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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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New doubts on value of mammograms

Breast Cancer Screening

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 ...

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New imaging technique can diagnose common heart condition

Heart with heartbeat

Researchers make a first in diagnosing and predicting complications with a common congenital heart abnormality. A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose bicuspid aortic valve. “Blood flow in patients with bicuspid aortic ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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