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Obesity has increased 15 percent over the last 30 years in children and adults according to the National Center for Health Statistics. (Photo: Fred Froese/iStock)

Weighty Problems

Obesity Numbers Continue to Gain Dr. Ann Rogers could list 100 reasons why new numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics show that rates of obesity have increased by at least 30 percent in both adults and children the past 15 years. As director of Penn State’s
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Those keypads are teeming with microbes. (Photo: Charlie Riedel/AP)

Dirty Money

ATMs Dispense Germs and Drugs with Cash We live in a dirty world. Wherever we go, we are among microbes. Bacteria, fungi and viruses live on our phones, bus seats, door handles and park benches. We pass these tiny organisms to each other when we share a handshake or a seat on the
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