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Maggie Martin is completing her PhD in Cell Biology, works as a lab tech for Mybiosource.com and contributes content on Biotech, Life Sciences, and Viral Outbreaks. Follow on Twitter@MaggieBiosource

On the Hunt: Mattresses And Back Pains

Enduring back pain throughout the day is commonplace among American adults. Experiencing discomfort throughout the night and waking up in the morning with back pain is widely considered a norm of advanced age. Though there are numerous causes, the low overall quality mattresses have been and continue to be a huge contributing factor to the overall back pain epidemic in America today. There are several aspects to consider in determining whether or not you need a new mattress, and what will work best for you if you do. Here are some surprising factors you need to consider before making such a ma......
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Measles (Taking Your Best Shot)

Measles (Taking Your Best Shot)
If you thought measles epidemics were a thing of the past, guess again. One hundred and twenty thousand people die of measles, worldwide, each year. In Canada and the United States, hundreds of confirmed cases suggest that the disease, once all but eradicated from North America, is making a strong comeback. Today, parents who refuse to immunize their children, or they, against measles are playing a dangerous game. Recent measles outbreaks in Western Canada and California have reintroduced this almost-forgotten disease to public consciousness. Ironically, anti-vaccination sentiment may be at t......
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