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Tuesday In Depth: July 3, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Is squeaky-clean food hurting your immune system?

    New evidence suggests that the rise in allergic and autoimmune disorders in the past few decades is due, at least partly, to our obsession with sanitation and aversion to dirt. Do we need to dirty up our diets to stay healthy?

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    Minn. company rethinking blood distribution business

    General Blood is breaking into the $4.5-billion-a-year blood distribution business. How are they convincing hospitals to buy blood from them instead of the American Red Cross, which controls 44 percent of the blood supply?

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    How sports can be a catalyst for change

    Sports play a role in our culture and our personal lives even if we aren't fans of the game. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the summer Olympics in London. How have sports been a positive or negative catalyst for change over the years?

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.
  • The great seat reclining debate of 2014

    "In effect, to increase the number of cabin seats, the space allotted to each passenger must be reduced. However, this reduced comfort remains tolerable for the passengers in as much as the flight lasts only one or a few hours."
  • 5 books to read this weekend

    Head to the library or bookstore to pick up one of these titles.

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