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Health And Fitness

Obesity: It’s Not Just the Sugar

July 7, 2017

Recently, sugar has emerged as the “deadly villain” in the obesity epidemic. But a recent study from Australia shows that maybe it’s not so simple. […]

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Health And Fitness

Consider Taking The Gym Outdoors

July 5, 2017

Hitting the gym today? Consider going outside instead. Professor Kimberlee Bethany Bonura discusses the health advantages of being outside. […]

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Health And Fitness

Mosquitoes: Prevention and Treatment

July 4, 2017

Most biting mosquitoes are active at dusk, so that’s the most important time to be vigilant with your prevention techniques. Light colored clothing is less attractive to mosquitoes. […]

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Health And Fitness

Where Should Babies Sleep?

June 27, 2017

A new study about the best place for babies to sleep – in their own rooms, or sharing a room with their parents – contradicts current AAP guidelines. But hopefully, in the long run, it will help more parents and babies get a better night’s sleep overall.

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Health And Fitness

Is Homemade Slime Safe?

June 21, 2017

In an effort to make sure the barn door is firmly bolted shut now that the horses are long gone, let me give you the quick version: there’s nothing in homemade slime that’s likely to hurt anyone, as long as it’s “used as directed.” […]

Health And Fitness

Treating a Fever: Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen

June 20, 2017

There are a lot of myths about fever. 98.6 F is not and has never been the “normal” temperature. Fevers, themselves, cause no harm. They also don’t help very much. In the modern world, fever is not a necessary or particularly useful part of your immune response. […]

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Cooking

How Safe Is Moldy Food To Eat?

April 27, 2017

What do you do with questionable edible food? Professor Ken Albala, food historian, weighs in on the safety of eating moldy bread […]

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Biology

Motion Perception—How We Perceive Motion In Our World

April 25, 2017

Have you ever wondered how your visual system parses and interprets complex motion information. Let’s start by considering 3 different situations that produce 3 different inputs on the retina; that is, onto the back of the eye. […]

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Health And Fitness

Understanding Arthritis — Types, Treatments, and Myths

April 12, 2017

Around 21 million people report that arthritis restricts their functional capabilities in some way, usually manifesting as pain, stiffness, loss of function, and in worse cases, loss of independence. When it comes to joint care, understanding what’s true and what’s not can help you take a positive action to reduce the painful effects of arthritis. […]

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