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Formaldehyde in hair straighteners prompts FDA warning

You might decide your natural locks aren't so bad after all, given a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that most hair straightening/smoothing products release formaldehyde gas, a human carcinogen.

Medical research

Bonobos, chimpanzees, and oxytocin

Despite being our two closest relatives—separated by just two million years of evolution from one another and six million from us—chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans have numerous important differences, such as in lethal ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A study predicts smooth interaction between humans and robots

According to a new study by Tampere University in Finland, making eye contact with a robot may have the same effect on people as eye contact with another person. The results predict that interaction between humans and humanoid ...

Ophthalmology

Multifocal contact lenses slow myopia progression in children

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to results from a clinical trial funded by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The findings support ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Your eyewear and COVID-19 safety

(HealthDay)—Coronavirus-related safety is crucial if you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses or safety glasses/goggles, experts say.

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