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Kindergartener Bullied Over Food Allergies

Owen Kellogg

Bullying comes in the form of teasing, mocking, intentional exclusion from a group or group activities, and can escalate to physical confrontations. Owen Kellogg, who suffers from food allergies, first experienced bullying over his affliction when he was in kindergarten, according to Healthcollege. A classmate threatened Owen, saying he’d force him eat a peanut. Owen… Read more »

Diet Soda And Depression May Be Linked, New Study Finds

Diet Soda And Depression May Be Linked, New Study Finds

Diet soda and depression may be linked, a new study looking at artificially sweetened beverages found. The research suggests that adults who drink sweetened beverages — diet drinks especially — have a higher risk be being depressed, the American Academy of Neurology found. The diet soda and depression study looked at 263,925 people between the… Read more »

Flu ‘Epidemic’ Spreads To 41 States

flu spreads to 41 states

The flu “epidemic” rapidly spreading across the United States is reportedly the worst outbreak in in a decade. A total of 41 states have now reported cases of the flu, and the severe winter cold season is just beginning. According to recent flu statistics, a total of 18 children died from the flu this winter…. Read more »

Risk Of Dementia Lowered With Beta Blockers

Red pills

New studies show that taking beta blockers may decrease a person’s risk for dementia. Why? Beta blockers are used to treat high blood pressure, and high blood pressure is a known risk factor for dementia. According to BBC News a new study shows that men who had high blood pressure treated with beta blockers had… Read more »

Coca-Cola Recommended As Cure All For Stomach Blockages, Says Study

Coca-cola is an effective cure for stomach blockages because of its chemical composition and bubbles, a study claims

Coca-cola is an effective cure for stomach blockages because of its chemical composition and bubbles. That’s the claim of a new study. Researchers at the Medical School of Athens University studied already published academic papers that analysed 46 patients with the condition known as gastric phytobezoar. Those patients, drawn from all over the world, were… Read more »

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 »