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Scientists may have just worked out why we hiccup

Scientists may have just worked out why we hiccup

Although hiccups seem a nuisance, scientists have discovered they may play a crucial role in our development — by helping babies to regulate their breathing. In a study led by University College London (UCL), researchers monitoring 13 newborn babies found that hiccupping triggered a large wave of brain signals which could aid their development. Lorenzo…MORE

Sure, houseplants are great. But they’re not actually cleaning the air

Sure, houseplants are great. But they’re not actually cleaning the air

You’ve probably heard people say that keeping plants in your home or office helps to make the air cleaner, but science says otherwise. There are two primary myths about keeping plants in indoor spaces: one is that you get more oxygen with a houseplant around, and the other is that the plant helps clean the…MORE

How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit

How to stop throwing away your veggies and fruit

We all do it: buy fresh fruits and veggies with the best of intentions to gobble them down, only to open the fridge a few days (or weeks) later to discover a rotten mess. One tweetfest tapped into our pervasive shame over store-bought salad: “Almost left the grocery store without buying a bag of spring…MORE

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury

Double lung transplant needed after vaping related injury

Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the first double lung transplant in the US for a male patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. There’s a press conference Tuesday to discuss what happened and doctors will offer an update on the patient’s condition.…MORE

Asthma can turn deadly in rare cases. Here’s how

Asthma can turn deadly in rare cases. Here’s how

The death of 13-year-old Broadway star Laurel Griggs is a tragic reminder of how serious asthma can be. Laurel battled asthma for about two years, her father Andrew Griggs told CNN. Though Laurel would seem fine for months at a time, her father said he constantly took her for medical checkups. Last Tuesday, Laurel suffered…MORE

Your hatred of heart-healthy veggies could be genetic

Your hatred of heart-healthy veggies could be genetic

If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive…MORE

This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer

This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer

An Army combat veteran who is facing the fight of her life has joined forces with a former NFL player to raise awareness in the battle against lung cancer. Retired Lt. Col. Angela Downs served 21 years in the Army, including a 2006 deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. One year ago this month…MORE

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