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The Peanut Plague

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A toxic fungus infects crops eaten across the developing world. Scientists are engineering a solution.

Study: Glyphosate damages reproductive development in rats, increasing risk for cancer and infertility

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(NaturalNews) Glyphosate -- the active ingredient of Monsanto's blockbuster herbicide Roundup -- may disrupt development of the uterus, leading to fertility problems and cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Argentina and published in the journal Toxicology.Roundup...

These monkeys could win dad of the year

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The natural world’s finest fathers might just be covered with fur and live in the trees of Argentina. Male owl monkeys do a good portion of the nurturing, child-rearing, and protecting of offspring, researchers say. “These fathers play, groom, share food, and transport infants more than the m...

Another solid reason to avoid Starbucks: Their new 'coconut milk' is low-quality junk food

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(NaturalNews) Starbucks has become ubiquitous internationally. It has its pleasant atmosphere and conveniences. But even with Starbucks' high prices, Consumer Reports has rated McDonald's cheaper coffee above Starbucks' burnt bean offerings.Starbucks recently debuted its very...

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

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Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Chilesaurus boasted a proportionally small skull, hands with two fingers like Tyrannosaurus re...

GM soybean farming is poisoning children's blood

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(NaturalNews) It's no secret that genetically modified foods are detrimental to health; both the Franken-style manner in which certain foods are created as well as the agrochemicals used to protect crops have left many people living in a constant state of fear. Most recently, a slew...

Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird

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A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai or, 'Scaglia's Magnificent Bird' is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with their environment. The new species is the most complete terror bird ever discovered...

Gene variant, environment can boost severity of respiratory syncytial virus

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A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found. Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Gene variant and environment can boost severity of respiratory syncytial virus

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A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Deaths from cardiovascular disease increase globally while mortality rates decrease

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As the global population pushes past 7 billion and more people reach old age, the number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases is on the rise. Cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of premature death in the world, include heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory diseases.

Deaths from cardiovascular disease increase globally while mortality rates decrease

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Deaths from cardiovascular disease increase globally while mortality rates decrease, a new report suggests. Cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of premature death in the world, include heart attacks, strokes, and other circulatory diseases. At the same time, efforts to prevent and treat ca...

GM soybeans transfer mutated DNA to milk and decrease birth weight of newborns

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(NaturalNews) It's a given that the health risks of consuming genetically modified soybeans are steeped in controversy. Many people are adamant that ingesting them leads to serious health consequences, while those in favor of such foods and the herbicides they're sprayed with (mainly...

Image of the Day: Glowing Mushrooms

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Brazil's coconut flower mushroom (Neonothopanus gardneri) controls its bioluminescence with a temperature-regulated circadian clock.

Clucking hell: The nightmare world without chickens

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Riots, pandemics, starvation – if this humble bird disappeared, we would be in big trouble. So how likely is chickageddon?

Pau d'arco - A versatile and powerful herbal remedy for many health issues

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(NaturalNews) What if you could treat and prevent a wide range of illness just by drinking tea or by swallowing a few drops of a powerful herbal extract? It turns out that you can, and this natural medicine has been in use for centuries.Pau d'arco, a tropical tree, has been used...

Protein sequencing solves Darwinian mystery of strange South American mammals

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Scientists have resolved pieces of a nearly 200-year-old evolutionary puzzle surrounding the group of mammals that Charles Darwin called the “strangest animals ever discovered.” New research shows that South America’s native ungulates, or hooved mammals -- the last of which disappeared only...

Reflecting on the Maternal Health Collections

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In celebration of the MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health collaboration we take a look back through the collections and highlight some of the most influential and interesting articles included in the collections. In November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and … Continue reading »The post Re...

Arsenic spurs adaptation in Argentinian villagers

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The people of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina, have genetic adaptations that may help them efficiently get rid of arsenic, a new study shows.

Chagas Disease: The New Numbers

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Peter Hotez (@PeterHotez), Co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on new WHO estimates of the burden of Chagas disease in Latin America. The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released new estimates on the number of people living with … Continue reading »The post Chagas Disease: The N...

Integrating self-collecting HPV DNA testing with community health worker programs increases cervical screening coverage

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In the study published in Lancet Global Health, researchers found that when community health workers offered self-collecting HPV tests to women, participation rates increased four-fold. Human papillomavirus, or HPV, DNA testing is emerging as a viable alternative to Pap smears in low-resource set...

The world's oldest known snake fossils: Rolling back the clock by nearly 70 million years

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Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old -- nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils -- and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes.