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Time-restricted Eaters Lose Weight Even Without Changing Diet

A small study found that just by eating breakfast later and dinner earlier, people could lose twice as much body fat as those who did not. But could they stick with this diet?

Booze News: Heavy Drinkers Responsible for Big Chunk of Alcohol Sales

A mere 4 percent of England's drinkers account for 30 percent of the country's alcohol consumption. That's a lot of drinks — and a lot of money.

Liquid Nitrogen 'Dragon's Breath' Cereal: A Dangerous Fad

Liquid nitrogen is a cool new dessert ingredient. But is it safe?

Do You Need Soap to Get Your Dishes Clean?

We spend millions on dishwashing detergents every year, but how necessary is soap to the cleanliness of our dishes?

Actually, We're Not Overdoing It on the Salt

A worldwide study found that although most people consumed more salt than was recommended, it wasn't enough to do damage to their heart health. And there wasn't much of a link between sodium consumption and heart attacks.

How Salmonella Can Wind Up in Your Breakfast Cereal

Sure you can get salmonella from eating contaminated produce or meat, but your beloved breakfast cereal? Really?

Is Lectin-free the New Gluten-free?

A lectin-free diet bans beans, grains and even some veggies. So is this the next cure-all fad diet?

Is Breathing the New Smoking?

A new app analyzes air pollution and its equivalence to cigarette smoking.

Rinse and Spit: The History of Toothpaste

From urine to incense, the ancients had some weird ideas about what to put in toothpaste.

FDA OKs First Marijuana-based Drug

Could this groundbreaking drug finally lead the way to the legalization of marijuana?

Psychedelics Are Good for Neuroplasticity in Rats. What About Humans?

Your adult mind could keep developing in the future, if current research with psychedelics bears out.

Man's War With Unwanted Body Hair

After a certain age, a lot of men start growing hair in places they don't want it — and stop growing it where they do want it.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta on How Marijuana Can Break Opioid Addiction

Marijuana shows promise as the answer to America's opioid crisis. CNN's medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks about new research and how CBD and marijuana could save lives.

Why Aren’t There More Patterns in Male Pattern Baldness?

Usually men go bald on top or at the front, while hair remains at the back of the head. What's the reason for this?

Drop the Razors, Guys! Chest Hair Is Back

Is manscaping going by the wayside? Not exactly. Things are getting a little hairy in here.

The FDA and America's Frightening Food System

The FDA is supposed to ensure the foods we eat are safe. But do you know what's in the foods you're eating?

Enough With the Term 'Healthy Obesity,' Says Researcher

It turns out that people who are both healthy and obese are rarer than you might think.

Popular Chinese 'Healing Potion' Is Mostly Cockroaches

The world's largest cockroach farm turns out 6 billion bugs a year.

Why Are People Eating Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is making its way into smoothies, pills and food of all kinds these days. What's the truth behind the health claims?

Synthetic Marijuana: There’s Nothing Nice About Spice

Synthetic marijuana use is spiking all over the country, sending people to emergency rooms with some ugly side effects.

Bananas Might Be the World's Perfect Workout Food

Compared to sports drinks, bananas might be tops at helping us power through workouts and heal faster on the other end.

Stand by Me: Having Childhood Friends Reaps Health Benefits for Men

From tire swings to marbles to video games, childhood friends aren't just the stuff of lifelong memories; they may actually benefit a man's physical health in years to come.

Do Too-tight Jog Bras Impair Breathing?

Could they be getting in the way of success? They might. If they're too tight.

FDA Takes Step Toward Non-addictive Cigarettes

Cutting nicotine out of cigarettes altogether may be the only way to end smoking addiction for good.

The Case for and Against Taking Fish Oil Pills

Is something fishy with all those fish oil supplements?

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