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Are supplements safe and do they work?

October 29, 2018

Approved supplements bought from reputable businesses are almost always going to be safe, provided the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, doctors say. But it is wrong to assume that food supplements do not sometimes have the potential to be harmful, says Dr Wayne Carter, from the University of Nottingham. If you take supplements in quantities above […]

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We are a world away from our sustainable development goals but its not too late | Kevin Watkins

October 27, 2018

Governments must pledge to invest in human capital, says Kevin Watkins, chief executive of Save the Children UK Three years ago the world lined up behind an ambitious set of targets the child deaths have halved. Yet the pace of global poverty reduction is slowing and the number of extreme poor in Africa is still […]

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The Best Tasting Protein Powders to Drink to Lose Weight

October 27, 2018

Okay, so there’s like a million—no, more than a million—different kinds of diets and plans out there to lose weight (or to just eat your way to a healthier lifestyle). But one consistent theme in almost every weight loss plan is that increasing your protein intake. On a reduced-calorie plan, this promotes weight loss because […]

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Childhood obesity: America’s ‘true national crisis’ measured state by state

October 26, 2018

(CNN)Childhood obesity has long been a problem in the United States. The research brief, which was released on Wednesday, shows that the national obesity rate for children, aged 10 to 17, was 15.8% in combined data from 2016 and 2017, similar to the 16.1% rate found in 2016 data alone. Sign up here to get […]

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The stress pregnant immigrants face in America

October 26, 2018

(CNN)She became a doctor to serve communities like the one she grew up in. Her patient suffered a high-risk pregnancy and faced a serious complication. Earlier this year, the patient’s blood pressure inched higher and higher. Her pregnant body felt “strange and different,” and obstetrician Dr. Cristina Gamboa became increasingly concerned. Gamboa and her colleagues […]

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New research on horse eyesight could improve racecourse safety

October 25, 2018

(CNN)The way horses see the world is almost entirely differently to that of humans — from the distances they can see, to the colors they can process. Janel L. Jones, who has a PhD in cognitive science, writes in Equus Magazine that details humans can see from a distance of 30 feet, can only be […]

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Dozens more breakfast foods test positive for trace amounts of weed killer, report says

October 25, 2018

(CNN)Dozens of common breakfast cereals and snack bars have trace amounts of a controversial herbicide found in the weed killer Roundup, according to a report released today by an environmental advocacy group. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that 26 of the 28 products it tested had levels of Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, that were […]

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Three-Day Rescue Mission Finally Frees Black Bear Cub With Head Stuck In Plastic Container

October 24, 2018

A black bear cub that was spotted with its head stuck in a large plastic jar has been freed and released back into the forest of northwest Maryland, capping off a three-day-long effort to track down and help the animal before it perished from dehydration. As reported by their Facebook post, staff from the Maryland Department […]

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Burger King Claim This Burger Will Literally Give You Nightmares

October 24, 2018

Burger King has let loose a new viral marketing campaign for their Halloween-themed burger, the Nightmare King, a burger that they claim will give their loyal customers a nightmare-filled sleep. The global fast-food chain has even carried out their own “clinical trial” on the effects of the burger to prove it increases the chance of nightmares. While eating […]

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My career as an international blood smuggler

October 23, 2018

For years, Kathleen McLaughlin smuggled American plasma every time she entered China, home to the worlds largest and deadliest blood debacle. She had no other choice I started my decade-long turn as an international blood smuggler in 2004 with a mundane task: packing. I gently stacked a dozen half-liter glass vials into two soft-sided picnic […]

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