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Traces Of Bubonic Plague Found On New York Subway

Bubonic plague New York subway

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 »

Half Of British People Will Get Cancer, Study Suggests

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A new study by Cancer Research UK suggests that half of British people born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. A report from Sky News reveals that the figure replaces the previous estimate which stated that one in three people would contract the illness, prompting the study to… Read more »

Measles Outbreak Spreads, Hitting Adults The Hardest

Measles Outbreak Spreads Across The United States

The measles outbreak is spreading from coast to coast across the United States. Though the contagious disease was declared eliminated in the U.S. in 2000, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited that this year, 14 states reported 102 cases of measles, which turns out to be the greatest number in fourteen years…. Read more »

Roald Dahl’s Daughter Died Of Measles, 26-Year-Old Letter Supported Vaccinations

Roald Dahl's daughter died of measles, 26-year-old letter supports vaccinations

Famed children’s author Roald Dahl’s daughter died after contracting the measles, and the tragic experience prompted him to write this heartbreaking letter urging parents to vaccinate their children against the potentially deadly disease. Dahl, who passed away in 1990, is the author of children’s classic such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches,… Read more »

Study Finds Psychopaths’ Brains Don’t Register Punishment

Psychopaths brains do not register punishment normally

The brains of violent psychopaths have fascinated scientists for years. What makes them so different from “normal” people? How can they be so cold-hearted toward their victims? Now, a new study may give researchers a little more understanding to assist in early detection and treatment of the disorder. In a study published in the journal… Read more »

Whole Foods Want To Solve America’s Health Care Problem: ‘Americans Have A Terrible Diet And Choose Not To Eat Better’

Whole Foods Founder John Mackey

Whole Foods founder John Mackey said he wants his company to solve America’s broken health care program by implementing a plan he believes will improve the nation’s health. Not content with supplying organic groceries, he wants Whole Foods to first improve the health of his employees, then his customers, before tackling America’s “terrible diet.” “Health… Read more »

Mississippi Best In Nation At Vaccinating Children, Report Claims

Mississippi Best In Nation At Vaccines For Kids

Mississippi gets a lot of flak for how it runs its state. In fact, for the longest time, there has been a saying — “Thank God for Mississippi” — that anyone from [insert state here] likes to break out any time their own state is recognized for a dubious distinction because, chances are (or so… Read more »

New Tests Predicting Heart Attacks May Save More Lives

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Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, as reported in Parade magazine on January 30. Unfortunately, many don’t know their risk. In fact, although similar numbers of men and women go to emergency rooms complaining of heart attacks, a slightly higher number of women die from them, SCOPE, published by Stanford… Read more »