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Parental Addiction Linked To Children’s Depression In Adulthood

Depression and drug addiction

The instability of a parent’s addiction can contribute to depression in their children – which follows them into adulthood, according to a study by University of Toronto researchers. The vicious cycle can be that those same kids, who watched their mother or father get high or stumbling drunk, could themselves, become addicts or suffer clinical… Read more »

Redheads Beware, Sunscreen May Not Be Enough

skin cancer, melanoma

Speaking as a natural redhead, I don’t need a study to tell me I’m especially photosensitive to the sun. I’ve spent a lifetime smelling like sunscreen and avoiding the daylight during key hours when the UV is most intense as though I were cast as an extra in Twilight. However, new research published in BioEssays,… Read more »

No One Wants To Listen To Your Fat Talk

Low self-esteem, body issues, eating disorders

Do you ever go out with friends or a girlfriend and they spend the time critically obsessing about their horrible workouts, their self-perceived body ugliness, or the carb-less misery of a diet they are trying to adhere to while giving you the stink-eye for ordering pizza? Have you heard the phrase, “I’m so fat,” uttered… Read more »

Is A 7-Minute Workout All You Need? Science Says Yes

7-minute workout

A 7-minute workout sounds like the stuff of fantasy — in our self-flagellating thinness culture, we all know that exercise is supposed to take up at least an hour of your day, preferably within the confines of a gym that costs more than your car does monthly. Just one look at all the lecturing pics… Read more »

Fluoride Mystery Solved: Fighting Tooth Decay

Fluoride Mystery

The fluoride mystery may finally be solved. Scientists have speculated for nearly five decades about how fluoride, added to drinking water and oral-care products, prevents tooth decay. The latest studies, published in the ACS journal Langumir, may finally explain how it works. Karin Jacobs led the research into how fluoride prevents or reduces tooth decay…. Read more »

Spiraling Esophagus Blocks Woman From Eating

spiraling esophagus

A spiraling esophagus, also called a nutcracker esophagus or a corkscrew esophagus, has been described in a paper released today in the New England Journal of Medicine by two doctors, Luc Biedermann and Oliver Götze. If looking at this condition doesn’t make you lose a couple of pounds today, I’d be surprised. Yikes. The doctors… Read more »

Brain Anatomy Of Dyslexia Differs Between The Sexes

Leaning Disabilities and dyslexia in men and women

Dyslexia defines an anomalous approach to processing information. It is considered a learning disability that impairs a person’s reading comprehension. Dyslexia can manifest as a difficulty with phonological awareness and decoding, language skills, and verbal comprehension. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting up to 80 percent of all individuals identified as learning disabled…. Read more »

Eyelash Extensions Pose Health Risk

Eyelash Extensions Pose Health Risk and allergic reactions

Performers like Adele and Katy Perry and celebrities and models who grace the glossy cover of magazines and appear in commercials are often seen with thick, full, lusciously feathery lashes the rest of us envy. To achieve the same look takes more than a few coats of mascara. Unless you are genetically blessed like Elizabeth… Read more »

105-Year-Old Bacon Woman: Why She’s Right

105-year-old bacon woman

The 105-year-old bacon woman from Richard Springs, Texas has come forward to reveal the real secret of long life — bacon. And she’s right. Scientists have proved it before, but we the people keep chasing idiotic nutrition fads and forgetting about the proven classics. As The Inquisitr previously revealed, Pearl Cantrell just celebrated a very… Read more »

US Newborn Death Rate Worse Than Rest Of Industrialized World

US Newborn Death Rate

The US newborn death rate is the worst of any industrialized country, according to a new report released on Tuesday by Save the Children. The report shows that the United States is worse than 68 other countries when it comes to the death rate of newborns on their first day. Countries ranking better than the… Read more »

Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

Brain Fluid Leaking

A perpetual runny nose turned out to be leaking brain fluid for a man in Arizona recently. What Joe Nagy assumed was allergies was actually a condition known as cerebrospinal fluid leak, caused by a small hole in the membrane surrounding his brain. One morning in 2011, Nagy rose from his bed to find a… Read more »

Hospitals Should Require Drug And Alcohol Tests For Physicians

Require Drug And Alcohol Tests For Physicians

Although medical professionals are seen as models of health and wellness, they are not immune to substance abuse. Doctors are just as susceptible to alcohol, narcotic and sedative addiction as the general public. Statistics have shown at least one in 10 physicians will develop a problem with drugs or alcohol at some time during their… Read more »

Sex Superbug Bad, But Not Worse Than AIDS, Experts Say

Sex Superbug Not In United States Yet, Experts Say

Sex superbug fears in the United States are still overblown, experts warn, as the rare strain of gonorrhea has yet to reach American shores and isn’t quite as bad as it’s being billed. Several media outlets reported earlier this week that the sex superbug showed up in Hawaii, raising alarm nationwide. But now experts say… Read more »

Hungry Shoppers Buy More Junk Food, Study Shows

Hungry Shoppers Bad Foods

A new study by researchers at Cornell University showed something that many of us already know — shopping while hungry leads to more junk food purchases. While the concept is certainly not new, Cornell’s dietary researchers discovered that the situation is actually much worse than we previously realized. Along with out of control snacking in… Read more »

Cigarettes Are A Gateway To Marijuana

Cigarettes Are A Gateway To Marijuana

Research presented at the May 5 session of the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, D.C., addressed the theory that cigarettes may be a gateway drug to marijuana use. Study author, Dr. Megan Moreno, MSEd, MPH, FAAP – an investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University… Read more »

Children Raised By Two Parents Are More Intelligent, Study Finds

Children Raised By Two Parents Are More Intelligent, Study Finds

Children brought up by two parents are biologically predisposed to be cleverer than children raised by one, according to Canadian researchers. Scientists from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) of Calgary University, in Canada, devised a mouse-model and experimented with both one and two parent family groups. Mice were separated into three separate assemblies: “pups” raised… Read more »

Toothbrush Toss Unnecessary After Strep Throat, Says Icky Study

toothbrush toss

Do you toss out toothbrushes after somebody in your family suffers an illness like strep throat? Yeah, so do I. However, according to a surprising presentation given Saturday at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual conference in Washington D.C., we can apparently save the $4 and re-use the toothbrush. Ick. That was my gut reaction… Read more »

Longevity Controlled By Brain Region, Anti-Aging Study Claims

hypothalmus brain region can lead to increased lifespan

The hypothalamus region of the brain can promote longevity in humans, according to a new study that was carried out on lab mice. The hypothalamus is located just above the brain stem. In the study, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York manipulated the hypothalamus and apparently found that it regulated… Read more »

Toxic Lipsticks Prevalent, Contain ‘Heavy Metals’ Like Cadmium

toxic lipsticks heavy metals

New research reveals that toxic lipsticks are common in drug stores and at high-end beauty counters, and pigments in lipcolors may be posing a risk to makeup wearers. The toxic lipsticks were uncovered by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley, and trace amounts of nine metals were discovered in dozens of lipcolors tested… Read more »

Suicide Rates Among Middle-Aged US Adults On The Rise

Suicide rates in the US on the rise

Based on nearly a decade’s worth of statistics reviewed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their final report reflects a substantial increase of suicide among those 35 to 64. The surge in the aforementioned group jumped 28.4 percent from 13.7 suicides per 100,000 in 1999 to 17.6 suicides per 100,000 in… Read more »

Pizza Reduces Cancer Risk, Reveals Joyous New Research

Pizza Reduces Cancer Risk, Reveals Joyous New Research 09876543

Pizza can reduce your chance of contracting certain cancers, new research has shown. Italian researchers say the carb-heavy snack reduces the risk of cancer because it contains lycopene, an antitoxidant that forms part of the tomato sauce. Lycopene, reveals a new study, decreases the risk of developing oesophageal cancer by 59 percent. It can also… Read more »

Super Gonorrhea Could Be ‘Worse Than AIDS,’ Docs Warn

gonorrhea worse than aids

A new drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea could be worse than AIDS, doctors warn, as the previously treatable sexually transmitted infection becomes increasingly widespread and resistant to antibiotic treatment. The super-strain of gonorrhea is known as HO41 and is part of a rising trend of bacterial infections growing resistant to available antibiotics. The drug resistant strains… Read more »

Claim That HIV Cure Will Come ‘Within Months’ Disputed

Claim That HIV Cure Will Come 'Within Months' Disputed

Danish scientists say an HIV cure could come “within months” after promising research pointed to a new strategy for stripping the virus from human DNA and destroying it with the immune system. The proclamation brought hope from AIDS researchers and generated headlines worldwide, but not everyone is on board with the idea that HIV could… Read more »