Feature

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Axe may get the ax at high school

Read "Axe Cologne" and what comes to mind? Possibly an image of high school guys doused in the stuff hoping to attract girls. This week The Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne, MA, has taken up the issue of indoor air quality and is considering banning perfume and cologne, including the popular Axe brand. Fragrances are known to trigger asthma, allergy and migraines. Credit: ABCnews.com broke the story on March … [Read More...]

Noteable

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Man lost smell, then taste

Jason Feifer lost his sense of smell as a child, and shortly afterward, his … [Read More...]

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Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

Music and lights are the typical mood modifiers found in nightclubs, but … [Read More...]

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Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests birth control pills and other … [Read More...]

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Island Scene: Smell loss important signal

A loss of sense of smell could signal a more serious health condition, such as … [Read More...]

Science

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Lose smell, keep taste

When we're sick with stuffy noses, we don't smell or taste much of anything. This experience forms the basis for a common misconception … [Read More...]

Policy

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Portland now first US city to voluntarily ban fragrance

The city council of Portland, OR,on February 24  passed a fragrance-free policy that discourages public workers from wearing scented … [Read More...]

Riffs

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Sofa reeks of beach dogs and corn chips

I know my couch stinks like wet, sandy dogs. I've needed to wash the cushion covers since before Thanksgiving. I could smell the … [Read More...]