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You probably haven’t thought about yourappendix much, unless it’s landed you in the hospital for emergency surgery.But what exactly is your appendix, and is it really as useless as most peoplebelieve?

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While the cast of the movie The Hangover gets themselves intohilarious predicaments the day after a night of excessive drinking inLas Vegas, the reality of an actual hangover is a lot less humorous.

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What would you think if I told you that a patient with leukemia (a cancer of the blood cells) could be cured using cells from their own skin?

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The common cold is really just a collection of symptoms caused by the reaction of your immune system to viruses.

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Even though the consequences of a head injury can be severe, you can keep yourself safe while playing hockey by wearing properly fitted protective head gear such as helmets and making smart decisions on the ice.

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Sleeping near someone who snores can be a nuisance; however, it can also be a sign of a serious health concern. How so? Well, snoring is a possible symptom of a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA for short).

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Scientists aren't really sure as to why your heart rate is linked with your breathing, but some studies suggest that the human body saves energy in this way, by increasing the efficiency of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange in your lungs.

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At a time when many schools are cutting music programs due to budget constraints, researchers are trying to understand how music affects our minds and bodies by asking, "What are the benefits of music?"

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Giant hogweed, why the frenzy of fear? The sap of the giant hogweed can cause severe burns and even temporary blindness. It’s a very obnoxious noxious weed!

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Have you ever gone to the dentist and, while working their magic on your teeth, they correctly guess the sort of food and drinks you’ve had lately? This mysterious feat of dental clairvoyance may seem impressive at first, but the evidence is wr

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