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Coconut Oil Health Benefits: Fact or Folklore?

The fatty oil from coconuts

Everyone is abuzz over the newly rediscovered health benefits of coconut oil. If you’ve been on any social media site in the past few months, you’ve likely seen a post about the positive effects coconut oil can have on skin, hair, and metabolism. The ancient practice of oil pulling has also been all the rage… Read more »

CDC Confirms Mosquitoes Carrying Chikungunya Virus In U.S.

mosquito photo CDC

Mosquitoes have been causing us human beings trouble for a very long time. They are known to be major carriers of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, encephalitis, and a handful of other diseases. The flying plagues are estimated to kill over 725,000 people a year, which actually makes the insects the most deadly creature on… Read more »

Is Breakfast Key To Weight Loss? New Study Says Otherwise

Is Breakfast Key To Weight Loss? New Study Says Otherwise

The long held belief that weight loss starts with a healthy breakfast every morning is being put to the test. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is challenging that widely held belief with a new study called “The effectiveness of breakfast recommendations on weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.” The objective of the study, as… Read more »

Human-Scented Cow Cologne To Combat Malaria

cows fight malaria

Temperatures continue to rise and summer is fast approaching. Summer does not only mean sunny days at the beach. It also means mosquitos will be more rampant. Aside from their itchy bites, what causes more concern are the diseases they carry – malaria being one of them. Malaria is transmitted from a bite of a… Read more »

Parental Advisory: Beware ‘Secondary Drownings’ in Children

Ronin Kujawa Almost Drowned Secondarily

Lindsay Kujawa has chronicled every standout moment in her short journey as a mother in her blog, Delighted Momma. One post last month chronicled the near-death “secondary drowning” of her nearly 2-year-old son, Ronin. “It was a moment where once the shock set in as to what might actually happen a thousand memories, regrets… things… Read more »

Penis Amputation Left This Veteran Furious: You Will Be, Too

Penis Amputation Targets Vet

The penis amputation of a Vietnam veteran has heaped more bad press on the already flailing VA in the wake of former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepping down in disgrace on Friday (Fox News). According to an ABC 6 report, Dayton, Ohio, veteran Bill Kessler received a faulty diagnosis, which led to delays that… Read more »

Legal Marijuana May-Or-May-Not Impact Colorado Negatively

pot and profits

Colorado has become a study case for other states considering the legalization of marijuana. With the introduction of legal marijuana, it’s difficult to tell whether cannabis has had any impact other than increasing tourism. Two new studies from the University of Colorado analyze the medically-legal period after 2009. One shows a small increase of marijuana’s… Read more »

Dr. Oz Reveals Best Diet Foods Under Twenty Bucks

Dr. Oz Reveals Best Diet Foods

Dr. Oz is known for offering his viewers the best diet foods on the market today. But on a recent episode of his hit show, Dr. Oz was determined to thwart the common excuse that cost prevents them from dieting and eating healthy. In a segment titled, “Diet Foods Too Cheap Not to Buy” Dr…. Read more »