May 15, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Tooth fairy study reveals children near lead smelters are exposed to dangerous lead in the womb

A worker recycling lead in a lead acid battery recovery facility. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, in which drinking water contaminated with lead raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory system to protect residents

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May 15, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Children near lead smelters exposed to lead in the womb

A worker recycling lead in a lead acid battery recovery facility. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health The environmental tragedy in Flint, Michigan, in which drinking water contaminated with lead raised fears of potential health effects for exposed children, revealed the failure of a regulatory system to protect residents

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May 14, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Is the brain parasite _Toxoplasma_ manipulating your behavior, or is your immune system to blame?

The parasite _Toxoplasma gondii_ only reproduces sexually in cats. fotovapl/Shutterstock.com, CC BY-SA We’re not the same when we get sick. Whether it is sneezing when we get a cold, or ferociously biting people when we get rabies, germs change our behavior. That’s because germs need to transmit from one host

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May 14, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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Sunscreen wouldn’t have saved Bob Marley from melanoma, and it won’t help other dark-skinned people

An image of Bob Marley at a Bob Marley Exhibit in Miami Oct. 16, 2013. Lynne Slakdy/AP Photo Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunscreen can block UV rays and therefore reduce the risk of sun burns,

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May 13, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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The unique harm of sexual abuse in the black community

Anita Hill in Beverly Hills, California, Dec. 8, 2017. Willy Sanjuna/Invision/AP What makes R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse of black girls different than that of other big-name alleged perpetrators, like Woody Allen? What are the different pressures faced by Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford regarding their testimonies of alleged

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May 07, 2019 by Contributor in Archived
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The hazards of living on the right side of a time zone border

Daylight saving time is an artificial way of adjusting time, but nothing changes when the sun rises and sets. Jerry Regis/Shutterstock.com The sun both rises and sets later in the western parts of time zones, by about an hour at the extremes. If sunrise in Nashville, Tennessee is 6:30 a.m.,

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