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Megan is a contributing writer for The Inquisitr. She has a background in the equine industry and biotechnology. Interests include reading about the next great plague a mere sniffle away from being unleashed and zombie lore.


High Levels Of Lead Found In Mexican Hot Sauces

High levels of the toxic heavy-metal lead have been found in several popular brands of Mexican hot sauces.

High levels of the toxic heavy-metal lead have been found in several popular brands of imported Mexican hot sauces. Therefore, University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) researchers are cautioning consumers about the possibility of lead contamination in hot sauce and salsa products. In the pilot study, 25 bottles of imported hot sauces from Mexico and… Read more »

Skipping Breakfast Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, as skipping breakfast can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to Harvard researchers.

Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, as skipping breakfast can increase the risk of a heart attack, according to Harvard researchers. A study of older men (45 to 82) found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher heart attack risk, verses those who ate a regular morning meal…. Read more »

Singing Improves Ability To Learn Foreign Language

A study, published in the journal Memory & Cognition, has found singing in a foreign language can significantly aid in learning how to speak it.

Singing has been shown to have several benefits. Research has suggested singing can aid in respiratory problems, heighten mood and well-being, and now may improve a student’s ability to learn a foreign language. A study, published in the journal Memory & Cognition, has found singing in a foreign language can significantly aid in learning how… Read more »

Marriage Rate Lowest In A Century

The marriage rate, between heterosexual couples respectfully, is at its lowest rate in a century.

The marriage rate, between heterosexual couples respectfully, is at its lowest rate in a century. The marriage rate has declined for all racial and ethnic groups, but the greatest decline is among African Americans. A new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University, states fewer… Read more »

Hypersexuality, Sex Addiction, Could Just Be High Libido

Hypersexuality, or sex addiction, could just be the result of a high libido and not because of a mental or neurological disorder, scientists theorize.

Hypersexuality (sex addiction) could just be the result of a high libido and not because of a mental disorder, scientists theorize. Hypersexuality, more commonly known as sex addiction, is the abnormally frequent or sudden increase in sexual urges. While alcohol and drugs can affect sexual inhibitions in people, those allegedly suffering from a sex addiction… Read more »

Paula Deen Fans Mail Butter Wrappers To Retailers In Protest

As a form of protest, Paula Deen fans are mailing butter wrappers to retailers. This act is the fans way of showing disagreement with the companies and networks that have dropped the butter-baking Deen.

Paula Deen fans are mailing butter wrappers to retailers as a way of protesting the companies and networks that have dropped the butter-using Deen. The 66-year-old American celebrity chef, author, and former cooking show host fell into a dicey controversy recently over using a racial epithet. During a legal deposition Paula Deen admitted to using… Read more »

Long Distance Relationships Stronger Than Once Thought, New Study Finds

Long Distance Relationships Stronger Than Once Thought, New Study Finds

The popular notion that long distance relationships never last and never work out may be debunked. A new social science study, published in the Journal of Communication, has found a growing number of long distance relationships are surviving. And many were found to be stronger than face-to-face relationships. Some time ago, long distance relationships between… Read more »

Self-Proclaimed ‘Queen Of Tax Fraud’ Gets 21 Year Sentence

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Tax Fraud,” Rashia Wilson, was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a federal judge.

Tampa, FL – The self-proclaimed “Queen of Tax Fraud,” Rashia Wilson, was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a federal judge Tuesday. In an equally unforgiving gesture, US District Judge James. S. Moody Jr., forbade Wilson from hugging her children, ages 2 to 12, as she was sentenced and withdrawn from court. Federal authorities… Read more »

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea, Treatments May Be Available

Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea, Treatments May Be Available

Treatments may be available to combat drug-resistant gonorrhea, an asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium that has grown in prevalence. Gonorrhea has also become increasingly difficult to treat. Gonorrhea, also referred to as “the clap,” germinates in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract. This includes the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes… Read more »

Randy Travis’ Cardiomyopathy Not The Result Of Drugs Or Alcohol Abuse

Randy Travis’ Viral Cardiomyopathy Not The Result Of Drugs Or Alcohol Abuse

Randy Travis’ cardiomyopathy diagnosis – which landed him in the hospital nearly a week ago following congestive heart failure and caused a subsequent stroke – is not the result of drugs or alcohol abuse, according to Texas doctors. The well-known American country singer, professionally known as Randy Travis, (born Randy Bruce Traywick) was hospitalized with… Read more »

Affordable Care Act Could Cause People To Leave Their Jobs, Study Says

economists analyze health care reform

Economists suggest the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could cause people to willingly leave their jobs, drawing their predictions from the 2005 Medicaid cuts in Tennessee but in reverse. Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a controversial United States federal statute which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010…. Read more »

New Tool Used To Detect Drug-Seekers In ER

Study evaluates new tool used to detect drug-seekers who venture into the ER in order to obtain prescription medications.

A new study evaluates a new tool used to detect drug-seekers who venture into the ER in order to obtain prescription medications. Emergency room department staff and physicians do encounter the occasional so-called patient complaining of pain who is actually a prescription painkiller addict seeking a fix. Therefore, clinicians have been trying to establish an… Read more »

Fraud Suspect Uses Stolen Credit Card To Pay For Police Fingerprints

Fraud Suspect Uses Stolen Credit Card To Pay For Police Fingerprints

Mason, MI – A fraud suspect in Michigan attempted to use a stolen credit card to pay for his police fingerprints, according to Ingham County authorities. Ingham County Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth is calling him one of the world’s dumbest criminals, a 28-year-old who tried to use a stolen credit card to cover his court-ordered $16… Read more »

Florida Woman Allegedly Cut Out Her Mother’s Eyes

Mother's eyes removed with kitchen knife during Fourth of July Attack

Lake Worth, FL – A Lake Worth, Florida woman has been arrested following allegations she cut out her mother’s eyes during a brutal assault that happened Thursday, July 4 around 7:30 pm. Thirty-four-year-old Ferna Quesner has been charged with attempted murder after Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched – responding to at least two… Read more »

Bladder Cancer Detected In Urine Odor

According to medical researchers, bladder cancer can be detected in urine odor.

According to medical researchers, bladder cancer can be detected in urine odor. The concept of a cancer being found by its smell has been addressed in previous research where canines have been trained to sniff out the disease. In this case, neither doctors nor patients – or even dogs – are expected to take a… Read more »

Wearing Short Shorts: School Principal Shames Female Students Over Attire

An Illinois principal is accused of shaming female students for wearing short shorts.

Chicago, IL – An Illinois school principal faces harsh criticism and threats of dismissal over shaming female students for wearing short shorts. Susan Josephine Kukielka allegedly singled out at least seven female students for wearing short shorts, so short, that she felt they showed off too much skin – especially for girls their age as… Read more »

Breathing Problems May Be Helped By Singing

Vocal exercises, associated with the practice of singing, can naturally strengthen the diaphragm and establishes a deeper breathing technique over time.

Breathing problems may be helped by singing. At least that is the belief of London doctors whom have implemented a program for lung patients who suffer from respiratory diseases like asthma, emphysema, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). The aforementioned illness can cause breathing problems by creating inflammation, thus limiting lung capacity and gas exchange…. Read more »