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Dengvaxia Manufacturer Continues to Deny Role In Vaccine Deaths

January 16, 2018 | 5,041 Views
Concerns about Dengvaxia , the world’s only dengue vaccine, first attracted worldwide criticism last month when the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, released a clinical trial showing that their product had serious potential side effects....

The Proven Health Benefits of Honey

January 16, 2018 | 648 Views
A recent CNN report featured an image of rock art dating back to 8000 B.C. Engraved on the wall of a Spanish cave, this Mesolithic era image depicts humans harvesting honey . Millennia later, it was the Chinese and Romans who used honey to treat...

Winter Road Salt, Fertilizers Turning North American Waterways Increasingly Saltier

January 15, 2018 | 2,471 Views
Anyone who lives in the northern half of the United States is familiar with the flashing lights, scraping racket and shrill reverse gear siren of the plow and salt truck. After a major snow, these vehicles roam the roads with their shield-like plows...

Is It Time to Ban the Drinking Straw?

January 15, 2018 | 557 Views
The steady stream of plastic garbage humans generate is a serious environmental issue. Islands of garbage dot the oceans and, at last, serious questions are being asked about our consumption of single-use items. CNN targeted an obvious and...

Female Night Shift Workers May Have Increased Risk of Common Cancers

January 14, 2018 | 983 Views
Night shift work is a nightmare in more ways than one, if for no other reason than it puts your circadian rhythm out of whack. Now, cancer researchers say that for women, it also may put you at higher risk of developing breast, skin and...

Scientists Uncover Why Sauna Bathing Is Good for Your Health

January 14, 2018 | 1,511 Views
Many people enjoy a good sauna bath, and now scientists have uncovered the reasons why you may feel so good after indulging in one. According to research at the University of Eastern Finland , a 30-minute sauna bath can reduce blood pressure and...

A Popular Sugar Additive May Have Fueled the Spread of Not One but Two Superbugs

January 13, 2018 | 1,415 Views
A sugar additive found in many packaged and processed foods may be fueling the rise in Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) cases that sickened or killed more than a half million people in 2011 alone, the LA Times reports. The sugar, trehalose, was...

Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

January 13, 2018 | 1,946 Views
One of the fears of aging adults is that of falling, and as more of the world’s citizens live longer lives than their ancestors, falls — and broken bones from a fall — are a threat to many. In the Netherlands, geriatrics...

Women Less Likely Than Men to Receive CPR From Passerby

January 12, 2018 | 3,234 Views
Embarrassment about mouth to mouth resuscitation and chest compressions has long been fodder for comedy skits but it is no laughing matter. Fox News reports that women suffering cardiac arrest are less likely to receive life-saving cardiopulmonary...

Is Your Smart Phone Is Making You Stupid?

January 12, 2018 | 943 Views
Smart phones are changing the way we think but are not making us smarter. Despite the high hopes that existed for a device which would qualify as a hand-held super computer a generation ago, there is plenty of evidence that smart phones may have a...
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