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The Many Organisms Riding the Subway

The Many Organisms Riding the Subway

Numerous commuters take the subway to get to work and reach other destinations. In New York City alone, over 4.3 million people use this mode of transportation on a daily basis. Given all of this traffic, it shouldn’t come as ...

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Putting the CRE Superbug Under the Microscope

Putting the CRE Superbug Under the Microscope

In modern times, bacterial infections are usually more of an irritant than serious threats to human health. Thanks largely to the introduction of antibiotics, millions have people have been able to beat back the onslaught of harmful microbes. Some bacteria, ...

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Why a Genetic Flaw May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Why a Genetic Flaw May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Generally speaking, studies about genetic flaws usually focus on the potential consequences of such abnormalities. But imagine if a malfunctioning gene actually had a highly positive impact on your health? As strange as such a scenario might seem, a team ...

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Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

Gauging the Risks Electromagnetic Radiation

While you may not be familiar with the term “electromagnetic radiation,” you can rest assured that you probably encounter it many times throughout the day ‒ this type of energy can be found in both your home and office, and ...

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Another Reason Why Stress May Hurt Your Health

Another Reason Why Stress May Hurt Your Health

It’s widely understood that many people frequently struggle with allergies, though the extent of this problem might still come across as somewhat surprising. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides the following information about allergies in the United ...

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Pesticides, Pregnancy and Autism Risk

Pesticides, Pregnancy and Autism Risk

There is certainly reason to believe that autism is becoming more common in the United States. In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 1 in 68 American children had an autism spectrum disorder. What ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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