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Researchers: Asian-American students work harder than white counterparts

Asian-American schoolchildren tend to outperform their white counterparts in school because they try harder, according to a U.S. study out. The findings were based on an analysis of records from two separate surveys tracking several thousand whites and Asians in the United States from kindergarten through high school. Scientists at…

Antibacterial soap chemical promotes nasal staph infection, other health hazards: study

Triclosan — the active ingredient in many antibacterial soaps, toothpastes and other cosmetics — contributes to the growth of potentially harmful bacteria in the human nose. According to a study by scientists at the University of Michigan, the presence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria could make affected individuals more vulnerable to…