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Peponapis pruinosa is a species of bee in the tribe Eucerini, the long-horned bees. This bee relies on wild and cultivated squashes, pumpkins, gourds and related plants. Wikimedia/USDA hide caption

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Thanksgiving Buzz: Pesticides Linked To Diminished Bee Health

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If you cook meat too long, at too high a temperature, the chemical reaction that creates tasty flavor and aroma compounds keeps going, creating other compounds. Some of those compounds can be carcinogenic when we consume them in high-enough concentrations. Morgan McCloy/NPR hide caption

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Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

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People who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had a lower risk of premature death than those who didn't drink, a new study finds. iStockphoto hide caption

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Drink To Your Health: Study Links Daily Coffee Habit To Longevity

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Study Looks To Provide Consensus On Yoga Poses And Pregnancy

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Say Yes To Down Dog: More Yoga Poses Are Safe During Pregnancy

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Despite Encouragement To Eat Better, Obesity Rises Among U.S. Adults

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Granola cereals on a shelf in Glenview, Ill. "If the FDA were to create a more strict, more comprehensive definition, it would give manufacturers a lot more guidance on whether or not they could use the term 'natural' on their food products," says lawyer Ivan Wasserman. Tim Boyle/Getty Images hide caption

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What's 'Natural' Food? The Government Isn't Sure And Wants Your Input

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Microbiologist Mi Kang works to identify a strain of E. coli from a specimen in a lab at the Washington State Department of Health on Tuesday in Shoreline, Wash. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Soda sales have been flattening, but the industry has stepped up marketing and lobbying, according to Marion Nestle in Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (And Winning). Akash Ghai/NPR hide caption

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