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Posts tagged blood

August 14, 2007

 

Spinach dish with garlic

Memory and Potato Chips

When teens need to be careful about getting enough vitamins and minerals to stay healthy during puberty, they often start skipping meals and eating junk food.

August 7, 2007

 

Emergency personnel at car accident

Plastic Blood

Scientists are developing a type of artificial blood for use in emergencies. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 29, 2007

 

Cancer Treatment Bed

Creating Clots

How do these new Cancer therapies work, and how effective are they?

May 24, 2007

 

Gummy candy on top of sprinkles

Sweet Thirst

Everyone knows salt makes you thirsty. However, did you know snacking on sugary foods makes you thirsty, too? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 31, 2006

 

colorful bandaids in a slanted row

Healing Exercise

You may think that resting is the good for letting your body heal, but exercise might actually be best. Find out why!

August 1, 2006

 

a man checks his pulse while using a blood pressure monitor

The Big Squeeze

If you've ever had your blood pressure checked. But did you ever wonder why it's your upper arm that gets the big squeeze, rather than your wrist or your leg?

June 27, 2006

 

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Bed Rest, Space Travel, and Bones

Astronauts and people on bed rest can experience gradual bone loss that increases their risk of fracturing a bone. Here's why.

May 29, 2006

 

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Why Red Eye?

What causes those glowing red eyes in photographs?

May 22, 2006

 

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Assassin Bugs

Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.

February 10, 2006

 

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Vampiric Spiders

Did you know that some spiders, East African jumping spiders, that is, don't just have an appetite for meat, but for blood as well?

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