Face masks and respirators: Can they prevent viruses like H1N1 (Swine flu)?

With flu season upon us, many people are wondering what precautions they can take to prevent transmission of the H1N1 (swine flu) virus. Facemasks, which refer to disposable masks like the ones health workers occasionally wear, are designed to block large particle droplets, splashes, and sprays from reaching the wearer’s mouth and nose. Continue reading

Human Growth Hormone: Youth in a Bottle?

You may have seen the ads claiming that you can regain lost youth, remove wrinkles and cellulite, lose weight, and build lean muscle without exercise. According to the advertisements, you would think that human growth hormone pills or oral sprays offer the fountain of youth in a bottle. But according to scientists, you might be disappointed with the results you get from over-the-counter human growth hormone products (HGH). In fact, you might even be endangering your life. Continue reading