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Decades of hype turned protein into a superfood – and spawned a multibillion-dollar industry

A food historian spent a month at the Library of Congress trying to answer the question of why we have historically been, and remain, so focused on dietary protein. Here is what she found. Read more


New study finds this diet can lead to Alzheimer's

A new study has identified the type of diet that can produce a significant and abrupt memory deficit. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has th… Read more


Tips on how to soften your dry hands

Follow these tips on how to uncrack your cracked, dry hands. Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story! Read more


How much Halloween candy would it take to kill you?

Buzz60’s Elizabeth Keatinge tells us how much candy is actually lethal. Read more


Senators urge emergency protections for wolves in US West

MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press

Twenty-one U.S. senators led by New Jersey's Cory Booker and Michigan's Gary Peters asked Interior Sec. Deb Haaland to shield wolves from being killed for 240 days while permanent protections are considered. Read more


How to treat sinusitis without antibiotics

Most cases of sinusitis are associated with viral infections, which are bulletproof to antibiotics. Read more


If you don't know where your onions came from, throw them away to prevent salmonella, CDC says

A salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 600 people in 37 states has been linked to various types of imported onions, federal health officials said. Read more


Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test

Scientists temporarily attached a pig's kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work. What's it mean for life-saving transplants? Read more

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The states most impacted by travel restrictions

The spread of COVID-19’s Delta variant has been a significant step backward in the effort to fight off the coronavirus pandemic. The spread… Read more


10 foods that boost immunity

Lifestyle—diet in particular—directly affects the health of the immune system. Thistle compiled a list of foods high in key nutrients that … Read more


Watch Now: Paint your way to a higher home sale, and more videos to improve your life

Learn how paint can boost the perceived value of a home, foods experts say will slow aging after 50, and more videos to improve your life. Read more

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Medicare Advantage is Cheaper for a Reason: Beware

Medicare Advantage insurance policies offer enticingly affordable coverage. But what plan should you have if you were to be diagnosed with a serious illness requiring costly medical care? Read more

The Pandemic Forced My Transgender Wife to Fight Our Insurer Over Hormones

The covid pandemic has caused millions of people, particularly LGBTQ adults, to lose their jobs and enroll in Medicaid or insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Yet these plans often don’t fully cover the basics needed by many transgender Americans, such as injectable estrogen, a hormone therapy commonly used by trans women. Read more

As Democrats Bicker Over Massive Spending Plan, Here’s What’s at Stake for Medicaid

More than 2 million low-income adults are uninsured because their states have not accepted Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Democrats want to offer them coverage in the massive spending bill being debated, but competition to get into that package is fierce. Read more