From the monthly archives:

September 2012

There are a million things around the house that can cause toxicity or present another danger. One of the last you’ve probably considered is a light bulb, but a study found that compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) don’t adequately protect your skin and eyes from damaging UV rays. CFLs come with a phosphor coating, but […]

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Is Your Skin In Balance?

September 27, 2012

The bacteria that causes acne is generally harmless (compared to, say, MRSA), but that doesn’t mean that anyone wants to deal with the red inflammation it causes, or infection, especially on their face. The most straightforward acne treatment is antibiotics, but as with many other bacteria, antibiotic resistance has become a problem. Normally, the bacteria […]

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The importance of Vitamin D keeps coming up again and again, and with winter (and less opportunity to make Vitamin D naturally with sunlight) coming up, it’s a reminder to take your vitamins! Low levels of Vitamin D have been found to have a strong correlation between poor heart health and earlier death, even when […]

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A New SARS-Like Outbreak?

September 25, 2012

A deadly respiratory disease has just been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) that is 99.5% similar in structure to the SARS virus. It appears to have originated in the Middle East, but a case has also been identified in the UK. Only a few people have been identified as carrying the virus—but the […]

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Hep C Outbreak Being Bungled

September 24, 2012

Exeter Hospital and New Hampshire state officials are being criticized by victims of the Hep C outbreak for their slow and inadequate handling of the situation. If you aren’t familiar with the story, here’s a brief recap: David Kwiatkowski is a lab technician who worked at Exeter but also travelled and assisted in surgeries around […]

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