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September 8, 2015


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Why Do People Kiss?  

Smooching feels good, of course, but couples first started swapping saliva as a way to test out genetic compatibility.

May 22, 2015


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Runny Nose

If your kid's got a cold, it's best to just let the runny nose run its course.

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.

December 27, 2013


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How To Clean A Pacifier

A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.

April 29, 2013


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Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

April 26, 2013



What Is The Point Of A Fever?

Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?

March 20, 2013


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Death By Peanut

How much damage can one little peanut do? An awful lot for those who are allergic.

March 12, 2013


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Get Some Sleep! Your Body Needs It To Fight Colds.

Does the amount of sleep I get affect how likely I am to catch a cold?

September 13, 2012


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Depression May Have An Evolutionary Benefit

Depression may have an evolutionary benefit. It may improve one's chances of fighting off infection.

June 9, 2011


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The Positives And Negatives Of Being A High Ranking Chimp

Any chimpanzee from Kibale National Park in Uganda will tell you, being top banana has its advantages. But, there are many disadvantages as well.

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