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Texas Abortion Clinics Closed After Reinstatement Of Abortion Law

Texas Abortion Clinics Closed After Reinstatement Of Abortion Law

Texas abortion clinics are closing after the reinstatement of an abortion law. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Texas teen sued her parents because they wanted her to get an abortion. The law requires that Texas abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic, bans all abortions after… Read more »

No Shave November Is Back!

No shave november is back

No shave November is back! Put down the razors and grow out that facial hair (or leg hair for the ladies). The popular month long men’s health charity event, called “No Shave November”, will surely find it’s way back into the spotlight again in 2013. No shave November most likely got it’s start out of… Read more »

US Spice Imports Contaminated With Salmonella, Bugs, And Rubber Bands

FDA Report Contaminated US Spices

US spice imports can be contaminated with salmonella, bugs, and even rubber bands, according to a report released on Wednesday by the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA’s report explained that about 12 percent of the spices imported to the US contain contaminants. Federal authorities found that about seven percent of us spice imports… Read more »

E-Cigarettes Don’t Lead To Smoking, Study Finds

e-cigarettes study 2013

A new study on e-cigarettes examined the possibility that electronic cigarette use will lead to smoking — and determined that there is no indication use of smokeless tobacco alternatives will be a risk factor for future deadly habits. The e-cigarette study was contrasted with a Centers For Disease Control and Prevention report in September, which… Read more »

Smokers More Likely To Kick The Habit On Mondays

Smokers Quit Mondays

It might seem like a strange statistic, but a new study discovered smokers are more likely to kick their habit on a Monday (or at least consider it). The statistic comes by way of a study on Google searches, which shows that more people search for “quit smoking help” and similar terms on Mondays. Searches… Read more »

Isaac Brown, The Boy Who Feels No Pain

Isaac Brown The Boy Who Feels No Pain

While there are many parents who might believe that Isaac Brown’s condition that keeps him from feeling pain is a blessing, his parents, Carrie and Randy Brown, know better. Isaac Brown, 5, was born with a congenital insensitivity to pain, meaning that he almost never feels pain. Because of this condition, Carrie and Randy have… Read more »

Hydrocodone Painkillers Could Get Tighter FDA Control

Hydrocodone FDA Restrictions

Hydrocodone painkillers could see tighter control from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, an opioid painkiller, is found in vicodin and other commonly prescribed medications. Vicodin and other products that have less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone are classified at Schedule III controlled substances. However, the FDA is considering reclassifying them as… Read more »

Shreddies: The Underwear That Filters Your Flatulence

Shreddies Filter Flatulence

Fear not, flatulent folks, your foul fragrances have met their match in Shreddies, the undies that filter your farts. That’s right, Shreddies, “manufactured with love in the UK,” have the ability to cleanse your gas of odor and allow its wearers to freedom from their fears of flatulence. As The Inquisitr previously reported, doctors advise… Read more »

Sleep Defrags Your Brain, Empties Trash [Study]

sleep waste study 2013

You ever feel like a good night’s sleep clears the waste from your mental space and processes through all the garbage floating around your head? You’re not half-wrong, a new study shows. Sleep indeed diffuses “waste” from our cognitive processes, “cleaning” your gray matter of ambient BS and actually refreshing your little firing neurons. (Takeaway:… Read more »

Migraines Increase The Risk Of Depression, Especially In Young People

Migraine and Depression

Suffering from migraines on a regular basis can lead to a higher rate of depression, especially in teens. A new study published in this week’s edition of the journal Depression Research and Treatment examines the effects of chronic, debilitating headaches. The study, conducted by Dr. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Sandra Rotman Endowed Chair of the University of… Read more »

PTSD Vaccine Could Help Soldiers Avoid Future Panic Attacks

PTSD Vaccine A Possible Reality

Medical researchers believe they have discovered the world’s first PTSD vaccine. The vaccination works by regulating one of the body’s own hormones. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the vaccine focuses on the hormone known as ghrelin. That hormone is produced during stressful situations, and therefore makes it a prime candidate for… Read more »

Epinephrine ‘EpiPen’ In Schools Will Save Kids, AAFA Urges

Epinephrine Used For Anaphylaxis

A life-saving dose of epinephrine — commonly dispensed in an “EpiPen” — could prevent allergy fatalities in schools, and a push is underway to ensure that the measure is not legally barred. However, the legal status of epinephrine in school varies so much that many facilities don’t stock EpiPens. Many experts believe continuing this practice… Read more »

Epinephrine Pen Won’t Work On Obese School Children

Epinephrine Pen Won't Work On Obese School Children

The Epinephrine pen stocked in schools may not work on obese children because of an issue with the Epi-Pen injectors. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tennessee is the latest state to pass an Epinephrine law requiring school systems to stock the drug. Politicians are passing Epinephrine laws because many schools are more than 30… Read more »

Craze Supplement Tests Positive For Meth-Like Substance

Craze Contain Meth-Like Substance

The well-known performance enhancing Craze supplement has tested positive for a substance in the methamphetamine family. The product, which is marketed as “performance fuel”, has seen many – including professional athletes – testing positive for meth-like ingredients in urine tests. According to the research, carried out by Dr Pieter Cohen from the Cambridge Health Alliance… Read more »

High BPA Miscarriage Risk Isolated In New Study

Woman wakes from coma three months pregnant

The chemical BPA’s miscarriage risk has been examined in a new study, with a result that may alarm pregnant women and families planning new additions in coming years. The BPA miscarriage risk study data was presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) annual meeting in Boston, and the results were compelling. Exposure to… Read more »

Vibrio Vulnificus Bacteria Kills 10 In Florida

Flesh-eating bacteria

Vibrio Vulnificus bacteria has killed 10 people in Florida. This year alone, 31 people were infected with the deadly strain. The flesh-eating bacteria thrives in warm salt water, and is similar to cholera. Health officials say people can become infected by eating tainted shellfish or swimming with open wounds. Those with weakened immune systems are… Read more »

Man Amputates Own Leg to Avoid Medical Bills

man amputates own leg

A Chinese man has amputated his own leg using a hacksaw and a fruit knife. Doctors had told him that he had just one month to live due to the infection in his leg. Zheng Yanliang, 47, decided that he had no choice but to take matters into his own hands, as he was unable… Read more »

Erin Brockovich Campaigns Against Essure Birth Control

Erin Brockovich Essure

Erin Brockovich is leading a campaign against Essure birth control. The sterilization procedure is blamed for causing injury and chronic pain. Brockovich wants the device removed from the market. The Essure birth control device was developed by Bayer. It is marketed as an inexpensive and safe alternative to surgical sterilization in women. The devices are… Read more »

Krokodil Drug: DEA Skeptical Flesh Eating Desomorphine Is In America

Krokodil Drug Finds DEA Skeptical The Flesh Eating Desomorphine Is In America At All

The Krokodil drug, or or desomorphine, has not been officially discovered by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), leaving some to wonder whether Krokodil is really out in the American wilds. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Krokodil drug was first reported in Arizona and then Illinois. The drug is being described as ten… Read more »

Superbug Breakthrough: Scientists Looking To Soil For Treatment Options

antibiotic-resistant superbug

A superbug breakthrough is evolving courtesy of the scientists at McMaster University. The researchers have succeeded in laying the groundwork for “highly effective” antibiotics to thwart the increasingly resistant bacteria. By isolating the naturally present antibiotics in soil bacteria, new and effective drugs can be produced to impact current strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to… Read more »

Maternal Depression During Pregnancy Linked To Depression In Young Adults

Depression during pregnancy linked to offspring depression in adulthood

Children of women who suffered from depression during pregnancy are at an increased risk for depression at age 18, says a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Researchers from the Centre for Mental Health at the University of Bristol in England recently investigated a link between maternal depression during pregnancy and an increased… Read more »

Breast Cancer: Man Denied Mammogram Because Of Gender

Breast Cancer Man Can't Have Mammogram

Breast cancer in a man is less common than it is in women, and for one southwest Florida resident, that has posed a life-threatening issue. According to Fox4Now.com, Donald Mudd developed a painful lump in the last several weeks. The lump had grown to the size of a golf ball. When Mudd went to see… Read more »

Sprite For Hangovers Is Better Than ‘The Hair Of The Dog”

sprite for hangovers

Sprite for hangovers is better than black coffee, a Bloody Mary or the proverbial “hair of the dog.” That is according to a group of Chinese scientists who examined 57 beverages before deciding that the lemon and lime drink performed the best. Firstly, they examined why hangovers follow the consumption of too much alcohol.They found… Read more »