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A new study, from the University of Otago in New Zealand and Duke University, has found that being exposed to lead in childhood could be associated with lower IQs in adulthood.
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The biomechanics of head injury in youths (5 to 18 years of age) have been poorly understood. A new study set out to determine what biomechanical characteristics predispose youths with concussions to
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Ismail Ali, from Luton, Bedfordshire, suffers from an extremely rare liver disease known as Crigler-Najjar syndrome, which affects only 100 people across the world.
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