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Gut microbes eat our medication

How one species of bacteria consumes the primary treatment for Parkinson’s disease could reveal more about how the microbiome impacts our health

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Meats on a charcuterie board

Put down those cold cuts

Increasing red meat consumption, especially of processed meats, is linked with a higher risk of premature death

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Compared with vitamins, dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy were associated with nearly three times the risk of severe medical events in children and young adults.

A warning for youth

Some dietary supplements are linked to severe health events in children, young adults

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feet walking in the grass

Walk this way

Just 7,500 steps a day lowers mortality in older women, study says

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Bread

Mini-gut reaction

3-D model can study gene expression in autoimmune response to gluten

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E-cigarette cartridges were found to harbor bacteria.

Bugged by vaping

Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

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Supermarket aisle with empty shopping cart

The dietary factor

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

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A 1967 photograph, showing old cars used as rip-rap along the banks of the Cuyahoga to protect it from erosion is held in front of the river decades later.

Sparking a national debate

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy reflects on the Cuyahoga River cleanup as a symbol for the nation's progress on clean water

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