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Sarah Atwell Has ‘Elephant Man Syndrome': Defies Bullying Using YouTube

sarah atwell

Sarah Atwell has neurofibromatosis, which is the same condition that afflicted the “Elephant Man”, Joseph Merrick, at the end of the nineteenth century. Her condition is considerably less severe and has manifested itself as a large tumor which affects about half her face. A documentary about its psychological and physical effect upon her, “The Girl… Read more »

Wheelchair: Tongue Can Now Steer A Wheelchair Using A Smartphone

wheelchair tongue

The March of Science continues to reach unexpected levels. Scientists have invented a wireless device that allows paralyzed people to steer their wheelchair using their tongues. In a recent clinical experiment, people paralyzed in all four limbs, a condition known as tetraplegia or quadriplegia, used the tongue-driven system to guide a wheelchair through an obstacle… Read more »

The Daniel Diet: Turning To The Bible For Weight Loss

The Daniel Diet

The Daniel Diet is another new diet, and this one has people turning to the Bible of all places. According to ABC News, the Daniel Diet, inspired by the Biblical prophet Daniel, has become a popular diet among some U.S. Protestant congregations to help encourage healthy eating. “According to two passages in the Bible, Daniel… Read more »

Cotton Ball Diet Gaining Popularity, Worrying Health Officials

Cotton Ball Diet

The cotton ball diet has become quite popular among girls looking to lose weight, and this new diet trend has health officials worried. According to International Business Times, this new fad diet involves dipping cotton balls into orange juice, lemonade, or a smoothie before swallowing them whole. The mindset behind the diet is that the… Read more »

Krokodil Drug Deaths Confirmed In The United States Or Media Hype?

Krokodil Drug Deaths Confirmed In The United States?

Krokodil drug deaths have been confirmed in the United States and published in medical journals according to at least one doctor. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was skeptical over whether the Krokodil drug was actually in America at all. But in order for the DEA to officially confirm… Read more »

HealthCare.gov Improving, Goals Set At 80 Percent Enrollment Success

Healthcare.gov Errors Now Below One Percent

HealthCare.gov, despite a rocky launch, seems to be improving. An advisor to President Obama said that in the past week, there were no unscheduled outages. For some users, the first several weeks of the federal healthcare exchanges site was a trying experience. With slow load times, error-filled pages, and unexpected down times, the president began… Read more »

FDA Lawsuit Filed Over Meat Industry Drug

ractopamine lawsuit

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) alleged withholding of ractopamine information from the public has prompted the filing of a lawsuit by food safety advocates. The FDA lawsuit specifically notes the use of an additive commonly utilized within the meat industry that is banned in more than 160 countries in the legal proceedings. Ractopamine is… Read more »

Statin Drugs Recommended For Wider Use

Statin Drugs for high cholesterol

Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol, which could prevent heart attacks and strokes. Although doctors usually prescribe them to patients at higher risk, cardiologists are recommending more widespread use. The the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are working together to change the existing guidelines. The new guidelines will increase the… Read more »

Health Insurance Ads Ignore Obamacare Penalty, Cancelled Plans

Health Insurance Ads Ignore Obamacare Penalty, Cancelled Plans

Health insurance ads being broadcast now are ignoring the Obamacare penalty and how some people are having their health insurance plans cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the debate over whether the Obamacare penalty is actually a fine or a tax has several court cases still working their… Read more »

Gluten Allergy Not Real, But Gluten-Free Industry Profiting In The Billions

Gluten Allergy Not Real

Gluten allergy is not real, according to some doctors, but the gluten-free industry profit reaches into the billions anyways. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, being gluten intolerant has become increasingly popular and it’s being marketed as good for everyone. As of January of this year, 30 percent of American adults stated the wanted to… Read more »

Testosterone Heart Risk Shown To Be High, Treatments Increase Danger

Testosterone Heart Risk

Testosterone heart risk is shown to be high in testosterone therapy patients, increasing the danger by 29 percent, according to the latest studies. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a little bit of testosterone might be a good thing for women in the bedroom. But too much for men with signs of heart issues, might… Read more »

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 »