Doped Up Fish

Bad news for the fish in Florida. As human wastewater makes its way into oceans, the fish are testing positive for a mess of pharmaceuticals! Researchers at Florida International University and the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust studied the two types of fish found in Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys since 2018. They found that…

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More Ticks

It’s not news to say that ticks are nasty little pests. If you spend any time outside in the summer (and you should), ticks are hard to avoid, hard to spot, and hard to remove. None of that is different from every previous year. What is different is that they seem to be multiplying and…

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Bono’s Glasses

Have you ever wondered why Bono, the frontman for U2, wears his trademark sunglasses inside, year-round? It’s because he has glaucoma.  Mayo Clinic defines glaucoma as “a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision.” This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure…

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Too Good?

According to a new study published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine Evidence, a blood test to screen for prostate cancer may be better than experts initially thought, particularly among Black men. As reported by the CDC, there’s no standard test for prostate cancer. Two of the more commonly used tests are a…

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Record Breaker

What do you imagine you’ll be doing the day after turning 100 years old? Last month, WWII veteran Lester Wright celebrated in style, setting a new world record in the 100 meter dash, in front of thousands of track fans. He crossed the line to a standing ovation, finishing seventh out of nine runners, beating…

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You Are What You Eat

According to a recent exploratory study out of Clarkson University, researchers suggest microbes in our gut may play a role in certain personality traits.   The authors of the study published in the journal Nutrients said the purpose of the study was to “investigate the correlation between mental energy (ME), mental fatigue (MF), physical energy (PE),…

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Heal Wounds Faster

Raise your hand if you love blueberries! Us too! They taste great, are packed with vitamins, and have a very low glycemic impact. They’re a perfect sweet fix for just about everyone, no matter what your health challenges… but that’s not all! It seems those little blue superfood orbs of deliciousness may hold the key…

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Off Again, On Again?

It looks like mandatory masking on airplanes may be a thing of the past. Maybe. Late Monday, United, American, Southwest, Delta, Alaska, and other airlines dropped their face mask requirement effective immediately. The mandate lift came directly on the heels of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle in Tampa. She said the federal…

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Metformin & Fertility

Researchers have found that the drug metformin, which is commonly used to treat diabetes, may cause genital birth defects such as undescended testicles and urethral problems in the male children of men who take the medication. The use of Metformin appeared to affect sperm that developed during a critical time before a male child was…

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Ultra Light Beams

A new study has discovered a revolutionary way to inactivate more than 98% of the airborne bacteria in just five minutes. And all we have to do is turn on the lights.  Well, ultraviolet light, that is. According to a recent statement, the new study shows a “hands-off” approach using ultraviolet light, called far-UVC light,…

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