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The Homeland Security website Ready.gov warns that following a nuclear blast, you should wash your hair with shampoo but not use conditioner, because conditioner can bind radioactive material to your hair. Smith Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Arthritis is a joint disease that can cause cartilage destruction and erosion of the bone, as well as tendon inflammation and rupture. Affected areas are highlighted in red in this enhanced X-ray. Philippe Sellem/Paul Demri/ Voisin/Science Source hide caption

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6,000-Year-Old Knee Joints Suggest Osteoarthritis Isn't Just Wear And Tear

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After Mastectomy, Young Woman's Tattoo Helps Her Feel Whole Again

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In her book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics And Feebleminded, poet Molly McCully Brown explores themes of disability, eugenics and faith. Kristin Teston/Persea hide caption

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Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

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President Trump at a listening session with health insurance executives at the White House earlier this year. Aude Guerrucci/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Surface stains from things like coffee, tea, tobacco and red wine can be lightened with routine brushing, flossing and professional cleaning in the dental office. But deeper stains that come with age and damage to the tooth require bleaching agents or veneers. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption

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Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

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Your diet can influence your appearance. You knew that. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your body odor and your attractiveness to the opposite sex? Lilli Carré for NPR hide caption

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Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

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Overdoses from heroin and other opioids have led six states to declare public health emergencies. Marianne Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

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People stand in front of eggs displayed at a supermarket in Lille, France, on Friday as a scandal over contaminated eggs spreads across Europe. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, a high schooler who has autism, in Netflix's new series Atypical. Greg Gayne/Netflix hide caption

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

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