Fall in fertility rates may be linked to fossil fuels

Chemical pollution from burning fossil fuels could play a significant part in global decline in sperm counts, a fresh study finds. An in-depth analysis in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology says “industrialized regions now have rates below levels required to sustain their populations.” Results show “reproductive health problems are partly linked to increasing exposures to […]

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Bond markets don’t buy hawkish Fed’s view on how high U.S. rates can go

The Federal Reserve’s more hawkish turn this week came amid heightened worries about economic recovery and inflation, but it has barely changed the bond market’s view that short-term interest rates could top out below the U.S. central bank’s estimated peak. Current betting even has rates staying below the inflation level the Fed projected over the […]

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Eye Drops to Replace Reading Glasses For Aging Eyes Go on Sale Following FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first and only eye drop that can treat age-related blurry ‘near vision’. The new ophthalmic solution called Vuity treats presbyopia, and is now available by prescription in pharmacies nationwide. Presbyopia can be diagnosed through a basic eye exam by an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) and […]

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Bill Belichick questions why T.Y. Hilton wasn’t ejected for contact with an official

Two players were ejected during Saturday night’s Patriots-Colts game, but Bill Belichick thinks a third player should have been tossed as well. Asked about the scuffle between Patriots defensive back Kyle Dugger and Colts receiver Michael Pittman that resulted in the ejections of both players, Belichick didn’t have much to say about that but then […]

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Exposure of pre-adolescent children to EMFs emitted by mobile devices is not associated with sleep disturbances

Overall exposure of preadolescent children to electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile communication devices during the day is not associated with sleep disturbances, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation. However, the study findings, which have been published in Environmental Research, suggest that […]

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