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Curious Kids: why are burps so loud?

As gas from your stomach comes up your food pipe, it makes the surface of the upper part of your oesophagus rattle and vibrate. It is a bit like windows that rattle during a windy storm.
It’s a good idea to wash your hands after you go to the toilet, after you blow your nose, before you help prepare food and before you eat. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Curious Kids: why do we need soap?

While we move soap around, it lifts up invisible oil that holds germs onto your hand.
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Why we shouldn’t all be vegan

Looking after animals and saving the planet sounds like a good idea. But getting there is not as simple as a some people seem to imagine.
Long-term exposure to air pollution was linked to cognitive decline in elderly people. Tao55/ Shutterstock

Air pollution may be making us less intelligent

Air pollution is bad for our heart and lung health – and a new study says it may be bad for brain health, too.
The practise of ‘mindful eating’ can help you maximize the pleasure from rich holiday foods, without eating too much. (Shutterstock)

10 ways to indulge and stay healthy this holiday season

From going out dancing to choosing smaller plates, two nutrition researchers offer some tips for reaping the fun of the holidays without destroying your health.

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