NYC toddlers exposed to potentially harmful flame retardants

NYC toddlers exposed to potentially harmful flame retardants

Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) within the Mailman School of Public Health report evidence of potentially harmful flame retardants on the hands and in the homes of 100 percent of a sample of New York City mothers and toddlers. The study also found that on...

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What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes?

What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes?

PHILADELPHIA — It’s well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it’s a microscopic roundworm that’s providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A study published this...

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Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Crybaby: The vitamins in your tears

Babies cry easily, but those tears may help shed light on the role and potential uses of vitamins in tears. Maryam Khaksari, a research specialist at the Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (ChARM) Laboratory at Michigan Tech, is the lead author of a paper on the subject recently published in Experimental...

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Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017? Try moving first

Thinking of changing your behavior in 2017? Try moving first

San Antonio, Texas – 41% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions but only 9% feel they were successful in keeping their resolutions. The problem may be in the timing. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention the time for successful habit...

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Fewer see e-cigarettes as less harmful than cigarettes

Fewer see e-cigarettes as less harmful than cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. In 2012, the study found,...

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Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Just in time for those making New Year’s resolutions, researchers take a closer look on the current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world’s population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people. “The overfat pandemic has not spared those who exercise or even compete...

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Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Omega-3 supplements can prevent childhood asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC) and the University of Waterloo. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found...

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A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A handful of nuts a day cuts the risk of a wide range of diseases

A large analysis of current research shows that people who eat at least 20g of nuts a day have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases. The analysis of all current studies on nut consumption and disease risk has revealed that 20g a day – equivalent to...

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Stop smoking! Quitting at any age reduces the risk of death after 70

Stop smoking! Quitting at any age reduces the risk of death after 70

Ann Arbor, MI, November 30, 2016 – Tobacco use continues to be a major cause of cancer and premature death. Most studies of cigarette smoking and mortality have focused on middle-aged populations, with fewer studies examining the impact of tobacco cessation on disease and mortality risk among the elderly. A...

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Safe hair care spares hair

Safe hair care spares hair

A common cause of hair loss and breakage known as acquired trichorrhexis nodosa, or TN –often more prevalent in African-Americans — can actually be remedied through appropriate use of cleansing products, hair care and styling practices, say researchers at Johns Hopkins. “It’s imperative that we offer dermatologist and patients alike...

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