• Beauty could be a factor in nose bacteria

    Beauty could be a factor in nose bacteria

    Most of us at some point have watched the movie “The Beauty and the Beast,” but how about beauty and bacteria? New findings, published in the American Journal of Human Biology, suggest there’s a link between a man’s weight and the amount of bacteria that’s in his nose. Researchers found...

     
  • Commonly used disinfectants do not kill HPV

    Commonly used disinfectants do not kill HPV

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is estimated to be among the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is also linked to cervical cancers. Now, new findings show commonly used disinfectants in health care settings don’t kill HPV making non-sexual transmission of the virus possible. This discovery has created a need for...

     
  • Vaccines may reduce risk of stroke in children

    Vaccines may reduce risk of stroke in children

    Routine vaccines may do more than protect children from common infections. Vaccines may also guard their heart from stroke, according to preliminary findings presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014. If you’re wondering what’s the connection. Common infections have been linked with a significantly higher chance of...

     
  • Wanted: Valentine’s Day vacation

    Wanted: Valentine’s Day vacation

    Many men struggle each year trying to find that perfect gift to give their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Well, stop guessing and spring for a romantic getaway! The second annual pleasure index study by Expedia.com revealed 94 percent of Americans would give up prized possessions for a full week to...

     
  • New doubts on value of mammograms

    New doubts on value of mammograms

    There is new fuel to the ongoing mammogram debate that is once again causing confusion. A new 25 year study of nearly 90,000 women suggests mammograms don’t change breast cancer death rates and can lead to over diagnosis. “Twenty-two per cent of women with screen-detected invasive breast cancer got treatment...

     
  • Artificial preservatives removed from KRAFT Singles

    Artificial preservatives removed from KRAFT Singles

    More Americans are reading food labels as they strive to eat healthier, more natural foods. This trend has put added scrutiny on the types of ingredients companies add to their food products. “We know families today want convenient foods that have no artificial preservatives and a simpler, more recognizable ingredient...

     
  • CDC: West Nile virus has cost Americans $778 million

    CDC: West Nile virus has cost Americans $778 million

    New findings by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show costs of the West Nile virus have been greatly underestimated. “We believe that previous costs associated with West Nile virus disease have been underestimated because they’ve predominantly focused on the costs of the initial illness,” said lead...

     
 

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