Archives for: February 2023

Changes to Nutrition Standards Helped Students’ BMI

February 22nd, 2023
Changes to school nutrition standards that pushed more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, significantly decreased kids’ and teens’ body mass index (BMI) after the standards were implemented in 2010, a new study finds. Updates… more »

Dental Care Could Help Brain Health

February 15th, 2023
Taking good care of your teeth (brushing, flossing etc.) is important for good health. Now researchers say it is also vital for brain health. Your Teeth and Your Brain A new study has found that adults who are genetically prone to have cavities, dentu… more »

Little Known Fungal Infection Could Start Spreading

February 8th, 2023
Valley fever is a fungal infection endemic to the southwest. But that could change. Fungal infections, including Valley fever, are increasingly being diagnosed outside of their usual ranges. Valley Fever May Spread to New Areas Valley fever is an infe… more »

New Study Says You May Want to Rethink Gel Manicures

February 1st, 2023
Do you routinely get gel manicures? Researchers suggest you may want to rethink that habit. A new study says nail polish dryers that use ultraviolet (UV) light to cure the gel polish emit possibly dangerous rays. These rays might lead to cell death and… more »