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Posts tagged health problems

February 17, 2014

 

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Are Microwave Ovens Dangerous?

A Moment Of Science takes a scientific look at an old myth.

February 28, 2013

 

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What Is Boredom, Scientifically Speaking?

Everyone gets bored from time to time. But I was wondering--what is boredom exactly, scientifically speaking?

December 1, 2005

 

Eating, but Not Food

Toddlers and slightly older children are prone to chew on things that make adults react with alarm. However, for many children between the ages of two and three, compulsively eating non-food items is an eating disorder known as pica. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

June 3, 2005

 

Stress and Immunity

Have you heard that stress can reduce your immune defenses and make you sick? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

July 22, 2004

 

Cosmic Radiation

Did you know that cosmic radiation is up to one-hundred times greater at cruising altitude than on the ground? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

One More Reason to Exercise

So instead of saying that exercising decreases your risk for certain health problems, it’s more correct to say that not exercising increases your risk for those problems.

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