Your Day in Health: March 14
THE SQUARE DEAL: A Break-Up Letter To Wendy's Spicy Chicken Nugget Lovers
"You wrote, called and tweeted us to voice your frustration. We do understand you’re hurting right now and no logic or reasoning will satisfy your desire to, once again, taste those little nuggets of spice and fire. Simply put, not everyone in every city loved our spicy nuggets at much as you did. Well, except for these cities: Austin, Dallas and Waco, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinois; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Read full story.
LIVE SCIENCE: Going Gluten-Free Won't Help You Avoid Diabetes
"Gluten-free diets are all the rage these days, but for most people, shunning gluten may offer no benefit to overall health, a new analysis suggests. In fact, the people in the study who ate more gluten were 13 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over the 30-year study than those who ate less gluten, the researchers found." Read full story.
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VOX: Our sterile homes might be giving us seasonal allergies
"There isn’t a clear-cut answer to why some people have them while others don’t, but scientists do have one particular guess. The hygiene hypothesis is the idea that our exceedingly sterile environments are contributing to the development of allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune illnesses. Kids in wealthy countries lack exposure to allergens and other germs that aid in developing a healthy and functioning immune system. One study found that children who grew up on farms are less likely to get allergies." Read full story.
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