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Human exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals could cost the European Union some 157 billion euros a year in health care and lost productivity, according to a study published Thursday in a scientific journal.
Never get bored with a board: Skateboard evolution
Have you ever seen people skateboarding with high-speed and dazzling tricks? Ever feel like taking up this cool sport? Skateboarding originated in the late 1940s or early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. Since the 1960s, skateboards have been manufactured in bulk. It gradually became a hugely popular sport and also a beloved form of transportation for younger generations.
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
Nasty bug more common than thought
A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
A bionic hand is as just good as a graft
European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday.
Ebola drug trials show early treatment vital to save lives
Early results from an Ebola trial using the experimental drug Avigan (favipiravir) showed Monday it was somewhat effective at saving lives if given early in the illness, but not later.
It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revelers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted.
Bolivian grandmothers stay fit by playing handball
Dozens of traditional Aymara grandmothers ease many of the aches and pains of aging by practicing a sport that is decidedly untraditional in Bolivia -- team handball.
Researchers in Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it.
Tiny nanoparticles that act like miniature drones could deliver a knock-out punch to plaque buildup in the arteries, according to an experimental approach described by U.S. scientists on Wednesday.
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