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1/28/01

HealthWise at 5 From 1.28

  • Fertility and Cancer

New research brings reassuring news for the thousands of women who take fertility drugs. The University of Pittsburgh study of 13,000 women finds the drugs do not increase the risk of Ovarian Cancer. Researchers say the findings help put to rest an ongoing controversy about the cancer link. However, the results did show an increase in Ovarian Cancer in women who spent more than five years trying to get pregnant. Their theory, instead, is any link to Ovarian Cancer could be due to why they're not getting pregnant. Some conditions, like Endometriosis, may play a role. More studies are needed. The study was conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and is published in the American Journal of Epidemilogy.

  • Waistband Motivator

Are you trying to lose some extra holiday pounds? If so, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham say a pedometer would be a good, inexpensive investment. Simply strap one onto your belt, and you can keep count of the steps you take during the day. Most experts recommend a daily goal of 6,000 steps, or one mile, for health benefits, and 10,000 steps for weight loss. Once you start keeping an eye on the steps you take, you'll soon find ways to add even more.

  • Virofree

A new hospital strength disinfectant spray is on the market that promises to attack over 90 hard to kill bacteria and viruses, including E-Coli, Staph, Strep, and Salmonella. Virofree's active ingredient is a Quaternary Ammonium Compound. "Quats" as it's called, boasts the broadest spectrum of germ and virus killing capability, along with the EPA's lowest caution level. The odor-free, non-toxic is available at Eckerd drug stores, linen and things and online by (clicking here ).

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