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Obamacare Alternatives Include Christian Health Care, Republican Tax Breaks

Obamacare Alternatives Include Christian Health Care, Republican Tax Breaks

Obamacare alternatives are being searched for as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act looms. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Congress has its own Obamacare alternative which exempts staff workers from the same rules so their premiums don’t skyrocket. While income verification for the individual mandate for Obamacare has been delayed until 2015, much… Read more »

MRSA Staph Infection Kills 23,000 A Year

MRSA Staph infections kill

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA staph infections, have been a growing problem for doctors and hospitals for years now — and the CDC says that 23,000 Americans die each year of the drug-resistant strain of bacteria. MRSA staph infections present a frightening challenge to medicine — get the bug under control without making resistance to… Read more »

Man’s Stomach Brews Its Own Beer, Makes Him Randomly Drunk

Beer Creating Gut

A man in Texas has a stomach that ferments and produces its own beer. The 61-year-old man recently stumbled into a Texas hospital complaining of dizziness. Doctors performed a standard blood alcohol test and found that his levels had reached 0.37 percent, five time the legal driving limit in Texas. After being admitted into the… Read more »

Drug-Resistant Superbugs Are An Urgent Threat

Drug Resistant Bacteria CDC Warning

Drug-resistant superbugs are an urgent threat to the world, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bugs are the result of an overuse of antibiotics. The report by the CDC, detailed in 114 pages, offered the first comprehensive picture of what drug resistance looks like in the United States. The Los… Read more »

Disturbing 9/11 Related Cancer Cases Among First Responders

9/11 cancer cases increase among first responders

According to health officials, an alarming number of 9/11 related cancer cases is affecting those who responded in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Not only that, people who lived around the area in lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers came down are also affected. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports… Read more »

Testicle Size May Separate Good Dads From Mediocre Ones [Study]

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A new study on testicle size drew an interesting conclusion, finding that a man’s most sensitive bits also can provide a bit of insight as to what kind of father he’s inclined to be. While it’s hard to get to the baby-making stage without getting an idea of a guy’s testicle size, the study provides… Read more »

MERS Virus Kills 47, Docs Scramble To Find A Treatment

MERS Virus New Treatment.

The MERS virus, also known as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, has killed dozens in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and medical experts are experimenting with drug cocktails to fight the deadly illness. A new MERS virus study was published in the journal Nature Medicine, based on research carried out on rhesus monkeys, say researchers from… Read more »

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills 4-Year-Old Mississippi Boy

Brain Eating Amoeba could be lurking in Florida waters

State officials in Louisiana have confirmed that a child died after contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba. A plastic water slide is suspected to be the place where the child caught the deadly infection. The Naegleria fowleri amoeba is waterborne; David Peralta, from St Bernhard Parish, confirmed that samples taken from the home where the child… Read more »

Abraxane Approved By FDA For Pancreatic Cancer

Abraxane Approved By FDA

Abraxane was approved by the FDA for treatment of pancreatic cancer. During trials, the medication prolonged the lives of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. On average, patients lived longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone. As reported by Reuters, patients taking Abraxane lived an average of two months longer than patients on chemotherapy alone. Patients… Read more »

Aspartame: Bacteria Poop Revealed As Secret Ingredient

Aspartame Bacteria Poop Should Make You Quit Drinking Diet

“Aspartame bacteria poop” will be a term you see a lot of in the next 24 hours, and there’s a disgusting reason for it. Apparently, all the rumors that the sweetener found in most diet sodas is comprised of E. coli excrement is true. According to a recent UPI report, which itself is taken from… Read more »

E-Cigarette Use Doubles Among Teens

Electronic Cigarettes Ban

E-Cigarette use among teens has doubled, according to multiple surveys, and, the data is worrying the CDC,which plans to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as other tobacco products. Right now, there are almost no regulations concerning the battery-powered cigarettes, which has made the market appealing to younger buyers. In 2012, 10% of high school… Read more »

Whooping Cough Cases Decline In Washington And Oregon

Whooping Cough Cases Decline In Washington And Oregon

Whooping cough is on the decline in the Pacific Northwest, with some health officials attributing the drop to immunization efforts. According to The News Tribune, by mid-July of this year, there were 419 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis, in Washington state — down considerably from the same period in 2012 when 3,237 cases were… Read more »

Sarah Colwill Wakes Up With Chinese Accent

Sarah Colwill - Foreign Accent Sydrome Sufferer

Sarah Colwill went to sleep with a Plymouth accent and woke up with a Chinese accent. Colwill suffers from a rare condition known as Foreign Accent Syndrome for which there have only been 61 reported cases between 1941 and 2012. Before her sudden change in accent, Colwill suffered a severe migraine which caused an emergency… Read more »

New Flu Vaccine Will Include Four Strains

Flu Vaccine Four Strains

A new flu vaccine will protect against four strains of the virus. For the first time, this season’s vaccine will cover two A strains and two B strains of influenza. Traditional vaccines only include three strains of the flu. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a recommendation that all children over the age of six… Read more »

‘Insomnia Brain’ Totally Making You Stupid [Study]

memory loss

Insomnia brain doesn’t just make you feel awful after a night of tossing and turning — new research has illustrated just how much of an effect a poor night’s sleep has on daily cognitive functioning. While insomnia brain isn’t necessarily a diagnosable condition just yet, the effects are measurable and severe, researchers at the University… Read more »

Party Drug: ‘Molly’ Use On The Rise

Party Drug Molly Blamed For Cancelling Electric Zoo

Use of the party drug “molly” is on the rise. The dangerous drug led to the hospitalization of six people over the weekend. Two of the people died, prompting cancellation of the Electric Zoo festival. While the drug has been around for decades, its use has recently surged in popularity. MDMA, nicknamed molly, is a… Read more »

One Minute Of Exercise Can Really Reduce Your Odds Of Getting Fat [Study]

minute of exercise

Even one minute of exercise could substantially reduce your risk of obesity. That’s the new findings from a University of Utah research team that just published their results Sunday in the American Journal of Health Promotion. In a statement from the university, researcher Jessie X. Fan explained: “What we learned is that for preventing weight… Read more »

Drowning Statistics: Men Three Times More Likely To Drown Than Women

drowning men statistics

New drowning statistics reveal that men drown at roughly three times the rate of women. The new study was released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. You can see the CDC’s rather stunning graphic by scrolling down. The study covered the 12 years running from 1999-2010 for… Read more »

Teenage Drinking Could Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer, Says Study

Teenage Drinking Can Lead To Breast Cancer

New research has showed that, the more alcohol young women drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer. The new research comes from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy according to Science Daily. “More and… Read more »

45 Bing Cherries A Day Fight Disease, Says USDA

bing cherries disease

Can just 45 sweet Bing cherries a day fight disease? The United States Department of Agriculture has been pushing the benefits of the sweet fruit from the American northwest this summer as a result of a new study that says they probably do. According to Northwest Cherries, there have been multiple past studies that demonstrate… Read more »

E-cigarettes Health Risk: Are They As Bad As The Real Thing?

E-cigarettes Health Risks The Same As Normal Cigarettes, Study Finds

E-cigarettes may pose a health risk not dissimilar to real cigarettes, a study has found. The National Consumer Institute, a French magazine, asserted on Monday that E-Cigarettes contain: “A significant quantity of carcinogenic molecules,” which has so far gone undetected. E-Cigarettes utilize heat to essentially vaporize the liquid nicotine which is inhaled when puffing, to… Read more »

E-cigarettes Health Risks The Same As Normal Cigarettes, Study Finds

E-cigarettes Health Risks The Same As Normal Cigarettes, Study Finds

E-cigarettes pose health risks equal to actual cigarettes, says a new report casting doubt on the supposed benefit of electronic cigarettes. The new report comes from France’s National Consumer Institute, which reiterated warnings from the U.S Food and Drug Administration that cigarettes vaporizing liquid nicotine still have cancer-causing agents. The study looked at 12 different… Read more »

Cocaine Could Rewire Your Brain After Just One Use, Study Says

Cocaine Can Rewire The Brain With Just One Use

Could cocaine rewire your brain after just one use? A new study thinks so. A new study at UC San Francisco’s Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center has revealed that cocaine may rewire the brain and drastically affect decision-making after just one use. Researchers used life mice to study the frontal love, the area of… Read more »

Texas Measles Outbreak Blamed On Anti-Vaccine Movement

texas measles outbreak

A recent Texas measles outbreak at a megachurch has sickened more than 20 people, and the anti-vaccine movement has been blamed for the number who fell ill with the once nearly eradicated illness. The Texas measles outbreak has been reportedly traced back to a visitor to the megachurch who’d been traveling in affected areas and… Read more »