New & Now: August 19, 2011

Must-read health news and views from around the web

New & Now: August 19, 2011

Source: Web exclusive, August 2011

Welcome to New & Now online, your source for the latest findings, innovative products and emerging trends in health, nutrition, beauty and wellness.

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Rub and rinse your contacts

A new study suggests "no-rub" contact lens cleaning solutions may not disinfect your lenses properly. Researchers say "rub and rinse" steps are the safest way to care for contacts. |

New obesity scoring tool

A new tool for scoring obesity can also predict a person’s risk of death, and is more accurate than predictions based on body mass index alone. | The Globe and Mail

Stay hopeful for diet success

According to a new study, up-beat, positive feelings such as hopefulness result in better dietary choices. | TIME

Dogs can sniff out lung cancer

Researches say they have been able to train household dogs to sniff out lunch cancer from breath samples. |

An earlier death for singles?

A new study finds men who stay single may die eight to 17 years earlier than married men, while women who stay single could die seven to 15 years earlier. | The Huffington Post

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