-Second hand smoke
-Antibiotics: One particular class of antibiotics, quinolones, could cause a positive reading for opiates. Quinolone antibiotics include: Levofloxacin, Ciprofloxcin, Ofloxacin
-HandBleaching your hair
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Salaries for the class of 2012 who found employment in their fields of study averaged $44,455, up from $42,987 in 2011 according to NACE.
There has been a steady increase for those with Bachelors.
The salaries range from a low of $36,988 for humanities and social science graduates to $61,913 for engineering grads. Computer science majors had the next best salaries, at $59,221.The biggest jump in pay came for education grads, who made 5.4% more than a year earlier. The field also hired the largest number of new grads- 444,000. The second highest field was “professional, scientific and technical services,” a broad category that includes accounting, bookkeeping, payroll services, and architectural, engineering and computer services. After that comes healthcare and social assistance, and federal, state and local government.
Another chart that shows the top five industries that pay the highest starting salaries to 2012 grads, regardless of major, a field called “mining, quarrying, and oil and gas exploration,” shows the highest salary, at $59,400, followed by construction, at $57,047.
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The flu virus is a respiratory illness and can cause many of the symptoms that everyone has experienced at one time or another: fever, body aches, coughing, congestion and fatigue. Most of the symptoms that are caused by the flu virus could also just as easily be the result of a cold virus infection, according to the CDC.
Some differences: the flu virus is more likely to cause fever — and a higher fever, at that. Flu sufferers have more severe symptoms overall and are more likely to face fatigue, body aches and a dry cough. Cold sufferers, by contrast, more commonly have a stuffed or runny nose and respiratory congestion. Some flu sufferers also have intestinal symptoms, such as vomiting or diarrhea.
How it helps: Sleep regulates the release of the hormone cortisol, which stimulates cells that boost the immune system, says William Ellert, M.D., chief medical officer of the Phoenix Baptist Hospital. And a well-tuned immune system is crucial for defending against the cold virus. Getting at least seven hours of shut-eye is the easiest way to steer clear of the common cold.
How it helps: Research has shown that moderate exercise—30 to 90 minutes most days of the week—increases immune function and reduces your chances of catching a cold. Key word: moderate. Prolonged high-intensity exercise can actually make you more susceptible to sickness, according to research from Appalachian State University, in Boone, North Carolina.
A Hot—and Cold—Shower
How it helps: Temperature fluctuations jump-start your immune system, says Donielle Wilson, a naturopathic doctor in New York City. At the end of a shower, stand under the hottest stream you can take for 30 seconds, then turn the temperature to cold for 10 seconds. Repeat three times, finishing with cold.
How they help: These mollusks contain more of the mineral zinc than any other food, and zinc has been proven to support and enhance the immune system. Eating just a single oyster will give you a whopping 13 milligrams of zinc; look to zinc-fortified breakfast cereals, baked beans, and pumpkin seeds to help you get the recommended eight milligrams a day.
it helps: According to a 2009 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, people with low levels of this vitamin, which helps to regulate the immune system, are more susceptible to catching colds. (The vitamin has also been shown to increase calcium absorption and (If you drink a lot of milk; frequently eat fatty fish, like salmon; or live in a sunny climate, you are probably getting an adequate amount)
How it helps: Neti pots and irrigators cleanse the nasal passages with a saltwater solution. “A daily saline rinse helps sweep bacteria, viruses, and irritants from the respiratory tract,” says Ellert. With a classic neti pot, the solution is poured into one nostril, travels into the sinuses, then drains from the other nostril. Today a battery-powered irrigator can be easier and more comfortable to use.
The National Rifle Association accused the White House of having “an agenda to attack the Second Amendment” Thursday, after representatives of the group attended meetings on gun control hosted by Vice President Biden.
The Obama administration is using the meetings to collect ideas and possibly ease the way for gun control legislation, which became a higher priority after the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last month. But it seems there was no ground bridged in the meetings with the NRA.
The gun owners’ group later leveled its charge of an attack on gun owners’ rights, releasing a statement that concluded, “We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. Instead, we will now take our commitment and meaningful contributions to members of Congress of both parties who are interested in having an honest conversation about what works – and what does not.”