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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.
Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of drug discovery company Verge Genomics

Meet the 29-year-old who founded a company that’s using technology to find treatments for diseases thought to be incurable

Verge Genomics is using technology to develop new treatments for diseases thought to be incurable such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.
A researcher tests bacteria's ability to growth in the presence of antibiotics.

Pharmaceutical companies are backing away from a growing threat that could kill 10 million people a year by 2050

Novartis last week joined a number of large pharma companies that are dropping their antibiotics research projects. As superbugs become a growing problem, here's a look at what drugmakers have in store to combat this issue.
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.

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.

The 4 fastest ways to relieve painful sunburns, according to a licensed dermatologist

Sunburns may seem hard to quickly relieve and heal. However, a licensed dermatologist interviewed by Business Insider has several clever, simple ways to ease the pain, including milk and pills you may already have in your medicine cabinet.

The health war against cheese may be completely misguided

Cheese lovers, rejoice. There's new evidence that the saturated fat found in cheese, milk, and other kinds of dairy is not tied to an increased risk of heart problems or death from any cause. The study is the latest in a series of papers that question the idea that eating fat is unhealthy.

There’s growing evidence that eating fat won’t make you fat, but sugar will

In the World Cup of food wars, sugar and fat are the playoff teams. But an emerging science suggests that when eaten on its own, fat doesn't contribute to weight gain while sugar does. Scientists recommend cutting back on sugar and instead bringing back foods like creamy avocados and buttery salmon.

A Florida man died of bacteria that can cause flesh-eating disease after eating raw oysters — here’s how concerned you should be

The Florida Department of Health said that the oyster was contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus, which can cause severe and potentially fatal illness from flesh-eating disease, necrotizing fasciitis. People get infected by eating raw seafood or wading in salty water with open cuts.
Eating fat won't make you fat, if you do it right.

14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

Getting enough of the good kinds of fat in your diet can help you stay trim and energized. Here are 14 foods with the healthiest fats we know of, and the science behind why they're good for you.