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Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study Heavy Opioid Abusers Often Have Prescriptions, Shows Study

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today highlighted new research showing that Doctors themselves often supply patients at risk for opioid overdose. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, shows …

Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll Mississippi Still the Fattest State, Shows Poll

Last month a new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed encouraging data suggesting that future generations may be slimmer than the current population of America. Despite the good long-term news, the population of aging Americans …

Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You Adult ADHD: Adam Levine, Channing Tatum, And Fixes For You

“When I can’t pay attention, I really can’t pay attention,” says Adam Levine. The Maroon 5 singer recently revealed that he has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in a “Own Your ADHD” PSA. Levine wanted to share his struggle to encourage …

Prostate Cancer Blood Testing: Breakthrough Or Hoax? Prostate Cancer Blood Testing: Breakthrough Or Hoax?

Prostate cancer is deadly to many men and is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Close to 250,000 men are diagnosed with the disease each year. One of the scariest aspects of prostate cancer is that there are …

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in …

Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that can make it difficult for those affected to move or even breathe. For decades now doctors and other researchers have been searching for …

New Painkiller Could Be Made With Tarantula Venom? New Painkiller Could Be Made With Tarantula Venom?

Those huge, scary, and furry spiders, namely tarantulas, carry venom that just may hold the key to the development of a safe and effective new painkiller, according to a new study. After all, the U.S. pain medication industry has millions …

Selfies Causing Lice Epidemic, According to Lice Removal Business Selfies Causing Lice Epidemic, According to Lice Removal Business

According to the operator of a California-based lice removal spa, your teenagers are going to get lice because they’re taking so many damn selfies. Apparently, the epidemic has already begun. Heads have been pressed together, duck faces have been made, …

Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science Smithsonian 3D Prints Whale Fossils Because Science

It’s generally accepted that a lot of the earth was covered in water millions of years ago allowing all sorts of sea creatures to travel to places that are landlocked today. That’s why we can find fossils of sea creatures …

New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are …

715 New Exoplanets Discovered by NASA’s Kepler 715 New Exoplanets Discovered by NASA’s Kepler

The last decade has seen a huge increase in the number of known exoplanets (those outside of our own solar system). NASA’s Kepler mission has been responsible for a great deal of these planet discoveries in the last few years …

Breastfeeding No Better Than The Bottle, Shows Study Breastfeeding No Better Than The Bottle, Shows Study

New mothers are often under quite a bit of pressure to breastfeed. This isn’t possible for everyone, though, and so many women end up feeling like failures due to these social pressures. Good news, then, that a new study could …

Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Drop Childhood Obesity Rates Continue to Drop

Though obesity rates in the U.S. continue to hover at levels that healthcare professionals call epidemic, some good news is beginning to take shape for the future. Last summer the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that …

Childhood Obesity Rate Plummets Shocking 43% Childhood Obesity Rate Plummets Shocking 43%

It seems that telling our kids “no” to some of the sodas and candy has really paid off. Federal health authorities reported Tuesday that childhood obesity rates in children ages 2-5 are down by 43%, which is much lower than …

North Korea Looks Like a Dark, Desolate Hellhole from Space North Korea Looks Like a Dark, Desolate Hellhole from Space

It’s not as if it’s all that surprising, but North Korea, when viewed at night from the International Space Station, looks devoid of life. I mean, wow. Here’s what NASA had to say about a recent image snapped as the …

Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless? Vitamin D Supplements: Proven Useless?

Vitamin D Supplements have been found practically useless in a new study out of New Zealand which flies in the face of everything that we have been told. Vitamin D has been thought helpful in the prevention of many diseases …

Listeria Outbreak Traced to Delaware Cheese Producer Listeria Outbreak Traced to Delaware Cheese Producer

A Listeria outbreak has killed one and made at least 10 others dangerously ill. Three of those that are ill are babies, but it is not clear as of now if the death was also a baby. The lysteria-linked death …

Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus Huge Weather Explosions Observed on Venus

Researchers this week announced that they have uncovered a striking phenomenon on the planet Venus. Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express spacecraft, scientists have observed giant weather explosions coming from the top of Venus’ atmosphere. The explosions are …

Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study …

New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified

Researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of health today announced the discovery of a new genetic disorder. The disease is known to affect young children, causing fever, rashes, and strokes that can cause severe disability. It has been dubbed DADA2 …

Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa Pimple-Causing Bacteria Named After Frank Zappa

Researchers this week revealed that they have found a new version of the P. acnes bacteria, an organism responsible for acne in humans. This new type of P acnes has evolved to rely on grapevines for survival. In an odd …