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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...
Jan 20, 2010 01:44 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
'Diets Don't Work' a Dangerous Myth It's that time of year again. The few extra holiday pounds are staring you in the mirror every day, reminding you about the second (or was it third?) helping of Thanksgiving pie you knew you should have turned down. The new year brought new resolutions: exercisin...
Jul 27, 2010 08:20 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
One day it was pet rocks, now it's Silly Bandz. But what lies behind fads, and how have they changed?
May 12, 2011 07:40 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A baby who died due to a midwife's negligence raises questions about the safety of home births.
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