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Farting Is Healthy, Says Mayo Clinic

Farting Is Healthy, Wait Here

Farting is healthy, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic. The news comes by way of a new report on gut microbes from NPR. Contributor Meg Vogel felt inspired to inquire about the health realities of the gas we pass after hearing of a book entitled Fart-Free Food For Everybody. Enacting a similar reaction to… Read more »

Gluten-Free Diet May Not Be The Holy Grail Of Healthier Eating

Gluten-Free Diet Misconception

Everyone is raving about the Gluten–free diet these days. While it may be necessary for some, a Gluten–free diet is certainly not the holy grail of healthy eating. According to Lydia Kaume, a Nutrition and Health Education Specialist with University of Missouri Extension, a Gluten–free diet is certainly not a good option for many and… Read more »

Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Egypt: First Cases Of 2014 Surface

MERS Epidemic

The potentially deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus has made a comeback in the region after a hiatus, it seems. The SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) like disease was detected in a 27-year-old Egyptian civil engineer who was returning from Saudi Arabia, reports Fox News, citing a release by Egyptian news agency MENA. Saudi… Read more »

Statin Study Reveals False Hope Among Those With High Cholesterol

Statin Study Wakeup Call

A new statin study has revealed that most users are under the false impression taking the cholesterol-fighting drug enables them to pig out on fattening foods. The study, published online Thursday in JAMA Internal Medicine, examined 10 years of data from participants in the US. According to the findings — hat tip, Dallas Morning News… Read more »

Vegetarian Diets: Are They Really Dangerous?

Are vegetarian diets really more healthy than animal protein-rich diets? Scientists are split.

Diets in this day and age follow trends, fads and health news. People can utilize gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free, organic, and even kosher diets. Some trends even started out as religious or health necessities. Vegetarian diets began as a moral choice, but many people now use them as ways to lose weight or prevent certain diseases…. Read more »

Woman Loses 160 Pounds Without Dieting

woman loses half her body weight in three years

A Texas woman reportedly lost half her body weight in three years with exercise and generally healthy eating habits rather locking herself into a strict dietary program. Teena Henson, now 54, weighed 332 lbs. in March 2011; she now weighs 166 and wears a size 12 rather than a size 28. She works out at… Read more »

Study: (Active) Gaming, Diet Effective For Weight Loss

Gaming For Weight Loss

Read this carefully and avoid all wishful thinking: Scientists just determined that active gaming, along with a regimen of dieting, can help people lose weight. The key word, of course, is “active,” referring to video-gaming in which the whole body and not just a hand controller is used to manipulate the game. The study, just… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Causes Higher Risk Of Osteoporosis, Claims Study

Sleep Apnea Symptoms Causes Higher Risk Of Osteoporosis, Claims Study

Sleep apnea symptoms may also be linked to a higher risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis according to a new study. In a related report by The Inquisitr, having sleep apnea also apparently increases the risk of developing pneumonia in elderly patients, in addition to type-2 diabetes. Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize they… Read more »

Wheat Rust Threatens World’s Grain Crops

Wheat Rust Is Coming

Most people think of grain maybe once a day, when it’s time to go slap something between two pieces of bread. Only an elite few think about grain enough to worry about what would happen if grain no longer existed! But that’s been the posture of many agricultural scientists since 1999, when a mutant strain… Read more »

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 »