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Smoking May Kill The Y Chromosome

Research indicates that  Y chromosome counts may be affected by smoking habits in men.

The Y chromosome. Men have it. Women don’t. New results in genetic research may have revealed why men are more prone to smoking-related illnesses than women, and why they have a higher mortality rate than their female counterparts. Everyone knows that the Y chromosome is responsible for determining gender, but recent findings suggest it may… Read more »

Puerto Rico Suffers From Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya virus outbreak in Puerto Rico was addressed by the CDC.

The past few months have been filled with epidemics; the most noticeable of them would be Ebola. Chikungunya is a virus that mostly slipped under the radar in news stories about the varied illnesses. It is a mosquito-borne virus that causes severe joint and muscle pain as well as fever, headache, nausea, and a rash…. Read more »

A Few Simple Ways For Reducing Your Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress And Depression

Holiday stress and depression can spoil your holidays and be harmful to your health. However, you don’t have to become a victim to these emotional setbacks. Preventing holiday stress and depression should be first and foremost, especially if you have a history of stressful and depressing holidays. It’s important to be realistic. Don’t expect the… Read more »

Algae Could Help Repair Heart Damage After A Heart Attack

Promising medicine from the sea could help heart attack survivors.

There is a new study currently under way that may show some promise for heart attack victims using the amazing healing properties of the sea. The Stony Brook Medicine’s Heart Institute has become the newest part of the PRESERVATION clinical trial looking at the possible effects that algae may have on helping to repair a… Read more »

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Twice As Prevalent As Originally Thought

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Worse Than Thought

Fetal alcohol syndrome is worse than scientists originally thought, and according to a new study, the mother’s binge drinking is largely to blame. The findings come from research done on more than 1,400 first graders. The Argus Leader‘s Jon Walker explains. “The study by Sanford Research and several affiliates indicates that alcohol harms 2 percent… Read more »

Loneliness Study Shows The Condition Is A Disease, Not A Symptom

Loneliness Study Reveals Surprises About Previously Thought Symptom

A new loneliness study has revealed that the feeling of being isolated — at least emotionally — from the rest of the world, is not just a symptom of depression. It’s an actual disease. Forbes reports that the research was co-authored by John Cacioppo, a “pioneer in the field of social neuroscience,” that the site… Read more »

Marijuana Could Fight Alzheimer’s Disease, A New Study Claims

This Marijuana Alzheimer's Study Has Some Great News For Patients, Families

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease have been linked in a new study, with the popular drug showing that it might be a good weapon in the fight against the deadly disease. The study was originally published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and the findings “strongly suggest that THC [the main active ingredient in marijuana] could… Read more »

Pain Management: Scientists Discover Off-Switch For Pain In The Brain

Study finds a way to activate the 'off-switch' for pain in the brain

Researchers at St. Louis University have made a promising breakthrough in the field of pain management that could help millions of patients who suffer with chronic pain. Chronic pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States, reports Medical News Today, affecting more people than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. According to… Read more »

Marley Natural: Herbal Medicine Or A Gateway Drug?

Marley Natural Marijuana

Marley Natural marijuana products and accessories are planned to go on the market anywhere the drug is legal next year. On Tuesday, Bob Marley’s family announced the creation of Marley Natural when they appeared on NBC’s Today. Marley Natural will be the world’s first global brand of marijuana. It has the support of $50 million… Read more »

Going Vegetarian Could Be Key To Weight Loss Says New Study

Switching to a vegetarian diet can help with weight loss say experts.

Runners World Magazine recently featured a new six month study published in the journal Nutrition which suggests that switching to a vegetarian diet may be the key to weight loss and a lot of athletes seems to be taking notice. The study covered a group of adults who were overweight or already obese and divided… Read more »

Could Depression Be An Infectious Disease? Expert Says Yes

depression

Depression remains to be one of the deadliest mental disorders in the United States. A huge number of suicides have been blamed on major depressive disorder, while hundreds of other cases remain undiagnosed mainly due to social stigma. People take depression less seriously than other diseases, despite the condition accounting for hundreds of deaths per… Read more »

Pink Viagra Sham: Do Females Need A ‘Pink’ Drug To Enhance Libido?

Viagra

Is pink Viagra a sham? According to the Los Angeles Times, the Food and Drug Administration met with sexual medicine experts last month, debating the approval of a feminine libido medication… “pink” Viagra. While it has been said that women who don’t want to have sexual intercourse don’t actually have a biological problem, medicine experts… Read more »

New Study Links Trans Fat To Memory Loss In Younger Men

Trans fat has been linked to memory loss in men under 45 years old

Just in time to make you feel guilty about splurging on all those holiday party treats, a new study has revealed that the trans fat contained in processed foods such as cookies, chips and crackers may be doing more than expanding your waistline – it is damaging your memory too. According to USA Today, a… Read more »

FDA Approves Some Food Additives Other Countries Ban

Food Additives FDA Approves

For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been approving food additives in products found in American supermarkets and local grocery stores claiming they are safe for consumption. However, many of the food additives the FDA approves in the U.S. other countries have banned, declaring they are not fit for human consumption, unhealthy,… Read more »

This Woman Has Up To 180 Orgasms In 2 Hours, Struggles With Arousal Disorder

Cara Anaya orgasms

Cara Anaya suffers from a rare medical disorder which forces her to experience up to 180 orgasms in just a two-hour period. BuzzFeed reports that the 30-year-old wife and mother suffers from Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD). Anaya was officially diagnosed with this disorder three years ago. She claims that she first started experiencing the… Read more »