Kristal Kay

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'Saxophone Lung' Developed By Man Who Didn't Clean His Clarinet For More Than 30 Years

Here's a public service announcement for anyone who plays a woodwind, such as a clarinet or saxophone: Clean your instrument!<p>A case study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that it's possible to develop allergic pulmonary disease, known …

Polio Outbreak In Syria Could Put European Countries At Risk, Experts Warn

Some European countries may be at risk for polio, as refugees from Syria -- where a civil war has led to decreased vaccination rates and an outbreak of the paralyzing disease -- flee to Europe, experts warn.<p>The experts, Martin Eichner, a professor at the University of Tübingen, and Stefan …

5 Questions: "-ink" Blots

1 of 5<p>What artist's last words (just prior to his sudden death at a dinner party) were allegedly "Drink to me, drink to my health"?<p>2 of 5<p>What sitcom …

Wireless device grabs ‘lost’ energy from Wi-Fi

Using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals, researchers have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency …

It's time to listen to the voices in your head

Hearing voices in your head when there's no one around … that's a sign of madness, right?<p>In the popular imagination voice-hearing is often viewed with fear and suspicion, frequently reified as a chaotic, corrupted symptom of illness. But that is changing, with a growing acceptance of voice-hearing …

Schools Aren't Sending Kids with Lice Home Because It Hurts Their Feelings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In schools across America, there are children whose scalps have become itchy, sexual playgrounds for …