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TV REPORTS for September 2009
  

Hot Helmet For Football Players

TYRONE, Ga. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's football season and for players, that means long, exhausting practices, lots of contact, and sometimes injuries. But not all those injuries will happen because of a tackle or a hit. Since 1995, 39 football players -- mostly high schoolers -- have died from overheating. Hundreds more have suffered serious medical problems. Now, a new kind of football helmet could help players stay safe.

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Hot Helmet For Football Players

Beware of Flash Floods

BOULDER, Colo. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Flooding is one of the deadliest types of natural disasters humans face. Why? Most people underestimate the power of nature. Many drivers are willing to risk their lives on flooded roads, but now the government is trying to put a stop to that by getting the message across to "Turn around. Don't drown."

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Beware of Flash Floods

Which Days Will Storms Strike?

GREENBELT, Md. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Worried about planning a weekend getaway, picnic or party, only to have it get rained out? Scientists can now tell you which days of the week are the best party-planning days.

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Which Days Will Storms Strike?

Bed Bug-Sniffing Dogs

MATTAPOISETTA, Mass. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bedbugs bite. It appears that is easier said than done. The latest national statistics show a 71 percent increase in activity among the blood-sucking parasites, but now man's best friend is helping to sniff out the infestations.

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Bed Bug-Sniffing Dogs

Stem Cells Save Animals

DAVIS, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- They're our companions, helpers and exercise partners -- but when our animals struggle to jump and even get up, it may be their way of telling you their joints are wearing out. Traditionally, joint injuries meant a low quality of life or euthanasia -- but advances in veterinary medicine are making it possible to heal arthritis, tendinitis and even broken bones … with their own cells. Human science is helping animals and may come back around to help us, too.

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Stem Cells Save Animals

Giant Squid - Behind the Scenes

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The giant squid lives deep in the ocean. Scientists want to learn more about these elusive creatures, but few have been seen or caught. Science is helping preserve the rare deep sea creature forever.

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Giant Squid - Behind the Scenes

Super Mileage Cars

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cars on the road today are getting better gas mileage than ever, but the future looks even brighter. In one super-mileage car competition, cars from all over the world are breaking fuel economy records.

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Super Mileage Cars

Blood Test Predicts Strokes

BOSTON (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Every 26 seconds, someone suffers a heart attack. More than half of those people had no prior warning signs, but a new blood test is helping doctors diagnose those who may have hidden risks.

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Blood Test Predicts Strokes

Catching Cataracts Early

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cataracts cause blurring of the eye's lens, and if not caught early enough, can lead to blindness. Now there's a new simple, early detection device to save your sight.

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Catching Cataracts Early

Frying Foods without Oil

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Just about anything tastes good fried. French fries, deep fried Oreos, fried ice cream or deep fried cheese … they're all tasty, and all laden with grease, fat and calories. Now there's a new technology that makes tasty fried food without extra oil.

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Frying Foods without Oil

Science of Surfing

LA JOLLA, Calif. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Just a few more weeks to enjoy the warm weather … and some schools are taking advantage of their students' love for the beach -- to give them a little lesson in physics. Some students are getting more than they bargained for.

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Science of Surfing

Got (Video) Game?

ATLANTA (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Do you got game? Two out of three people have picked up a controller in the past six months. In fact, more people are gaming than going to the movies. But games could turn your hobby into a moneymaker.

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Got (Video) Game?

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