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      August 1, 2012Health

      Many Olympians Suffer from Asthma

      The most common chronic condition among all Olympic athletes is asthma. But many don't start suffering symptoms until their later years, suggesting that endurance training could be a trigger...
      November 29, 2011Health

      Soccer Headings Can Harm Brain

      A specialized form of brain imaging finds that soccer players who head the ball more than 1,000 times a year face risks similar to those with head trauma. Katherine Harmon reports
      June 17, 2015Salud

      ¿Por cuánto tiempo se puede contener la respiración?

      Algunas personas, como quienes practican el buceo, pueden contener la respiración por unos cuantos minutos. ¿Cuánto es lo máximo que el cuerpo humano puede permanecer sin respirar?...
      ¿Por cuánto tiempo se puede contener la respiración?
      April 22, 2013Book

      Remember When? The Science of Memory

      Why can you vividly recall the day your father took you to your first baseball game many years ago, but you can’t remember where you just put the car keys? The process of how - and what - we remember is a fascinating window onto who we are and what makes us tick...
      Remember When? The Science of MemoryRemember When? The Science of Memory
      October 23, 2017Book

      The Real Zombies of Nature

      The zombie has had a bit of a renaissance over the last decade. Hollywood churns out films like World War Z and TV shows like The Walking Dead, communities throughout the country hold zombie runs and races...
      The Real Zombies of NatureThe Real Zombies of Nature
      September 11, 2012Health

      Experts Offer Tips to Lower Risk of West Nile

      This year has had the most recorded cases of West Nile virus on record in the U.S. Public health experts offer tips to avoid the virus. Katherine Harmon reports
      August 15, 2013Health

      Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal For Dieters

      Women who ate half of 1,400 daily calories at breakfast lost almost 80 percent more weight than women who ate half their 1,400 calories at dinner. Katherine Harmon reports
      July 13, 2012Book

      The Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics

      The Olympics are the world’s most prestigious stage for athletic competition. Fans both casual and hardcore tune in religiously every few years to watch as men and women push themselves to the limits of human performance...
      The Science of Sports: Winning in the OlympicsThe Science of Sports: Winning in the Olympics
      May 13, 2013Book

      Eat, Move, Think: Living Healthy

      While many of us strive to live healthy lives, the task can be daunting and the information overwhelming. Should we be more concerned with our diet or with keeping our weight down? How important is exercise?...
      Eat, Move, Think: Living HealthyEat, Move, Think: Living Healthy
      September 20, 2011Biology

      Eternal Vigilance Fingers the Flu

      The influenza virus is hiding and changing in animal populations. Virologist Ab Osterhaus explains how that could make it more lethal and how we have to keep a constant eye on its development...
      October 27, 2011Health

      BP Meds at Night Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

      People who took at least one of their blood pressure medications before going to bed had a reduced risk of circulatory problems compared with morning pill poppers. Katherine Harmon reports...
      March 28, 2012Health

      Frequent Chocolate Eaters Have Lower BMIs

      People who ate chocolate frequently consumed more calories and more saturated fat, yet had lower average body mass indexes than those who did not eat chocolate. Katherine Harmon reports
      July 24, 2012Health

      Certain Airports Are Disease-Spread Hot Spots

      M.I.T. researchers used real traveler patterns, geographical information and airport waiting times to predict what U.S. airports are most likely to spread an epidemic from its origin. Katherine Harmon reports...
      August 7, 2012Health

      Color-Coded Food Helps Consumers Make Healthful Choices

      Six months after color coding its food choices as least, somewhat or most healthful, Massachusetts General Hospital saw its cafeteria users substantially decreased their least healthful food choices and increase the more healthful ones...
      August 16, 2011Health

      Medicare Doughnut Hole Swallows Meds

      Medicare recipients in the so-called doughnut hole, where they foot the complete bill for their drugs, are twice as likely to skip meds entirely than are those who get other assistance...
      February 26, 2009Biology

      The Clear-Headed Fish

      This fish might look made for science—or just plain made-up—but it's 100 percent real. First described in 1939, this "barreleye" has been somewhat of a mystery to science...
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