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Methanol-Based Hand Sanitizers Pose Dangers.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns not to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain methanol or wood alcohol, as they can be toxic if absorbed through the skin leading to nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, blindness, seizures, coma, nervous system damage, and even death. The FDA is working to prevent these products from entering the United States and is coordinating with manufacturers to recall such products.

Food and Drug Administration, July 2020

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Low Testosterone and Dysregulated Eating.

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Evaluations of 154 male college students revealed an association between low testosterone levels and an increased risk for developing an eating disorder.

International Journal of Eating Disorders, July 2020

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Intervention Can Reduce Heart Risks for Those with Mental Illness.

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Past research has shown that individuals with serious mental illness have an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease. In a recent study that involved 132 adults with serious mental illness, researchers found that when a counselor and nurse guided participants to engage in a healthier lifestyle (stop smoking, eat a healthy diet, exercise, etc.), their risk for heart attack or stroke fell by nearly 13% in the next decade.

JAMA Network Open, June 2020

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Chiropractic Care Increases Strength, Balance, & Endurance.

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After a four-week course of chiropractic care, military personnel with back pain reported improved strength and endurance, as well as a reduction in low back pain intensity and disability compared with patients on a waiting list who received no treatment.

Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, June 2020

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Physical Inactivity Raises Cancer Mortality Risk.

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Among a group of 8,002 middle-aged and older adults, researchers observed that the least active participants were 82% more likely to die from cancer over the following five years than those with the highest physical activity levels.

JAMA Oncology, June 2020

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