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Twitter Might Be The Next Trending Weapon Against Heart Disease


Twitter isn’t just for hashtags and 140-character limit posts anymore. Scientists have found a use for the social media site that will probably become a trending topic in medicine for the next few years. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that Twitter might actually be a good indicator for predicting rates of heart… Read more »

Chikungunya: Lindsay Lohan Has The Disease, But What Is It?

chikungunya virus

Over the last day or so, it has been widely reported on Inquisitr and elsewhere that Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted Chikungunya. The New York Daily News reported that Lindsay was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London yesterday. Lindsay was reported to have a high fever and severe joint pain. Apparently,… Read more »

Alcoholic Drinks Linked To Reduced Heart Failure Risk


The health risks and benefits of alcohol have always been a hot topic of debate in research. Alcohol is largely attributed as the cause of a multitude of health complications from high blood pressure to cancer. This new study, recently reported by Medical News Today and published in the European Heart Journal shows a counter-intuitive… Read more »

Prostate Cancer: Hope For Prolonged Survival In Older Men

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Older men with aggressive prostate cancer may have the odds in their favor if they use a combination of therapy, a new study suggests. According to the study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the combination of radiation therapy and hormone therapy, or androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), reduced prostate cancer-related deaths by almost half in… Read more »

44-Year-Old Woman Can’t Feel Fear, Has Rare Genetic Condition

A 44-year-old woman can't feel fear

Even though fear seems to be something experienced by most people for one reason or another, one woman is apparently not affected by it at all. Due to a rare genetic condition, a 44-year-old woman referred to by doctors as “SM” is unfazed even by extreme situations where fear would be a common factor. Daily… Read more »

Diabetes Breakthrough: Temporary Tattoo Painlessly Detects Glucose Levels

A temporary tattoo could end painful blood glucose testing for diabetics

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a flexible temporary tattoo that can detect glucose levels without painful finger pricks – a promising step in non-evasive glucose testing for people with diabetes. According to RT, the sensor was invented by Amay Bandodkar, a graduate student in UC’s Nano Engineering Department and Center… Read more »

New FDA-Approved Weight-Loss Device Targets Nerves In The Brain


The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved a new weight-loss device that works with the nerves in the brain, “tricking” it to believe that an individual is full. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), nearly two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are considered to be overweight, and 31 percent… Read more »

California Apple Processing Plant Linked To Listeria Outbreak

Listeria Outbreak

A California apple plant was linked to a Listeria outbreak which sickened 31 people between October 2014 and January 9, 2015. The United States Food and Drug Administration confirmed samples collected from Bidart Bros. apple processing plant tested positive for two strains of the deadly bacteria. As reported by the FDA, the strains “are believed… Read more »

New Law Fines People Who Tells The Truth About Natural Supplements $2.3 Million

Natural Supplements

Presently, more people are finding out the benefits of natural supplements and comparing them to conventional medicines. The Inquisitr understands this importance and has reported on natural ways (in which natural supplements are used) to manage certain conditions. This includes seven ways to naturally treat ADHD, seven ways to naturally prevent a heart attack, and… Read more »

Depression And Obesity Go Hand In Hand [Video]

Depression And Obesity Are Linked

Depression and obesity go hand in hand, according to research performed by United States health officials. The U.S. National Center for Health (NCHS) conducted a study entitled Depression and Obesity in the U.S. Adult Household Population, 2005–2010. Researchers found a link between depression and obesity. Both are associated with many health risks, which include diabetes… Read more »