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Good news! Fishy toenails won’t give you a stroke!

by Denis Faye | March 25, 2011
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The cool part: Research in the New England Journal of Medicine used toenail clippings to determine mercury exposure from eating seafood in 174,000 participants. The resulting data shows that exposure doesn’t increase the ris

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Want better USDA Dietary Guidelines? Write ’em yourself.

by Denis Faye | February 11, 2011
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The USDA released its new Dietary Guidelines a couple weeks ago. They troubled me deeply because, well, I like them. That’s why it’s taken me so long to comment. One of the missions of this blog is to be the cynical fl

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School Lunch or Satan’s Mozarella Sticks?

by Denis Faye | February 9, 2011
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Why are American kids getting fat? A new University of Michigan study looking at 1003 Ann Arbor sixth-graders reveals all kinds of reasons. While a generally junky diet didn’t seem to make a difference, obese kids tended to

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In space, no one can hear you hydrate.

by Denis Faye | June 5, 2009
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Apparently, budget cuts hurt NASA as much as the rest of us, so they’ve had to branch off into the sports drink trade. The Right Stuff is a zero-calorie electrolyte liquid concentrate designed to hydrate everyone from astron

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FDA to regulate tobacco. Sort of.

by Denis Faye | March 31, 2009
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According The New York Times, the US House of Representatives will be voting Wednesday on “landmark” legislation that gives the Food and Drug Administration broad power to regulate tobacco products. The legislation wou

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