Studies reported in The Journal of the American Medical Association, financed by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by a team headed by Dr. Edward Giovannucci from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University in Boston, suggest that men who had a vasectomy more than 20 years earlier faced up to an 89 percent greater risk of prostate cancer than men who had not had a vasectomy. The studies also found that the more time that had passed since a vasectomy, the greater was the risk of developing prostate cancer.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Considering a Vasectomy? Hold The Scissors and Read This First
Are Plastic Food Containers Too Toxic to Reuse? - The Green Life
If you do reuse plastic containers, follow the Environmental Working Group’s advice, and only use #1, 2, 4, or 5, although one study shows that higher temperatures can cause the release of the heavy metal antimony from #1, PET.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Dirty pacifier? Bacteria, mold, fungi and other bacterial growth found in test of baby pacifiers
"We know that it takes two weeks for this pacifier to become so contaminated that you can't decontaminate it by putting it in the dishwasher or putting it in boiling water," said Glass. "By two weeks, what has happened is the microorganisms, the germs, have formed a complex structure called a biofilm. It's rather impervious to chlorox, baking soda, to boiling."
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
How to Make Hand Sanitizer with All Natural Products — The Greenbacks Gal
This hand sanitizer recipe will not only leave your hands feeling cleaner, they’ll feel softer, too!
It contains four ingredients which each have properties that make it fantastic for our skin. Witch hazel is an astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antifungal; aloe vera gel is naturally moisturizing; lavender essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties; and vitamin E keeps the product stable and is one of the best vitamins for our skin.