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Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

Wet and cold weather linked to increased cancer rates

For the first time, a study finds an association between living in cold, wet regions and increased cancer prevalence. The conclusions are surprising and likely to spark debate. Share on PinterestIs there really a link between rain and cancer rates? Long ago, scientists established that increased exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun increases […]

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Alzheimer’s risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition

Alzheimer’s risk gene and heavy metal exposure may impair cognition

A new study in mice finds that cadmium exposure, combined with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s, can trigger symptoms of cognitive decline. Share on PinterestFor people with a key risk gene, exposure to cadmium may raise the risk of cognitive impairment, suggests new research in mice. The so-called human apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene encodes instructions […]

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Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria

Dirty makeup sponges harbor dangerous bacteria

New evidence shows that many makeup products that have passed their expiry date, as well as many beauty tools — particularly makeup sponges — that people do not periodically clean, harbor potentially harmful bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Share on PinterestDirty makeup sponges harbor the highest amount of bacteria among beauty products, […]

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Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Health Tip: Heart-Smart Approaches to Relationship Stress

Latest Sexual Health News (HealthDay News) — Arguing with a partner or feeling anxious about meeting the in-laws can induce stress. When these strains are intense or prolonged, your heart can suffer, says Johns Hopkins Medicine. The school mentions these healthier ways to deal with relationship stress: Discuss life stresses with your doctor. Check if […]

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BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in people’s bodies are much higher than once thought, according to scientists who say they’ve created a more accurate way to measure them. BPA is used in many plastic products, including food and drink […]