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Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen
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Lollipops to cure hiccups sounds like a remarkable idea. Although you may think that such a novel invention was perpetrated by two dozen highly-educated, well-compensated scientists inside an elaborate think tank somewhere in the Midwest, you’d be wrong. This particular …

Weight of the World Has Been Officially Calculated Weight of the World Has Been Officially Calculated
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The weight of the world may sound like an impossible equation to calculate, but researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have determined that the weight of the human species totals roughly 3.5 million tons, or, if …

Sleep Apnea in Teens Could Lead to Behavioral Issues Sleep Apnea in Teens Could Lead to Behavioral Issues

Sleep apnea in teenagers has been linked to behavioral and social problems, according to a recent study‘ by the University of Arizona. In addition to these particular problems, kids who suffered from the disorder are at a much higher risk …

Depression, Obesity Linked to Daytime Sleepiness Depression, Obesity Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
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Depression and obesity, in addition to good, old-fashioned poor sleeping habits, have been linked to the daytime sleepiness “epidemic” that is currently sweeping across the United States. In a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation, a shocking 20 percent …

Black Plague: Oregon Man Shows Symptoms After Cat Bite Black Plague: Oregon Man Shows Symptoms After Cat Bite
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Black plague, it would seem, is alive and well in Oregon. According to CBS News, authorities believe that a man contracted the infamously deadly plague from a stray cat while attempting to dislodge a mouse from its mouth. During the …

Stroke Risk Linked to Lack of Sleep Stroke Risk Linked to Lack of Sleep
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Stroke risk increases slightly if you’re middle-aged and sleep less than six hours a night, according to a recent study. If you’re of normal weight and do not suffer from sleep apnea, your chances of having a stroke are increased …

Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored Vaccines for Children May Have Been Improperly Stored

Vaccines for children, which are provided to doctors and clinics by the U.S. government, may have been improperly stored, according to a recent study. If these vaccines are stored at the wrong temperature, be it too warm or too cold, …

Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation
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Medicare patients are being kept for observation at hospitals more often than they’re being admitted, thanks to pressure from the federal government. According to a recent study, the number of individuals who have been kept for observation has risen dramatically …

Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who …

Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Injury During Falls Vitamin D Supplements May Help Reduce Injury During Falls

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce injury in those who are prone to falls, according to a recent study. Falls are one of the leading causes of injury in older adults, though a dedicated exercise regimen and vitamin supplements could …

Brain Tapeworms: More Common Than You Might Think Brain Tapeworms: More Common Than You Might Think
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Brain tapeworms sound disgusting. Well, that’s because they are. In a recent article published by Discover Magazine, the parasites are discussed at-length, so much so that you may find yourself second-guessing every single piece of food that enters your mouth. …

Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks

It’s easy to get enough calcium these days. Dairy products are often fortified with the stuff. The elderly, especially post-menopausal women are often advised to take calcium supplements to increase bone health. However, a European study published this week in …

Pep up your productivity [Infographic] Pep up your productivity [Infographic]

If you feel sluggish and lazy at work, this next one’s for you. It comes to us from onlinedegrees.com and features some excellent ways to put some pizazz back in your workday and possibly make your boss a little happier …

Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death
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Sleep apnea, a disorder which occurs when breathing is interrupted during slumber, has been linked to increased chances of cancer death in human beings. According to a recent study, those suffering from severe apnea — 30 or more instances in …

Don’t Check Your Email While Reading This – It Will Save Your Life Don’t Check Your Email While Reading This – It Will Save Your Life
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Are you one of those types that has a strict policy of not checking your work email when you’re not at work? If you are, good on you because you’re doing you and your heart a huge favor. In fact, …

Jogging Can Add Years to Your Life: Twitter Reacts Jogging Can Add Years to Your Life: Twitter Reacts
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Fact: I hate to exercise. Hate it with a passion. However, despite my unbridled disdain for breaking a sweat, I do so because, if I don’t, my weight will skyrocket out of control. I try to get in at least …

Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging Fighting Diabetes Via Text Messaging

One of the best uses of technology isn’t when some pressed-pants goon comes out and dazzles the technorati with another gadget that they’ve convinced themselves that they need. It’s when someone (or a group of someones) manage to find an …

New Drug May Cure Common Cold New Drug May Cure Common Cold
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As we start to approach allergy season here in the United States, many people will start to acquire the common cold. When people are infected with the common cold, there is only one thought on their minds “I want this …

Breast Cancer: If You Drink One Glass a Day You Increase Your Risk Breast Cancer: If You Drink One Glass a Day You Increase Your Risk

A recent study indicates that if you have one alcoholic beverage a day you increase you likelihood of getting breast cancer by four percent. That risk skyrockets to 50 percent for individuals who consume three or more drinks per day. …

Robin Gibb Endures Another Surgery Robin Gibb Endures Another Surgery
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Bee Gees Singer, Robin Gibb, suffers from a congenital defect that causes his intestines to twist. This same condition killed his twin brother Maurice at the age of 53. Despite announcing that his health had improved since he got a …

Quit Smoking And Win Free Cigarettes? Quit Smoking And Win Free Cigarettes?
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In what seems like the most ridiculous anti-smoking campaign to date, Phillip-Morris is offering free cigarettes to smokers who feature the best tips on how they quit the habit. I am not serious, of course, but I would not put …