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Gas Stoves and Indoor Air Quality: A Growing Body of Research Raises Concerns
Gas stoves, a mainstay in many kitchens, have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years due to their potential impact on indoor air quality and human health. Several studies have shed light on the issue, prompting discussions about the health risks associated with gas stoves and potential alternatives.Recent Studies Link Gas Stoves to Increased Nitrogen Dioxide LevelsA May 2024 study...[ Read More... ]
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Dark Chocolate's Dark Secret: Heavy Metals and Your Health
Dark chocolate, a chocoholic's dream, has been touted for its health benefits thanks to its rich antioxidant content. But recent news has cast a shadow on this indulgence, raising concerns about lead and cadmium lurking within those delicious squares.The Culprits: Lead and CadmiumCadmium: This sneaky metal accumulates in the body over time, damaging the kidneys and bones (osteoporosis)....[ Read More... ]
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Decaf Coffee: Facing a Ban or a New Leaf?
Coffee, the beloved morning beverage for millions, might be facing a decaf dilemma. The debate centers around the decaffeination process itself, specifically the "European Method" which utilizes methylene chloride to remove caffeine from beans. This chemical, while effective, has raised concerns due to its classification as a possible carcinogen by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and...[ Read More... ]
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Navigating Wegovy: Understanding and Managing Side Effects
Wegovy (semaglutide) has emerged as a powerful tool for weight management. While it boasts impressive results, it's crucial to be aware of potential side effects before starting treatment.Common Gastrointestinal Effects:Wegovy most frequently impacts the digestive system. These effects, though unpleasant, are usually temporary and manageable. Here's a breakdown of the most common ones:Nausea and...[ Read More... ]
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Cell phone safety
If you use your cell phone for 17 minutes a day for 10 years, it is associated with a 60% increase in brain tumor risk accroding to reasearch by Joel Moskowitz, director of the UC Berkeley Center for Family and Community Health.Moskowitz published his study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, showing that cell phone radiation can increase the risk...[ Read More... ]
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Don't leave hand sanitizer - or clear water bottles - in your car, fire department says
UPDATE:"Brazilian fact-checker Aos Fatos and Estado Verifica found that a car would need to reach an internal temperature above 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit) to cause hand sanitizer to combust. A study by Arizona State University looking at cars parked in triple-digit summer heat found temperatures topped out around 160 F (71.11 C)," according to its report.Most hand...[ Read More... ]
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Apple, Samsung sued for unsafe radiation levels from some iPhone, Galaxy phones
Class action lawsuit ignited by Chicago Tribue investigation claiming that certain iPhone models and Galaxy S models emit radio frequency (RF) radiation levels that exceed safety limits set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The lawsuite has been filed two days after the study, on Friday, in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on FridayApple's...[ Read More... ]
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Man who died of lung cancer says moral of story: "don't be an idiot"
Geoffrey Turner, 66 year-old man from Latham, New York died on Februrary 13. He used his obituary to warn other to not smoke, or quit if they are:"I was an idiot who made the same stupid decision, day-after-day, multiple times per day. I was a smoker and even though I knew it may eventually kill me, I chose to deny the truth to myself. The pain and suffering I caused my family was not worth the...[ Read More... ]
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Gluten-free diet not recommended if you don't have celiac disease
It's recommended to go gluten-free if you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, as strong evidence links gluten to digestive problems in these specific cases.  But Consumer Reports says avoiding gluten is not a good idea for those who are not allergic to gluten, and can do more harm than good:"Less than 7 percent of Americans have celiac disease or another condition that causes gluten...[ Read More... ]
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Claire's recalls children's makeup after mom finds asbestos in 6-year-old's kit
Claire's, a store that sells accessories and makeup targeting young girls and teens, has recalled 17 makeup kits and pulled them off the shelves because they were found to contain asbestos.  The investigation was started by Barrington, Rhode Island mom Kristi Warner testing her 6-year-old daughter's makeup kit via an independent lab and getting the alarming news:"I physically sank,”...[ Read More... ]
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