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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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Has Global Warming Already Started?

Has Global Warming Already Started?

Climate change is generally thought of as something that the world will have to contend with in the future. However, there are numerous warning signs that this troubling phenomenon is well underway.   The Growing Problem of CO2 ‒  Since ...

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Keeping Tabs on the Flu

Keeping Tabs on the Flu

While flu season is a fact of life, the severity of a given flu season can vary significantly. Consider that at the end of 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 849 flu cases from September 30th ...

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Preventing Common Sports Injuries

Preventing Common Sports Injuries

It goes without saying that participating in organized sports is a great way of getting and staying in shape. Unfortunately, such activities also place the body at risk of injury. While there is no way to completely avoid getting hurt ...

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The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Effects of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Virtually everyone has to deal with at least some viruses during their lifetime. These microscopic organisms can cause a variety of illnesses, ranging from colds to food poisoning to influenza. Some viruses, however, are less well known and common than ...

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Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

Researching Diabetes Triggers – On Mt. Everest

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words “Mount Everest?” The world’s tallest mountain? Blisteringly cold temperatures? Mountain climbers pushing their bodies to their physical limits? How about type 2 diabetes? While the first three answers ...

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A New Way to Fight Food Poisoning

A New Way to Fight Food Poisoning

In the United States, we generally assume that the food that we eat won’t get us sick. To be sure, the next meal you eat probably won’t be laced with disease-causing bacteria. However, food borne illnesses are hardly uncommon. In ...

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