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Congresswoman Cracks Down on Liquid Detergent Pods

Congresswoman Cracks Down on Liquid Detergent Pods

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) is set to introduce the tougher laws surrounding the packaging of liquid laundry detergent pods after a child ended up in intensive care...

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 09:54 PM PST

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

Study Shows Link Between ADHD and Premature Death

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to die earlier than those without the condition, according to a new research published Wednesday in The Lancet, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 07:11 PM PST

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

It Keeps Food Creamy — But Can It Help Make You Fat?

New research suggests that a common ingredient in creamy processed foods — like ice cream and mayonnaise — might make people not only fatter, but also prone to diseases like diabetes, NBC News reported.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 10:16 PM PST

Alternatives to Statins

Alternatives to Statins

Cholesterol-lowering medication use is on the rise.

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 at 08:24 AM PST

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Hand Washing Dishes May Prevent Allergies: Study

Washing dishes might be the best chore for a kid. Doing dishes by hand instead of using a dishwasher might prevent or reduce allergies in children, according to a Swedish study published in the journal...

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 at 01:26 PM PST

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Study Finds Molecular Link Between Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, believe they have discovered the "root cause" of Type 2 diabetes — a molecular link between obesity and diabetes that may lead to new...

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