Author Archives: Jennifer Wietelman

A local woman’s labor of love helps others get healthy

Be Fit Kitchen

An Arizona woman’s labor of love in the kitchen not only helped her lose weight, but it’s also helping others get on the healthy track. One of those people is a Phoenix beauty queen who turned to Be Fit Kitchen to get ready for Miss Arizona USA 2014. “Well this is the first experience. I had seen something online where ...

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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 heavier men harbor more potential harmful bacteria in their nose ...

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Commonly used disinfectants do not kill HPV

In safe hands

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 hospital policy changes, according to researchers from Penn State College ...

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