Pubic grooming is making crab lice an endangered species

Over the past decade, doctors have noticed a dramatic decrease in reported cases of crab lice, also known as pubic lice (Phthirus pubis). The reason, they say, is actually quite simple: the rise in popularity of pubic grooming in both women and men. Pubic lice, it would seem, are currently facing an environmental… » 1/17/13 7:20am 1/17/13 7:20am

Rise in allergies has nothing to do with exposure to disease

Back in the late 1980s, scientists suggested that the sudden spike in allergy sufferers was the result of living in sterile homes and overzealous hygiene practices. Our immune systems, went the thinking, weren't being exposed to potentially important infections. A recent report, however, indicates that this "Hygiene… » 10/03/12 9:40am 10/03/12 9:40am