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Elective cesarean sections are too risky, WHO study says

Despite medical advances and increasing access to improved obstetric care across the globe, surgical childbirths are still more risky for both mother and baby, according to an ongoing international survey by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

January 11, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Obesity is now just as much of a drag on health as smoking

In case anyone needs a reminder to stick to that New Year's resolution to slim down or kick the cigarette habit, researchers have confirmed that obesity and smoking are still the country's leading contributors to preventable deaths and illnesses...

January 5, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Bird-like dinosaur used venom to subdue prey

A fierce, feathered raptor might have been terrifying enough to small dinosaurs, lizards, birds and mammals living 128 million years ago, but add venom to its arsenal and the threat would be paralyzing—literally...

December 21, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Could ocean acidification deafen dolphins?

As more and more carbon dioxide enters the Earth's atmosphere, oceans are becoming more acidic. In fact, this acidification has been blamed for everything from killing off coral to aiding algae and even super-sizing fish ear bones...

December 20, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

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