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UCLA scientists develop a test that uses saliva to reveal how old you are.
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55. Be Travel Wise, Not Travel Weary
In a single year, an estimated 1.5 billion people travel by commercial airplane. So, it's not too difficult to imagine how easy it could be to become sick while in an airport or aboard an aircraft. To keep the skies friendly to your health, consider following these ten travel-savvy tips:
1. Wear loose clothing. If you feel bloated after disembarking from a plane, it’s because the low air pressure (8000 feet [2,438 meters] inside the jet cabin) makes our bodies swell up.
2. Keep your fluids up. While in flight, drink 8 ounces (236 ml) of water during every hour. Cabin air is notoriously dry (0 to 2% humidity). Be sure to take the flight attendants up on their offers of bottled water during your flight. Avoid tap water on airplanes. It is treated with mild detergents, and no regulatory standards are in effect for commercial aircraft water tanks