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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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Will two daily cups of coffee help you live longer? This study says so.

There have been studies saying coffee drinking increases longevity and general health and also studies to the contrary. Now, the ...
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Consumers embrace non-GMO products in attempt to manage health through food choices

.... [A]bout a quarter of adults are trying to manage a health or medical condition through their food and beverage ...
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Can genetics predict a baby’s risk of becoming an obese adult?

There’s a new way to predict whether a baby will grow into an obese adult. Combining the effect of more ...
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‘Crystal ball’ for disease? Genetic tests could predict risk of Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer

If a crystal ball could reveal your personal risk for developing heart disease or breast cancer or Alzheimer's disease, would ...
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The MIND diet: Can you eat your way to a healthier brain?

Every 65 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. So in the time it takes you to read this ...
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Can we slow aging by killing off toxic cells? This small human study passed its first test

A red-hot anti-aging strategy quietly passed its first test earlier this year after 14 volunteers took drugs meant to kill off ...
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Gluten free diets are all the rage—here’s why that could be a bad thing

Gluten-free diets are all the rage, even though only a tiny fraction of us are susceptible to celiac-linked reactions. But ...
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Defending 23andMe’s DNA health test: ‘You will learn something’ of value

The New York Times decided to publish an editorial ... warning people to "be careful about 23andMe's Health Test." What are they ...
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Viewpoint: A closer look at Friends of the Earth’s study that found ‘toxic’ pesticides in food

Friends of the Earth....teased us in a media kit with the promise of a science study about finding various weedkillers ...
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Is breakfast really important for weight loss? New study says no

Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day, but according to a new review out [January 30] ...
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Global average income has tripled in 50 years, driving rapid increase in meat consumption

You may have heard an increasing number of people vow to reduce their meat eating lately - or cut it ...
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Even just a bit of exercise might help you live longer, study shows

Yet another study highlights the importance of getting up and doing something—anything!—to be physically active. It suggests that sedentary people ...
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A prominent report claims we must eat less meat to stay healthy. A prominent agriculture expert responds the evidence is ‘weak’, more values than science

By now, I suspect many of you have seen the report by the EAT-Lancet Commission Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food ...
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From salt to hand sanitizer, corn is in everything. What would life without it look like?

When Christine Robinson was first diagnosed with a corn allergy 17 years ago, she remembers thinking, “No more popcorn, no ...
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We’ve long neglected the human virome—now we need to figure out what all those viruses do

A continuous war is fought on our body surfaces, and we haven’t a clue who’s winning ...
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This gene gets blamed for migraines and a litany of other health issues. Reality is more complex

The story of the MTHFR gene shows that genetics is a probabilistic science ...
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PEW survey: Half of Americans believe GMOs pose health risks and are linked to use of food additives

A new Pew Research Center report shows an American public that is closely divided over [food] additives, and genetically modified (GM) crops ...
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Genetic engineering is changing our food. An expert explains everything you should know

SCIENTISTS CONTINUE TO find new ways to insert genes for specific traits into plant and animal DNA. A field of promise—and ...
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Longer lives for humans? Here’s what it will take

How healthy will the world be in 2040? If things continue as they are now, the answer is better off ...
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Viewpoint: Demand for non-GMO food suggests consumers want ‘easy’ answers to nutrition and health

Have you been grocery shopping lately? If so, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise that so-called “free-from” ...
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Race and genetics: How our ancestry both limits and exacerbates disease risks

Members of different ethnic groups living in the same region may have widely varying life expectancies. A wide range of ...
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GMOs are ‘yucky’—the real reason consumers dislike biotech crops?

Twenty-two years after Monsanto introduced its Roundup-resistant soybeans, the debate over genetic modification is far from over .... in the U.S., ...
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