Marianne Wait

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Damaged Tomatoes and Bread Mold: The Future of Energy?

Rotten food and fungus could one day power batteries and fuel cells.

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Your Chocolate May Contain Lead — But Should You Stop Eating It?

One advocacy group says levels in some products are unsafe, but chocolate companies disagree.

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Room-By-Room Tips to Prevent Accidental Poisoning

If you have kids, you’ll want to give these rooms the once-over.

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The FDA Wants Less Acrylamide in Our Food

French fries, potato chips and even your morning toast may contain this probable carcinogen.

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Need a Kidney? A New Approach Could Open Up the Options for Some

With desensitization, getting an incompatible organ is better than getting none, a major study finds.

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Would You Be Able to Get Out of Your Basement in the Event of a Fire?

Basement fires are among the most dangerous. Here are four ways to protect yourself.

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A Heart-Stopping Risk of Extreme Happiness

Turns out, being happy can cause "broken heart syndrome" too.

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Can the Right Diet Help Protect You from Lead Poisoning?

The important role calcium, iron and vitamin C play.

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Bill Clinton: A Mostly Vegan Diet May Have Saved My Life

Want to become a part-time vegan? Start with these tips.

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Top Drug-Resistant Germs in America

The CDC's list of 18 dangerous bacteria, and how you can do your part to stop more germs from becoming deadly

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When Your Doctor Tweets about His "Favorite" Drug

There may be big pharma dollars hidden behind that social media post.

UL Engineers Help Make the World a Safer Place

Here are five who are making a difference.

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Cancer Prevention: One Research Group's Top Ten Tips

Here's the American Institute for Cancer Research's list of to-dos (and don'ts).

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Hoverboards May Soon Be Recalled

The US government warned manufacturers it may start yanking unsafe hoverboards off of shelves.

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For Lead Poisoning, Autism or Heart Disease, Don’t Turn to Chelation Supplements

The FDA is warning against the use of the OTC supplements for these and other conditions.