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Is Country Mouse or City Mouse Safer?
If rural roads and cornfields beckon your soul, you may think the usually slower pace of life in the country is a safer place to live than in the bustling city. But you might be surprised.
Lead in the Hot Sauce
Extra heat may not be the only thing you're getting from your hot sauce. By putting it on your food, you could also be adding significant amounts of lead.
Boys With Blowguns
Whether it's online or in the real world, teens find ways to get into trouble. A new study highlights one bit of online information that could turn into a real-world problem for some teens.
Chemicals That Mess With the Thyroid
Chemicals are used in manufacturing pretty much everything we use on a daily basis. But their long-term effects on the body are often unknown.
With the TV, Like Parent, Like Child
In a world overwhelmed with media, parents may find it challenging to positively influence their children's TV watching habits. But all parents already own their best tool — a mirror.
A Link Between BPA and Young Boys
About 2 to 5 percent of newborn boys have undescended testicles at birth. Usually, the testicles descend on their own by the time the child is 6 months old.
Clues to Weight in Certain Plastics
Plastics have made life easier for millions of people across the world. Yet some plastics may contain compounds, like BPA, that are linked to health issues.
Scrub-A-Dub-Dub Those Hands
Washing your hands after using the restroom is one of the most basic and important rules of hygiene. But that does not mean everyone actually does it — or does it correctly.
Kids Near the Fastlane May Act Fast
Pollution can be a double negative. It's not so good for the lungs and, at the same time, it can make concentrating difficult for kids.
Chemicals in Plastics Bad for Hearts
Plastic additives called phthalates are used widely in various products and were once considered harmless. But their safety has been questioned in recent years.