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Marijuana For Depression: New Study Reveals Drug As Viable Treatment

Marijuana For Depression Could Be Next Medical Marijuana Benefit

Marijuana for depression may be the next cause that defenders of marijuana legalization latch on to after a new study has indicated the drug could be a viable form of treatment. Huffington Post reports that neuroscientists from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions found that “endocannabinoids — chemical compounds in the brain that… Read more »

Benjamin Franklin Lost Son To Smallpox, Regrets Not Inoculating Him


Even 222 years later, Benjamin Franklin is giving us something to ponder. The Washington Press is reporting that Franklin, writing in his autobiography, included a painful decision he made regarding his then four-year-old son. Francis Folger Franklin, who died due to complications from Smallpox. Nearly a half-century later, Franklin would write, “In 1736 I lost… Read more »

Traces Of Bubonic Plague Found On New York Subway

Bubonic plague New York subway

In an alarming discovery, researchers from Cornell University have confirmed traces of bacteria responsible for bubonic plague inside the New York Subway system. Apart from bubonic plague causing bacteria, they have also managed to find traces of Anthrax and 1,688 other types of disease-causing bacteria in several parts of the subway, reports Channel News Asia…. Read more »

28 Remarkable Benefits Of Turmeric For Skin Care, Hair And Health

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Turmeric, also known as ‘haldi’ in India, is a popular deep yellow, earthy spice that’s probably best known for its association with curries and mustards. Considered an herbal remedy due to its anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties, Turmeric carries with it amazing medicinal benefits and is used to decrease depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, headaches, diabetes, allergies,… Read more »

Ten ‘Red Flag’ Symptoms That Could Mean You Have Cancer

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Ten “red flag” symptoms that could be signs of different types of cancer were highlighted in a new report published Wednesday. Daily Mail reports that Cancer Research UK urges the general public to pay close attention to these ten “red flag” cancer symptoms for the sake of being able to detect a confirmed diagnosis as… Read more »

Half Of British People Will Get Cancer, Study Suggests


A new study by Cancer Research UK suggests that half of British people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. A report from Sky News reveals that the figure replaces the previous estimate which stated that one in three people would contract the illness, prompting the study to… Read more »

Measles Outbreak Spreads, Hitting Adults The Hardest

Measles Outbreak Spreads Across The United States

The measles outbreak is spreading from coast to coast across the United States. Though the contagious disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited that this year, 14 states reported 102 cases of measles, which turns out to be the greatest number in fourteen years…. Read more »

Roald Dahl’s Daughter Died Of Measles, 26-Year-Old Letter Supported Vaccinations

Roald Dahl's daughter died of measles, 26-year-old letter supports vaccinations

Famed children’s author Roald Dahl’s daughter died after contracting the measles, and the tragic experience prompted him to write this heartbreaking letter urging parents to vaccinate their children against the potentially deadly disease. Dahl, who passed away in 1990, is the author of children’s classic such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches,… Read more »