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Bug Spray Hacks: How to Avoid the Summer Bite

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Mosquitoes and other biting insects may be an unfortunate part of summer, but you don't have to suffer. We've got a few tips for avoiding those nasty bug bites.More Is Not BetterExtra coats of bug spray do not offer added protection. One coat of bug spray to exposed skin is enough. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says DEET offers the best protection against mosquito bites but notes that the chemical may cause skin rashes, including blisters and skin and mucous...
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Comparing the Accuracy of Body Fat Scales

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Scales have evolved from simply stepping on a scale to see your weight at one moment in time to being able to track weight over time and connect with apps on a smartphone.Scales also now measure body fat. Good Morning America invited three women to try six different consumer body fat scales.The three women first had their body fat percentage measured by Dr. John Shepherd and his team at the University of California San Francisco’s Body Composition Lab. Shepherd considers these findings —...
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Your Body: The Effects of Graveyard Shifts

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor They don't call it the graveyard shift for nothing.Past research has shown a link between shift work and an increased risk for cancer, metabolic disorders and heart disease. Now, a new study looked at the risk of heart disease in female nurses who worked at least three nights per month, in addition to other day and evening shifts. Researchers found that women who did five years or more of shift work had an increased risk of heart disease.
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Twinkie Science Experiment Continues 40 Years Later

iStock/Thinkstock(BLUE HILL, Maine) -- A 40-year-old Twinkie in Blue Hill, Maine, seems to have weathered the past few decades quite well. Perhaps a testament to the power of preservatives, the legendary Twinkie at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill remains, with the exception of some dust, remarkably intact.What began as an impromptu chemistry experiment in 1976 has left the small private school home to the world’s oldest Twinkie. Chemistry teacher Roger Bennatti, who has since retired from teaching, began the experiment during a lesson on food additives and...
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