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The Science Of Sneezing: How To Avoid The Germs

It’s cold and flu season, and you’ve probably heard people sneezing all over town. But what’s the best way to sneeze and not spread germs? In a tissue? Into your arm? Into your hands?


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Tablets, Smartphones May Not Be Totally To Blame For Nearsighted Kids

Experts recommend a 15-minute vison break every couple of hours of up-close work to lessen the chances of developing nearsightedness. And if all else fails, there’s always glasses.


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Experts: Lifestyle Mainly To Blame For Growing Hearing Loss Epidemic

Personal listening devices have become a big culprit of hearing loss. In a noisy world, we crank them up to drown out the racket and hear the music. But the trouble is, high volume is little by little, damaging the sensitive cells in our inner ears.


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Young Girl Bringing Gift Of Sight To Children Around The World

Cataract surgery gave 12-year-old Lillian Pravda the gift of sight, and she’s since made it her mission to help other others who need eye surgery, through a foundation she started three years ago.