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New evidence suggests that most vitamins are useless, but here are the only ones you should take

Vitamins and supplements are a $37 billion industry, but new research has found that they're mostly useless. Here are the vitamins you should take — and the ones you should avoid.

Omega-3 supplements are essentially useless for preventing diseases, according to a new study

A new Cochrane review has found omega-3 supplement pills probably don't do that much for our health. Omega-3 has been seen as a magical pill for health and intelligence for a long time, but it's becoming increasingly clear this is not really the case.
The pharmaceutical industry is looking to bring more non-opioid pain medications into market.

‘The pain takes over and it’s torture’: Inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights against opioid addiction

Many chronic-pain patients are treated like addicts when they seek out opioid prescriptions as their best option. Can new types of non-opioid pain medications ease some of the pressure they feel over seeking pain relief?
April Koh, left, a cofounder of Spring Health, and Alison Darcy, the founder of Woebot.

Millions are battling mental illness — these entrepreneurs are trying to tackle it via technology

Mental illness has long been more of an invisible illness. But startups are emerging to find new ways to improve mental health.

A 23-year-old dropped out of college to make meatless burgers using fungus — and got $100,000 from Peter Thiel

Kimberlie Le dropped out of UC Berkeley to found Terramino Foods, a startup that aims to create the world's first fish-less "salmon" burgers. Their "seafood" is all plant-based and aims to reduce the waste and environmental footprint of eating fish.
Most of us don't get the smallpox vaccine anymore, which means we'd be vulnerable to a bioterrorism attack using the virus.

The FDA just approved a drug to treat smallpox in case of a bioterrorism attack — here’s why that scenario is so scary

Smallpox is a devastating and contagious disease caused by the variola virus. It killed approximately 300 million people before mass vaccination campaigns made it the first infectious disease to be eradicated from the wild on our planet in 1980. But it's not gone.

What to eat and drink before and after a run, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners

If you are going to run regularly, it's essential to learn how to eat and hydrate properly. Before each run, it's important to eat right to make sure you have enough energy. After running, the right meal will help your muscles recover and build up stronger.

The billion-dollar healthcare unicorns you should be watching in 2018

BI PRIME: In 2018, healthcare startups have raised $15 billion in funding, the most raised in the first half of the year in the last decade. By July, a new crop of unicorns — startups with valuations over $1 billion — were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.
Juul is infiltrating American high schools.

A $15 billion e-cig startup that’s taking over the US is moving into London

Silicon Valley vape startup Juul Labs is bursting at its seams. On the heels of a $15 billion valuation, the company is rapidly expanding in the US and opening the doors to its first international office in London on Tuesday. After London, Juul plans to launch in three more countries.

I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn about your ancestry or health, consider what you hope to get out of the experience. Here's what it's like to try three of the most popular tests.