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Inside Edition 8 Jan 2021

Scientists to Pay Health Study Participants for Poop


Have you been flushing your money down the toilet? You may think so after you hear that scientists in California are paying for poop. Jennifer Smilowitz is the associate director of the Foods for Health Institute at UC Davis. She says her department put out a call for 20 people to hand over their waste so she can get a better understanding of how to feed the microorganisms in the gut, known as the gut microbiome. Inside Edition Digital's Mara Montalbano has more.

An estimated 80 million Americans are expected to cook their own turkeys for the first time this Thanksgiving as people adhere to health guidelines about not traveling home for the holiday. Inside Edition caught up with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito for some helpful tips. The chef says not to overthink it. Place the bird in a roasting pan and simply season it with salt, pepper, olive oil and rosemary and put it in the oven at 300 degrees. He also says making crowd-pleasing stuffing is easy.
At the premiers' meeting, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to increase health transfer payments to the provinces. While this was welcome news, premiers expressed their disappointment that Trudeau did not discuss increasing that funding in the short term.

A South Korean court on Friday ordered the Japanese government to pay compensation to 12 #WorldWarII sex #slaves or their families, in an unprecedented ruling that prompted an immediate denunciation by #Tokyo. It is the first civilian legal case in South Korea against Tokyo by wartime sex slaves for Japanese troops, who were euphemistically labelled "comfort women". The ruling comes despite a 1965 treaty between Seoul and Tokyo which declared claims between them and their nationals had been settled.
NBC News' Simone Boyce takes an in-depth look at a new pilot program launching in New York City that will allow medical experts to respond to mental health 911 calls instead of the NYPD.

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