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Posts tagged illness

December 2, 2011

 

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Where Do Germs Hide In Schools?

It's probably the school bathrooms that are the problem spots for germs, right?

August 1, 2006

 

fungal infection in bone marrow

Valley Fever

In the Southwestern United States, rattlesnakes and mountain lions aren't the only desert inhabitants to watch out for.

May 29, 2006

 

girl sleeping in grandma's arms

Getting Older, Sleeping Less

Have you ever heard that older people need less sleep?

April 16, 2006

 

gingerbread_amputee

Wannabe Amputee

People with this strange disease want nothing more than to be amputated.

August 4, 2005

 

To Refreeze, or Not to Refreeze

On the way home from the grocery, you get delayed so much that the frozen meat you have bought thaws out. Should you refreeze it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 25, 2005

 

Zinc and Colds

You may have heard you should take zinc for a cold. Is there any scientific evidence that zinc gets rid of colds? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Virtual Reality and Chemotherapy

Some cancer patients are discovering that virtual reality isn't just for cyber geeks. Learn how virtual realities are helping cancer patients through chemo.

September 27, 2003

 

Nicotine Patch

If used properly, over time the patch imparts increasingly smaller doses of nicotine to help the addict gradually break the habit without experiencing the worst symptoms of withdrawal. It’s important to stop smoking while wearing the patch.

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