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Alternative medicine is now a $30 billion industry. But does it work?

Alternative medicine is now a $30 billion industry. But does it work?

Aum June 26, 2016 0

Report finds that 59 million Americans use complementary medicine. Alternative medicine is big business in the U.S. A new report found that Americans spent more than $30 billion on alternative therapies in 2015. That

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Anti-aging pill could allow everyone to live over 120 years old

Anti-aging pill could allow everyone to live over 120 years old

Aum May 12, 2016 0

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León famously journeyed to the Americas in search of the Fountain of Youth. If he were still alive today, he might have been able to simply visit his pharmacist

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What is genetically edited food?

What is genetically edited food?

Aum April 23, 2016 0

The USDA says this method of tampering with a food’s genes is not the same as genetically modifying it. I wasn’t familiar with the term “genetically edited” food until I read an NPR feature

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Amazing benefits of Malaysion palm oil

Amazing benefits of Malaysion palm oil

Aum January 22, 2016 0

Every few years we rediscover a new, healthier cooking oil. About 20 years ago, we abandoned vegetable for canola, and 10 years back we forsook canola for olive. Today many people tout coconut or

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How olives changed the world

How olives changed the world

Aum January 11, 2016 0

If grapes have a rival for a food with the most historical importance to Western civilization, surely it is the olive. Native to the Mediterranean basin, the olive tree and its fruit, which is

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Eyes may be the windows to heart health

Eyes may be the windows to heart health

Aum December 1, 2015 0

Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition, a new case report suggests. In the case, a 77-year-old man in Greece experienced three short episodes of

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protesting yoga in schools doesn’t make sense

protesting yoga in schools doesn’t make sense

Aum October 22, 2015 0

Yoga is pretty easy to make fun of (plenty of yogis mock themselves), or to simply dismiss as a fad (its popularity and ubiquity will certainly be remembered as one of the hallmarks of

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THC produced by genetically engineered yeast

THC produced by genetically engineered yeast

Aum September 27, 2015 0

It used to be that if you wanted to produce THC (short for Tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana, you had to grow some cannabis. But that’s no longer the case. Thanks

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Solar Sunflower harnesses power of many suns

Solar Sunflower harnesses power of many suns

Aum September 1, 2015 0

The latest in solar power comes to us from Swiss inventors working for Airlight Energy, Dsolar (a subsidiary of Airlight), and IBM Research in Zurich, reports Ars Technica. It’s called the Solar Sunflower, and

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Subway eliminated yoga mat chemical but many others still use it

Subway eliminated yoga mat chemical but many others still use it

Aum August 27, 2015 0

The Environmental Working Group’s food database turns up nearly 500 supermarket foods that contain azodicarbonamide, a chemical found in yoga mats and rubber soles of shoes. Earlier this month, Subway announced it was removing

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