For Your Health: Garlic Boost

After the deaths of more than 30 babies and toddlers in the last decade, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted unanimously to ban the manufacture, sale and re-sale of drop-side cribs:

Around for decades, drop-side cribs have come under scrutiny in recent years because of malfunctioning hardware, sometimes cheaper plastics, or assembly problems that can lead to the drop-side rail partially detaching from the crib. When that happens, it can create a dangerous "V"-like gap between the mattress and side rail where a baby can get caught and suffocate or strangle.

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It may not be great for your breath, but researchers say that a diet rich in garlic, onions and leeks may help prevent the most common type of arthritis:

Researchers at King's College London and the University of East Anglia investigated possible links between diet and the painful joint disease.

They found that women who ate a lot of allium vegetables (in the garlic family) had lower levels of hip osteoarthritis.

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Remember the movie "Revenge of the Nerds"? A new study from the University of Wisconsin found that the real revenge of straight-A earning students is that they have better health than their peers as they reach retirement age:

The findings are based on a study that followed 10,000 graduates from Wisconsin's high school class of 1957. Researchers have gone back and asked the graduates various questions over the years, and for this report, participants were queried on their health.

UW Sociology professor Pamela Herd found that the better a study participant did in high school, the less likely he or she was to experience poor health as they reached retirement age.

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