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Bed Bugs On The Rise 2010-09-02

Bed bugs appear to be on the rise around the world, as more and more experts and professionals in pest control report huge rises in prevalence, even so far as to suggest we are on the verge of a bed bug pandemic. …

Less Than 5 Hours Sleep Linked To Higher Mental Illness Risk 2010-09-02

Young healthy adults aged between 17 and 24 years who get less than an average of 5 hours' sleep each night have three times the risk of developing a mental illness compared to individuals of the same age who sleep eight to nine hours.…

Plant Agents Show Promise In Preventing Skin Cancer 2010-09-01

Maybe you worshipped the sun in your youth or weren't as meticulous as you should have been with sunscreen.Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio found certain plant substances that can cause skin cancer.…

Stress In Womb Takes Greater Toll On Males, Study Shows 2010-09-01

A study shows that when female mice are exposed to stressful situations early in pregnancy, such as being placed in unfamiliar surroundings, changing cages multiple times in a day, or smelling the odour of a predator.…

Thrifty Bacteria Thrive 2010-08-31

Smart consumers refuse to pay a lot for throwaway items, but will shell out a little more for products that can be used again and again. The same is true of bacteria and other microbes, researchers at the University of Michigan have learned. …

Teenage Smoking Linked To Higher Depression Risk 2010-08-31

This observational study is one of the few to examine the perceived emotional benefits of smoking among adolescents. Although cigarettes may appear to have self-medicating effects or to improve mood, in the long term.…

WHO Urges Countries To Take Measures To Combat AMR 2010-08-30

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - the ability of micro-organisms to find ways to evade the action of the drugs used to cure the infections they cause - is increasingly recognised as a global public health issue.…