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Six specific exercises found to curb weight gain despite obesity genes

Six specific exercises found to curb weight gain despite obesity genes

Some unlucky individuals have inherited genes that make them more likely to become obese compared to other people. Diet plays a major role in obesity outcomes, of course, but activity also contributes to one's body weight. A study recently published in PLOS Genetics details six specific exercises that help curb weight gain in people with genetic risk factors for obesity, as well as exercises that don't offer the same benefits.

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DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

Support phone numbers for DoorDash are down or slow-to-respond at the moment due to "issues" with the DoorDash "consumer platform." I say "this is just the beginning" in the title of this article because the ugly truth of DoorDash, its leadership, and its policies have been coming to a head for a while now, and with the legal head of the mess popping up earlier this week, now this, it's plain to see: Nastiness is about to go down.

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Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Four months after revealing its intention to start offering the plant-based burger, fast-food company Burger King has revealed that it will start selling its Impossible Whopper at stores across the nation on August 8. Unlike the company's other Whopper burgers, the Impossible Whopper doesn't contain any actual beef, instead using Impossible Foods' meatless burger patty.

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Blueberries linked to major blood pressure, memory and aging benefits

Blueberries linked to major blood pressure, memory and aging benefits

Several recently published studies highlight various health benefits associated with blueberries, the small blue and purple berries readily available in most grocery stores. Compared to other popular fruits, blueberries have the highest quantities of antioxidants, as well as other phytochemicals that may lower blood pressure, improve memory, and make aging a healthier process.

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FDA warns taco seasoning recalled over Salmonella contamination risk

FDA warns taco seasoning recalled over Salmonella contamination risk

If you're planning to make tacos this weekend using premade taco seasoning packets, beware: the FDA is alerting the public to two recalls involving Walmart-brand and HEB taco seasonings over the risk of Salmonella contamination. The recall was voluntarily initiated by Williams Foods of Kansas, according to the agency, as a precautionary step to ensure no one contracts the potentially deadly illness.

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Red wine ingredient may ease depression, but drinking it is risky

Red wine ingredient may ease depression, but drinking it is risky

Multiple studies over the past several years have found links between resveratrol, a phenol found in grape skin, and a decrease in depression, among other potential health benefits. The latest study among this body of work comes from the University of Buffalo, where researchers identified how resveratrol influences experiences of depression and anxiety. The key to this beneficial effect may be the blocking of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4).

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Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes backyard chickens are largely responsible for Salmonella outbreaks that have impacted hundreds of people across the United States. In its most recent update on the outbreaks, the CDC says two infected individuals have died and more than one hundred have been hospitalized. As well, more than 700 people have been infected with the outbreak strains.

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Beyond Meat: Dunkin, Chipotle, and a new fake bacon

Beyond Meat: Dunkin, Chipotle, and a new fake bacon

The company Beyond Meat have hit a point at which basically anything they do becomes newsworthy. Companies like Dunkin Donut and Chipotle made public announcements this week on Beyond Meat - one because they'll have a new product in their store, the other because they decided they would NOT be carrying Beyond Meat. At the same time, Beyond Meat announced that they're looking into creating a substitute for none other than the breakfast favorite bacon!

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Large cancer study has good news for daily coffee drinkers

Large cancer study has good news for daily coffee drinkers

Coffee has been the subject of dozens of studies, some focusing on its health benefits, others on its potential health risks. Though we know the polyphenols found in coffee help promote good health, there's no clear word on whether coffee is a health risk if consumed frequently. A new large cancer study involving 300,000 people may have the answer.

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Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino’s will soon offer GPS tracking for pizza deliveries

Domino's, the restaurant chain best known for its pizzas, has been heavily embracing modern technology, introducing things like emoji-based ordering, autonomous delivery vehicles, and AI-powered pizza analyzers. The next evolution in the company's efforts will be real-time order tracking made possible using GPS and the company's mobile app.

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T-MoBell T-Mobile Taco Bell stores indicate apocalypse is near

T-MoBell T-Mobile Taco Bell stores indicate apocalypse is near

That's right, there'll soon be "T-MoBell" stores in an area near you. It's not immediately clear whether people will ever literally see co-branded stores that have full services from either T-Mobile or Taco Bell, but for now, they'll appear on the same sort of ticket: "Smartphones + Tacos" in time for the Super Bowl. Is it just me, or does this remind anyone else of Snakes on a Plane for some reason? It might also be The End Times are near - we'll just have to wait and see!

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Report: Teen alcohol and cigarette use plummets, weed stays steady

Report: Teen alcohol and cigarette use plummets, weed stays steady

Your highschool health teacher was right. There was only a small number of other kids in your school that actually, actively smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol. The most recent study of high school-aged students in the USA published by the CDC on the matter showed that alcohol and cigarette use was falling - while use of marijuana went up, then back down again.

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