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Fracking May Affect Human Health And Air Quality, Study Finds

Fracking Public Health Study

Fracking may expose people living or working near active natural gas wells to pollutants. Higher levels of certain pollutants may increase the risk of respiratory ailments and cancer for people in the immediate area where fracking takes place, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Oregon and University of Cincinnati. A… Read more »

Can Pedialyte Cure A Hangover?

Hangover Cure

Although it was made for children, Pedialyte is becoming a popular hangover cure. A recent study, which was conducted by Nielsen marketing research firm, suggests adults often purchase the electrolyte drink for themselves — not their children. The trend is not lost on Pedialyte officials, who are now marketing the drink to adults. A classic… Read more »

Viagra For Malaria: Blue Pill ‘Stiffens Up’ Parasite, Arresting Its Spread

Viagra For Malaria

Viagra has shown promise in arresting the spread of malaria. Apart from addressing erectile dysfunction, Viagra has been found to be quite effective in arresting the spread of malaria. The magic blue pill achieves the feat by “stiffening up” the parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, responsible for malaria. Using this unorthodox technique, Viagra makes infected red blood… Read more »

New HPV Vaccine Can Prevent 80 Percent of Cervical Cancers, Research Says

New HPV Vaccine Can Prevent 80% of Cervical Cancers

New research suggests that a recently developed human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers if it is administered before the child is 11 or 12 years old. HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that can spread from one partner to another through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. And an… Read more »

Exciting New Lung Cancer Vaccine Coming To U.S.

Lung Cancer Vaccine

Cimavax, a new lung cancer vaccine made in Cuba, is making waves in the fight against lung cancer. Not only are the results significant, but the lung cancer vaccine is so inexpensive to create that it’s been offered to cancer patients in Cuba for free since 2011. Though the lung cancer vaccine is not yet… Read more »

Typhoid ‘Superbug’ Terrifies World Health Workers – Situation Critical

typhoid h58

Typhoid is crawling across the planet, and a new, drug-resistant strain of the disease is terrifying world health workers. The “superbug” strain of typhoid has been designated H58, and it is resistant to most antibiotics known to man. What is typhoid? Typhoid is a symptomatic bacterial infection caused by a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. The… Read more »

Mother’s Cell Phone Photo Of Son Leads To Life-Saving Discovery

mom detects son's cancer with cell phone picture

A cell phone picture turned out to be a life-saver for two-year old Avery Fitzgerald after his mother noticed an oddity with his eye. Although Avery seemed like your typical toddler, his mother, Julie Fitzgerald, felt unsettled about something. There was a strange twinkle in the back of his eye whenever he was in the… Read more »

Shopping List Helps In Guiding People To A Healthier Diet

Shopping List Linked To Healthier Diet

A shopping list is linked to being a contributing factor for people who want a healthier diet. Researchers at RAND Corporation found that people who used a shopping list are more likely to make quality food choices. A recent study conducted in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area found a link between people who used a shopping… Read more »

Ebola Virus Eye Infection Found In ‘Cured’ Dr. Ian Crozier

Ebola Virus Eye Infection Outbreak Found In 'Cured' Dr. Ian Crozier

Dr. Ian Crozier probably knows the worst of the Ebola virus. Eye infections can still linger even for months after being “cured,” and one of the oddest side effects is that his eyes turned a new color. In a related report by the Inquisitr, to give you an idea how long the Ebola virus can… Read more »

Child With A Horrific Case Of Eczema Finally Found Relief

Eczema Treatment For Aoibheann Hennessy

Eczema engulfed the entire body of young Aoibheann Hennessy for nearly two years. The two-year-old suffered with the medical condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, and painful. Aoibheann’s mother finally found a natural cure that cleared up the child’s skin within a few weeks. For a couple of years, Aoibheann’s mother, Lynn… Read more »

Being Slightly Overweight Improves Life Expectancy, Study Claims

overweight

While most people are obsessed with losing weight, mainly due to the media’s portrayal of obesity as unhealthy, a new study has revealed that being slightly overweight may be a good thing. The study, published in a journal called Cell Metabolism, claims that an enzyme secreted by fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain… Read more »