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The Real Reason Dogs Sniff Each Other's Butts

The reason why dogs smell each other’s butts might be a bit more complicated than you think.

By smelling the anal sac, a dog can pick up on the released glandular secretions that describe that particular dog, according to the… 86 more words

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Rosemary and oregano contain diabetes-fighting compounds

Public Release: 23-Jul-2014
The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. 355 more words

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ACS Reactions video about how acetaminophen (Tylenol) works! #sciencematters

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol™, is one of the most popular pain relievers in the world, selling more than 27 billion doses in 2009 alone.

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Popcorn: the snack with even higher antioxidant levels than fruits and vegetables

” Vinson cautioned, however, that the way people prepare and serve popcorn can quickly put a dent in its healthful image.”

SAN DIEGO, March 25, 2012 — Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s actually good for health popped up a few notches today as scientists reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. 696 more words

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Hot pepper compound could help hearts

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — The food that inspires wariness is on course for inspiring even more wonder from a medical standpoint as scientists today reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 545 more words

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Some flame retardants make fires more deadly

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — Some of the flame retardants added to carpets, furniture upholstery, plastics, crib mattresses, car and airline seats and other products to suppress the visible flames in fires are actually increasing the danger of invisible toxic gases that are the No. 375 more words

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New evidence on effects of green coffee beans in weight loss

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2012 — Scientists today reported striking new evidence that green, or unroasted, coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time. 566 more words

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