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November 28, 2014

 

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Cats and Smoking

Smoking causes health hazards to everyone around you, including your cat whose fur is a smoke-particle magnet.

November 17, 2014

 

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Questioning Antioxidants

Despite being touted for their health benefits, antioxidant supplements might do little more for you than snake oil.

October 10, 2014

 

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The Battle Over Iron

Iron can be used by our body for good or bad, depending on which cells get a hold of it.

July 16, 2014

 

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Drink Tea To Ward Off Cancer?

In this Moment of Science, we discuss the possible anticancer benefits of drinking green tea.

May 6, 2014

 

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The Importance Of Pap Smears

In case you didn't know already, there are good reasons for why doctors perform Pap smears.

January 14, 2014

 

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The Cost Of Smoking

Measuring the aggregate economic impact of smoking is hard. However, it's easy to see the misery it causes in individual lives.

July 5, 2013

 

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Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

January 31, 2013

 

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Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clues To Pain Relief

Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.

December 17, 2012

 

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Why Humans (Not Chimps) Get Cancer

Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?

September 18, 2012

 

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Do Whales Get Sunburnt?

Researchers have been studying the effects of UV rays on whales in the Gulf of California for over three years...

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