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Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security

Using hand sanitizer may be giving you a false sense of security

Achoo! As you reach for a tissue and blow your nose you notice your coworkers recoiling in horror, so you make a reassuring pump of the hand sanitizer. “See, I’m protecting you!” you want to say to them as you rub the translucent goop across your hands. But are you really protecting them? A new…MORE

Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Most children under the age of 5 should avoid plant-based milk, according to new health guidelines about what young children should drink. Plant-based milk made from rice, coconut, oats or other blends — with the exception of fortified soy milk — lack key nutrition for early development, according to guidelines released on Wednesday by leading…MORE

India is banning all e-cigarettes over fears about youth vaping

India is banning all e-cigarettes over fears about youth vaping

India on Wednesday announced a complete ban on the sale of all e-cigarettes, saying the devices posed a health risk, especially to young people. “Unfortunately, e-cigarettes got promoted initially as a way in which people can get out of the habit of smoking cigarettes. It was to be a weaning process from using cigarettes,” Indian…MORE

Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

Could sunscreen cause Vitamin D deficiency? Short answer: Yes

Exposing skin to sunlight is a convenient way to meet our vitamin D needs, which is crucial for bone health. That might make you wonder: Does wearing sunscreen interfere with vitamin D levels and potentially cause vitamin D deficiency? The short answer is yes. But before you toss your SPF 30, dermatologists say the relationship…MORE

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

Air pollution particles may reach fetuses in the womb, study finds

New evidence has been found that air pollution can breach a mother’s placenta and potentially reach fetuses in the womb, raising the possibility of future health problems. Researchers found that when pregnant women breathe in black carbon pollution — created by the combustion of fossil fuels, such as in diesel-powered cars or the burning of…MORE

Two more Eastern equine encephalitis deaths reported in Michigan

Two more Eastern equine encephalitis deaths reported in Michigan

Four additional cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, including two deaths, have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. The mosquito-borne virus, more often known as EEE, is a rare but potentially fatal illness. Michigan has confirmed seven total EEE cases, including three deaths, officials said. “Michigan is…MORE

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes

New York state bans most flavors of e-cigarettes

New York state health officials voted Tuesday to carry out Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive action to ban sales of most flavored e-cigarettes. This ban would stand for 90 days as a piece of emergency legislation. It would need to be renewed to continue. The only two flavors customers will be able to buy are tobacco…MORE

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

MAYIM BIALIK and JIM PARSONS from “The Big Bang Theory” are working together again. They’re co-producing a sitcom called “Carla”, which is now in the running to be on Fox’s schedule NEXT fall.  Mayim will star on the show as Carla, a 39-year-old woman who spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding…

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Today: Talk Like a Pirate Day, Butterscotch Pudding Day, Meow Like a Pirate Day   A 4th grader in St. Louis got a genius idea for sneaking cheese into an empty lip balm tube so she could eat during class from watching YouTube videos.  The girl said, “I was just looking on YouTube because I…