- Some health experts believe our obsession with cleanliness is making us sick. They’re even being so bold to suggest we eat some worms and dirt and, get your vomit bags ready, ingest fecal bacteria. Exposure to filth may bolster our immune system; via DiscoBlog.
- Misdiagnosed food allergies may be on the rise and in extreme cases putting children at risk for malnutrition. And reports claim avoiding certain foods for fear of mistaken food allergies may make children more sensitive when foods are eventually eaten; from Well.
- We all know antioxidants in fruits and vegetables keep you healthy. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants. So, one company has invented cranberry dental floss and claims using it attaches phytochemicals to your teeth and prevents gum disease; via Vitamin G.
- On Tuesday, the owner of the U.S. peanut company responsible for the salmonella-peanut butter outbreak pleaded the 5th and refused to answer questions before Congress, while internal company messages show him complaining about lost profits; Reuters reports.
- Nintendo’s Wii Fit is different than other video games systems. In that it requires some moving around, rather than just sitting on your butt all day, but gaming experts call Wii Fit an exercise fad with very few people continuing to use it after a month; Forbes explains.
- Speaking of exercise, given America’s bulging weight problem, the accepted standard of 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week may not be enough for long term weight-loss. Rather, some people are in favor of 200 to 300 minutes of exercise per week; Reuters investigates.
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