New research in the British Medical Journal finds hairdressers who frequently use hair dye on their clients or give them perms… have higher amounts of carcinogens in their blood. The researchers looked at nearly 300 hairdressers. They found the levels of the carcinogens in the bloodstream rose with the number of weekly color treatments and permanents stylists performed.
And a new study finds older men who use statins are less physically active. Researchers say men who took the cholesterol lowering drugs averaged 40 minutes less of moderate exercise per week than men who didn't take the medication. Almost one-third of Americans 65 and older take statins. Researchers say the decreased activity may be linked to muscle pain caused by the drugs.
(Alexis Christoforous, CBS News)
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