Medical News Today: How and why our bodies starve gut bacteria

Do bacteria have an unlimited supply of nutrients in the gut? In the past, scientists tended to believe that the gut is a kind of paradise for these microorganisms; but, as it turns out, that assumption is incorrect — which is good news for us. Do our guts starve bacteria? If so, why and how…

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Your Kid’s Apps Are Crammed With Ads

Image Siblings, ages four and one, and their tablet. A study found that 95 percent of commonly downloaded apps marketed to be played by children ages 5 and under contain at least one type of advertising.CreditMark Makela/Corbis, via Getty Images Many developers market apps for children as being educational. So Jenny Radesky, a pediatrician who…

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He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says His Lab Fabricated Research.

For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard. Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States. But Harvard Medical School…

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Exuberant Diwali Sweets From a Rock-Star Chef

RALEIGH, N.C. — As a child growing up in Chandigarh, India, the chef Cheetie Kumar knew that Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, was approaching by the aromas emanating from the kitchen. She remembers catching the scent of whole milk simmered with freshly cracked cardamom and carrots in the air as she ran outside to…

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Front Burner: A New Sweet for Day of the Dead

Sweets decorated like skulls are typical of the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, which runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. This year, the Doughnut Project has collaborated with Miguel Gómez, the executive chef of Andaz Mayakoba, a resort on the Riviera Maya, to offer doughnuts flavored with orange…

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Front Burner: The Dish on Fishs Eddy

The story of Fishs Eddy — the shop that specializes in vintage tableware — is the subject of a revealing graphic memoir by Julie Gaines, who founded the store and runs it with her husband, Dave Lenovitz. Their son, Ben, drew the illustrations. Named for an upstate New York town the owners happened through, Fishs…

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Front Burner: Pie Skills at Your Fingertips

Fear of pie-ing is a common affliction, even among experienced home cooks. As Thanksgiving — and its demand for apple, pecan and pumpkin pie — approaches, there is a remedy for those who don’t think they can handle the dough (yet do not want to rely on a bakery). Hands-on apple pie classes at the…

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Front Burner: Harrods, Now Available at Williams Sonoma

Last year Harrods, the London department store, began selling some Williams Sonoma products in its renowned food halls. Now Harrods is returning the favor, shipping some of its goods to Williams Sonoma. It’s the first time Harrods has made its products available in American. Gift hampers, priced from $195.95 to $999.95, and biscuits, teas and…

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