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.
Doctors spend nearly half of their time attending to paperwork, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Washington Medicine. For the study the researchers polled 57 doctors in various practices about what consumes most of their time on a daily basis. "I think we need to make things better because patients notice that doctors are spending more time with the computer . . ."
Viral infections are potentially more dangerous when contracted in the morning hours, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. And while the timing of catching a virus may not seem like a significant factor, it could make a serious difference, researchers say. "It's a big difference. The virus needs all the apparatus available at the right time . . ."
Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy are more likely to have a hyperactive child, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found that more than half the mothers (4,415 women or 53 percent) reported using acetaminophen at 18 weeks of pregnancy, while fewer than half (3,381 women or 42 percent) reported using it at 32 weeks.