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Emily Willingham

Want to eat less? Try a bigger fork

Researchers have found that when diners confront a large plate of food, eaters with bigger forks leave more on the plate.

Fenugreek seeds now targeted for blame in E. coli outbreak in Europe

Officials report that a shipment of fenugreek seeds from Egypt may be the culprit in a deadly E. coli outbreak that has killed 50 people and infected thousands.

Colon cancer screening saving lives, says CDC

If you’re age 50 to 75, have you had your colon cancer screening? This testing can save your life, and it makes colon cancer one of the most preventable cancers around.

Autism study implicates womb environment

Recent research suggests that autism results from a fairly even interaction between genes and environment, one that probably starts in the womb.

Flip a switch, cure type 2 diabetes?

Imagine that you could flip a light switch and cure diabetes. That illuminating analogy may not be that farfetched: Research has linked light sensitivity to a protein involved in regulating blood glucose.

Who better than Australians to identify a snakebite ointment?

Leave it to the Australians, people who live fang to foot with the world’s deadliest snakes, to find a way to use an anal fissures ointment against snakebites instead.

Dennis Desjardin: A fungus named after SpongeBob

Dennis Desjardin named a newly identified mushroom species – a native of Borneo – Spongiforma squarepantsii.

Why are 160 million girls missing from Asia?

Growing scarcity of girls and women has tilted the balance of the sexes and the rich and poor in nations where “gendercide” is practiced on a large scale.

Deadly amphibian fungus reaches last Central American holdout region

Amphibian populations have declined worldwide, partly because of a deadly fungus – that has now emerged in what was the last geographical holdout.

Global sperm counts not falling after all?

A 1992 paper said that human sperm counts were falling around the world. A new study say that might no be not so.