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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 07/16/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 ThingsNews, discoveries and … fun 1. Americans who are 65 or older feel better about their physical appearance than younger  — even much younger — people. (Learn more at Gallup) 2. Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett are buddies. (Learn more at AARP) 3. There’s no need to fast before a routine cholesterol test. (Learn more at AARP) 4. Google and Novartis are teaming up to make a contact lens that can monitor blood sugar levels. (Learn more at New York Times) >> Sign up …

From Cosmetics to Cans, When to Throw Stuff Out

Posted on 04/23/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Personal HealthDo you have canned food that dates from the Reagan years? When was the last time you replaced your mascara? Or your contact lens case?  Are you storing leftovers in Tupperware that’s older than a kindergartner? Do you know where to take those old cans of paint in your garage? These are just some of the potential health hazards we detail in our slide show “9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today.” Find out why old plastic containers (including Tupperware made before …

Eye-Popping: The Unclean Things We Do To Contact Lenses

Posted on 12/14/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthNeed more proof that people do bizarre and risky things? How about using beer, lemonade or baby oil as contact lens solution? A  survey last month by Bausch + Lomb, a lens solution manufacturer, found that 20 percent of people admitted that they have sometimes resorted to, shall we say, unconventional fluids for contact lens solution, despite the fact that none of them are even remotely safe to be used in the eye. An “overwhelming” proportion also reported using saliva or …