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Footprints Claimed as Evidence of Ice Age Humans Need Better Dating

Recent research claimed that preserved footprints were from the last ice age. Now, a new study disputes the evidence of such an early age.

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Childhood Traumas Strong Impact Both Mental and Physical Health

Most Americans report experiencing at least one childhood trauma and these experiences have significant impacts on our health as adults.

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Elevated Levels of Arsenic and Other Metals Found in Nevada's Private Wells

Some tested private wells in Nevada are contaminated with levels of heavy metals that exceed federal, state or health-based guidelines.

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