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How Does Icing an Injury Help?

How Does Icing an Injury Help?

Probably one of the first things you do when you bang your knee or twist your ankle is put an ice pack on the injury. You probably know that that can help reduce swelling and dull the pain, especially within the first couple days after you get hurt. But why interfere with the way your …

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What happens when you get heat stroke? – Douglas J. Casa

What happens when you get heat stroke? – Douglas J. Casa

In 1985, 16-year-old Douglas Casa, ran the championship 10,000 meter track race at the Empire State Games. Suddenly, with just 200 meters to go, he collapsed, got back up and then collapsed again on the final straightaway, with his body temperature at dangerous levels. He had suffered an exertional heat stroke. Fortunately, with immediate and …

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Does Microwaving Food Destroy Its Vitamins?

Does Microwaving Food Destroy Its Vitamins?

[♪ INTRO] The microwave is a marvelous invention. It’s a quick, convenient way to heat up plenty of foods, from frozen dinners to leftover soup. But that makes a lot of people question how good it is for you: do microwaves change the nutritional value of food? The short answer is: yes, they do. But …

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