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Which Vegetable Oils Are Best?


For more than 65 years, doctors have told their patients that they could lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart attacks by substituting polyunsaturated fats from...

  • Greenpeace activists fly a kite displaying a giant corn cob to protest against the cultivation of genetically modified maize. According to Greenpeace, the US company Monsanto disseminated transgenic seeds of the type MON810 on the field. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)

    15 Things You Should Know About Monsanto

    I’m sure you’ve probably heard of Monsanto but just in case you haven’t let’s recap some of the things you should know about this company. Monsanto is... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s Didn’t Cause Memory Loss for These 90-Year-Olds

    Scientists looked at the brains of eight people older than 90 who had superior memories until their deaths. They were surprised to find widespread and... Read more

  • A technician holds up corn seeds that were scanned for their quality at the Monsanto agribusiness headquarters in St Louis in 2009. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)

    Research Shows GM and Conventional Corn ‘Not Substantially Equivalent’

    Researchers recently found that a type of corn genetically modified to be tolerant to the herbicide glyphosate has significant molecular differences from conventional corn. The... Read more

  • Author and Psychotherapist Nancy Colier at her home in Manhattan on Feb. 9, 2017. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Beating Technology Addiction

    Smartphones provide an endless source of connection, information, and entertainment. But a growing body of evidence shows a darker side to our device habits: addiction... Read more

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    The Most Important Thing You’re Not Discussing With Your Doctor

    Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control... Read more

  • Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., on February 15, 2017. (Screenshot)

    Kennedy Jr., Robert De Niro Offer $100K Prize For Proof of Vaccine Safety

    In a challenge to journalists, Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro say they will give $100,000 to anyone who can find a study proving... Read more

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    Surgeons Rude to Patients May Pose Problem In Operating Room

    Surgeons who are rude to patients and others may pose a problem in the operating room, according to a study linking unprofessional doctor behavior with... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts (Video)

    Alzheimer’s disease has grown to be one of the most pressing and tragic public health issues facing the U.S. With no known cure and the... Read more

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    Stress Hormone Drops Faster in Married People

    Married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who never married or were previously married, new research shows. This evidence lends... Read more

  • A couple kiss in front of the Eiffel tower on Valentine's day in 2015 in Paris.   (LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Happy Valentine’s Day? Depends How You Invest in Your Relationship

    If you think our romantic relationships are based on the passions of the heart and the melding of minds–both beyond explanation or reason–then think again... Read more

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    The Myth of Multitasking

    Multitasking is like a trick we play on ourselves—because we’re juggling more tasks, it feels like we’re getting more done. But experts say the opposite... Read more

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    Get FIT – Activities & Events in and Around NYC

    Week of February 24 -March 3 Balance: Sitting, Standing, and Walking Losing balance is often associated with aging, but thousands of young and middle-aged people... Read more

  • Adult mosquitoes are seen through a fluorescence microscope (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

    Malaria Parasite May Trigger Human Odor to Lure Mosquitoes

    Scientists may have figured out part of the reason why mosquitoes are drawn to people infected with malaria. Mosquitoes prefer biting people already sickened by... Read more

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    The Way to a Man’s Heart Is Through His Left Ear

    If you’re thinking of asking your beloved to marry you, make sure that you utter your declaration of love into his or her left ear... Read more

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    Dextrose Gel Means Newborns Get to Stay With Mom

    Newborns with hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, are becoming more common worldwide. Treatments can require mother and baby to be separated for hours or days... Read more

  • A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing, also have different brain activity and patterns than others. (AOL Screenshot)

    Science Explains Why Chewing Noises Make Some People Angry (Video)

    A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing,... Read more

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