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2012-03-27 13:54:56

Cold-like infections make 'cough receptors' in the airways more sensitive, making asthmatics more prone to bouts of coughing and wheezing, reveal scientists presenting their findings at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin.

Empathy Makes Yawns More Contagious
2011-12-08 14:17:11

According to research published in the online journal PLoS ONE, you are more likely to respond to a yawn with another yawn when it comes from a family member or friend.

2011-11-07 16:59:37

Breathing. Anyone reading this article is doing it right now.

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2011-09-20 05:06:24

Though considered a mark of boredom or fatigue, yawning might also be a trait of the hot-headed. Literally.

2011-06-16 13:03:04

Children as young as ten are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight and the problem is more common in boys than girls.

2011-05-05 04:35:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flatulence. Everyone has it. Common factors contributing to flatus production are swallowed air and digestion of certain foods in the intestine.

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2011-04-08 09:05:00

Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Horses that don’t sweat – a condition called equine anhidrosis – run a serious health risk.

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2011-01-10 11:05:00

Little is known about the distances a cough or sneeze can travel, but researchers in Singapore are attempting to find out how airborne transmission of flu viruses takes place using a giant mirror and a high-speed camera.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.