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2012 The Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

Whooping Cough Cases Worst in six decades

The US has suffered the worst year for whooping cough since 1955 according to preliminary government figures. Whooping cough rises and falls in multi-year cycles. 2012 was the worst year in five decades peaking with 41,880 cases. One of the factors as to why there were so many cases of whooping cough last year is… Read more »

Indiana Hospital Fires 8 Workers Who Refused Flu Vaccine

8 hospital workers fired for refusing flu shot

Goshen, IN – A hospital in Indiana has fired eight workers including three veteran nurses who refused mandatory flu shots. IU Health Goshen Hospital created a new policy requiring it’s staff, affiliated physicians, volunteers, and vendors to get the flu shot back in September. The new policy was created to protect patients from the illness…. Read more »

Smoking As Stress Relief Is A Myth, Studies Show

Smoking Not Help Stress

A recently released study suggests that smoking as a form of stress relief is simply a myth. Researchers at the University of East London have conducted a study that they say proves the complete opposite. Psychologist Andy Parrot, who published his study in the American Psychologist medical journal, points out that nicotine actually increases anxiety… Read more »

Man’s Hairy Eyeball Caused By Tumor [Photo]

eyeball

A 19-year-old man received some good news and some bad news from his doctor. The good news: The tumor on his eye is benign. The bad news: He has a hairy eyeball. According to My Health News Daily, the tumor on the man’s eye is called a limbal dermoid. It’s benign and has been present… Read more »

Corn Syrup Might Be Contributing to Obesity By Increasing Hunger, Study Finds

Study finds high fructose corn syrup increses appetite.

A new study finds that types of sugar that is used in sodas and many types of foods is increasing people’s appetites and therefore causing obesity. Researchers at Yale University conducted a new study using bran scans of people that ingested high-fructose corn syrup. They found that fructose affected the region that regulates appetite, suggesting… Read more »

Liver Disease Is Now The Fifth Biggest Killer In The UK

Drinking Alcohol

The liver is a large, meaty organ weighing about three pounds. The liver has two large sections, called the right and the left lobes. The gallbladder sits under the liver, along with parts of the pancreas and intestines. These organs work together to digest, absorb, and process food. The liver’s primary job is to filter… Read more »

Energy Drinks, Do They Really Work?

Energy drinks

For many people, no day can start without a healthy dose of caffeine. Those looking for an edge by chugging an energy drink may be disappointed to find out there is no proof these drinks work as advertised. The best example is Red Bull, a company that promises their drink “gives you wings.” Promises like… Read more »

Being Slightly Overweight Might Let People Live Longer, Study Finds

Slightly High BMI might help you live longer

A new study found in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that being overweight could help you live longer. Researchers found that people listed as “slightly overweight” were less likely to die early than people considered to be in a “normal” weight class under certain circumstances. While the study doesn’t suggest becoming slightly… Read more »

The Sun Does Not Take A Break In The Winter

Winter Fun In The Sun And Snow

We are exposed to the warmth of the sun year round. This massive fiery orb provides us with the essentials for life and energy and has been a muse for cultures to honor since man began. Without it, we would ultimately not survive. But with the gifts it bestows comes the spoils to the greedy… Read more »

Cannabis Is Not A Pain Killer, Just Makes Pain More Bearable

Cannabis Makes Pain More Bearable

Pain sufferers who use cannabis as a pain killer are helped by the drug. However, cannabis is not actually a pain killer; the drug just makes pain more bearable. In a recent study published in the journal Pain, researchers from Oxford University’s Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) gave volunteers oral… Read more »

Electronic Cigarettes May Not Fight Addiction, Report Claims

E-Cigarettes

A new study states that electronic cigarettes may not be effective in fighting nicotine addiction. A report recently released by the Italian Health Ministry states that there is currently no scientific proof that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. According to ABC News, the ministry explained that young people shouldn’t use the devices since they… Read more »

‘Chemo Brain’ Another Common Side Effect Of Chemotherapy

Chemo Brain Exists

A new study shows that “chemo brain” is a real, and fairly common, side effect of chemotherapy treatment. While other side effects like fatigue, hair loss, and extreme nausea are often talked about, chemo brain is not. The condition, until recently, have been widely controversial among the medical community. For Yolanda Hunter, 41, a former… Read more »

Raccoon Tumors Might Offer Clues In Human Cancer Research

cancer study

Raccoons hardly ever contract cancer, so, when 10 of the furry rodents exhibited signs of the same type of deadly tumors, researchers paid close attention to the trend. The raccoons are all undergoing routine necropsies. The raccoons were first believed to have rabies due to their erratic behavior. The creatures were wandering around in broad… Read more »

Pot And Psychosis: Study Finds Link Can Go Both Ways In Teens

Pot And Psychosis Link Can Go Both Ways In Teens

Pot and psychosis can go both ways in teenagers, a new study has found. According to a study at Leiden University in the Netherlands, using pot may cause psychotic symptoms, but psychosis in teens can also be linked to later pot use. In an email to Reuters Health, lead author of the study Merel Griffith-Lendering… Read more »

Facebook Users Run Greater Risk Of Obesity [Study]

facebook branding

Are Facebook users living too large? Well, social media usage could expand your self esteem and your waistline at least according to a new study. Researchers from Columbia University found that of about 500 Facebook users, those that were frequent users “with strong friend ties” had a higher body mass index than those who were… Read more »

FDA Tells Doctors To Beware Of Counterfeit Botox

The FDA has advised doctors to buy drugs from licensed US pharmacies only and to be cautious about using foreign suppliers who may be stocking counterfeit Botox

Federal regulators have issued a stark warning to more than 350 medical practices that Botox they may have received from a Canadian supplier is counterfeit, unsafe, and unapproved. Letters sent out from the Food and Drug Administration last month — and made public this week — said shipments of the wrinkle treatment owned by the… Read more »