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What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

David Smothers June 24, 2013

The answer to the question of how much can you eat of different foods before you hit 200 calories varies, depending what you’re consuming. Two hundred calories is a whole lot of apples, but less than half of a Big Mac. It’s a plate full of broccoli, but more like a spoonful of peanut butter…. Continue Reading »

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Americans Have No Idea Whether Their Supplements Will Kill Them

David Smothers June 18, 2013

Scientific studies show that the vast majority of Americans are not doctors. That does not, however, prevent Americans from medicating themselves with “alternative” medicines and supplements, as if they were doctors. Why are we Americans so dumb? Do You Believe in Magic? is a new book, by Paul Offit, about alternative medicine, and how you… Continue Reading »

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How Fluoride Keeps Bacteria from Eating Your Teeth

David Smothers May 29, 2013

Portland, Oregon made headlines last week it became America’s largest metropolis to not fluoridate its water supply. Why is a simple ion that’s been used for decades still causing such a hubbub? Because 70 years on, we’re still not entirely sure how it works. What It Is Fluoride is an ion, the reduced form of… Continue Reading »

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Are bras bad for you?

David Smothers April 21, 2013

Is it time to burn that bra? To the delight of adolescent boys across the globe, new research from France suggests that women would benefit from ditching the undergarment and going au naturel all the time. Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, a specialist in sports medicine at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bensacon, recently published a study… Continue Reading »

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This Lab-Grown Kidney Can Keep Rats—And Maybe Even You—Alive

David Smothers April 15, 2013

For the first time ever, a whole lab-grown kidney has been successfully transplanted into a rat, where it allowed the creature to process urine like a really kidney would—and it could someday save your life. A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston took kidneys from donor rats and washed away the… Continue Reading »

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How Much Sugar Really Is in Food?

David Smothers April 7, 2013

Sugar is sweet, sugar is delicious, sugar is lovely but sugar can be so terribly bad for you. How much sugar is in foods and drinks you love? Like a soda or orange juice or cereal or even baked beans? Sugar is everywhere! That white cocaine powder adds up. BuzzFeed made a video visualizing the… Continue Reading »

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What Your Tongue Tells You About Your Health

David Smothers March 28, 2013

Tongues are weirdly shaped — and perhaps not that attractive . . . But they do perform many helpful functions. And it is true: Your tongue can actually “talk” to you about your health, particularly the health of your all-important thyroid gland. And in a complimentary video presentation from renowned holistic medical expert Dr. David Brownstein, you’ll… Continue Reading »

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Cody for iPhone makes fitness as fun-and-easy as Facebook sharing

David Smothers March 28, 2013

If people spent as much time working out as they did on Facebook, let’s just say there would be nary a muffin top or belly bulge in sight. Cody launched today, taking the compelling aspects of social networking and applying it to exercise. The makers, Cody Inc., call it a “virtual fitness coach.” It is targeted towards casual… Continue Reading »

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Health Monitoring Chip Implant To Be Available In Just A Few Years

David Smothers March 25, 2013

Some people believe wearable tech is going to be huge in 2013. Tech woven into our clothes or even gadgets that we can wear is already on the rise, and I think we’re all eager to see what the winning concept will be this year. Many have mentioned the iWatch or some smartphone watch from… Continue Reading »

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Sex in Space Could Be Deadly?

David Smothers March 14, 2013

In a new study that’s sure to make everyone’s world just a little darker, scientists have discovered that sex in space could lead to severe health problems and life-threatening illnesses—brain disease and cancer included. Specifically, the study wanted to look at how zero gravity would affect the reproduction process, and since sperm cells in plants… Continue Reading »

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