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Friday, April 20, 2012

Top Stories You May Have Missed: April 16-20

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Discover a new treatment for acne, the type of sushi you should avoid, what determines how nice you are and more in our roundup of this week’s top stories:

Our DNA May Help Decide How Nice We Are
If you’re nice, chances are you were born that way. New research has linked specific genes to kindness and generosity, though these traits were also influenced by views about whether the world was a threatening or non-threatening place. Read more

Drug May Diagnose Alzheimer’s Early
Florbetaben, an experimental drug may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s disease earlier in some people with memory problems. Read more.

Thyme’s Time as Acne Remedy May Be Coming Soon
The popular herb thyme may be the answer to your acne problems. According to researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University in the U.K., thyme’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it an ideal tool to use against the common skin scourge. Read more.

Tuna Source of 20-State Salmonella Outbreak
Tainted tuna has been identified as the source of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 20 states since January. Read more.

Propecia, Proscar: New Sexual Dysfunction Warnings
Baldness drug Propecia and BPH drug Proscar may cause infertility and more sexual problems than previously thought, according to the FDA. Read more.

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Posted by: Brianne Moore at 10:10 am

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