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Girl Slept For 64 Days Due To ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Disorder

girl slept for 64 days

A Pennsylvania girl slept for 64 days in one long stretch due to a rare disorder colloquially called “Sleeping Beauty Syndrome.” The girl who slept for 64 days is 17-year-old Nicole Delien, and the teen and her family have recently spoken out about her illness in quest for answers. Delien is not suffering from your… Read more »

One In 20 Youth Has Used Steroids To Bulk Up

Five percent of youth in Minnesota have used steroids

A study of youths in the Minnesota area has yielded some unsettling results, showing that roughly five percent of high school and middle school students have used anabolic steroids to bulk up. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the University of Minnesota surveyed 2,700 adolescents enrolled in middle school and high school in St. Paul and… Read more »

Mobile Phones Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes Study Finds

Mobile Phones Help Smokers Quit Cigarettes Study Finds

Mobile phones help smokers quit? Mobile phone usage has some interesting healthy side effects if this one study is to be believed. An almost addicting substitute in fact. Over two-thirds of travelers would rather lose wedding rings than phones. This may just prove the allure of our smartphone is enough to overcome the bad habit… Read more »

5-Hour Energy Drink Cited In Over A Dozen Deaths

Energy Drink Deaths

5-Hour Energy has been cited in 13 deaths over the past four years, according to the Detroit Free Press. These reports were received by the Food and Drug Administration. Over this period of time, 92 people have experienced adverse effects from consuming the energy shot. What’s more, 32 hospitalizations have been associated with the liquid…. Read more »

‘Dusting’ Is Latest Deadly Trend For Teens

'Dusting' latest way for teens to get high

A computer keyboard cleaning product has become the new drug of choice for some teenagers. CBS News reports that “dusting” is the latest and potentially fatal high for adolescents. It involves inhaling the computer keyboard dust cleaner that comes in a spray can. Even worse is that some teens are “dusting” while driving. Eighteen-year-old Carly… Read more »

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leads To Calls For More Regulation

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leads To Calls For More Regulation

Congressional investigators looking into the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak have discovered that the FDA previously tried to close down the New England Compounding Center — the specialty pharmacy responsible for the outbreak. Inspectors sought to close the NECC about 10 years ago until it was able to clean up its operations, reports CBS News. The… Read more »

Peanut Allergies And Family Income Are Linked [Study]

Peanuts

Kids from upper-income families are apparently more likely to develop peanut allergies, according to a study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. The study involved about 8,300 patients, some 9 percent of whom had an elevated antibody level to peanuts (the precursor to a peanut allergy). More… Read more »

Black Tea Drinking Could Mitigate Diabetes Risk [Study]

Black-tea in teacup

Scientists examining data from 50 countries claim that drinking black tea can reduce the rate of type 2 diabetes. According to the study published in the BMJ Open journal, an open-access medical publication, “this innovative study establishes a linear statistical correlation between high black tea consumption and low diabetes prevalence in the world.” The Europe-based… Read more »

British Medical Journal: Tamiflu Doesn’t Work

British Medical Journal Questions Tamiflu Validity

A leading British medical journal is contending the effectiveness of Tamiflu, a flu drug produced by manufacturer Rothe, claiming that there is no evidence to show the drug can actually stop the flu. The drug has been stockpiled in dozens of countries worldwide in the case of a global flu outbreak and was used widely… Read more »

Los Angeles City Council Endorses ‘Meatless Mondays’

Los Angeles Council supports No Meat Monday initiative

In a move sure to please vegans and vegetarians, and equally sure to anger meat lovers, the Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution urging residents to pledge they won’t eat meat on Mondays. The resolution, which the Los Angeles Daily News reports passed 14-0, does not have the force of law and the council… Read more »

Man Takes Pregnancy Test As A Joke, Finds Testicular Tumor

Man finds cancer with pregnancy test

A man who posted on Reddit that he had taken a positive pregnancy test was informed that he may have a testicular tumor. The man posted a comic saying that he had used a pregnancy test left in the bathroom cabinet by his ex-girlfriend. The test turned up two pink lines, and the man joked… Read more »

Chelation Therapy Effective Against Heart Disease, But Raises Questions [Study]

Chelation Therapy Study Proves Treatment Works

A new study has shown that a “fringe” alternative treatment for heart disease, called chelation, is very effective at preventing heart problems. The report, however, is so controversial that even the study’s lead author is questioning the results. The patients involved in the study previously suffered a heart attack. They were each assigned to receive… Read more »

Dentist Takes Laughing Gas, Then Performs Procedures

Dr. Sharon O'Steele is removed from business after performing dental procedures on patient's while under the influence of nitrous oxide.

DeBary, FL – Many people dread visits to the dentist. While sitting in the dentist chair, awaiting that tooth removal or cavity filling or whatever-it-is-its-going-to-hurt, you are filled with dread … until a little nitrous oxide comes to save the day and make everyone more relaxed. When anticipating extreme pain at the hands of your… Read more »