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There's a Scientific Reason Why Indian Food Is So Delicious
When I die, bury me inside a vat of saag paneer. Indian food is categorically delicious: its flavors are complex, oscillating between sweet, savory, and spicy; its textures meld creamy sauces with doughy breads and tender meat and vegetables to make the s
Pro-anorexia, bulimia communities thriving online
Photos of emaciated women proudly displaying their protruding hips and ribs, as well as thinspirational quotes "fat-shaming" those who dare to eat, are shifting onto even more social media platforms.
Global Progress Against Obesity "Unacceptably Slow"
Global progress towards tackling obesity has been "unacceptably slow," health experts said on Wednesday, with only one in four countries implementing a policy on healthy eating before 2010.
In a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal
5 'healthy' food claims to watch out for
Many people rely on making healthy food choices to lower their risk of chronic illnesses or because they are concerned about their weight. But how much can you rely on labels? CBC's Marketplace found some labels on food shelves are misleading, or appear t
Health officials warn against ‘measles parties’
California health officials on Monday warned parents against intentionally exposing their children to measles, which could worsen an outbreak in the state.
In response to media inquiries about so-called measles parties, the California Department of Pub
End of common cold could be in sight
Scientists say 'Enigma machine' has unlocked clues to the way the virus of the common cold assembles - making it possible to stop disease in its tracks
Why the 'Prius Driving, Composting' Set Fears Vaccines
Journalist Seth Mnookin's new book, The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear, explores the public health scare over vaccines and autism. The 1998 paper in The Lancet by British physician Andrew Wakefield that sparked the panic has long
Anti-vaccine parents dropped by some U.S doctors
With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated.
Measles outbreak in California infects 70
Seventy people have been infected in a measles outbreak that led California public health officials to urge those who haven't been vaccinated against the disease, including children too young to be immunized, should avoid Disney parks where the spread ori
Pharmacists fail to catch drug interactions
In a months-long investigation that's the largest of its kind in Canada, CBC's Marketplace brought hidden cameras into 50 pharmacies to test if pharmacists are giving the proper advice to patients before dispensing drugs. Read the story to find out what w
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