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Newest hand dryers spread viruses

Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral bomb in a bathroom Those film-of-air dryers, that dry your hands so fast, turn out to…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Apr 17, 2016
Reply by Plinius

Fish toxin health cascade

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in fish damage our ability to detoxify future POPs. Pollutants in fish diminish human defenses against…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 16, 2016

Iron plus green tea - not

Don't take an iron-containing supplement with your green tea, or eat spinach or red meat with it, if you want tea's health benefits. Green…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 9, 2016
Reply by Randall Smith

Air Pollution => Obesity

Overweight? Try using a hepa filter, because polluted air makes you fat. Apparently the inflammation triggered by fine particulates causes…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Dec 21, 2015

Blood proteins signal healthy aging

Protein profiling reveals consequences of lifestyle choices on predicted biological aging Blood plasma protein abundances indicate healthy…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Dec 5, 2015

Want to die sooner - watch lots of TV

Watching TV for more than an hour a day shortens your life. Prolonged TV viewing linked to eight leading causes of death in US Causes of De…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 29, 2015
Reply by Joan Denoo

Falls often caused by infection

Tripped up by a bug: Infection may cause falls, especially in older people, study suggests When a fall happens, there's a high possibility…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Oct 12, 2015

Prescription prevents HIV spread

Insurer Says Clients on Daily Pill Have Stayed H.I.V.-Free Partners of HIV positive spouses and sex workers rejoice! Truvada seems effectiv…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Sep 3, 2015

Mild hypertension + coffee = heart attack risk

Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk in young adults with mild hypertension If you have mild hypertension, it's a good idea to…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 30, 2015
Reply by Gerald Payne

Fish oil diet promotes lean-enhancing gut bacteria

Fish oil-diet benefits may be mediated by gut microbes ... saturated lipids in lard affect gut microbial composition to promote obesity and…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Aug 30, 2015
Reply by Randall Smith

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