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Just the Facts

Employees Must Wash Hands and Eat At Another RestaurantYou Deserve a Break Today
A McDonald’s website recently advised employees that “people with high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease must be very careful about choosing fast food because of its high fat, salt, and sugar levels.”

No-Brainer
Medical residents at the University of Malaya receive neurosurgery training using lifelike skulls and brains made on a 3-D printer, according to a recent report in the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Crafty CrocodilesCrafty Crocodiles
Crocodiles balance twigs across their snouts to lure egrets and other birds toward their jaws, according to a recent study in Ethology, Ecology and Evolution.

A Marathon Every Day for a Year and a Day
Vegan-powered athletes, Janette Murray-Wakelin, 64, and Alan Murray, 68, ran the distance of a marathon every day last year and set a world record by completing their 366th marathon on Jan. 1, 2014. Their course traced the perimeter of Australia.

Apples Unclog Arteries
An apple a day could be as effective as statins at preventing or delaying many cardiovascular deaths, according to a study recently published in BMJ.

Dairy- and Meat-Free Domino’s
Domino’s Pizza in Israel recently began offering vegan pizza, which has a soy-based topping and vegetables.

Be NiceBe Nice
Young adults who care for an animal may have stronger social relationships and connection to their communities, according to a paper published in Applied Developmental Science.

Galactic GreensGalactic Greens
Leafy greens recently grown on the International Space Station are ready to eat, according to Russian scientists from the Institute of Biological Problems. Astronauts will next plant rice, tomatoes, and bell peppers.

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Good Medicine Spring 2014: Plant-Powered Athletes

Good Medicine
Spring 2014
Vol. XXIII, No. 2

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