing

Nearly every sort of diet has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list by now, all claiming to have ...
Video: Infrared camera shows how COVID spreads through a room

Video: Infrared camera shows how COVID spreads through a room

More than 288,000 Americans have been killed by a virus that public health officials now say can be spread through ...
How dangerous is a lack of sleep?

How dangerous is a lack of sleep?

Whether sleep deprivation can kill is somewhat debatable. That’s because people who forgo sleep for extended periods of time may ...
Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

While [recent vaccine] developments mark a historic moment and hold much promise, that doesn't mean Americans can stop wearing masks ...
Where does my body begin and machine end? How AI is keeping my pancreas, and me, alive

Where does my body begin and machine end? How AI is keeping my pancreas, and me, alive

I have Type 1 diabetes, so my pancreas does not produce the life-essential insulin that a normal pancreas secretes. Instead, ...
New evidence of e-cigarette dangers: Vapor liquid linked to chronic gut inflammation

New evidence of e-cigarette dangers: Vapor liquid linked to chronic gut inflammation

It is still early days for research into the long-term effects of e-cigarette use. Cursory studies are discovering e-cigarettes can potentially cause some ...
Early COVID vaccine recipients are reporting numerous side-effects. Believe it or not, that’s great news. Here’s why

Early COVID vaccine recipients are reporting numerous side-effects. Believe it or not, that’s great news. Here’s why

Two criteria for a good vaccine are “effective” and “safe.” The coronavirus vaccine technically named BNT162b2 and developed by industry ...
What explains ‘home court advantage’ in sports? NBA ‘bubble’ provides some clues

What explains ‘home court advantage’ in sports? NBA ‘bubble’ provides some clues

The weirdly truncated pro basketball season of 2019-20 afforded a prime opportunity for a natural experiment. After halting its season ...
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Viewpoint: Impossible and Beyond Burgers are delicious, but are they good for you?

The leading companies offering fake meat are mission-driven, with vegan roots. Any benefits to human health are icing on the ...
Loss of smell, headaches, nausea and other neurological effects suggest COVID enters the brain through the nose

Loss of smell, headaches, nausea and other neurological effects suggest COVID enters the brain through the nose

Although recent studies have noted the presence of viral RNA in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), it remains unclear ...
Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

Golden Rice could fight deadly vitamin A deficiency now. Why do farmers have to wait another 3 years to grow it?

It’s one of the world’s most preventable tragedies. Every year, as many as 500,000 children go blind because their diet ...
Viewpoint: Halo Band not ready for primetime – Amazon’s invasive wearable health tracker gets a poor review

Viewpoint: Halo Band not ready for primetime – Amazon’s invasive wearable health tracker gets a poor review

You haven’t exercised or slept enough, reports Amazon’s $65 Halo Band. Your body has too much fat, the Halo’s app shows ...
The Serena Williams effect: Why younger siblings are more likely to become elite athletes

The Serena Williams effect: Why younger siblings are more likely to become elite athletes

While Venus has enjoyed a magnificent career, winning seven Grand Slam singles titles, Serena has won 23 Grand Slams and is widely acclaimed ...
Saints and psychopaths, light and dark: Which personality type is more likely to succeed?

Saints and psychopaths, light and dark: Which personality type is more likely to succeed?

There is an oft-touted saying that ‘Nice guys finish last’ and, on the face of it, this might seem correct ...
Does being born first help in life? Yes, but just a little bit

Does being born first help in life? Yes, but just a little bit

An analysis of a longitudinal study that tracked 3,763 Americans across 50 years found no evidence that birth order is linked to the ...
How getting your flu shot could reduce the likelihood of a COVID infection

How getting your flu shot could reduce the likelihood of a COVID infection

[A] new study suggests that there could be another key reason to get a flu jab this year: it might reduce ...
How infectious are asymptomatic COVID carriers?

How infectious are asymptomatic COVID carriers?

[E]vidence suggests that about one in five infected people will experience no symptoms, and they will transmit the virus to ...
Viewpoint: COVID won't subside in the US until 70% of us are immune. That means: 'Get a vaccine'

Viewpoint: COVID won’t subside in the US until 70% of us are immune. That means: ‘Get a vaccine’

The United States is one of the most seriously COVID-19-impacted countries, faring the worst among the ten most-affected countries worldwide, as ...
Halal effect: Global Muslim communities face unique COVID challenges, including a religion-grounded hesitation to vaccines

Halal effect: Global Muslim communities face unique COVID challenges, including a religion-grounded hesitation to vaccines

COVID-19 has spared no ethnic, racial or religious group. It treats everyone with equal disdain. But that doesn’t mean that ...
Science has limits: Unraveling the medical mystery of one woman’s pelvic pains

Science has limits: Unraveling the medical mystery of one woman’s pelvic pains

Between 2012 and 2018, she consulted her own doctors and made eight trips to an urgent care center or emergency ...
'We never got it under control’: COVID modelers say case surge in US and Europe is more than just another wave

‘We never got it under control’: COVID modelers say case surge in US and Europe is more than just another wave

The consensus among major Covid-19 modelers is that we could see 20,000 to 25,000 deaths in just the next two ...
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Not so random after all: Human egg cells choose which sperm is the lucky winner

[H]ormones present at ovulation can drive a woman to choose a cocky, confident man with a slight stubble and more masculine features. Men can ...
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Infographic: When extremely premature babies grow up, they face chronic conditions that researchers are just beginning to understand

For the first time, researchers can start to understand the long-term consequences of being born so early. Results are pouring ...
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 antibody testing

Though experts say there is now evidence that the presence of antibodies results in some immunity to the virus that ...
Prepare for some unpleasant side effects from COVID-19 shots

Prepare for some unpleasant side effects from COVID-19 shots

Data from early trials of several COVID-19 vaccines suggests that consumers will need to be prepared for side effects that, ...
Why do many COVID patients lose their sense of smell? Here are some answers

Why do many COVID patients lose their sense of smell? Here are some answers

Smell loss is so common in people with [COVID-19] that some researchers have recommended its use as a diagnostic test because it ...
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