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Apr 2, 2015 01:21 PM ET
Pregnant women get bombarded with advice from friends, strangers, and popular culture at large. Unfortunately, the guidance can be somewhat, well, misguided. Trace looks at some of the key myths pregnant women are likely to encounter.
Mar 2, 2015 08:42 AM ET
Coconut oil seems to be all the rage these days. Is there nothing it cannot cure or help? But, sadly, it turns out the wonder oil from this hard-shelled palm tree adornment may be more fad than fantastic.
Feb 25, 2015 04:20 AM ET
Kombucha tea has been a faddish drink for the health-conscious for decades. Are its touted benefits the real deal or the stuff of rainbows and unicorns?
Aug 7, 2014 11:32 AM ET
What's the hot new food "thing"? Buttered coffee, that's what. Or, that's the idea anyway. Tara has the skinny on a new brew that some think holds promise as a weight-loss and well-being beverage.
Jun 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2014 07:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A health fad called "oil pulling" has gone viral, in which people swish their mouths with oil for better health. Continue reading →
Nov 11, 2013 11:35 AM ET
There's a new diet trend that is scientifically proven to help you live a longer and healthier life. It's the increasingly popular "mediterranean diet," and as Laci Green shows us, it's one of the easiest, tastiest diets out there.
Jan 11, 2010 11:13 AM ET // Jorge Ribas
A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to interview Avatar director James Cameron about the science and technology he developed to make his new 3-D sci-fi epic as realistic as possible. Uh oh. This article on CNN.com notes that fans of Cameron's film may be experiencing depression and suicidal tho...
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