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Sugar: How we came to crave the food that nobody needs

It seems as though no other substance occupies so much of the world’s land, for so little benefit to humanity, as sugar. According to the latest …

Papua New Guinea

Why I Hope My Doctor Is Off Having a Cup of Tea

The other day, I was in a hospital waiting room waiting for an ultrasound appointment. There was a couple next to me, and they were not happy. …

Radiation Therapy

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. Babies in strollers suck on bottles filled with orange soda. In the highlands of Chiapas, Coca-Cola is considered to have magical powers and is used in …


McDonald’s May Be Making a Sweet, Seasonal Upgrade to This Menu Favorite

Whether thick, thin or crinkle-cut, French fries have always served as a loyal side dish, easing our hanger pangs at our greatest hour of need. But the lifelong bestie of the McBurger is also the enemy of some health nuts because of its less-than-stellar nutritional reputation. Fortunately, there …