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2011-09-19 07:25:37

These changes may also affect the mix of bacteria present in the digestive tract.

2011-09-06 11:36:48

A newly published study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health heightens concerns over the potential health effects on children of a group of ubiquitous chemicals known as phthalates.

2011-08-25 14:44:18

Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away.

2011-07-22 01:43:50

While more Americans are working past age 65 by choice, a growing segment of the population must continue to work well into their sixties out of financial necessity.

2011-06-30 13:37:19

The onset of puberty is a critical moment for reaching girls with health messages and information, and the stakes are particularly high in countries where the HIV/AIDS epidemic rages and where threats to female reproductive health abound.

2011-06-17 01:56:22

African Americans receive poorer dental care than white Americans, even when they have some dental insurance coverage.

2011-05-02 19:31:08

Road warriors who travel for business two weeks or more a month have higher body mass index, higher rates of obesity and poorer self-rated health than those who travel less often.

2011-04-18 14:00:01

In the wake of several highly publicized suicides by gay teenagers, a new study finds that a negative social environment surrounding gay youth is associated with high rates of suicide attempts by lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth.

2011-04-05 15:26:44

For women, having a male partner who exhibits controlling behaviors such as limiting contact with friends and insisting on knowing one's whereabouts at all times, may be associated with increased physical and sexual relationship violence.


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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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