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Finding real relief

Finding real relief

The search for an effective dietary supplement

A walk down the supplement aisle of your local health food store can be daunting. There is an incredible array of choices, from the bottles claiming to boost your immune system to the capsules full of exotic herbs. Online, there are countless websites recommending dietary supplements to cure whatever ails you. And Americans are acting on these recommendations; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates they spent more than $36 billion on dietary supplements in 2014. More…

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Changing the way we eat

Changing the way we eat

One food researcher’s mission to educate the public

Arsenic and old pesticides

Arsenic and old pesticides

Pesticides used decades ago are contaminating today’s wines

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

Don’t be fooled by flavored tobacco — it’s still tobacco

New survey says hookahs and e-cigarettes are “gateways” to nicotine addiction

Cryotherapy research out in the cold

Cryotherapy research out in the cold

The procedure may not help you, but it’s not likely to hurt either

PODCAST: Sleep well, medication-free

PODCAST: Sleep well, medication-free

Scienceline explores non-pharmaceutical ways for insomnia sufferers to get a better night sleep

PODCAST: Neediness, episode 1

PODCAST: Neediness, episode 1

With Carl Zimmer and Zhiheng Pei

High school student wins Google Science Fair grand prize with rapid Ebola test

High school student wins Google Science Fair grand prize with rapid Ebola test

Her test has a sophisticated design, but isn’t ready for production