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Promising new drug XF-73 kills superbugs within 5 minutes

In what can be termed as a fundamental breakthrough in the battle against bacterial resistance, British scientists have developed a drug they claim holds the key to stamping out deadly hospital superbugs such as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C-diff), within five minutes.

BPA exposure may elevate testosterone levels in men--study

A new study indicates that increased exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in food and drink packaging materials, increases testosterone concentrations in men, suggesting the chemical was linked to endocrine changes in men.

Occasional smoking too damages the lungs--study

It is no secret that active smoking is a particularly dangerous habit that can have a wide range of adverse effects, medical, personal and social.

Living near cellphone towers doesn't raise unborn baby's cancer risk

A new study from Imperial College London has found no link between living near mobile phone masts while pregnant and risk of cancer among children.

Common chemicals can alter thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy--study

Exposure to flame-retardant chemicals, called PBDEs, or polybrominated diphenyl ethers, commonly found in house-hold items like carpets, textiles, foam furnishings, electronics and plastics may alter thyroid hormone levels in pregnant women, finds a new study.

The Stocks You Need to Buy Now

How much time are you going to spend thinking about the next stock you buy? If you're like most Americans, the answer is "not much." According to research from ING, "the average American spends more time researching a new refrigerator than they do stocks."