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Fart Quiz

Fart Quiz

How much do you know about farts? Chewing gum makes you gassy * TRUE FALSE CORRECT Any time you swallow air, it can lead to farts. Eating or drinking too fast, fizzy drinks, smoking, and chewing gum can make you do it. But the main cause is the breakdown of food in...

FTC Sues Predatory Journal

Posted by Steven Novella on September 21, 2016 Because I have a university e-mail address I frequently get spam from journals I never heard of soliciting submissions, and even offering editorial positions. I have generally ignored them, and it’s probably a good thing....
Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans. It is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the body attacks the intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease; current research focuses on controlling symptoms....
Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics' Heart Health

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report WebMD News from HealthDay By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help...
Alternative Medicine Is Infiltrating Veterinary Continuing Education

Alternative Medicine Is Infiltrating Veterinary Continuing Education

Posted by Harriet Hall on September 6, 2016 We want the veterinarians who care for our animals to continue their education and keep up to date by learning about new developments in science. A new proposal for veterinary continuing education would encourage them to...
FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soaps

Says the products are no better than traditional soap, and may pose risk of bacterial resistance WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is banning most...

Why are bananas rated "low" on the Glycemic Index?

Bananas are a fascinating fruit in terms of their carbohydrate and sugar content. Even though bananas are a fruit that tastes quite sweet when ripe—containing 14-15 grams of total sugar—bananas receive a rating of low in their glycemic index (GI) value. GI measures...

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