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Why You Should Think Twice Before Touching Air Vents on a Plane

Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock You’ll never look at this airplane surface the same way again. Cramming hundreds of people into a tight space for hours is going to spread germs. Airplanes, like most forms of public transportation, are ideal places for bacteria to thrive. And while you may not need warnings about how gross the airplane bathroom is,… Read More »

CMS renews focus on catching fraudsters before they re-offend

Dive Brief: CMS has announced a new rule focused on catching providers before they engage in fraudulent activity. The rule, called Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process, will focus on untoward “affiliations” involving key employees of companies that bill the Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP programs. Of particular interest will be firms that try to “reinvent” themselves… Read More »

Tea before bed does not affect quality of sleep, study shows

Caffeine is a known powerful stimulant that perks up drinkers, increases alertness and promotes wakefulness. Yet a surprising new study has found drinking tea or coffee within four hours of bedtime does not affect sleep at all. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School recorded how much caffeine, alcohol and nicotine 785 volunteers… Read More »

Eczema: Five tips you should know before going swimming – are you aware of these?

Eczema is a condition in which a person’s skin becomes dry, red and itchy. The symptoms are most acute when a person is experiencing a flare-up. This often happens as a result of coming into contact with any number of irritants that are known to trigger the condition. With the holiday season in full swing,… Read More »