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Viewpoint: ‘Superfood’—a lucrative marketing term with no scientific basis

Walking through the grocery aisle, there is an overwhelming number of new superfoods to choose from. Hemp hearts are full ...
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Anti-vaxxers don’t want safer vaccines, they want no vaccines

“I try to look and see where the evidence takes me.” Does this statement sound reasonable? If I told you ...
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Our food has never been safer, so why are we so scared of it?

Why you shouldn't trust your brain ...
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Exercise as a weapon against cancer: 150 minutes a week could double survival chances

Evidence is accumulating that exercise improves the wellbeing of these patients by combating the physical and mental deterioration that often ...
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Farm workers fear coronavirus infection as they labor to keep US fed during COVID-19 pandemic

While millions of Americans shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, farmworkers on California’s cool central coast move ...
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Viewpoint: 4 ways the FDA must evolve to deal with fast-moving technologies and health threats

As we look toward the FDA of the 2020s that can achieve further progress in addressing urgent health threats and ...
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‘Headed down the wrong road’: The quest for precision medicine distracts us from what already works

The dominance of genomics in biomedical research today is driven by scientific theory and opportunity, but it is pushing science ...
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Viewpoint: We still haven’t agreed on the definition of biological aging. That needs to change

I’ve been committed to understanding the biology of aging since I was a teenager, and my education and career took ...
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‘The technology is already here’: Implants could eliminate regular health checkups

Imagine it's the year 2040 and you're due for your regular health checkup. Time to schedule your next colonoscopy, Pap ...
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Manipulating our internal clocks could lead to treatments for mood disorders, obesity—and even aging

Medicines and other small molecules may play a role in fixing rhythms gone awry ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop under fire again for ‘exploiting health issues in order to make money’

Gwyneth Paltrow’s contextual commerce company Goop is still making more than a dozen false and misleading health claims about the ...
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Fear can keep you alive: Why we need ‘negative’ emotions

Are negative emotions all bad? Should we really try to get rid of them? After all, we figure that thumbs ...
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Viewpoint: ‘There are no long-term GMO safety studies,’ and 9 other biotech myths debunked

Can salt be a GMO? Is it true that no long-term studies have been done on GMOs? There are many ...
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Avoid produce because of pesticides? No ‘sound science’ behind that recommendation, new report says

A new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology aims to reduce consumers’ worries by describing how information ...
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Personalized nutrition companies are more hype than help, scientists say

Vitamins and other dietary supplements are a $30 billion industry in the US. In addition to the bottles lining drugstore ...
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Viewpoint: False equivalency: When journalism’s quest for balance goes awry—science says climate change, vaccines have only one side

On matters of science, a well‐meaning desire to present all views equally can be a Trojan horse for damaging falsehoods ...
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Video: Does eating red meat increase cancer risk? Here’s what’s wrong with a recent study.

The old chestnut that eating red meat leads to cancer is back. A [recent] study claimed that eating red meat ...
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Mayo Clinic versus Natural News: Rating the reliability of health websites

For millions of Americans, including health professionals, the resurgence of measles is a confounding and frightening development. How can a ...
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Infographic: Separating hype from reality on the benefits of intermittent fasting

Scientists are further detailing both the underlying metabolic dynamics and interesting physiological phenomena aside from weight loss as they study ...
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Why is it so difficult to figure out if coffee, wine, eggs and other foods are good for us or not?

Do you know whether eggs are good for you? What about coffee, red wine, or chocolate? Most people probably have ...
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Finger length can predict sexual orientation, personality traits, cancer risk? Here’s what the science says

I saw an article in Science that claimed "finger lengths can predict personality and health." Huh?  The author, science writer ...
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Are eggs good or bad for you? Why science can’t make up its mind about our favorite foods

Do you know whether eggs are good for you? What about coffee, red wine, or chocolate? Most people probably have ...
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Is it time for us to stop obsessing over extending the human life span?

In 2019, more people than ever before get to see their grandkids grow up. They get to enjoy a lengthy ...
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Sperm counts are falling. Here are 5 ways to boost male fertility

The concentration of sperm in semen, also known as sperm count, has halved in the West since the 1970s. The ...
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Why GMOs aren’t responsible for a spike in food allergies

What's behind the rise in food allergies? There are a lot of possible answers to this, but it's probably not ...
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Dietitian: ‘Ancient, non-GMO’ salt is a marketing scam—don’t fall for it

My head was spinning after a recent salt-buying trek .... I saw salts with a non-GMO label. To be GMO, ...
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Understanding autism’s broad spectrum can ‘save’ family relationships

That half of the family is on the spectrum and half not makes the Wiesenthals interesting to Molly Losh, director of ...
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