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More Opioid Drugs Being Prescribed In Pregnancy – At What Risk?

Opioid Drugs On Rise In Pregnancy

A new study on the number of opioid drugs prescribed for pregnant women shows an alarming increase, and that is not a good thing, because other recent studies have linked opioid use with birth defects, some of them quite serious. According to the New York Times, last week Obstetrics & Gynecology released a cohort study… Read more »

Lab Grown Vaginas Offer Hope For Girls Born With Rare Disorder

Lab Grown Vaginas

Lab grown vaginas surgically implanted in four teenage girls between six and nine years ago are now functioning well, and allowing the girls — who are now adult young women — to lead normal sexual lives, even though they all previously suffered from a rare birth defect causing them to be born without vaginas. The… Read more »

Uruguay Aims To Treat Prisoners With Medical Marijuana

Uruguay And Medical Marijuana

Uruguay undoubtedly is already on the short list for any Best Nation Ever Award that High Times magazine might be planning to hand out any time soon, not just for its everyday citizens but its sick and addicted prisoners too. Just four months ago, Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legalize marijuana… Read more »

Vegetarians Less Healthy Than Meat Eaters, New Study Shows

Vegetarians less healthy than meat eaters

Vegetarian? You’re going to want a side of meat with those vegetables. Vegetarians are less healthy than meat eaters, according to a new study out of Austria. Vegetarians suffer from higher risk of asthma, cancer, allergies, and poor mental heath compared to their meat-eating counterparts. It is important to note that the study did not… Read more »

Seven Bad Health Habits Women Need To Avoid

Balanced diet and exercise

Bad health habits are not hard to avoid. Good health habits can be achieved with a little effort. Creating a healthy lifestyle for oneself is simply a matter of making small changes which create healthy habits. With that in mind here are several bad habits we should all avoid. 1) Falling Asleep With Makeup On… Read more »

Obamacare Deadline Only Affects The Poor Due To IRS Enforcement?

Obamacare Deadline Really Only Affects The Poor Due To IRS Enforcement?

The Obamacare deadline is right around the corner, but should the poor be worried while the rich can simply laugh it off? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Obamacare approval rating reached an all-time low just as the deadline started approaching. But those who fear the Obamacare penalty may get to laugh it… Read more »

Diabetes Diet: What The Greeks Know That Could Save Your Life

A diabetes diet is rich in Mediterranean foods.

A diabetes diet is not as dire as you might think. According to Counsel & Heal, a Mediterranean diet might be the key to handling or lowering the risk of diabetes. A study that analyzed more than 19 research studies has indicated that those people who eat a Mediterranean diet were able to lower their… Read more »

New Epilepsy Treatments For Adults And Children

Epilepsy Brain Activity

The epilepsy world is being rocked by the introduction of newer epilepsy treatment methods that are having a great impact on patients with intractable epilepsy. People who have this type of epilepsy continue to have seizures even with the administration of medication or other types of treatment. Some are wracked by convulsions daily, leaving them… Read more »

Autism May Occur Before Birth

Autism Occurs Before Birth

A new brain study is showing that autism very likely begins before birth. The study compares brain samples of 11 children with autism, to 11 without autism, all of whom passed away at a young age. In 10 out of the 11 children with autism, patches of abnormal development in the brain tissue were found,… Read more »

Purple Day To Raise Epilepsy Awareness Around The World

Purple Day For Epilepsy

Today is Purple Day®, which is one day, March 26 each year, that is set aside specifically for the purpose of raising epilepsy awareness. On this day, people are encouraged to wear purple and host events that educate others about this disease. According to The Epilepsy Foundation, one in 26 people will develop epilepsy at… Read more »

Natural Back Pain Remedies To The Rescue

Natural Back Pain Remedies

Natural back pain remedies become valuable to most of us at some point. The National Institute For Health reports, “Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives.” Many people go straight for the over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory pills which can… Read more »

Heartburn Symptoms Can Be Deceiving

Heartburn Symptoms

If you suffer from heartburn symptoms, you are not alone. It is estimated that 110 million people experience heartburn at some point in time and 25 million of those experience it on a daily basis as reported by Heartburn.com. It is not uncommon for people to question their symptoms and deciphering if it is truly… Read more »

Conspiracy Theories: ‘Vaccines Cause Autism’ Believed By Many Americans

vaccines and autism

Conspiracy theories involving medicine and health are actually some of the most believed by Americans. Chief among them is the idea that autism, MMR vaccine, and other medical maladies are linked, with about 20 percent believing there is a problem. In a related report by The Inquisitr, actress Kristin Cavallari refuses to have her children… Read more »

Water Birth Has No Proven Benefits? Moms And Experts Disagree

water birth with husband

Giving birth in water has come under attack in a joint opinion from two prominent medical organizations released on March 20. They assert that there is no proven benefit to water birth, and that it can carry some risks, therefore it is not recommended. But does their assertion hold water? Laboring in water may have… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization: Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana Legalization Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana legalization in Alabama just took a big leap forward as a bill allowing legal weed for medical purposes is about to be signed by Governor Robert Bentley. In a related report by The Inquisitr, country star Merle Haggard says legal weed could save the US economy. For example, a girl scout selling cookies outside… Read more »