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The Science of the Midnight Snack


There’s something about terrible-for-you food that makes it that much more appealing after dark. Earlier this week, Jawbone, the company behind the fitness-tracker app UP,...

  • A World Health Organization, WHO, worker, center, trains nurses to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Ebola Victims Hunted House-to-House in Sierra Leone; Medical Martial Law Declared

    By Mike Adams, editor of Natural News EBOLA ALERT: Medical martial law has now been declared in Sierra Leone while the government conducts a house-to-house... Read more

  • A low-carb diet high in healthy fats can benefit your waistline and your heart, suggests new research. (tetmc/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat in Weight Loss Study

    New research adds heft to claims that low-carb diets can help people lose weight without compromising heart health. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine,... Read more

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    Here’s What You Need to Know About Testosterone

    Testosterone is blamed for violence in males, implicated in sport scandals, linked to sexual prowess, desired by gym devotees, and promoted as a tonic for... Read more

  • Dr. Felicity Hartnell, who is a clinical research fellow at Oxford University, holds a vial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola in Oxford, England, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. A former nurse will be the first of 60 healthy volunteers in the UK who will receive the vaccine. The vaccine was developed by the US National Institutes of Health and GlaxoSmithKline and targets the Zaire strain of Ebola, the cause of the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. A trial of the same vaccine has already begun in the US. (AP Photo/Steve Parsons)

    Sierra Leone to Shut Down for 3 Days to Slow Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country’s 6 million... Read more

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    Energy Drinks Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

    Energy drinks have sexy names like Black Mamba, Full Throttle and Rock Star. College kids “chain drink” them like soda pop to cram for exams—some... Read more

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    Green Coffee Bean Sellers Fined $3.5 Million

    Applied Food Sciences, Inc, a maker of green coffee bean extract, will pay $3.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for claiming that their... Read more

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    Kids Exposed in the Womb to Plasticizers More Likely to Have Asthma

    By Environmental Health News New York City children exposed in the womb to moderate levels of two plasticizers had a 72 to 78 percent higher chance... Read more

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    Say ‘Ahh’ to Let Your Smartphone Check for Parkinson’s Disease

    Smartphones are designed to be curious. Having already learned about your friendships, your family and the pattern of your daily routine, designers are now interested... Read more

  • Americans Endure Unwanted Care Near Death: Study

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by... Read more

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    Thirsty? This Talking Fountain Encourages People to Drink More H2O

    Although we sip juice, coffee, tea, and soda, we don’t drink enough water. As a result, the majority of us aren’t adequately hydrated. A souped-up... Read more

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    4 Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

    By Michael Edwards, Organic Lifestyle Magazine Chances are, you have Candida overgrowth. We all have Candida, just like we all have bacteria. And like the... Read more

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    Joan Rivers: No Procedure is Risk-Free

    Joan Rivers, one of our best-known comedians who built her career on self-deprecating jokes and criticisms of the rich and famous, died at age 81... Read more

  • In this Sept. 4, 2014, photo an overweight man rests on a bench in Jackson, Miss. Rising numbers of American adults have the most dangerous kind of obesity, belly fat, despite evidence that overall obesity rates may have plateaued, government data shows. Abdominal obesity affects 54 percent of U.S. adults, versus 46 percent in 1999-2000, and the average waist size crept up an inch, too, according to the most recent statistics. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Americans’ Bellies Are Expanding Fast: CDC Study

    CHICAGO—The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the... Read more

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    Genetic Evolution: How the Ebola Virus Changes and Adapts

    The current outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa is unprecedented in size, with nearly 4,800 confirmed or probable cases and more than 2,400 deaths... Read more

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds a press conference regarding the outbreak of Ebola throughout western Africa on Sept. 5, 2014, in New York City. Earlier this week the World Health Organization announced that the death toll from Ebola had passed 1,900 people. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    UN Chief Says United Nations ‘Taking Lead’ on Global Fight of Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS—The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is “taking the lead now” on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed... Read more

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    Understanding How Grief Weakens the Body

    English terms for emotional distress are often wrapped up in the language of physical maladies: Being heartsick, sick with grief, heartbroken. The Old English word... Read more