What’s in your tap water?

(Examiner) Top 5: 1. Giardia intestinalis – A parasite known as Giardia intestinalis is the cause of the infection. The parasite is transmitted from contaminated food with feces. Another source of infection is drinking water. This parasite survives outside the body because it forms into a cyst, which is tolerant…

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Alcohol and Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important factors in achieving a healthy lifestyle and an ideal weight. If you sleep poorly or not enough, you will produce more of the hormone ghrelin (also known as the appetite-regulating hormone or growth hormone secretagogue ormotilin-related peptide), which is secreted when you’re hungry and decreases when you’re satiated.  It…

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BPA Alters Development of in Vitro Ova and Could Increase Risk of Down Syndrome, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011) — Researchers at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with the Vall d’Hebron Hospital Fetal Tissue Bank, the Department of Gynaecology and the Research Unit of Paediatric Endocrinology, analysed the effects of Bisphenol A (BPA), a polymer widely used to manufacture plastics, in an in vitro…

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