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Beetles, housefly larvae open new frontier in animal feed sector

PARIS (Reuters) - French start-up company Ynsect has identified a cheap, nourishing and locally sourced alternative to soybeans as a vital source of protein in animal feed. The clue is in its name. Full story

Iceman Mummy Suffered Head Blow Before Death

Ötzi the Iceman, Europe's oldest mummy, likely suffered a head injury before he died roughly 5,300 years ago, according to a new protein analysis of his brain tissue. Full story

Plant-based diets take root in U.S. among athletes, exercisers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Brendan Brazier it all started with a smoothie. Full story

New MS Treatment 'Tricks' Immune System

An experimental treatment that involves injecting multiple-sclerosis (MS) patients with their own white blood cells has been shown to be safe, according to a new study. The study also provided some evidence that the treatment was effective in modifying the immune system. Full story

Joy’s cook-off! Viewers compete for best one-pot dish

   TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer found three great one-pot recipes among many sent in from viewers across the country, and Kathie Lee and Hoda choose the winner among shrimp and sausage,  Thai-inspired chicken and couscous, and Provençal-style fish bake.

Quiz! How to get rid of bad breath

   Dr. Susanne Cohen joins Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about how prevalent bad breath is in America, and to share some tips on how to get rid of it.

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  New ‘Omni Diet’ focuses on veggies, protein

Tana Amen, creator of the Omni Diet, explains the 70 percent plant and 30 percent animal protein-based plan that she says can help you lose weight, reverse disease, and change your life, and TODAY nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom gives her take on the diet.

  Decoding the grocery store yogurt aisle

Registered dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth has the skinny on how to navigate the multitude of yogurt choices at your neighborhood grocery store, from Greek yogurt to non-dairy options.

  Drop 10 pounds with delicious superfood dishes

Lucy Danziger of Self magazine talks about her new book, “The Drop Ten Diet Cookbook,” which can help you lose 10 or more pounds in just five weeks, and cooks up one of her recipes from the book: prosciutto-wrapped chicken.

  New study explains why women talk more than men

Previous research has shown women talk almost three times as much as men, and now a new study has gotten to the bottom of why that’s the case. NBC’s Andrea Canning reports and David Gregory’s wife calls in to say the opposite is true in her home.

  Teen boys’ desire to be ‘buff’ alarms experts

According to a new report, the quest for the perfect body is putting more boys at risk than ever. Experts say that extreme weight-lifting and calorie-counting is on the rise in boys as young as 14, which could interfere with their development. NBC’s Rehema Ellis reports.

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