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Breast Implants and Cancer

We live in a very appearance-conscious world, and anything you don’t like about your body or think of as an imperfection can eat away at your self-confidence. Hence, the vast popularity of so many forms of plastic surgery. Of course, with these procedures come multiple risks including anesthesia complications, scarring, and blood clots. Yet hundreds of thousands of people sign on for them every year anyway. And now there is new evidence that for one type of cosmetic surgery, you may be putting yourself in danger of a cancer diagnosis as well.

South African Politician Slams Apartheid Slander Against Israel

Kenneth Meshoe, a member of South African parliament who experienced apartheid first-hand and is familiar with the reality in Israel, condemns those who compare the Jewish state to an apartheid regime.

One of the many lies that anti-Israel activists try to spread is that Israel is an “apartheid state,” despite the fact that Israelis of all religious and ethnic backgrounds share equal rights and opportunity.

As the facts on the ground in Israel attest, this accusation is completely fabricated and unfounded.

The UN’s Epic Failure to Achieve its Historic Mission

The United Nations’ mission is to maintain international peace and security. Watch this entertaining satire of how outrageously ineffectual the UN is as an international organization.

Since its founding in 1945, the United Nations’ central mission has been the maintenance of international peace and security.

5 key nutrition lessons we learned in 2016

Another year is in the books! And with it, many thousands of new research studies. Here are five important lessons we learned about nutrition, as we scoured the research for you:

1) The sugar industry continues its hijinks

A study dating from December of 2016 suggests that industry-funded sugar research may be more likely to show favorable results for sugar. This confirms something you probably already knew as an reader, which is that published research isn’t necessarily true just because it’s peer-reviewed.

What have we learned about nutrition in the past 5 years?

As we celebrate our 5-year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at the last 5 years in research.…

Low-carb. Red meat. Sugar. Paleo.

Those are complex topics, but you might not be able to tell from all the frenzied and simplistic arguments on either side.

The top 17 nutrition myths of 2017


It’s a new year, which means you’re probably reevaluating all your poor health choices and setting a few fitness goals for 2017.

Alas, the internet makes it easier than ever to spread misinformation, often with the best of intentions. Myths that were previously passed through word-of-mouth in gyms and health clubs now spread like wildfire through social media, blogs, forums ...