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Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

Migraine headaches cures probably wouldn’t bring caffeine to mind as your first solution. But apparently coffee could significantly reduce the pain. In a related report by The Inquisitr, studies have shown that frequent migraine headaches are linked to higher stress levels and also to plastic bottles. Women sufferers run the risk of having heart disease… Read more »

Mumps Outbreak At Ohio State – Almost All Were Vaccinated

Ohio State Mumps Outbreak

There are now 28 confirmed cases in the mumps outbreak at Ohio State University as of March 18, 2014. All but one of those infected were vaccinated, according to Jose Rodriguez, spokesman for Columbus Public Health. This outbreak could still potentially grow, as students are returning from spring break and could have infected others during… Read more »

‘ADHD Does Not Exist,’ According To Chicago Doctor

Doctor Said ADHD Does Not Exist

According to a Chicago doctor, ADHD simply does not exist. Behavioral neurologist Dr. Richard Saul said behavior issues linked to attention deficit disorders are actually caused other conditions, which are misdiagnosed. Throughout years of research, the doctor has identified at least 20 conditions that cause symptoms attributed to ADHD. As the number of children diagnosed… Read more »

Eating Disorder? Teen Claims She Can’t Eat Anything Except Spaghetti


Eating disorder, or just a teen who hates her veggies? Meet Leah Frost, a teenager from UK who claims she can’t eat anything except canned spaghetti. The teenager says she cannot eat any other food aside from canned spaghetti and that she becomes anxious and afraid whenever she’s offered other types of food. According to… Read more »

Can New Chocolate Pills Improve Heart Health?

Chocolate Heart

Who doesn’t love chocolate? The creamy, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth sweetness is something that the vast majority of people will agree is a divine treat. We’ve all joked that chocolate is good for our health. We can only dream that this delicious concoction could somehow miraculously evolve into something that doctors would encourage us to eat. We’ve… Read more »

More Childhood ADHD Diagnosed And Treated With Drugs – Are There Other Options?


It is increasingly common for children to be diagnosed with childhood ADHD, and stimulant medicines such as Ritalin and Adderall are the go-to treatment. But could ADHD be a catch-all diagnosis that masks other underlying problems? And are there other alternatives to treating those symptoms besides medications which carry unwanted side-effects? The answer to both… Read more »

Marijuana Oil Promising New Treatment For Childhood Epilepsy

Marijuana Oil Leaf

Marijuana oil is one of the newest, and perhaps most surprising, treatments for children with intractable epilepsy. Though it may seem a horrific choice to dose a child with marijuana, a street drug surrounded by decades of controversy, it is important to note that many of these kids are out of options. Loving parents will… Read more »

Lesbian Sex HIV Transmission: First Confirmed Case Reported By CDC

Lesbian sex HIV transmission

Lesbian sex, statistically, carries the lowest risk for transmission of the HIV virus, compared to any other form of sexual contact. While cases of HIV transmission occurring as a result of sex between women have been reported, they are rare and none have been reliably confirmed. Until now. The Atlanta-based Center For Disease Control this… Read more »

Sugar Is Worse Than Weed, Americans Say


According to a poll by the Wall Street Journal, Americans say that sugar is far more dangerous than marijuana. This gives a new spin to the quote “Candy is dandy,” right? When Americans were asked to give their opinion on what the four most harmful substances were, sugar came in third at 15%. Marijuana, ganja,… Read more »

Edible Cricket Bars Create Buzz At Natural Products Expo West

Chapul Cricket Bars at the Natural Products Expo West 2014

I had the opportunity to spend last weekend feeding gourmet cricket bars to 67,000 people at the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. The cricket bars are made by a company called Chapul, based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently, Chapul is the only company in the US that has a cricket-based food… Read more »

Raw Milk Study Delves Into Possible Health And Lactose Intolerance Benefits

lactose intolerance

A raw milk study designed to determine if drinking unpasteurized milk will aid lactose intolerance recently concluded. The Stanford University study conducted by nutritionists was published in the Annals of Family Medicine. The study did not find health benefits achieved by drinking raw milk, but one dairy farmer involved with the research noted “several limitations”… Read more »

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk Of Pneumonia, Says New Study

sleep apnea pneumonia

Sleep apnea sufferers have a higher risk of getting pneumonia than those who do not suffer from the sleep condition, Canadian researchers say. In a study published by the Canadian Medical Journal, scientists concluded that the occurrence of the sleep disorder may lead to a higher chance of getting the deadly lung infection. The research… Read more »

New Medical Device Brings Hope For Migraine Relief

Migraine Pain Relief

The thought of migraine relief has become somewhat of a fairy tale to those who live with the chronic head pain. According to, more than 37 million people suffer from migraines in the United States alone. These painful attacks cause an intense, throbbing headache, and can bring on added symptoms such as nausea, vomiting,… Read more »

Cancer To Be #1 Killer In The United States

Cancer cell

U.S. doctors are concerned their abilities to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in the coming years as they face cuts to government health plans which includes reduced payments to physicians, will not be enough. As little as sixteen years, cancer will become the leading cause of death in the United States, surpassing heart… Read more »

Ovarian Cancer Linked To Obesity, New Study Says


Ovarian cancer risk increases with excessive body fat, according to a new study by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The study discovered that a 6 percent increase in the risk of getting ovarian cancer was observed with a 5 point increase in the Body Mass Index (BMI) of a woman. This groundbreaking study… Read more »

Pfizer Recalls Effexor For Latent Fatal Contaminations


Drug company, Pfizer, has recalled two lots of their drug, Effexor due to contamination that may lead to health complications and even death. Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) is a very popular antidepressant drug. However, some of the bottles may be containing the drug called Tikosyn (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders. The… Read more »

Daylight Saving Time May Pose Health Risks

Daylight savings time presents health risks.

Daylight saving time might not only short you an hour of sleep this weekend — it also could have some adverse health risks. Although most of the United States will be setting back their clocks one hour Sunday at 2 am, those who do and still need to wake up early Sunday morning will be… Read more »

Want To Quit Smoking? E-Cigarettes Are NOT The Answer


Quit-smoking tip number one: Do not use e-cigarettes. At least that’s what researchers from the University of California, San Fransisco are implying. According to their study, middle to high school students who smoke e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke real cigarettes. They are also less expected to quit smoking than students who don’t smoke e-cigarettes…. Read more »

Smoking Alcohol: Dr. Oz Reveals Dangerous New Weight Loss Trend


With the Jessica Simpson’s of the world having achieved dramatic weight loss through healthy dieting programs such as Weight Watchers, Dr. Oz took to his show on Thursday March 6th to warn viewers of a dangerous new weight loss trend that could lead to serious consequences. Dubbed “Smoking Alcohol,” this new weight loss trend is… Read more »

Cure Found For Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers Hope To Treat Diabetics With Cell Manipulation

A new study, published on Sunday in Nature Genetics, revealed that doctors have discovered a rare genetic mutation that could help prevent overweight people from developing diabetes. Pfizer, the famous pharmaceutical company who funded the research, partnered with Amgen, who owns the company that provided the majority of the research, to complete the study. The… Read more »

Oil Pulling: New Health Craze Is Ancient Indian Medical Practice

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling, perhaps more accurately known as “oil swishing,” has been a health practice for several millennia, part of the Indian system of medicine known as Ayurveda. But here in the busy, bustling, post-industrial 21st century as we search for ways to heal the damage caused by our stress-filled lives, oil pulling is making a… Read more »

Depression: What College Students Can Do To Cope

depression strikes college students

Depression is definitely a huge burden for college students. Instead of the enjoyable experience people usually associate with college, students with depression sometimes perceive life in the university as a harrowing 4-year struggle through self-doubt and misery. College students with depression often find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork and family. Some even have part-time work… Read more »

Teens Struggle With Weight Loss, Obesity Epidemic In Full Swing

Teenage Weight Loss

Weight loss can be a struggle for most people, especially adolescents and teens. Physical Activity Guidelines The US government’s fitness guidelines for teenagers is 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day. According to USA Today, a new study reveals, “Only one in four adolescents ages 12-15 are physically active for at least… Read more »

Prostate Cancer Linked To Vitamin E Supplements, Study Says


Prostate cancer expert and Harvard Medical School professor Marc Garnick says that the regular intake of Vitamin E can increase the risk of having prostate cancer. In an article published by the Harvard Health Publications, Marc Garnick adviced people to avoid any type of dietary supplements that have Vitamin E. The nutritional element Selenium, which… Read more »

Weight Loss Tip: Breakfast Of Champions

Healthy Breakfast

Weight loss can be achieved using simple math. Take in fewer calories than you burn each day. There is no denying that fact. However, what you eat and when you eat it is equally important as how much you eat. People that simply cut calories without filling themselves with healthy, nutrient rich food are doomed… Read more »