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Innocent until proven gluten

Innocent until proven gluten

Researchers struggle to pinpoint the part of wheat that makes some people sick

On trial these days for crimes against humanity is gluten, a protein in wheat. Trendy restaurants are printing new menus with gluten-free options, and supermarket customers are flocking to the safe haven of the gluten-free section. While sufferers of celiac disease have long managed to avoid that almost-unavoidable staple of the Western diet — wheat — many have joined the ride with claims that they, too, feel better and think more clearly after cutting back on wheat products. More…

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Why we're not ready for GMO labeling — yet

Why we’re not ready for GMO labeling — yet

Until the public can see eye-to-eye with the majority of scientists, extra labeling isn’t worth the stress

FDA approves implanted weight loss device

FDA approves implanted weight loss device

The device uses electric pulses to suppress hunger to help obese adults who have had difficulty losing weight independently

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Cold viruses thrive in cold noses

Researchers learn why cooler weather correlates with more cases of the common cold

AUDIO: Body Art

AUDIO: Body Art

Medical illustrator Marie Rossettie speaks about the things deep inside us that give life to her art

Should obese women take the pill differently?

Should obese women take the pill differently?

When hormones in oral contraceptives are less effective, obese women need a new strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancy

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

Valuable cord blood sits unused in banks

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords

More bugs, healthier people

More bugs, healthier people

Microbiologist Martin Blaser hopes to restore good microbes to our guts, but will the public take his message too far?