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Is borax safe to use?

Is borax safe to use?

Borax, a naturally occurring mineral, has been an ingredient in cleaning products for decades. It is not safe to ingest. Some people also use it to make children’s toys, such as homemade slime. Borax can be harmful and may cause many serious side effects. In this article, we look at the safety and risks of […]

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Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

Scientists have located an intriguing link between schizophrenia and the Epstein-Barr virus, a type of herpes virus. Now, they need to determine which way the risk lies. A new study may have found another environmental risk factor linked to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia, a condition characterized by a confused perception of reality, delusions, and altered behavior, affects […]

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Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products

State lawsuits over pelvic mesh products could scare women away from the products or even get them removed from the market, a group of doctors say. Latest Women’s Health News The products, used to treat pelvic floor disorders and incontinence, are the subjects of lawsuits by Washington, California, Kentucky and Mississippi. The states claim that […]

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Are TV Cereal Ads Making Your Kids Fat?

Are TV Cereal Ads Making Your Kids Fat?

Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cereal TV ads aimed at young children put them at increased risk for obesity and cancer, researchers warn. A poor diet, including too much sugar, can lead to obesity, a known risk factor for 13 cancers. “One factor believed to contribute to children’s poor […]

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Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater

Baby Steps Head Off a Fussy Eater

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting kids to try new foods can become a daily showdown. One promising approach: expose babies early on to varied tastes and textures. Researchers in Brisbane, Australia, found that food experiences when just 14 months old can influence the eating […]

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Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Exercise Caution to Protect Your Skin at the Gym

Latest Skin News SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you pledged to hit the gym this year, take some steps to prevent skin infections, an expert says. “While skin infections are not a reason to cancel your gym membership, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to avoid germs while you’re at […]

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Vaccines: Not Just for Kids

Vaccines: Not Just for Kids

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have children, you know how important it is to keep up with their immunization schedule. But getting vaccines and booster shots is vital throughout adulthood as well. The most common adult shot is the yearly flu vaccine, […]