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Why Cubicle Workers Are Actually More Injury-Prone Than Previously Thought

When one imagines workplace injuries, it’s easy to imagine the majority of them taking place in occupations that require intensive physical labo...
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Congo Comedians Bring Joy, Laughter To Funeral Rites

Although funeral customs vary widely across cultures, virtually every human society honors the recently departed in some way. Now, in the war-torn Dem...
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Urine-Chlorine Combination Is What Causes Swimmers’ Eyes to Turn Red

If you plan to go swimming this summer, pack some goggles. It turns out that it’s not chlorine that causes swimmers’ eyes to turn red. At ...
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Scott Jurek Completes Entire Appalachian Trail in Less Than Two Months

A world record was set on July 12th when “ultramarathoner” Scott Jurek finished hiking the entire length of the Appalachian Trail, from Ge...
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Kids No Longer Prefer Television For Viewing TV Content

Nowadays, about 50% of mobile phone owners use their phone as their primary internet source. Mobile phones are how people go online, in other words. A...
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Recent Studies Report Super Antibacterial Resistant Acne

A recent study by a team of British researchers is concluding that physicians should limit their antibiotic prescriptions for the treatment of acne, b...
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Is Knee Surgery More Risk Than It’s Worth?

According to a recent report from NBC News, one of the most common types of orthopedic knee surgery may not be worth the trouble for middle-aged patie...
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Can Dogs Really Be Trained to Find Truffles?

Dogs are known for their keen sense of smell — hence their use on K-9 units with police and government agencies. But now they’re being use...
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Emergency Rooms See More Repeat Visitors Than Originally Thought

Once we’ve sought treatment for a medical emergency at a hospital emergency room, the last thing we want to do is make a repeat visit for the sa...
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This New Genetic Test Could Solve the Problem of Male Infertility

For couples hoping to start or expand their families, it’s surprisingly common to experience infertility issues at some point. Approximately 12%...