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Tick Talk: Enjoy Summer Outings and Prevent Lyme Infection

  Lyme disease – named after the village it was first diagnosed in- takes about 300,000 new victims annually in the United States alone. The epidemic number is almost ten times as high…

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Fast and Furious Road Etiquette for Green Drivers

Many fuel-saving tips advise driving slowly, but you should actually often drive fast to save fuel and minimize the impact on the environment.  Driving slowly works to save fuel on an individual level, but…

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6 Amazing Stories of Children Raised by Animals

1. Girls Raised by Wolves in India In 1920, Kamala, 8 years old, and Amala, 18 months old, were found in a wolves’ den in Midnapore, India. The case was documented by Rev….

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Clothes and Accessories that Protect Your Skin From the Summer Sun

The hot weather and beating summer sun mean light breezy fabrics. Bare arms and legs are now a common sight on sun drenched city streets—the stuff of dermatologists’ nightmares. Summer Kramer, founder of…

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US Dependence on Corn Could Reach Popping Point: A look at the red-clover solution

File Credit: Corn is huge business in the United States, but can it last? If soil depletion has the same negative impact on the U.S. industry as it has had elsewhere, it…

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How 8 Industries Have Swayed Science at the Expense of Public Health

It can take a lot of money to carry out a careful study. The influence of corporate funding has been known to leave a black eye on the good faith of the scientific…

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What Is the Problem With Our Oceans?

Have you been to the beach lately? Maybe you have noticed a few cans, some plastic bottles, and maybe some other debris and thought “it doesn’t matter, it’s just a few pieces.” The…

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How to Balance Melanoma Risk With Need for Vitamin D

Dr. Ann Corson: I treat patients with chronic conditions such as chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, mold-induced illness. I check them all for both 25-hydroxy vitamin D (most doctors check this only) and 1-25 dihydroxy…

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Toxic Effects of Ocean Plastic Far Greater Than Previously Thought

SYDNEY – When dead seabirds washed up in their thousands along the eastern and southern seaboards of Australia last year, biologist Dr Jennifer Lavers became worried, very worried. A research fellow at the…

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How Whale Feces Help You Breathe

Half of the world’s oxygen is provided by phytoplankton, an aquatic organism that functions as a carbon sink and whose name means “wandering plants” in Greek. All fish depend on phytoplankton, whether directly…

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