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Does Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?

For years I have been writing - most recently in a dedicated entry in The Truth about Food* - that despite my general enthusiasm for organic food, and the environmental benefits of organic farming, direct evidence of human health benefit from organic food is very scarce and quite elusive. That’s all still true this week, but with a noteworthy addendum. A study just published in JAMA Internal Medicine associates routine consumption of organic food with reduced cancer risk. We will return to that provocative suggestion shortly.

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Scientists Discover Plastic in Human Stools

In a presentation at the 26th annual United European Gastroenterology conference in Vienna in October 2018, it was announced that a scientific study discovered plastic in human feces from individuals across multiple countries [1].

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Will Quantum Computing Bend the Arrow of Time?

British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, Sir Arthur S. Eddington put forth the concept of the “time’s arrow” in the 1920’s [1]. Eddington theorized that time is asymmetrical, and moves in one direction from the irreversible past to the present, then forward towards the future. He proposed that the reason why time moves forward is due to causal asymmetry (cause and effect). Does this arrow of time hold true in quantum computing?

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MIT Scientists Develop Novel Way to Use Probiotics with Antibiotics to Eradicate Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Chemical engineers at MIT discovered an innovative method using biofilm-inspired alginate to help fight antimicrobial resistance.

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Small Changes Lead to BIG Changes

As you journey toward becoming your healthiest self, it's the small steps you take over time that build to achieve long and lasting results. There is no magic pill or fad diet that will replace the simple healthy changes you can make to promote a healthier life. BUT, that doesn't mean it has to be hard. By taking little steps over time, you can begin to reap the benefits of the changes you need for a permanent, healthy, lasting lifestyle.

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The Curious Yet Wonderful Bedfellows Of Health Tech

In September, Circulation, a digital Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) exchange, merged with LogistiCare, the largest broker of NEMT rides in the country. The combined entity’s goal is to improve access to healthcare by creating a large-scale logistics network available on-demand, fundamentally changing the way individuals consume healthcare services. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

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