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June 2, 2008

 

A woman laying in a pool having "mermaid hair."

Mermaid’s Hair and Cancer

Does having Mermaid hair, which means laying down in a pool and letting your hair float, have benefits for cancer patients? Listen to learn more.

May 20, 2008

 

Man using Nasal Spray

Flu Mist

Now you can get a flu vaccine without getting a shot. Instead, you can get the flu mist. Like nasal spray, but you get weakened flu viruses up your nose.

April 17, 2008

 

Assortment of colorful pills

A Bitter, but Colorful Pill

Does what our medicine look like affect how well we think it works? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 26, 2008

 

Peroxide Bubbles on Fingers

First-aid Bubbles

Pour a little hydrogen peroxide on a cut or scrape and an instant foam of tiny bubbles appears. But where do the bubbles come from, and do they really help?

September 27, 2007

 

Assembly of doctors

Dressed Down Docs

Have you ever wondered why doctors wear white lab coats? The answer is that doctors began wearing those long, white coats in the mid-1800s for a few reasons.

July 30, 2006

 

glass of grapefruit juice

Grapefruit and Medicine

Did you know that grapefruit juice can be dangerous if you're taking certain kinds of medication?

February 7, 2006

 

hidden_toadstool

Fungi Unknowns

There may be as many as one million to 1.5 million species of fungi, but that we've identified and named only about ten-percent of them.

January 20, 2005

 

Bad Hair? Check Your Genes

There's a good chance that hair patterns are determined by our genes.

October 21, 2004

 

What Is a Hypnotic?

What is a Hypnotic? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 23, 2004

 

Calling Dr. Darwin

Is a fever always bad? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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