A new Canadian study finds that when it comes to blood transfusions, fresher blood is not any better than older blood. Nancy Heddle is a professor emeritus of medicine at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Heddle cites, "Our study provides strong evidence that transfusion of fresh blood does not improve patient outcomes, and this should reassure clinicians that fresher is not better."
Women in the U.S. are reportedly catching up to men in terms of alcohol consumption, according to researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Center at the University of New South Wales in Australia. The researchers found that men born between the years 1891 and 1910 drank as much as three times as women, but those born between 1991 and 2000 drank only 1.2 times more than women.
As much as 45 toxic chemicals can be found in everyday common house dust, according to a new study. The new study, which saw researchers analyze all studies that have sampled indoor environments in the United States since 2000, found that the chemicals found in dust samples came from a range of things typically found inside your home, including vinyl products, such as flooring and cosmetics.