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Scientists witness 'flash of light' during conception, say discovery could aid IVF

For the first time, researchers have witnessed the exact moment conception occurs— and have recorded the ensuing explosion of sparks that form when sperm meets an egg. The Telegraph reported that scientists had previously captured the moment in animals, but this is the first time…

Frozen veggies sold in Costco recalled for possible listeria contamination

CRF Frozen Foods is recalling 15 frozen veggie items sold in Costco because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious or fatal illness in young, elderly or immunosuppressed people.The Pasco, Wash.-based company hasn’t received any reports of illness but instead…

5 fruits to help you lose weight

Tired of root vegetables and winter squash? As the weather gets warmer, fresh fruits are more likely to grace your refrigerator. Fruits are naturally low calorie, sweet, and nutritionally invaluable, as they provide a range of vitamins and minerals. These five fruits pack a powerful…

Can shampoos with caffeine thicken men's hair?

Many men struggle with baldness and wonder about new treatments. Some shampoos and lotions contain caffeine and promise to help keep hair thick and full. How does the evidence stack up?A 2014 study found that caffeine has a “potent” effect in growing hair in…

Not all cranberry supplements prevent urinary tract infections

Taking cranberry supplements has long been recommended to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI), but it's important to choose the right products, researchers say.Tests of seven popular cranberry-pill brands in the U.S. showed that most contained too little of the key bacteria-fighting ingredient to have…

Friends, finances may affect how long women breast-feed

Mothers with more social and financial resources may breast-feed longer than women with less support, a German study suggests.Pediatricians recommend that infants be exclusively breast-fed until at least 6 months of age because it can reduce their risk of ear and respiratory infections, sudden…

Eating nuts linked to lower risk of colon cancer

Eating nuts has been linked to a number of health benefits, such as a reduced risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Now, new findings from South Korea suggest that a nut-rich diet may also reduce a person's risk of colon cancer.The researchers found…

Illinois says 5 more people with bacterial infection have died

The Illinois Department of Public Health said on Wednesday that five more people had died after being infected with Elizabethkingia, a disease linked to the deaths of 15 people in neighboring Wisconsin.The cause of death was not identified as Elizabethkingia because many of those…

Can these superfood cocktails cure hangovers?

After nearly two decades of making hangover-inducing cocktails for Manhattan boozehounds — Iggy Pop among them — at joints such as Le Souk, Jules Aron became a juicehead in the best sense of the word.Burned out on bartending, fatigued by the hours, tired of…

7 reasons one doctor stopped eating tilapia

There’s something fishy happening in the world of seafood, and we’re not quite sure how to handle it. While health concerns with foods as seemingly simple as a can of tuna fish have been raised by some, others are doing their best to remedy this…