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2011-05-27 13:37:04

How females select their sexual partners is a matter of more than passing concern to a large number of males.

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2011-05-18 10:31:52

Cesarean births have increased during the last thirty years, especially with mothers from the social and economic middle class.

2011-03-23 13:25:36

According to UK government statistics over 8 million working days per year are lost due to illness and about a third of these are due to minor ailments such as coughs, colds, sickness and diarrhea.

2011-03-21 16:24:17

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by unexplained and debilitating tiredness and is associated with headaches, disrupted sleep, muscle pain and difficulty in concentrating.

2011-03-14 14:11:02

Pregnancy is meant to be a joyous time however some women experience overwhelming 'baby blues' before the birth of their child.

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2011-02-28 08:30:00

Going to college to earn an advanced degree could keep you healthier in the long run, according to a new study that had discovered a link between education and lower blood pressure.

2011-02-21 14:32:03

It is well known that sunbathing increases the risk of skin cancer and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma.

2011-02-07 14:10:39

Crested gibbons (genus Nomascus) live in dense Asian rainforest, specifically in China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, and, because of their environment, they communicate with other gibbons by singing.

2011-02-07 13:58:54

Binge drinking is often considered to be a problem of towns and cities but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that binge drinking in rural areas is more of a problem than previously thought.

2011-01-26 12:23:56

It can be hard to get noticed when you're a little chick in a big colony, but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology reveals that baby birds in need of a feed have individual ways of letting their parents know.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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