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Blowing out candles drowns cake in germs

Blowing out candles drowns cake in germs (ThinkstockPhotos) The next time you blow out the candles on your birthday cake, make a wish for your good health as well because scientists have found that the popular tradition causes bacteria on the icing to increase by 1,400%. Researchers from Clemson University, US, examined the potential spread of bacteria when someone blows out candles on a cake. “The tradition of blowing out birthday candles has different theories as to its origin. Some theorise the practice began in Ancient Greece, and was related to bringing cakes…

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Cake culture at work causing obesity

Sharing sweet treats at workplace may be contributing to several health problemssuch as obesity and poor oral hygiene, experts in the UK have warned. It may be managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate, or people bringing presents back from their holidays, but sugary snacks at the workplace are detrimental to employees’ health, said Professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. “Combatting cake culture” should be people’s new year resolution in 2017, he said. “While these…

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‘Workplace Cake Culture’ May Fuel Obesity Risk: Experts

Sharing sweet treats at workplace may be contributing to several health problems such as obesity and poor oral hygiene, experts in the UK have warned. It may be a case of managers wanting to reward staff, colleagues wanting to celebrate or people bringing presents back from their holidays that sees sugary snacks going into the workplace, said Professor Nigel Hunt, dean Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK. However, it was detrimental to employees’ health and they should make a New Year’s resolution to…

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