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Flu Season Got Off to a Slow Start. But Now It's Widespread in Almost Half the Country

After a relatively slow start to flu season, influenza activity is now widespread in nearly half of U.S. states.


High on fat, low on evidence: the problem with the keto diet

The ultra-low-carb ketogenic diet – which forces the body to burn fat – flies in the face of conventional nutritional advice. It is hugely popular, but is it healthy or sustainable?

The Guardian

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How Exercise Affects Your Brain

Scientists are continuing to show that everything from the “runner’s high” to the “yogi’s tranquility” can have profound effects on your brain.

Scientific American

Avocados are one of the nation’s favorite foods. But did you know you should wash the skin before eating them?

That’s the advice of a Food and Drug Administration report which found that pathogens can be transferred from the peel to the edible flesh inside when you cut them open.