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The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 2

Pulitzer Priz​e–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century, Part 2...

November 22, 2018 — Deborah Blum and Steve Mirsky

The Crusade against Dangerous Food, Part 1

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Deborah Blum talks about her book The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th Century, Part 1...

November 21, 2018 — Deborah Blum and Steve Mirsky

Consensual Hugs Seem to Reduce Stress

People who had a conflict in a given day but also got hugged were not as affected by the negative interaction as were their unhugged counterparts.  

November 18, 2018 — Lucy Huang

Is Drinking Milk Unnatural?

Some claim that drinking the milk of other animals—or drinking milk beyond infancy—is both unnatural and unhealthy. How do the arguments for and against consuming milk stack up?...

October 30, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Can a Low-Carb Diet Cure Reflux?

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn?

October 13, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Is Butter a Healthy Fat?

Butter is making a comeback as a healthy fat. But are the claims for the benefits of butter for real?

September 29, 2018 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

More People, but Less Hardship?

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann talks about the just-issued Goalkeepers Report, tracking progress against poverty and disease even as the population keeps rising...

September 25, 2018 — Steve Mirsky
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