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This Popular Household Plant Keeps Seriously Damaging People's Eardrums

A team of doctors in Australia has noticed an unexpected pattern of ear trauma in their patients over the past few years - and the culprit has turned out to be a popular garden plant.

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Tattoos: Understand risks and precautions

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Baby's head shape: What's normal?

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you need to warm up before you exercise

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