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Botulism: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by toxins released by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. These toxins are among the most lethal substances known to man, according to the World Health Organization. Even a small amount can be deadly. Fortunately, infection from this type of bacteria is rare.

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Keeping Cool: The Science of Sweat

While sweating, or perspiration, can be embarrassing, it is an important body function. Sweating, and a lack of sweating, can also be a helpful sign that there is something wrong with the body.

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Heat Stroke: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Heat stoke is a very serious medical condition that happens when the body overheats and is unable to cool down without external help. It causes at least 240 deaths in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Facts About Sunscreen and Sun Protection

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), but it is also the most preventable because sun exposure is a major factor in its growth. The best line of defense against skin cancer is sunscreen and skin protection.

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Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Though sunburn is often laughed off as a side effect of a leisurely visit to the beach or the pool, it can be quite serious. In the United States, over 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated each year and 90 percent of these cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Parathyroid Glands: Facts, Function & Disease

Parathyroid Glands: Facts, Function & Disease

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Adrenal Glands: Facts, Function & Disease

The adrenal glands affect metabolism, blood pressure, the immune system, sex hormones and the body's response to stress. The human body has two adrenal glands. About 1 inch by 2 inches (2.54 centimeters by 5.08 cm), they sit on top of the kidneys.

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Facts About Marmosets

Facts About Marmosets

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Facts About Humpback Whales

Facts About Humpback Whales

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Facts About Newts

Facts About Newts

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Facts About Gila Monsters

Facts About Gila Monsters

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Facts About Warthogs

Facts About Warthogs

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1 Earth Day: Facts & History

Earth Day: Facts & History

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Addax Facts: Endangered Antelope Faces Extinction

Addax Facts: Endangered Antelope Faces Extinction

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American Culture: Traditions and Customs of the United States

Nearly every region of the world has influenced the customs and traditions of the United States....