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SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

SoulCycle and Milk Bar Just Launched a ‘Power Cookie’—Here’s What a Nutritionist Thinks

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SoulFuel is made with almonds, oats, coconut, macadamia, and pineapple—yum. There is just something about SoulCycle. The indoor cycling chain has a way of cultivating die-hard fans. And now they’ve got a new reason for folks to flock to their studios. Today Soul Cycle announced SoulFuel, a cookie designed to help "power your ride." Developed in collaboration with Christina Tosi, owner and chef at the award-winning bakery Milk Bar, SoulFuel is available at 20 studios across New York, Los Angeles, and the DC Metro area, as well as at milkbarstore.com ($ 5).“We're always thinking of new ways to surprise and delight our riders, and as there's a significant focus on wellness and nutrition in addition to fitness today, we're thrilled to te
Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

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"Incredible" images of DNA in action have been captured by scientists who will use them to design cancer drugs.Researcher Dr Alessandro Vannini said the pictures were "beautiful" and in artistic comparisons were "definitely a Van Gogh". They capture a fundamental part of all plant and animal life, called RNA polymerase III, reading the genetic instructions contained in DNA.It is a process that gets hijacked by cancer. Human DNA contains the genetic instructions for building and running the human body. It is RNA polymerase III's job to come along and read the genetic instruction manual. The team at the Institute of Cancer Research used a technique called cryo-electron microscopy, which won the 2017 Nobel Prize for chemistry for revolutionising biochemistry. They purified RNA polymerase III,...
Study: Genetic indicators help determine COPD risk

Study: Genetic indicators help determine COPD risk

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Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Researchers found in study published Tuesday that genetic variations in lungs can help identify people at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, which is often caused by cigarette smoke and pollution.The study -- funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health -- identified people with low, but stable, lung function early in life who developed COPD.For the study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists were attempting to learn why not all smokers develop COPD, but many non-smokers do."This work raises many interesting questions for researchers. Understanding precisely why these genes influence the development of COPD may lead to entirely new and more ...
Your ‘Healthy’ Breakfast Could Have More Sugar Than a Dessert. Here’s How to Fix It

Your ‘Healthy’ Breakfast Could Have More Sugar Than a Dessert. Here’s How to Fix It

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Wake up to this not-so-sweet truth: Your morning meal may contain a day’s worth of added sugar. There’s no shortage of trendy, healthy breakfast options online. We’re talking smoothie bowls, overnight oats, yogurt parfaits, and even flourless breakfast cookies. Pinterest and Instagram feeds are filled with thousands of melt-in-your-mouth posts gushing about how these nutritious and balanced morning meals will jumpstart your day by giving your body the fuel it needs to conquer the world.There’s just one problem: While the Insta-famous breakfasts tend to have sinful names—think: hot chocolate oatmeal and blueberry pie smoothie—and are promoted as clean, wholesome, and nutritious, the truth is many of these meals resemble a decadent dessert rather than a powerh
Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

Flu epidemic hits US, hospitalizations climb during peak season

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the nation is at peak flu season, as the disease is now considered to be an epidemic, based on its medical impact, the federal agency said today. The rate of hospitalizations for pneumonia and the flu is continuing to climb amid a CDC warning of several more weeks of significant flu activity. "It’s a busy flu season this year," Dr. Jesse Jacob, associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, told ABC News today. "We’re seeing a lot of patients with the flu compared to last year," Jacob said. "We’ve tested nearly twice as many patients as we have the year before and we’re seeing about four times as much flu." "What we're seeing this year -- the influenza season started earlier and seems to be peaking