Health Benefits of Coffee Never Seem to End

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Coffee Can’t Repair Your DNA, but It Does Do Something Potentially Even Better

The health benefits of drinking coffee never seem to end.

Measured by how much people spend on it, coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. In America, the amount of coffee consumed each day is greater than the combined total amount of teas, juices, and soft drinks.

Coffee, however, isn’t a guilty pleasure; it’s a superfood that reduces your risk of serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, ...

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Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know

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Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home — some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?

While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study didn’t include fabric. “So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it ...
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Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

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Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as saccharin and aspartame — or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six types of artificial and two types of natural non-nutritive sweeteners for use in food.

That’s been great news for those working hard to curb their sugar consumption. ...

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Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain

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ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS LINKED TO WEIGHT GAIN AND TYPE 2 DIABETES, STUDY SAYS

Artificial sweeteners may lead people to put on weight and put them at risk of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

The team arrived at their conclusion after reviewing existing evidence from the past decade on what are also known as non-nutritive sweeteners (NNSs).

Such products earn their name from the fact they don’t contain any vitamins or minerals, meaning they have no nutritional benefit, and may contain zero or low ...

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Genetics isn’t the Dominant Factor in Shaping our Food Responses

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Eat more avocado! What I learned from the study that will change how we eat

The Predict study measured thousands of people’s reactions to different foods in an effort to develop truly individualized, preventive medicine. Is this the start of a dietary revolution?

I am on a small ward at St Thomas’ hospital in London. There are six beds with a view of the Thames, which is lit by November sunshine. I’m in good health, but scanning my timetable – I’m here ...

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Imaging is as Good as the Eyes that Read It

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To Improve Health, Cut Costs, Walmart Pushes For Better Medical Imaging For Workers

Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest private employer, is worried that too many of its workers are having health conditions misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery and wasted health spending.

The issue crystallized for Walmart officials when they discovered about half of the company’s workers who went to the Mayo Clinic and other specialized hospitals for back surgery in the past few years turned out not to need those operations. They ...

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