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Recent allegations in the British Medical Journal claim that a 1998 research paper, which led to widespread public concern about a potential link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism, was an "elaborate fraud".

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For some young partygoers, mixing energy drinks with alcohol is becoming increasingly popular. But, have you ever stopped to think about how the combination of energy drinks and alcohol actually affects the body?

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Estrogen, the “female” hormone, is a steroid molecule important for reproduction.

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 Cracking your knuckles sounds like it would be bad for you … but does it really lead to arthritis when you get older?

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As far as vacation souvenirs go, bed bugs suck — literally. Infestations of these blood-sucking insects are on the rise, and they can easily hitch a ride home in your luggage. Here’s a crash course in bed bug biology and some tips.

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Your body is made up cells that reproduce almost endlessly on their own, so why don’t you live forever? Well, the answer to that question is still not fully understood and even what we do know is incredibly complicated.

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You’ve probably heard the saying “leaves of three; let them be” – a warning to steer clear of the three-leafed plant poison ivy.

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Our skin helps to keep countless bacteria, fungi and other foreign material from getting to our vital insides. So when we get wounded, it’s very important that our skin repairs itself. What happens when a wound heals?

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Christopher Nolan’s movie Inception, has raised many questions about how dreams work and what is possible while dreaming. While we can monitor the brain activity of dreamers, relatively little is known about the content or purpose of dreams.

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