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Discovery News - Health

Nov 20, 2012
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How To Make Your Vegetables Healthier
Stressed carrots can give you a big boost of healthy compounds, according to one Texas A&M researcher. He's looking into the vegetable's response to stress in the hopes of producing more antioxidants than normal. James Williams reports.
What is E. coli?
While most strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli are completely harmless, some can cause serious food poisoning in humans, occasionally leading to kidney failure and death. Jorge Ribas reports.
Morning Breath
Every morning we wake up to a not so pleasant taste in our mouth. This week on Why? Tell Me Why! Kasey-Dee finds out the root of nasty morning breath.
Body Temperature
If our body temperature is usually around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, then why do we feel really hot and uncomfortable when it's 98.6 degrees outside? Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
Blood Types
Humans have four different blood types - have you ever wondered why that's the case? This week Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
Boogers
Ever wondered why we have nose and eye boogers? Kasey Dee Gardner finds out why.
Runny Noses
With winter here, it seems like our noses are runny faucets. This week Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why this disgusting phenomenon happens.
Allergies
This week Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why some people have allergies to certain foods or factors in the environment.
Skin Wrinkles
Ever wonder why your skin looks like a prune after you get out of the bath or the swimming pool? Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner dives in to find the answer.
Skin Pigmentation
This week, Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out what caused humans to have different skin tones.
Sunburn
It's summer and we all know what a sunburn looks and feels like. This week Kasey-Dee Gardner answers the blistering question as to why we sunburn.
Brain Freeze
Have you ever eaten ice cream too fast and gotten a stinging sensation in your face? Discovery News' Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why we get brain freeze.
Adam's Apple
Did you know we all have Adam's Apples? Men's are just larger than women's and Kasey Dee Gardner finds out why.
Pubic Hair
Kasey-Dee Gardner combs through the reason why humans have public hair.
Hiccups
Have you ever wondered why we get the hiccups? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
Hunger
Have you ever wondered why ypu get hungry during certain times of the day? Or why you get hungry at all? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out.
Thirst
Feeling a little parched? Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out why.
Laughter
They say laughter is the best medicine. Kasey-Dee Gardner finds out if that's true.
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