The Uniqueness of Cells Lining Your Mouth & Other News of Note

“Open Wide” for New Stem Cell Potential (ScienceDaily) While highly potent embryonic stem cells are often the subject of ethical and safety controversy, adult-derived stem cells have other problems. As we age, our stem cells are less pliant and less able to transform into the stem cells that science needs to find breakthrough treatments for …

Triclosan, BPA & Your Immune System, & Other News of Note

Study: You Can Be “Too Clean” (Detroit News) A study published online this week in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal shows overexposure to triclosan, a chemical compound commonly found in antibacterial soaps, is linked to increased allergies in young people. What’s more, excessive exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) — a common chemical in plastics including …

Quick Links: Additives & Other Chemicals, Sugars, Sun & Vitamin D, Persuading Yourself into Exercise

Additives, Allergies and ADHD: Is There a Connection? (ABC News) We’re in Chemical Overload (Montreal Gazette) Not All Sugars Have an Equal Effect on Obesity (foodconsumer.org) Time in the Sun: How Much Is Needed for Vitamin D? (US News & World Report) “Directed Thinking” Increases Time Spent Exercising (PhysOrg)