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Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Taking a Closer Look at Cavities

Though health officials constantly stress the need for rigorous dental hygiene, many people fail to heed this advice. Consequently, dentists spend many of their working hours filling in their patients’ cavities. Since cavities are so common, a number of myths ...

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Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

Does Air Pollution Stunt Lung Growth?

In the industrialized world, air pollution remains a constant threat to public health. Not only can airbone pollutants pose a threat to adults and the elderly, evidence also indicates that such pollutants are leave a permanent mark on children. Signs ...

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Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Fighting Arthritis With Yoga

Arthritis gets a lot of media attention, a trend which will only continue as America ages. Though both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are incurable diseases, a recent study indicates relief from these disorders might come from an unexpected source. Mental ...

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Recovering from Hip Labral Tears

Recovering from Hip Labral Tears

Like the legs, back and arms, our hips bear a heavy workload on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, the hip joints become more susceptible to wear and tear with age. Consider that in 2010 alone, over 330,000 hip replacement operations ...

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Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Some people like surprises, while others could most certainly do without them. For infants, surprises could yield a very unexpected benefit. Specifically, surprised infants may have a better chance of picking up new information. Subverting Expectations Researchers at Johns Hopkins ...

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Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

Cancers of the Spine: Effects and Treatments

When people think of cancer, they often think of cancers that affect the lungs, skin and prostate. Unfortunately, the spine is not immune from the reach of malignant tumors; in fact, when combined with brain tumors, spinal cancer is the ...

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The Importance of Protein Past Fifty

The Importance of Protein Past Fifty

Even if you’re not trying to bulk up, protein should still account for a specific portion of your diet. Adult women need about 46 grams of protein per day, whereas males aged eighteen and up need 56 grams. Our bodies’ ...

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Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Seniors often must contend with a number of significant health issues. Among these problems is delirium, a typically short-term state of mind characterized by confusion and a reduced ability to comprehend one’s surroundings. A recent study has identified a possible ...

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