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Eat Bugs? Call Them Cheap, Nutritious Lobsters

The next time you see a grasshopper, try to imagine it as a snack. If might help if you know that insects are nutritious and digestible. "For a long time the prevailing wisdom was that mammals didn't produce an enzyme that could break down the exoskeletons of insects, so they were considered...

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Doctors Now Say to Stop Antibiotics When You Feel Better

When you’re prescribed a course of antibiotics, it’s important to finish the whole thing. At least, that’s the message that’s been perpetuated for years by doctors, nurses, parents and the media. But now, a group of British doctors are making the case that in most cases, it’s time to drop the...

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'Good' Bacteria Fight Bad Breath, Smelly Feet

Scientists have found bacteria that fight bad breath and smelly feet. The bacteria weren't concocted in a lab or discovered deep in a tropical rainforest. They were spotted in a very common location: the human mouth. In fact, some of those bacteria may be snuffing out bad breath in your mouth right now, if researcher Ann Wood and colleagues...

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