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Excessive Cleanliness Can Cause Allergies and Asthma
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Washing Your Hands Leads to Asthma, Says Science (Well, Sort Of)

Most of us have been taught that cleanliness is the best way to ensure good health. But experts now say that excessive use of things like hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap may be responsible for an increase in allergies and asthma among kids.

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Should Genetically Modified Food Be Clearly Labeled As Such? — Survey of the Day

Although there has never been any data definitively linking genetically modified food to health problems, many scientists and nutritionists worry that messing with the genetic makeup of food could have adverse effects on the environment and the people who eat it.

In light of this, Californians will be voting on a Proposition 37 this November, which would require special labels on all genetically modified food.

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The Likelihood of ‘Looper’ – Science Behind the Movies

In the new sci-fi hit 'Looper,' starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt, the mob uses “Loopers” and time travel to kill targets in the 30-year past. But how much of the film is based on actual hard science?

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Tabby Cats Are Mutants, Study Finds

Cat owners, call Professor X and ask him to let your feline friend join the X-Men because a recent study shows that some tabby cats are mutants.

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Beer Muscles Are a Real Thing Now, Says Science

There have been countless naysayers throughout the years guilty of spewing out health-nut, anti-beer propaganda in hopes of convincing a society of two-fisted boozehounds that a drinker’s lifestyle is detrimental to his health.

However, an ambitious and heroic team of Japanese scientists has recently concluded that all of that “beer is bad for you” business is for feeble-bodied weaklings, as their research indicates that a steady regimen of good old-fashioned beer drinking can actually keep muscles strong.

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New Study Claims Male Packages are Shrinking

A recent study claims male genitalia is 10 percent smaller than the average package was fifty years ago.

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America’s Top 10 Dirtiest Cities.

Well, luckily Victoria didn't make the list.  There are some pretty bad drivers here but overall the city is fairly clean as far as towns go...

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Mr. Wizard Is Back and Jerkier Than Ever

PBS mainstay 'Mr. Wizard' was so crotchety back in the day that comedy writers Mike Schuster and Diane Bullock had to make two videos just to contain all of his hilarious put-downs and snide remarks directed towards his young sidekicks. (You can watch the first Mr. Wizard supercut here.).

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Research Reveals Disturbing New Side Effect of Secondhand Smoke

Most of us are aware by now that not only is smoking detrimental to the health who do it, but also to everyone in their vicinity, as secondhand smoke has been labeled a culprit in diseases like respiratory infections, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and lung cancer.

Oops -- and we almost forgot memory loss.

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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Reason 2,423,877 to Quit Smoking: It Ruins Sleepy Time

As the surgeon general helpfully details on every pack of cigarettes, there are many health problems associated with smoking. But here's a new one: Smoking can cause restless nights...

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Depressed Mothers Have Shorter Kids

According to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics mothers who suffer depression after pregnancy are more likely to have short kids...

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