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Do You Want To Know A Secret? Telling Your Secrets Can Make You Healthier

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Pssst! Want to know a secret? Okay, here’s one. Did you know that keeping secrets can actually be harmful to your health. At the same time, revealing your personal secrets can produce immediate health benefits. This stylish video from BuzzFeed uses secrets compiled from the Whisper app, which allows users to anonymously unburden themselves of… Read more »

Chagas In The US: ‘Kissing Bugs’ Pose Deadly Risk

Chagas In The US

Doctors have confirmed numerous cases of Chagas disease in the US. Although the “kissing bug disease” is most prevalent in Bolivia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate more than 300,000 United States residents could be infected. Chagas disease is spread by triatomine bugs, which are commonly referred to as “kissing bugs.” The nocturnal… Read more »

Dr Kent Brantly Contracts Ebola Virus: What Happens Next?

Dr Kent Brantly Of Fort Worth Gets Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth, Texas-based doctor treating Ebola patients in Liberia, has contracted the disease himself, according to a new report from the New York Daily News. North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in… Read more »

Wal-Mart’s Magical Ice Cream Sandwich: Just Try And Melt Me

Wal-Mart Magic Is In Its Ice Cream Sandwiches

Just days after National Ice Cream Day came and went, a concerned mother in Ohio made big news of the fact that Wal-Mart’s Great Value ice cream sandwiches lack the ability to do what all the others can: melt. Christie Watson just told WCPO in Cincinnati that her son recently left one of the unwrapped… Read more »

Fake IDs Can Get You ObamaCare, Says Government Accountability Office

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ‘ObamaCare’, has hit some significant snags just this week alone. Just yesterday, as The Inquisitr reported, ObamaCare lost another significant court battle over ObamaCare subsidies that were being provided by the government for states who refused to open their own state-run exchanges. For those 36… Read more »

Fish Oil Supplements Prevent Alzheimer’s Onset, Says Study

A recent study suggests fish oil supplements can prevent the onset of dementia in alzheimer's patients.

Fish oil supplements have long been touted as an effective way to prevent a wide variety of conditions, ranging from clinical depression to macular degeneration to psoriasis. However, a new study suggests that they may have another, extremely beneficial effect — preventing Alzheimer’s and other conditions associated with cognitive degeneration. The study, the results of… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Rate Dropping Throughout The World

Alzheimer's Rate Trending Down

Alzheimer’s rate findings show that the disease is declining in developed countries such as the United States and Germany. The drop in the Alzheimer’s rate was highlighted at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen by aging expert Dr. Kenneth Langa from the University of Michigan. According to Langa, the good news for those… Read more »

Obesity Rate Skyrockets To 80 Percent Of Over-50 Crowd [Study]

Obesity Rate Hits Four In Five, Study Claims

Obesity rate findings show a disturbing trend for the over-50 crowd. According to a new study presented by Tilda (The Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging) and Trinity College Dublin, four-in-five, or around 80 percent of people ages 50 and older are overweight to the point of qualifying as obese. Just one-fifth of men and women… Read more »

Prostate Cancer A Higher Risk Among Avid Cyclists [Study]

Prostate Cancer Side Effect Of Cycling?

Prostate cancer could pose a higher risk to cyclists, according to a new study from University College London. CBS News notes that researchers found cyclists who bike more may be in harm’s way, though the increased activity tends not to affect their fertility or sexual function. While the study isn’t definitive, and does conflict with… Read more »

Stroke Rates Falling For Seniors [Study]

Stroke Rates On The Decline For Seniors

Stroke rates for senior citizens have been taking a tumble over the past 20 years, according to a new study issued by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The findings, published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and first reported online by MedicineNet.com, indicate… Read more »

Alzheimer’s Study: Groundbreaking Find Could Lead To New Therapies

Alzheimer's Study Could Be A Big Deal

Alzheimer’s study researchers have pinpointed a key difference in the cerebrospinal fluid of Alzheimer’s patients and those not afflicted with the disease. The findings, presented in a release from the Huntington Medical Research Institutes, could lead to more effective treatments for patients and their families. Yahoo! picked up the story earlier this week, noting that… Read more »

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws May Decrease Suicide Risk

Smoking Study: Tougher Laws, Less Suicide

Smoking study researchers discovered that tougher laws against cigarette use can lead to lower suicide risk among smokers. The findings were made public in a press release from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and first reported by MedicineNet.com. In prior research, it had been shown that smokers were more likely to… Read more »

A Third Of Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented, Research Suggests

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New research into the medical puzzle that is Alzheimer’s Disease has yielded a compelling result — while curing the terrifying condition remains out of reach, prevention may be possible in one-third of future diagnoses. While research into the causes and risk factors of Alzheimer’s has heretofore been bereft of meaningful advice, it appears that the… Read more »

Nickel Allergy In Children: Are Apple iPads To Blame?

iPad Nickel Allergy

Is your child suffering from unexplained bouts of allergic rashes and itches? Have you been to the doctor and could not find any probable reason that is causing the condition? It could be likely that they might be suffering from nickel allergy. Also, you might want to check if they use an Apple iPad —… Read more »

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To Low Income Households

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August — and… Read more »

New Alzheimer’s Test May Catch Symptoms Early

New Alzheimer's Study

New studies presented that the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark this past week have shown evidence that the brain disease might be able to be detected first in the eyes and nose. Alzheimer’s is caused by amyloid beta levels in the brain that cause blockage. These amyloid levels may now be able to… Read more »

Alcohol Study Is Bad News, Even For Moderate Drinkers

Alcohol Study Will Make You Never Want To Drink Again

Alcohol study researchers released a new report this week that, if true, may have just killed our will to go on. Apparently, no amount of alcohol is good for you. Even if you consider yourself one of us “light to moderate drinker,” reducing intake can result in health benefits. Science Daily looked at the report… Read more »