Simple Rules for Healthy Eating

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The New York Times

Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of times on how nutrition recommendations are seldom supported by science. I’ve argued that what many people are telling you may be inaccurate. In response, many of you have asked me what nutrition recommendations should say.

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5 Surprisingly Awesome Uses For Aspirin

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menshealth

Aspirin is a bit of an overachiever. Besides easing your headaches, the magical over-the-counter med can enhance your health, appearance, and even your hair. Here are five surprising uses for the popular pill.

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What Coffee Could Do for Your Heart Health

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The Huffington Post

Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in Europe for both men and women, according to the ISIC.

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Using the Web or an App Instead of Seeing a Doctor? Caution Is Advised

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The New York Times

Before they see a doctor, most patients turn to websites and smartphone apps.

Caution is advised. Research shows they aren’t very good.

Credit Tobias Gutmann

Credit Tobias Gutmann

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F.D.A. Proposes Guidelines for Salt Added to Food

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The New York Times

The federal government proposed voluntary guidelines for the food industry to reduce salt in the American food supply on Wednesday, a move long sought by public health advocates who said the new standards could eventually help save thousands of lives.

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HIV and Transplantation: New Reasons for HOPE

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JAMA

Effective antiretroviral therapy has dramatically changed the health outcomes of people living with HIV. Although many HIV-positive patients now enjoy life expectancies similar to those of the general population, certain chronic diseases are more prevalent, and when present, these conditions appear to progress more rapidly. For example, co-infection with hepatitis C can result in liver failure, which is a major cause of death among people with HIV. Kidney disease is also common, with HIV-associated nephropathy being a leading cause of renal failure.

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Diet-Induced Obesity and Diabetes Can Be Epigenetically Inherited

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JAMA

Recent research has shown that the offspring of mice fed a high-fat diet are more susceptible to developing obesity and diabetes. Because of the study design, susceptibility in the offspring was not attributable to inheritable genetic variations. Rather, the results suggest that acquired metabolic disorders can be passed on epigenetically to offspring via oocytes and sperm.

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Millions More Need H.I.V. Treatment, W.H.O. Says

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The New York Times

 

The World Health Organization issued sweeping new guidelines on Wednesday that could put millions more people on H.I.V. drugs than are now getting them. The recommendations could go a long way toward halting the epidemic, health officials say, but would cost untold billions of dollars not yet committed.

A medic with Doctors Without Borders testing a sex worker for H.I.V. in Beira, Mozambique, in October 2014. Credit Gianluigi Guercia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A medic with Doctors Without Borders testing a sex worker for H.I.V. in Beira, Mozambique, in October 2014. Credit Gianluigi Guercia/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

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