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Can Your Breath Tell That You Have Cancer?
March 15, 2015

Walking past one of the crowded outdoor eateries in New York City on a recent summer evening, I was struck by how many young women and men were smoking as they chatted away over dinner. People were packed onto the sidewalks, blowing smoke in each other’s faces (and, unfortunately, those of the passersby). I could not help but think that their breath must really stink after a long day at work, and now one cigarette after another. [...]

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A Letter to My Preemies
February 17, 2015

Today was supposed to be your due date. Instead, it is your 3-month birthday. [...]

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7 Scientific Ways To Beat The Heat
July 23, 2014

"Humans have a tremendous ability to acclimatize to heat stress," says Michael Sawka, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, who studies how humans adapt to extreme conditions. "You acclimate to what you're exposed to." [...]

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The Best Way To Work Your Biceps, According To Science
July 17, 2014

If you wish that you had stronger, more sculpted biceps -- and really, who doesn't? -- but you're not seeing results from your regular strength training routine, science just came to the rescue: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) commissioned a study to find out which biceps exercise is head and shoulders above the rest. [...]

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The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise
July 11, 2014

Feel younger, live longer. It's no slogan — these are actual benefits of regular exercise. People with high levels of physical fitness are at lower risk of dying from a variety of causes, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [...]

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