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What is sodium lauryl sulfate and is it safe to use?

If you’ve ever Googled the causes of a skin complaint or damaged hair, chances are someone on the internet has pointed the finger at SLS, or sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common ingredient in beauty products, washes, toothpastes and even cleaning products. So what does this ingredient do, why is it in everything, and

Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters

New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving—and knowing you can survive—an emotional incident. “Firefighters who

Sainsbury's, Tesco and ASDA recall heartburn and indigestion drugs

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA recall own-brand versions of the heartburn and indigestion drug Zantac over fears they are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical The supermarket products were among 13 new additions to an ongoing recall Products in the UK and US have been taken off shelves due to contamination Ranitidine drugs are thought to have

And the Most Hated Thanksgiving Dish Is…

When planning Thanksgiving dinner or a Friendsgiving spread, five Thanksgiving side dishes immediately come to mind: stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. And there’s, of course, the turkey. But by no means do we love all sides equally — and a recently published map by The Daring Kitchen, “The Most Hated

Smokers and hypertensive individuals have higher risk of sudden death from brain bleed than previously believed

Contrary to the previous data, a Finnish study clarifies that smoking and high blood pressure do not protect from death in patients suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage, the most lethal stroke subtype. In fact, subarachnoid hemorrhage kills smokers and hypertensive individuals even before they reach hospitals, and therefore, previous studies that did not include these deaths

Assessing efforts to lower maternal and child mortality in Togo

Over the past decade, rates of maternal and child morbidity and mortality in Togo have remained high despite global progress. Child mortality among children under five years old in the West African nation is attributed to diseases that are easy and cheap to prevent and treat, including malaria, acute lower respiratory infections, and diarrheal diseases.