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The Great Milk Debate: Whole vs. Low-Fat or Skim

Since first introduced in the 1980s, the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans (including the most recent edition for 2015–2020) have…

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Stress Puts Men at Greater Risk for Depression

We often hear that men and women are “wired” differently, and those differences impact how we respond to certain situations.…

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Ladies: Being in the Sun is Good for Your Health

While being cautious about sun exposure is smart, Swedish scientists say avoiding it altogether may not be the best alternative,…

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Superbugs Common among Seniors, Handwashing is Key

Healthcare workers know about the importance of frequent handwashing, but after finding out that most seniors (nearly 25%) leave the…

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No Sugarcoating It: Americans Love Ultra-Processed Foods

In new study published online this month in the journal BMJ Open, researchers revealed that more than half of the…

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Probiotics Becoming More Common in Hospital Treatment Plans

Something interesting is happening in hospitals across the country. According to a recent survey involving more than 140 hospitals in…

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Curious about the MIND Diet? A Brief Intro + 10 Key Food Groups

We often hear about the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiovascular and total-body health. However, new research has taken…

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Your Good Bacteria Have a Defense System

By now most of us know a thing or two about the trillions of microbes taking up residence in the…

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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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Do You Know about This Glaring Flaw in Pesticide Regulation?

It’s a big one, according to a new report from researchers at the University of California Los Angeles, and it…

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How Does a Year in Space Affect the Gut? One Astronaut May Hold the Answer

Recently astronaut Scott Kelly returned home from space. It was the longest trip ever completed by an American astronaut, and…

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Need an Omega-3 Boost? Choose Organic Meats and Milk, Say Researchers

It’s no secret that Americans are not getting enough Omega-3 in their diets, but consuming organic meats and milk may…

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Fighting the Zika Virus with Mosquito Gut Bacteria

Researchers are comparing the strategy to a Trojan horse—one that may be able to help slow the spread of the…

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When Nutrition Data is Displayed Graphically, Healthy Choices Follow

With obesity, heart disease, and diabetes still on the rise in the United States, experts are continually trying to come…

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Staying Active Eases Menopause Symptoms, Study Finds

While there is no avoiding menopause, there may be a simple way for women to lessen some of the unpleasant…

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