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Study finds that non-stick pans could emit millions of microplastic particles, posing a health concern

As users cook or wash non-stick pots, millions of tiny plastic particles could be released. A new study by Australian researchers found that just one surface crack in a Teflon-coated saucepan could release approximately 9,100 plastic particles. Raman imaging and algorithmic modeling have shown that broken coatings can lead to the release of 2.3 million …

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Pfizer and Biontech

Pfizer and BioNTech begin early studies of a combination vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and influenza

Biopharmaceutical company Pfizer Inc. has teamed up with German BioNTech SE in an early-stage study to evaluate a vaccine that can protect against influenza and COVID-19. On Thursday, the companies revealed that the single-dose vaccine candidate would consist of an Omicron booster shot as well as the mRNA flu shot from Pfizer. The study will …

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Flu vaccine use is low as RSV continues to spread: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that flu vaccine use is down this year, despite the resurgence in respiratory viruses in the United States. According to federal data, 18.7 million flu vaccine doses were administered to adults in pharmacies during the week ending October 15, 2022. This is a significant increase from …

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Daylight saving Time

How to avoid the adverse health effects of daylight savings time

The “fall back” from daylight saving is associated with an increase in car accidents and poor mood. However, doctors recommend that you pay attention to your sleep hygiene and adjust your bedtime gradually. The clocks in America may “fall back” one hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 6. Internal clocks could also be affected. Dr. …

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