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What factors influence a person's height?
Genes determine around 80% of a person's height, but environmental factors can also affect it. This article looks at how people can increase their height during development. (Medical News Today)

What to know about dental implants
Dental implants are artificial structures that replace missing teeth. Learn more about the different types and implantation procedures. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of cold and hot showers?
Cold showers and hot showers may have different effects on the body. In this article, learn about the potential benefits of each, as well as some risks. (Medical News Today)

Body temperature: What is the new normal?
A new study finds that the average human body temperature has declined over the last 2 centuries. This may indicate other physiological changes. (Medical News Today)

What to do if bleach gets on the skin
Bleach is corrosive and can cause irritation if it comes into contact with the skin, eyes, or airways. Learn what to do about exposure here. (Medical News Today)

How does air pollution affect our health?
Air pollution surrounds people every day, both indoors and outdoors. Read about some common air pollutants and how they can affect a person’s health here. (Medical News Today)

Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk
A new study focuses on the long-term effects of exposure to a common pesticide. Its authors conclude that exposure to pyrethroids increases mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

2019 in medical research: What were the top findings?
Another year has come and gone, and we are about to step into a new decade. But what have the past 12 months meant for medical research? (Medical News Today)

What to know about eco-anxiety
Eco-anxiety is a type of fear related to environmental damage and ecological disaster. This article looks at what it is and some tips for managing it. (Medical News Today)

Widowmaker heart attack: Everything you need to know
A widowmaker heart attack occurs when a blood clot or cholesterol deposit blocks the left anterior descending artery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

When can a child sit in the front seat of a car?
Sitting in the front seat of a vehicle can be dangerous for children below a certain age, height, or weight. Learn more about when a child can safely sit in the front seat here. (Medical News Today)

Are there symptoms for high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is known as the silent killer as it rarely has symptoms. Read this article to learn how to diagnose it and when to seek help. (Medical News Today)

Are some makeup ingredients toxic?
Although many ingredients in makeup are safe, some common ingredients can be harmful to both the body and the environment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to safely dispose of medication
Discarded drugs can be harmful to people and the environment. This article provides a go-to guide and steps to take on how to dispose of different types of medications in the U.S. (Medical News Today)

At least 1 in 4 outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are 'inappropriate'
A study of U.S. data for 2015 finds that ambulatory care providers do not document the medical reason for the drug in 18% of antibiotic prescriptions. (Medical News Today)

What you need to know about kidney failure
Kidney failure is a complex condition. In this article, learn about the different types of kidney failure, as well as the stages, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and prevention methods. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about reusable diapers
Parents and caregivers may choose to use reusable diapers on infants for a variety of reasons, including to reduce waste. Learn about the pros, cons, and health effects of reusable diapers here. (Medical News Today)

Pressure points to help you fall asleep
Some people use acupressure to help ease insomnia and encourage sleep. Here, learn which pressure points may be effective and what the research says. (Medical News Today)

Companies selling risky stem cell products receive FDA warning
The FDA have issued warnings to several companies marketing potentially unsafe products involving stem cells and other cellular material. (Medical News Today)

BPA levels in humans may be much higher than previously thought
A more accurate method of testing BPA as it breaks down in the body suggests that human levels are considerably higher than previously estimated. (Medical News Today)

How many head and neck injuries does cell phone use cause?
A new observational study has analyzed 20 years' worth of data to look at the link between cell phone use and head and neck injuries. (Medical News Today)

How reducing air pollution benefits health
A new report looks at the effects of interventions that reduce air pollution on several health outcomes across different countries. (Medical News Today)

Average IQ: What is it?
Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from standardized tests that measure a person’s cognitive ability against that of similarly aged peers. In this article, learn about the average IQ. (Medical News Today)

The pH of water: What to know
There are important things to understand about pH and how it relates to water. Some people believe that drinking alkaline water provides health benefits. Learn more about the pH of water here. (Medical News Today)

Parks with irregular shapes may boost longevity
A new study finds that parks with complex, irregular shapes and more access points are associated with a lower risk of premature mortality. (Medical News Today)

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