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Leave Them at the Door: Shoe Soles Harbor Risky Bacteria

A third of homes in a University of Houston random study were contaminated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria, apparently tracked in by shoes.

Sunlight Reduces Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

People living in sunny regions have about one-sixth the rate of pancreatic cancer as those in cloudy climes.

Feel Young, Live Long

British scientists report that seniors that feel at least three years younger than their chronological age have almost half the early death rate of those that say they feel more than a year older.

Digital ‘Blue Light’ Reading Disrupts Sleep Rhythms

Immersing ourselves in a tablet or computer before bedtime disturbs sleep patterns and may change our body’s natural circadian rhythms.

Spirituality is Beneficial for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients with strong religious or spiritual beliefs experience fewer symptoms, lower anxiety and distress, and stronger social health, researchers find.

Meditation Linked to Telomere Integrity in Cancer Patients

The chromosomal decline common in breast cancer is averted when patients either do yoga and meditate or participate in a therapy support group.

Brain-Lymphatic Discovery May Hasten Science

Scientists have found a set of lymphatic vessels that directly connect the brain to the immune system, opening new dimensions in disease research.

Colon Cancer Linked to Gut Bacteria

Two nasty strains of gut bacteria significantly increase the chances of getting colon cancer, University of Minnesota scientists have found.

Non-Natural Painkillers Double Depression Risk

Large doses of opioid medication significantly increase the danger of depression, a Veterans Administration study has found.

Smog Increases Stroke Risk

Particulates in the air can triple the stroke incidence among people that breathe it long-term.
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