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Sharing Toothbrush or paste leads to bacterial infections: Study

Bacteria can pass on easily if people share toothbrushes and even paste as the bacteria fecal coliforms spread far wide and faster and results in the willies in the intestines, says a study. Traceable to similar studies in the past, bathrooms or washrooms are the focal points of baterial infections coming under researchers’ radar increasingly of late. Lauren Aber of ...

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Antarctic ice sheet melting faster than ever, alarming: New study

Using GRACE or gravitational satellite data, researchers have found that the ice sheet covering Antarctica is melting faster than ever, especially in the past one decade. Antarctica’s massive ice sheet lost twice its mass in its western portion compared to what it accumulated in the east and the southern continent’s ice cap is melting ever faster, said researchers. The researchers were ...

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Is Oatmeal Breakfast Toxic? Idaho Researchers Find OTA Toxin in Oat Cereals

Known as heart-friendly meal recommended for breakfast by doctors around, oat-based breakfast cereals have now come under question by researchers who have detected potentially dangerous mould contamination in them. They said some oat-based breakfast cereals contain a high-level of mould-related toxin called ochratoxin A (OTA) that has been linked to kidney cancer in animal studies conducted by them in the ...

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How Much Plastic Goes into Seas? 80 Million Tons by 2020: Report

About 8 million tons of plastic waste wound up in the world’s oceans in 2010, and researchers warn that it could grow ten times to 80 million tons by 2020. Jenna Jambeck from the University of Georgia in Athens, who studied the sources of ocean-bound plastic around the world and developed models to estimate their annual contributions, said coastal countries ...

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Prenatal smoking ups diabetes risk for children

Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, warns a new study. “Our findings are consistent with the idea that gestational environmental chemical exposures can contribute to the development of health and disease,” said lead author Michele La Merrill, an assistant professor of environmental toxicology at University of California, ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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Smoking in pregnancy alters baby’s DNA, organs: study

Smoking while pregnant causes chemical changes to the DNA of the unborn baby or foetus so much that it may predispose them to lifelong health conditions, said new research sending another shockwave across the world. Changes in the chemical structure of the baby’s DNA can be detected from as early as 12 weeks into pregnancy, said the research adding significant weight ...

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Sleeping on stomach increases risk of sudden death in epilepsy

Those who suffer from epilepsy should avoid sleeping on their stomach as they may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, similar to sudden infant death syndrome in babies, say scientists. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes repeated seizures and affects an estimated 50 million people all over the world. “Sudden unexpected death is the main cause of death ...

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Bogus e-mails Blamed for Online Fraud: Study

More internet users are being lured into revealing personal information as they log into bogus emails, and the chances are that 45% of the time you are responding to phishing e-mails, says a new study. Certain websites included in phishing emails successfully lure users up to 45 percent of the time, according to the study. Once on the bogus pages ...

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On Cell Phone While Driving? Dangerous but Your Talking Partner Influences Road Safety, Says Study

A new study based on a driving simulator and videophone to assess how a driver’s conversation partner influences safety on the road and the outcome was rather amazing as the partner influences your driving style immensely. The study on driver distraction showed that co-passengers are often helpful in keeping attention on the road and often warn or help the driver ...

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