Could vinyl floors make kids actually sick?

Could vinyl floors make kids actually sick?

Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful compounds in their blood or urine than children who live in homes that don’t, according to a new study. The study shows that kids living in homes where...

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Does this ancient remedy help with sore throats?

Does this ancient remedy help with sore throats?

Your throat is dry, and when you talk if feels like two sandpapers rubbing against one another. This sensation causes you to cough, making you feel all the worse. When a sore throat hits, we don’t always have time to run to the doctor or the pharmacy. Additionally, you might...

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How adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions?

How adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions?

When making financial decisions, older adults think of other people’s financial outcomes as they think of their own and make choices they would have made for themselves, according to a new study. In the study, researchers compared how adults in older and younger age groups make financial decisions both for...

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How to make your home family friendly

How to make your home family friendly

Having a baby is one of the most fascinating and fantastic feelings you can have, but it also comes with its difficulties. When you are thinking of having kids and starting a family, there are many things you must consider before making the last decision. One of the choices you...

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In which states are Americans happiest?

In which states are Americans happiest?

Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. “Public goods are things you can’t exclude people from using — and one person using them doesn’t stop another from doing so,”...

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Parenting when a spouse passes away

Parenting when a spouse passes away

The death of a spouse holds the number one spot on the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, and if you are a parent, this loss can be even more dramatic. Parents logically wish to buffer children against pain and grief, but when a spouse dies, they also need to take care...

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The simplest recipe to cut your risk of heart attack by half: stay fit

The simplest recipe to cut your risk of heart attack by half: stay fit

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today, a new study has found. “We found a strong link between higher fitness levels and a lower risk of heart attack and angina pectoris over the nine...

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Bacteria may be already defending you against flu

Bacteria may be already defending you against flu

Influenza virus, the causative agent of flu, primarily targets the respiratory tract and infects epithelial cells here. The epithelial cells of the nose and throat are enveloped by complex bacterial communities, leading Foxman and colleagues to hypothesize that this respiratory microbiome might interact with the virus – and could play...

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Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Mother’s stress during the first year of the child’s life is a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy

Researchers were able to identify mother’s perceived stress during the first year of the child’s life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. According to the study recently published in the BMC Public Health specialist magazine, researchers from the UFZ, the University of Bristol and the Berlin Institute...

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High-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females

High-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females

There’s more evidence that a high-fat diet is bad for both younger males and females, but exactly how it’s harmful may differ between the sexes, scientists report. While they hypothesized that high-fat fare would be harder on males, they found that in just four weeks both young male and female...

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