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December 27, 2013

 

A pacifier sits on a wooden surface

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.

December 24, 2013

 

X-ray image of full set of adult teeth

Fluoride, A Bacterial Slip’N Slide

Researchers have found evidence for a new theory of how fluoride keeps our teeth healthy.

December 18, 2013

 

Foot injury being treated with an ice pack

Put Some Ice On It

Are you injured? Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation will get you fast results!

December 12, 2013

 

Honey spooned out of a jar.

Babies ’n Honey

Ever heard germs can't grow in honey? While true, honey may still contain bacteria spores that can be lethal to infants.

December 2, 2013

 

A water fountain shoots a stream of water from a human face.

Spitting Image of Health

Saliva doesn't just help with digestion; it also aids your body's fight against disease and infection.

November 29, 2013

 

A TV screen and a lightbulb hover over a pair of bloodshot, sleep-deprived eyes.

The Costs of Sleep Deprivation

ATTENTION Night Owls! Losing sleep takes a serious toll on your health and safety.

November 18, 2013

 

Three baby rats cuddle while sleeping.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

November 15, 2013

 

An outstretched hand balances a crystal ball in its palm.

The Future in the Palm of Your Hand

Are six-fingers in store for our evolutionary future?

November 7, 2013

 

Silhouette of man looks at illuminated brain scan.

Scanning for Depression

Brain scans may help doctors better customize treatments for depression.

November 6, 2013

 

Blue fluorescent light sculpted into the shape of a human face

It’s Not Easy Being Blue

Turning blue in the face is easier said than done.

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