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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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Drinking More Water Contributes to a Healthy Weight

Just a 1% increase in daily water consumption may have lasting dietary benefits, according to a recent study conducted by…

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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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Dropping Just 5% Body Weight Benefits Your Heart

When it comes to heart health, small changes often provide big benefits. That was certainly the case recently, when researchers…

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Kicking the Sugar Habit Not So Simple, Study Finds

Habits become habits for a reason. It happens over time, as repeated behavior slowly changes the circuitry of our brains…

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A Heart-Healthy Recipe to Warm Up Your Week

Experts agree eating the right foods can go a long way toward better cardiovascular health and longevity—so why not give…

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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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Study Says BMI is Flawed—and Here’s why it Matters

Looking at the results from the most current National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, researchers from the University of California…

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Is Your Brain Getting in the Way of Your Healthy Weight Goals?

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight alongside a husband or guy friend, you may have had a frustrated thought…

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Love Matters: 2 Heartfelt Studies Tell Us Why

When you take away the flowers and chocolate, Valentine’s Day really is something special: a whole day devoted to telling…

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