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Studies Prove Smoking Is Even More Deadly Than We Realized

Studies show that smoking is more deadly than we knew.

Smoking is a deadly habit. There are warnings on cigarette boxes and schools try to make sure children know the risks. The U.S. surgeon general has spoken out against smoking, claiming that roughly 480,000 American die each year as a result. It seems the death count might be off — by almost a full 100,000…. Read more »

Puerto Rico Considers Fining Parents Of Obese Kids

Puerto Rico Considers Fining Parents Of Obese Kids

Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are considering a bill that would fine parents of obese children. Parents could face fines of $500 to $800 if a child does not lose weight within a specified period. In a statement released Monday, Gilberto Rodriguez, a local senator who sponsored the bill, says it aims to improve children’s well… Read more »

Obamacare ‘Unaffordable’ For 105 Million, Health Study Finds

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Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) isn’t quite as affordable as initially reported, according to a new study from the non-partisan American Health Policy Institute (AHPI). The organization arrived at its findings by first going to the ACA itself and examining how the law defines “affordable.” From the study. “Coverage is deemed to be not… Read more »

U. S. Government To Remove Cholesterol Warnings From Food Packaging

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The United States government is set to remove cholesterol warnings from food packaging. The decision was prompted by the The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which advised that cholesterol is no longer a “nutrient of concern.” The findings will likely draw controversy, as the same committee has supported the warnings for nearly four decades. The committee’s… Read more »

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

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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

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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 »