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These Are the Causes of Global Warming – Green Matters

With 2019 going on record as the second-hottest year to date, global warming continues to be a real threat to our environment, livelihood, and the world as we know it. Six of the hottest years so far in recorded history…

Are male dogs causing your allergies?

If you’re one of the many people who has an empty home because you’re allergic to dogs, science might have an answer. People who have dog allergies react to proteins found in dog urine, saliva and dander. The proteins are…

What kind of tired are you?

Millions of Americans describe themselves as exhausted on a daily basis, many of them shuffling through life with little energy for enjoyment or satisfaction. The first step in combating weariness is understanding why you’re so tired. For some, the reasons…

The surprising scoop on essential oils

Even though essential oils have been around for centuries, dating back to the early Egyptians and were brought as gifts to Jesus in biblical times (remember frankincense?), they’ve become more relevant today than ever before. While people traditionally see a…

The benefits of using natural hair dyes

If you need to lighten or bleach your hair, there’s no chemical-free way to do it, though plenty of sun exposure should help. But if you want to change or enrich your hair color and cover those grays, there are…

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Humans co-evolved with immune-related diseases — and it’s still happening

Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. Researchers describe how ancestral origins impact the likelihood that people of African or Eurasian descent might develop immune-related diseases. The authors also share evidence that the human immune system is still evolving.

Alternative nut butters are spreading far and wide

It looks like the reign of peanut butter might be coming to an end. At least, according to Whole Foods Market’s just-released list of the top 10 food trends for 2020. While a few of the trends might seem a…

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Researchers estimate 17% of food-allergic children have sesame allergy

Investigators have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing — whose utility has been controversial — accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame.