Dangerous Chemicals in Food Wrappers Likely Migrating to Humans

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Was there ever a time where microwave anything in wrapper was healthy?

University of Toronto scientists have found that chemicals used to line junk food wrappers and microwave popcorn bags are migrating into food and being ingested by people where they are contributing to chemical contamination observed in blood.

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Are Hand Sanitizers Better Than Handwashing Against the Common Cold?

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New research suggests that hand sanitizers containing ethanol are much more effective at removing rhinovirus from hands than washing with soap and water.

A new study suggests that hand sanitizers containing ethanol are much more effective at removing rhinovirus from hands than washing with soap and water. Sanitizers containing both ethanol and organic acids significantly reduced recovery of the virus from hands and rhinovirus infection up to 4 hours following application.

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Tiny Tongue of a Fruit Fly Could Offer Big Clues in Fight Against Obesity, Researcher Says

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It is proven that the ‘clock’ that influences Drosophila’s decision to eat or not to eat is found inside the taste sensing cells and has a very direct link to its eating habits.

The tiny tongue of a fruit fly could provide big answers to questions about human eating habits, possibly even leading to new ways to treat obesity, according to a study from a team of Texas A&M University researchers.

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Carcinogens Form from Third-Hand Smoke

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In tests at Berkeley Lab of celluose surfaces contaminated with nicotine residues from third-hand smoke, levels of newly formed TSNAs rose 10 times following a three hour exposure to nitrous acid. TSNAs are potent carcinogens.

Nicotine in third-hand smoke, the residue from tobacco smoke that clings to virtually all surfaces long after a cigarette has been extinguished, reacts with the common indoor air pollutant nitrous acid to produce dangerous carcinogens. This new potential health hazard was revealed in a multi-institutional study led by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

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Smoking Gun: Just One Cigarette Has Harmful Effect On Arteries Of Young Healthy Adults

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New research shows that even one cigarette has serious adverse effects on young adults.

Even one cigarette has serious adverse effects on young adults, according to research presented by Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society.

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Second-hand Smoking Results In Liver Disease, Study Finds

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The image shows sections though livers of mice. Mice exposed to second-hand smoke in the lab accumulated excess fat in their liver cells.

A team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside has found that even second-hand tobacco smoke exposure can result in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common disease and rising cause of chronic liver injury in which fat accumulates in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. Continue reading… “Second-hand Smoking Results In Liver Disease, Study Finds”

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