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Jessica Naudziunas

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Swallowing Tiny Magnets Can Lead To Big Trouble For Kids

Friday, August 09, 2013

Researchers found a fivefold increase in cases of kids being treated for injuries from swallowed magnets between 2002 and 2011. Small children were tempted by tiny, ball-shaped magnets. Older kids ran into trouble using magnets to simulate body piercings.

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Where In The World Are There No McDonald's?

Thursday, August 01, 2013

McDonald's may seem to be everywhere, but there are still 105 countries without the fast food giant, from Ghana to Jamaica to Yemen to Tajikistan. In six countries, McDonald's once had a presence, but due to economics, and sometimes politics, the franchises closed.

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TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think

Monday, July 22, 2013

Every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room after being injured by a television. Flat screen TVs aren't necessarily safer, according to a study. They are heavy and perhaps even more likely to tip over than those old tube monsters. Experts say TVs need to be tethered to a wall.

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Tiny Rat Cocktail Parties Shed Light On Why Smokers Drink

Friday, July 19, 2013

Smoking and drinking go together like, well, smoking and drinking. A study with rats sheds light on the brain chemistry behind why smokers seem to be more likely to drink, and sometimes to drink to excess.

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Om Nom Nom: T. Rex Was, Indeed, A Voracious Hunter

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A fossilized tyrannosaur tooth found lodged between bones in a hadrosaur's tail is giving paleobiologists pretty firm clues about the tyrant king's meal plan. And Hollywood may have been right all along โ€” T. Rex definitely knew how to kill.

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A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report women are more likely to have chronic pain. They're also more likely to shop around for a doctor who will prescribe pain pills.

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'Heart Attack On A Hook': Meet America's 'Worst Restaurant Meal'

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Long John Silver's Big Catch platter has plenty of fans. But the limited-time seafood dish is anything but healthful: The fish dish, complete with onion rings and hush puppies, comes in at a whopping 33 grams of trans fats โ€” more than two weeks' worth, according to a nutrition watchdog group.

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Preserving The Season's Fruits With A Canning Evangelist

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Kevin West, author and blogger, takes NPR's Lynn Neary to a farmers market to choose the summer's best produce for canning. "You take this experience ... and you put it in the jar. And six months from now we will re-experience that moment," West says.

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A Look At The Nastiest And Cleanest U.S. Beaches

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual beach report card, detailing the levels of bacteria measured at beaches across the nation. Several beaches on the East Coast get gold stars.

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Gourmands Through The Ages: 'A History Of Food In 100 Recipes'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

From ancient Egyptian bakers to Gordon Ramsay, every era has its foodies. And without them, the history of food would be pretty darn boring, says William Sitwell. His new book chronicles how these epicures shaped our palates, and the recipes they left behind.

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How To Make Museums More Inviting For Kids With Autism

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A day at a museum promises fun for parents and kids alike. But for children who are on the autism spectrum, a seemingly simple museum exhibit may be too overwhelming to enjoy. Now, museums are coming up with ways to accommodate these visitors.

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Milk Not Jails Makes Partners Out Of Farmers And Ex-Cons

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Small dairy farmers and ex-cons don't make natural allies. But a non-profit group, Milk Not Jails, is hoping they can forge a new urban-rural relationship in New York state based on food rather than incarceration.

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