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December 2016

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Study Blasts Fitness Trackers’ Ability To Boost Health

A study has found that fitness trackers might not benefit health after all. Researchers discovered that regular use of a fitness tracker or pedometer did not increase activity levels enough to benefit health – even when a financial reward was involved. It’s not the first study to suggest that fitness…

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Salad Bags Are ‘Breeding Grounds For Salmonella’, Experts Warn

Packets of supermarket salad are breeding grounds for the type of bacteria that causes food poisoning, researchers have said.  A new study found that when salad leaves are broken, they leak fluid into the bags which can increase the growth of salmonella 2,400-fold.  Researchers warned shoppers to avoid pre-prepared salad…

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Most Toxic E-Cigarette Flavour Revealed In New Study

The most toxic electronic cigarette flavouring has been revealed – and it’s bad news for berry fans. Scientists from Roswell Park Cancer Institute discovered that strawberry e-cigarette flavourings did the most damage to health.  They also discovered that increasing the battery output voltage of e-cigarettes “significantly increases toxicity”.  “Although many…