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If You Hear a Fly’s Buzz, Quick Cover Your Food!

Flies are annoying- but did you know they can actually be harmful, too?

Flies like to hang around humans and pick on their food. New research conducted by professor Donald Bryant and published in Scientific Reports indicates that one may have a reason to discard food left uncovered in the presence of flies. Two common fly, the housefly and blowfly, can carry hundreds of different bacteria, many of these bacteria are harmful to humans. [read more...]




Tips to Kick Your Soccer
Skills Up a Notch

Did you know that if you practice at least three times per game you could improve your soccer skills? There are many different kinds of things you can do to better your game. Start with basic drills. “Go outdoors, grab a ball, and keep it close to your feet. That will help improve your ability to run with the ball close,” Says Hugo Grajeda, Director of Pro Youth Soccer Academy in Chester, New York.

Grajeda also indicates that it's important to stretch. Stretching will loosen up your muscles. Before each game or practice, for example, start with a 10 minute warm up by completing a series of stretches. [read more...]

Drinking Coffee Might
Just Help Your Liver

Did you know that coffee, and even decaffeinated coffee, might help your liver? Yes, this bitter liquid could have some sweet benefits for those who drink three cups per day, according to a 2014 study.

Between 1999 and 2010, researchers questioned 27,793 people about their health. Scientists found that over 14,000 of these individuals drank coffee. [read more...]

Move Over Tylenol,
Music Relieves Pain

According to a study from Northwestern University, music and audiobooks reduce pain in most patients after surgery. The study started with adults, but will be repeated to young adults and children.

Sunitha Suresh, a Northwestern University student in biomedical engineering and music cognition, got the idea for the study when her grandmother shared a room with three other patients after major surgery. Suresh gave her grandmother an iPod filled with her favorite Indian classical carnatic music to listen to when her family was unable to visit; the music helped her grandmother relax and feel less anxious. [read more...]

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Flies are annoying- but did you know they can actually be harmful, too? [read more...]
Are school lunches unhealthy for kids in America? Lunch programs that offer healthy and nutritious meals must follow strict guidelines. However, students at Roosevelt High School in Chicago, Illinois feel that the food they’re being served is barely edible, let alone healthy. [read more...]
The flu pandemic of 1918 was one of the largest and deadliest in history. The influenza, or flu, pandemic infected about 500 million people—about one third of the planet’s population at that time. The flu infected more than 25 percent of the U.S. population, and more than 675,000 Americans died. The disease was first seen in Europe, the U.S., and parts of Asia. Then it spread around the world. The first flu vaccine was decades away; there was no effective treatment available in 1918. [read more...]
Running is a very tiring task to some, though others enjoy it. Regardless of how you feel about running, researchers have found that a single hour of this activity could add seven hours to your life. [read more...]
In the 16th century, over 400 people in Strasbourg, France ‘danced themselves to death.’ Yes, that’s right: these Frenchmen literally killed themselves by dancing. [read more...]
When you eat a caramel apple, the first thing that comes across your mind usually isn’t contamination. However, recent research suggests that how you consume your caramel apple is something you need to worry about. In fact, it is a potentially deadly issue. [read more...]
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Family trips, the flu, various appointments—these are the reasons commonly given by students seeking excused school absences. But allergies and asthma? Though it might sound odd, Sennett Middle School’s Health Office recently cited allergies and asthma as the top causes of missed school days in middle school-aged children. [read more...]
In Flint, Michigan, people have unwittingly ingested lead-infused water due to a change of water sources. But how do they find out where people are getting poisoned and who has lead in their blood? [read more...]
Did you know that if you practice at least three times per game you could improve your soccer skills? There are many different kinds of things you can do to better your game. Start with basic drills. “Go outdoors, grab a ball, and keep it close to your feet. That will help improve your ability to run with the ball close,” Says Hugo Grajeda, Director of Pro Youth Soccer Academy in Chester, New York. [read more...]
Did you know that coffee, and even decaffeinated coffee, might help your liver? Yes, this bitter liquid could have some sweet benefits for those who drink three cups per day, according to a 2014 study. [read more...]
According to a study from Northwestern University, music and audiobooks reduce pain in most patients after surgery. The study started with adults, but will be repeated to young adults and children. [read more...]