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Daily Pulse: Carcinogens In Baby Shampoo
[New York Times]
Environmental and consumer groups have been pressuring Johnson & Johnson and its competitors for years to remove questionable ingredients from their products, and now J&J is finally doing something about it, recently announcing plans to remove harmful chemicals from their products by 2015, including formaldehyde (a known carcinogen). The promise extends to its baby products, which they hope to improve by 2013. Other dangerous chemicals getting the boot: phthalates, which have been linked with increased diabetes risk; parabens, a type of preservative; and triclosan, which causes muscle weakness in mice. (Just how bad is triclosan? See our report, The Scary Toxin In Your Bed.)
Back Pain Sufferers?[ScienceDaily]
Yoga classes could provide an inexpensive—natural—way of treating patients with chronic or recurrent low back pain, according to the UK's largest ever study of the benefits of yoga. Researchers found that people suffering from back pain who took a weekly group yoga intervention class for 12 weeks ended up missing less work than back pain sufferers who didn't take the class. The yoga classes covered topics like muscle-strengthening moves and relaxation techniques.
The Math Behind Sunscreen[The Atlantic]
We know—and so does the FDA, for that matter—that sunblocks advertising an SPF of 100+ is misleading in their claims. But it gets even more suspect when the numbers behind SPF labels are explained: an SPF of 30 means that you’re protected 30 times more than you’d be with no coverage. After some fancy calculations, it turns out that SPF 30 shields you from 97% of UVB rays. SPF 100 ups your protection—but only by two degrees, to 99%. The difference is pretty much negligible, making the 70-value increase a little misleading. (Confused? Here’s help with our 8 Sketchy Sunscreen Claims—Decoded)
The Time Of The Month To Hit The Salsa Club[Fox News]
Studies have already shown that your body acts differently when you’re fertile: you apparently smell better to men, you sound better—and now, it turns out you dance better, too. Scientists showed men silhouettes of dancing women—all at different stages in their menstrual cycle—and with no features displayed except body shape and rockin’ moves. The men all rated the women at the peak of fertility as the most attractive, proving that your hips don’t lie about when you’re the most impregnable.
What Dogs Can Teach Us About Disease[Los Angeles Times]
The decades of carefully breeding purebred dogs has created highly predictable genes that can offer new discoveries for humans, according to a new article in theNew England Journal Of Medicine. Scientists can now track patterns in canine diseases and their genetic origins to find parallels in human conditions. For example, researchers have found parallel genes in dogs and humans for epilepsy, Burt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, and a type of retinal atrophy that is now being successfully treated in people.
Is This Why You’re Pear-Shaped?[Blisstree]
If you've gone from an hourglass to more of a pear shape recently, there may be more to blame than your diet: If you’re premenopausal, you could have estrogen dominance, a condition that causes water retention, toxic fat gain, and tons of other health issues. Symptoms include PMS at odd times of the month, body fat around the hips, and difficulty losing weight. If this all sounds familiar, read what you can do to decrease the harmful estrogens you’re being exposed to.
9 Natural Ways To Spice Up Your Sex Life[Ecosalon]
There no shortage of healthy reasons to have more sex, but in a technology-addled world where we’re often more intimate with our iPhones than our lovers, sometimes you need a few tips. Here are nine natural ways that you can give your sex life an organic sex-lift.
Why Blondes Exist[Jezebel]
It’s still debatable whether gentlemen really do prefer blondes, but apparently cavemen definitely liked them better than brunettes. According to an anthropologist at Laval University in Quebec City, blonde women emerged (and triumphed) because the shade was much more rare than dark hair, and cavemen were so overwhelmed by the rare shininess (like gold!) that they wanted to reproduce with these women.
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