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Reports Confirm Smoking Pot Does Bring On The Munchies

Pot Smoking Munchies

Official research by a team at Yale have confirmed what pot smokers have known for years: smoking pot gives you the munchies. According to Time, potheads and scientists alike have long known that smoking pot can make a person crave food, a phenomena known colloquially as the munchies. What has never been clear is just… Read more »

Stop A Heart Attack In Seconds With Cayenne Pepper?

heart attack

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with 600,000 people dying every year – that’s one in every four deaths. And as one of the top killers of Americans, heart attacks are no joke with 720,000 people suffering from a heart attack annually. But what if there was something to… Read more »

Fiber Could Be The Key To Weight Loss

Fiber foods

Everyone is waiting for a miracle food that causes incredible weight loss in a short time. While that food doesn’t exist, a new study does suggest that fiber could be a major component in moderate weight loss. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, simply adding fiber to your diet could improve your health substantially…. Read more »

Scanadu: The ‘Star Trek’ Medical Tricorder Becomes a Reality

Star Trek type tricorder is now a reality with Scanadu

In 2013, a man bilked investors into funding a medical device that worked like the Star Trek tricorder. He even named it after the grumpy doctor who used in on the iconic show — The “McCoy Home Health Tablet.” The man’s “investment opportunity” was a scam, and according to the National Post, he was convicted… Read more »

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

Obamacare Bad News

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

High Cholesterol

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 »