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Is Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Swabs Really That Dangerous?

Is Cleaning Your Ears With Cotton Swabs Really That Dangerous?

A real-life horror tale that’s gotten renewed media attention last year is sure to make you think twice about digging earwax out of your ears. An Australian woman says she developed a life-threatening infection that ate away parts of her skull after years of swabbing her ears with cotton. But…

Study Claims White Noise Can Damage Your Brain, But Don’t Panic

Study Claims White Noise Can Damage Your Brain, But Don’t Panic

A recent research review suggests that white noise, the soothing, fuzzy soundtrack so many of us rely on to sleep or block out distractions, could actually be dangerous. It argues that exposure to the random, unstructured sounds that make up white noise can alter the brain’s neural connections that help…