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Seasonal holiday injuries: A research roundup

Holidays are a time for celebration, but also a source of injuries. Several research studies examine both common and uncommon types and sources of seasonal holiday injuries, which usually peak on the week after Thanksgiving and continue until the end of the year.

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Silicosis: An explainer and research roundup

Silicosis is an ancient job-related lung disease affecting construction workers and miners who come in contact with silica dust. But in recent decades, it also has been affecting younger workers who fabricate artificial stone, which is used for countertops and has a high silica concentration.

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Monkeypox: An explainer and research roundup

A handful of researchers tried to notify the international community about a brewing problem with monkeypox, but their reports went mostly unnoticed until an outbreak in the United Kingdom in May. More than 90 countries have now reported outbreaks.