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Why Washing Chicken Before Cooking is Unsafe (Video)
A raw chicken breast sits on a cutting board.
May 22nd, 2015
Don't wash your chicken — really.
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Protect Your Teen from HPV, Prevent Deadly Cancers (Op-Ed)
A teenage girl gets a warm hug from her mom.
May 20th, 2015
Thousands of cases of cervical cancer, penile cancer and other potentially deadly diseases would be prevented each year if more kids were given the HPV vaccine.
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'Healthy Brain, Happy Life' (US, 2015): Book Excerpt
Healthy Brain, Happy Life book cover
May 19th, 2015
Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.
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Rehab Exoskeleton is First of Its Kind (Video)
HARMONY rehab exoskeleton
May 20th, 2015
Exoskeletons aren't only for combat — they have potential to help patients recovering from stroke.
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Eating Disorders Are Deadly, But Who's to Blame? (Op-Ed)
Shattered Image book cover, eating disorders
May 19th, 2015
For eating disorders, sometimes the cure is letting go.
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Exercise Fuels Mental 'Time Travel'
An artist's image of the human mind.
May 19th, 2015
Sure, exercise is healthy — but only now are the impacts on the human brain coming into focus, particularly for the hippocampus and its affects on memory and imagination.
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The Hidden Risks in Nail Polish
A woman gets a manicure
May 20th, 2015
The desire for beautiful nails has fueled an entire nail salon industry that’s growing rapidly, yet, the recent articles from the New York Times exposed an industry that’s left workers struggling both with unlivable wages and with damaged health.
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Where Were You When the Mountain Blew?
Plinian Column, mount st. hellens
May 19th, 2015
Remembering the eruption of Mount St Helens.
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Fossil Fragments Reveal Enormous Ancient Turtle (Video)
two halves of an ancient sea turtle humerus
May 19th, 2015
An enormous turtle fossil grew even bigger after an amateur fossil collector found its missing piece.
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