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Sound focus on health or eating disorder in disguise?

According to the fitness bloggers, the ideal female body is supposed to be slim, muscular, feminine and strong. However, the eating and workout regimes they promote are so strict, that even the bloggers themselves almost fail to follow them.

Health personnel are careless with hand washing

Employees were found to ignore hand-washing guidelines more often than not.

How different are we on the inside?

We vary quite a lot on the inside and that can be a blessing. For instance, if you have a large liver you can save more than one life.

Longer heartbeats could shorten lives

Hearts with longer intervals between each ventricular contraction and relaxation face an increased risk of death. But probably only if you are male.

Teens are major yellow staph carriers

Seven out of ten 15- and 16-year-olds in two municipalities in Northern Norway are long-term carriers of yellow staphylococci in their throats and about half carry the bacteria in their nasal passages.

The toxin that steals sons

Environmental toxins can cause fewer male children to be born in Arctic populations.