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BPA Linked to Heart Disease

The chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, has been making headlines for years. Commonly found in plastic, cans and receipts, the substance has been found to cause cancer and fetal health issues in numerous studies. Recently, the FDA even banned the chemical


Investigation Finds Spray Tans Pose Health Threat

As more research sheds light on the danger of indoor tanning beds, spray tans have become increasingly popular. Sunless tans have been characterized as the “safe” way to get a glowing, bronze complexion without a risk of developing melanoma. However,


Warning: Don’t Put Sunscreen on Infants

While you are slathering on the sunscreen this summer, keep in mind that sunscreen isn’t safe for everyone in your family. If you have a baby younger than six months, you should not put sunscreen on him or her, according to a


Study Sheds Light on Recommendation for Daily Aspirin

Doctors commonly recommend that individuals worried about heart disease should take a low dose of aspirin every day. However, a new study calls that advice into question, claiming that the likelihood of bleeding in the intestinal tract or brain may


Does Sugar Affect Mental Functioning?

Limiting added sugar intake is important for maintaining a healthy weight and preventing health issues like diabetes. New research is revealing that consuming too much sugar may be detrimental to your cognitive functions as well. According to a study recently


Illegal Online Drug Distributors Scam Customers

According to a recent survey, about 1 in 6 Americans have purchased medicine online without a prescription from illegal online drug sellers. Usually the sites advertise low prices on diet pills, sleep aids or stimulants. Although some certified, legitimate online


Risk of Cancer Increases After Only Four Indoor Tanning Sessions

Several studies have highlighted the health problems associated with use of tanning beds. Now, recent research presented at the International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research, has revealed that the risk


Multivitamins May Cause More Harm than Good

The next time you sit down to take your daily multivitamin, you might want to reconsider. Recent studies have shown that some vitamins may not ward off disease, and in fact may contribute to the development of some illnesses. Two


New Study Finds Tanning Bed Rays Cause Significant Damage

Need another reason to stay out of the tanning bed? Here’s one: recently, the Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study concluding that the type of UV rays delivered by tanning beds (UVA1) penetrate layers of skin cells that are


Study Reveals Caffeine May Deter Skin Cancer Tumor Growth

Do you like your coffee strong, weak, or in your sunscreen? If your answer is the latter, you may be better protected against the sun’s rays. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that


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