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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

 

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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.

May 26, 2011

 

Man holding tissue to his nose

How Plant Communication And Your Allergies Are Related

Why does pollen from plants make your nose run? The answer involves protein and communication.

April 25, 2011

 

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Is There Any Danger In Sleeping With Your Pets?

Are there health risks associated with sleeping with your pet?

January 4, 2011

 

Salted peanuts

What Is The Difference Between Food Intolerance And Food Allergy?

Do you or someone you know have a food allergy or intolerance?

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