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Food Babe Draws Harsh Criticism From Doctors And Scientists

Food Babe Vani Hari

The Food Babe is receiving mounting criticism from the academic community. The New York Times best-selling author and food activist, Vani Hari is being labeled as scientifically ignorant, a fearmonger, and food terrorist by a number of scientists and doctors. Vani Hari, a 35-year-old food crusader called “Food Babe,” has more than 3 million people… Read more »

Powassan Virus Spreads, Could Be More Deadly Than Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease

The Powassan virus is spreading, and doctors are concerned that it could be more deadly than Lyme disease. Although both illnesses are transmitted to humans by infected ticks, Powassan virus is far more severe. As explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is transmitted by blacklegged ticks infected with the Borrelia… Read more »

Drink To Cure Depression – ‘Healing Brew’ Concocted For Centuries Shown To Work Wonders For The Troubled Soul

Drink To Cure Depression - ‘Healing Brew’ Concocted For Centuries Shown To Work Wonders For The Troubled Soul

A drink that has been concocted for centuries and commonly used during “healing ceremonies,” has shown tremendous promise in treating depression. Biomedical scientists are excited at the prospects of a psychedelic drink used for centuries in healing ceremonies, for its effectiveness in helping people suffering from mild to acute depression. Late last month, researchers from… Read more »

Brain-Eating Amoeba Claims Life Of 20-Year-Old Woman

Brain-Eating Amoeba Claims Another Young Life

A brain-eating amoeba known as Balamuthia is said to be responsible for taking the life of 20-year-old Koral Reef. Reef’s mom believes that she contracted the amoeba after a trip to Lake Havasu in Arizona. It was after this trip that, she says, Koral started experiencing headaches, sensitivity to light and heat, and stiffness in… Read more »

Is Déjà Vu Linked To Anxiety And Stress? The Answer May Surprise You

Is Déjà vu Linked To Anxiety And Stress?

Scientists trying to understand the physiology of déjà vu attempted to evaluate if anxiety and stress were contributing factors, if not the direct cause. Though we have all experienced déjà vu, chances are we have dismissed the occurrences as mere tricks of the mind. French for “already seen,” déjà vu is that exhilarating, sometimes unnerving… Read more »

Domestic Violence Causes Specific Female Mental Health Risks

Domestic Violence Women Victims

Domestic violence injuries for female victims are not only physical. Brutality of this nature also causes specific mental health problems for women. Female victims of domestic violence are subject to psychological scars that can result in psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse, antisocial behavior, early pregnancy, and financial poverty. On March 31, researchers at… Read more »

France: Thin Models Banned In An Effort To Prevent Eating Disorders

Anorexia

Lawmakers in France have banned thin models from working on the catwalk. Although the ban is meant to prevent eating disorders, including anorexia, modeling agencies are concerned that it will have a negative impact on their business. Although the ban does not specifically define the term “thin,” the amendment states “the activity of model is… Read more »

Shigella Outbreak Hits The United States

shigellos

Shigella, a painful drug-resistant food poisoning, has now hit the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the pathogen is arriving in America via visitors to the country. Late last year, U.S. Border Control agents also warned that a host of diseases were present in the tens of thousands of illegal… Read more »

Thirteen-Year-Old Lost 60 Life-Saving Pounds With Surgery: Her Life Now

Alexis Shapiro, Photo Courtesy Facebook

One year ago, 13-year-old Alexis Shapiro tipped the scales at over 200 pounds. Her health was at risk. So she had to undergo a type of gastric bypass surgery, according to Yahoo! Parenting. In 2011, Alexis underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Unfortunately, that surgery caused her hormones and metabolism to go wild,… Read more »