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E. Coli Death: Oregon Girl Dies After Eating A Turkey Sandwich

E. coli Death Oregon

E. coli is being blamed in the death of a 4-year-old Oregon girl. On August 30, Serena Profitt shared a turkey sandwich with a 5-year-old friend. Within hours, both children experienced intense gastrointestinal distress. Nine days later, Serena was dead. Five-year-old Brad Sutton remains in critical condition. As reported by The News Guard, the families… Read more »

Alzheimer’s: Anxiety And Sleep Medications May Increase Risk

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Alzheimer’s has been linked to anxiety and sleep medications containing a popular sedative. According to a new study, which was published on Tuesday, long-term use of benzodiazepines could increase the risk of developing the debilitating disease. To conduct the study, scientists examined medical records provided by the Quebec, Canada, health insurance database. The researchers identified… Read more »

Risk Of Developing Alzheimer’s Could Be Increased By Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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A study published recently in the British Medical Journal has linked the use of common anti-anxiety drugs to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. According to USA Today, Alzheimer’s was found to be 51 percent more common in older adults who have taken benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax in the past. Benzodiazepines have… Read more »

What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do With Unused Prescription Drugs?

Unused Prescription Drugs

Consuming prescription drugs is fairly easy to do. You open up wide, toss the drugs into your mouth and swallow. Voilà! However, while everybody knows how to consume prescription drugs, very few people seem to know what to do if and when they need to dispose of them. Adding to the complication is the fact… Read more »

Weight Loss: Is A Low Fat Or Low Carb Diet Best?

Weight loss low fat or low carb.

If you are thinking about weight loss, should you do a low fat or a low carb diet? That is what’s on the minds of millions of people who are trying to shed some pounds for health reasons or just to be happier with their bodies. Depending on where you stand on the weight loss… Read more »

Restless Sleep Shrinks Brain, Claims A New Study

Restless Sleep Can Shrink Brain

Restless sleep seems to be commonplace for the average American. Working longer hours at your job, or piecing together several part-time jobs to make a full-time living, can leave you wondering if rest will ever come. If it does, you’re not sure how much of it you’ll get to enjoy. According to a new study… Read more »

Ebola Vaccine May Soon Be Available, Thanks To New Study: Would You Take It?

Ebola Vaccine Is Almost Here

Ebola vaccine studies may have just placed the deadly virus on the run. According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, researchers have found an effective vaccine for providing protection against the Ebola virus. However, according to preliminary tests, the shot must be given in two parts — firstly, the “prime-boost,” which… Read more »

Wearing Bra Does Not Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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The general public has some pretty wild beliefs about breast cancer. One of them would be about bras and how they allegedly contribute to the risk of getting the dreaded disease. Many self-proclaimed health experts like Joseph Mercola assert the unfounded claim of a link between bras and breast cancer. In an article published in… Read more »

Weight Loss: A Craze Gone Too Far?

Weight loss may or may not carry all the health benefits we so readily associate with it.

The miracle of weight loss is one that everyone has heard of, and that the majority strives toward. Shedding a pound here or there, dropping a jean size, and being complimented on skinniness are all considered huge health victories in today’s society. But recent research suggests that our perception that weight loss and a healthy… Read more »

Is The Ebola Virus Airborne Or Not!?

Ebola Airborne

With all the horror stories about the Ebola virus circulating in the news, you might be wondering whether or not it poses any risk to you. The good news is that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ebola virus is not airborne and can only be transmitted through some form… Read more »

Ditch Breakfast For Weight Loss — Or Not?

Breakfast and weight loss? It's complicated.

More than 54 percent of people in the U.S. have a weight loss goal, according to a recent Gallup poll. Recently, The Inquisitr covered a study that suggested eating fruits and vegetables doesn’t promote weight loss. Now, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition claims that eating breakfast is unrelated to weight… Read more »

How Robin Williams Woke The World Up To The Reality Of Mental Illness

Robin Williams Mental Health

Perhaps some people were put on this planet to show others something that they don’t want to see. At least that is what some people are telling themselves to try to make sense of the apparent suicide of funnyman and family man Robin Williams. When this iconic comedian exited the planet, his departure certainly left… Read more »

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Ingredients Raise More Than Eyebrows

Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s almost time for Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The leaves will start to fall soon, the days will get colder and shorter, the smell of backyard fires will waft through the neighborhood, and you can get yourself a steaming cup of Caramel Color Level IV, Carrageenan stabilizer, and pesticide residue. Wait a minute. What? Oh,… Read more »

WHO: Ebola Outbreak ‘Continues To Accelerate’

West Africa Ebola

According to the WHO, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to escalate. In their latest report, the World Health Organization revealed more than 3,000 people were diagnosed with the deadly virus. Officials estimate more than 1,500 people have died. Although the outbreak is the deadliest in history, a majority of the cases are concentrated… Read more »