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Studies Suggest Multivitamins Are Useless And Possibly Dangerous

Multivitamins Useless

Several studies suggest that multivitamins are useless in improving overall health. The studies also suggest the vitamins may be dangerous as some patients assume the supplements will cure chronic ailments. A recent editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests most supplements and vitamins are simply a waste of money. The editorial is based… Read more »

Is Antibacterial Soap Effective, Safe? FDA Not Convinced

Antibacterial Soap May Be Ineffective, Unsafe

Antibacterial soaps may not offer any advantage over other types of soap, claims the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Not only do these soaps seem ineffective at killing bacteria, but they may be unsafe to use. The FDA is currently considering new regulations that would need antibacterial soap makers to prove their product is safe… Read more »

Colorado Synthetic Cannabis Side Effects Sicken 221 People

synthetic cannabis colorado

Synthetic cannabis side effects have been identified as the reason for an outbreak of sicknesses in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Colorado health officials began investigating the outbreak after hospitals started seeing an increase in emergency room visits by people who had been using the substance in late August. Real cannabis… Read more »

Aspartame Deemed Safe For Consumption In Europe

Aspartame Safe For Consumption

Aspartame was deemed safe for human consumption by the European Food Safety Authority. Although the artificial sweetener has been linked to a number of ailments including cancer, food safety regulators said it is safe when consumed at approved levels. Like all artificial sweeteners, Aspartame is composed of chemicals. Its main components are amino acids and… Read more »

People Who Can Ignore Texts And Calls Are Happier, Study Finds

texting

A new study shows that people who are constantly glued to their phones checking their messages and taking calls are unhappier than those who don’t. The study also suggests that those who are constantly checking their phones, lest they missed a precious message or call, suffer from higher anxiety levels and even lower grades. The… Read more »

Gene Therapy Shows Promising Treatment for Blood Cancers

DNA

Blood cancers, such as Leukemia, may have found a new enemy in gene therapy. The results are nothing short of remarkable for the patients taking part in the experimental studies. According to The Mayo Clinic, gene therapy is the process of replacing or altering faulty genes or adding new genes for the purpose of increasing the ability to… Read more »

‘Cannibal Sandwiches’ Could Make For An Unhealthy Holiday Season

Cannibal Sandwiches Wisconsin

Cannibal sandwiches might sound appealing to some folks, but officials warn that the odd holiday appetizer could send you running for the nearest hospital. If you don’t live in Wisconsin, then cannibal sandwiches might sound like something found in a low-budget horror movie. According to Fox News, the concoction consists of raw ground beef positioned… Read more »

Masturbation Keeps You Healthy Say Australian Scientists

masturbation is healthy

Masturbation has traditionally been the source of many myths, the most common being that masturbating causes blindness and insanity. Now, two Australian researchers have claimed that evidence exists which proves masturbation has many health benefits. Anthony Santella, a public health scientist at the University of Sydney, and his colleague Spring Chenoa Cooper, a senior lecturer,… Read more »

Scientists Discover New, More Aggressive HIV Strain

New Aggressive Strain Of HIV Discovered

Scientists are reporting they have discovered a new, more aggressive strain of HIV in West Africa. According to ABC News, this new strain, known as A3/02, is a cross between two previously identified HIV strains. Lund University researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases that the “infection moves from HIV to full-blown AIDS in… Read more »

Sarah Atwell Has ‘Elephant Man Syndrome’: Defies Bullying Using YouTube

sarah atwell

Sarah Atwell has neurofibromatosis, which is the same condition that afflicted the “Elephant Man”, Joseph Merrick, at the end of the nineteenth century. Her condition is considerably less severe and has manifested itself as a large tumor which affects about half her face. A documentary about its psychological and physical effect upon her, “The Girl… Read more »

Wheelchair: Tongue Can Now Steer A Wheelchair Using A Smartphone

wheelchair tongue

The March of Science continues to reach unexpected levels. Scientists have invented a wireless device that allows paralyzed people to steer their wheelchair using their tongues. In a recent clinical experiment, people paralyzed in all four limbs, a condition known as tetraplegia or quadriplegia, used the tongue-driven system to guide a wheelchair through an obstacle… Read more »

The Daniel Diet: Turning To The Bible For Weight Loss

The Daniel Diet

The Daniel Diet is another new diet, and this one has people turning to the Bible of all places. According to ABC News, the Daniel Diet, inspired by the Biblical prophet Daniel, has become a popular diet among some U.S. Protestant congregations to help encourage healthy eating. “According to two passages in the Bible, Daniel… Read more »

Cotton Ball Diet Gaining Popularity, Worrying Health Officials

Cotton Ball Diet

The cotton ball diet has become quite popular among girls looking to lose weight, and this new diet trend has health officials worried. According to International Business Times, this new fad diet involves dipping cotton balls into orange juice, lemonade, or a smoothie before swallowing them whole. The mindset behind the diet is that the… Read more »

Krokodil Drug Deaths Confirmed In The United States Or Media Hype?

Krokodil Drug Deaths Confirmed In The United States?

Krokodil drug deaths have been confirmed in the United States and published in medical journals according to at least one doctor. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was skeptical over whether the Krokodil drug was actually in America at all. But in order for the DEA to officially confirm… Read more »

HealthCare.gov Improving, Goals Set At 80 Percent Enrollment Success

Healthcare.gov Errors Now Below One Percent

HealthCare.gov, despite a rocky launch, seems to be improving. An advisor to President Obama said that in the past week, there were no unscheduled outages. For some users, the first several weeks of the federal healthcare exchanges site was a trying experience. With slow load times, error-filled pages, and unexpected down times, the president began… Read more »

FDA Lawsuit Filed Over Meat Industry Drug

ractopamine lawsuit

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) alleged withholding of ractopamine information from the public has prompted the filing of a lawsuit by food safety advocates. The FDA lawsuit specifically notes the use of an additive commonly utilized within the meat industry that is banned in more than 160 countries in the legal proceedings. Ractopamine is… Read more »

Statin Drugs Recommended For Wider Use

Statin Drugs for high cholesterol

Statin drugs are used to lower cholesterol, which could prevent heart attacks and strokes. Although doctors usually prescribe them to patients at higher risk, cardiologists are recommending more widespread use. The the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association are working together to change the existing guidelines. The new guidelines will increase the… Read more »

Health Insurance Ads Ignore Obamacare Penalty, Cancelled Plans

Health Insurance Ads Ignore Obamacare Penalty, Cancelled Plans

Health insurance ads being broadcast now are ignoring the Obamacare penalty and how some people are having their health insurance plans cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the debate over whether the Obamacare penalty is actually a fine or a tax has several court cases still working their… Read more »

Gluten Allergy Not Real, But Gluten-Free Industry Profiting In The Billions

Gluten Allergy Not Real

Gluten allergy is not real, according to some doctors, but the gluten-free industry profit reaches into the billions anyways. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, being gluten intolerant has become increasingly popular and it’s being marketed as good for everyone. As of January of this year, 30 percent of American adults stated the wanted to… Read more »

Testosterone Heart Risk Shown To Be High, Treatments Increase Danger

Testosterone Heart Risk

Testosterone heart risk is shown to be high in testosterone therapy patients, increasing the danger by 29 percent, according to the latest studies. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a little bit of testosterone might be a good thing for women in the bedroom. But too much for men with signs of heart issues, might… Read more »

Texas Abortion Clinics Closed After Reinstatement Of Abortion Law

Texas Abortion Clinics Closed After Reinstatement Of Abortion Law

Texas abortion clinics are closing after the reinstatement of an abortion law. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a Texas teen sued her parents because they wanted her to get an abortion. The law requires that Texas abortion clinics have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of a clinic, bans all abortions after… Read more »

No Shave November Is Back!

No shave november is back

No shave November is back! Put down the razors and grow out that facial hair (or leg hair for the ladies). The popular month long men’s health charity event, called “No Shave November”, will surely find it’s way back into the spotlight again in 2013. No shave November most likely got it’s start out of… Read more »