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Just Stay In: More You Eat Home-cooked Meals, the Better Your Diet

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SEATTLE — Home is where the heart is — especially the healthy heart. Just by way of cooking your own food, you’re likely enjoying a healthier diet than those who rely on eating out, a new study finds.  Researchers at the University of Washington interviewed 437 residents of nearby King County, asking them to fill…

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Plastic Snow? Study Finds Trillions of Plastic Particles Fall on the Swiss Alps Every Year

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DÜBENDORF, Switzerland — For those who love to catch the fresh falling snow on their tongues, beware, that might actually be plastic falling from the sky! Researchers from Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands estimate that close to 43 trillion miniature plastic particles land in Switzerland every year. The research focused on determining just how much plastic…

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Online ‘sextortion’ Rising During Pandemic: Men Twice As Likely to Receive Blackmail Threats

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MIAMI — More people are being sexually blackmailed online during the pandemic, a new study warns. Researchers add that men are the number one targets of these crimes — threatening to publish explicit images or videos of the victim, a cybercrime called sextortion. Other groups, including young people, black women, and members of the LGBTQ…

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Taking These Supplements Can Help Lower Risk of Developing Autoimmune Diseases

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BOSTON — Taking vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acid supplements could reduce your chance of developing autoimmune diseases, suggests a new study from Brigham And Women’s Hospital. Vitamin D and omega-3s are associated with reducing inflammation, a precursor for autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system mistakenly identifies the body’s cells and…

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