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Audrey Carlsen

Audrey Carlsen appears in the following:

An Abstract Look At The Food We Eat

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Photographer Ajay Malghan takes familiar foods and makes them look foreign. He says it's a statement on genetically modified food. But if you want to just appreciate it as abstract art, that's OK too, he says.

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Recalls Of Dietary Supplements Highlight Mystery Ingredients

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

More than 200 dietary supplements have been recalled in recent years because they contain drugs that aren't listed on the label, an analysis finds. The ingredients are potentially harmful, researchers say.

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FDA's Rejection Of Generic OxyContin May Have Side Effects

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A push to make narcotic painkillers harder to abuse means that generic versions of OxyContin won't be allowed. But drugs that are more resistant to abuse are expensive and can still be addictive.

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How Ricin Can Sicken And Kill

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ricin is a naturally occurring toxin that's found in castor beans. Castor-oil plants, the source of beans, are popular with gardeners. You can get sick by eating beans. But purified ricin can be made pretty easily and used for no-good.

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For Those About To Rock, We Salute Your Ears

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Research in mice suggests that short-term hearing loss caused by loud noise like rock concerts may protect ears from more serious damage. But adapting to noise can be dangerous if you compensate by turning up the volume even higher, researchers warn.

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On Call In The Wild: Animals Play Doctor, Too

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wild animals use all sorts of plants and naturally occurring substances to ward off illness. There are chimpanzees that eat rough leaves to purge themselves of parasites and bees that coat their hives with resin to beat back bacteria.

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Reduced Guilt? Chocolate Gets A Healthy, Fruity Makeover

Monday, April 08, 2013

Scientists have developed a type of chocolate infused with micro-bubbles of fruit juice that they say can replace up to half of the fat found in normal chocolate. This hybrid treat, they say, provides a tasty, more healthful alternative to regular chocolate.

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The Real Sounds Of Hearing Loss

Saturday, April 06, 2013

For the hearing-impaired, sounds are quieter, but they can also be fuzzier and maddeningly distorted. Listen to these audio clip simulations of what that kind of hearing loss sounds like.

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Could Wind Turbines Be Toxic To The Ear?

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Critics argue that wind turbine syndrome is a fictional malady perpetuated by people angered by the wind turbines in their communities. Now ear, nose and throat experts are finally weighing in on whether it could be real.

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Eat Fish And Prosper?

Monday, April 01, 2013

In a 16-year study, adults age 65 and older who ate fish regularly were observed to live longer and were less likely to die of cardiovascular disease. It's the latest finding to bolster doctors' recommendations that people should eat one to two servings of fatty fish per week.

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The Wonderful World Of Whisky Art

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Photographer Ernie Button has been taking pictures of the dried residues left in empty whisky glasses for six years. The resulting images are compellingly abstract, and maybe just a little bit otherworldly.

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How A Sleep Disorder Might Point To A Forgotten Future

Friday, March 22, 2013

Acting out dreams in your sleep may put you at risk for developing dementia later in life, researchers say. The behavior appears to portend Lewy body dementia, the second-most common form of dementia among older people.

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Some People Really Can Taste The Rainbow

Monday, March 18, 2013

Some people with a rare neurological condition known as synesthesia can taste shapes or smell color. And when these people work in the food industry, it can radically redefine flavor profiles. (Blue wine? Moss-flavored cotton candy?)

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Sorry, But Bananas Won't Calm Your Caffeine Jitters

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Can eating a banana counter the effects of being over-caffeinated? That's a claim that's been circulating around blogs recently. Some baristas swear by it, but we talked to a scientist who explains why it just isn't true.

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How Guinea Pigs Could Help Autistic Children

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Autistic children may find it easier to socialize with other people in the presence of animals. An Australian study suggests that animals could help autistic children connect with therapists, teachers and their peers.

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