Is your job hurting your fertility?

Possibly, says research published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. It found that women who work long hours and regularly perform heavy lifting may have more difficulty getting pregnant. The study looked at data on 1,739 women with an average age of 33.

Soap up during cold and flu season

One of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs that cause colds and flu is also the simplest. Regular hand washing has been shown to reduce infection significantly. Many people think that using an antibacterial soap is more effective—but lab tests show that, in fact, regular soap is just as good.
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More evidence against plastics

Several studies have found that BPA, a chemical used to create plastics and epoxy resins, can affect hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, thyroid and insulin, which could affect a child’s gestation and early development. Now, a new study, in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, links BPA with low birth weight among baby girls.
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