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High Cholesterol: Doctors Debate Whether Children Should Be Tested
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High cholesterol should be a concern for everyone, including children. However, following a government-appointed panel’s recommendation that widespread screening be implemented for America’s youth, some doctors believe such practices should be frowned upon. According to thoughts published in Pediatrics on …

Hepatitis C: Hospital Worker Charged with Infecting Patients
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The Hepatitis C outbreak at a New Hampshire hospital has been linked to former worker David Matthew Kwiatkowski, who is thought to have infected at least 30 people during his employment as a medical technician in the cardiac catheterization lab. …

Obesity Drug Qsymia Approved by the FDA

Obesity drug Qsymia, which is manufactured by California pharmaceutical company Vivus, has been cleared for consumption by the masses. This marks the second weight-loss drug to get the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration in just under …

If You Spend a Lot of Time Online, You Probably Have a Mental Disorder
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Never mind ruining your eyesight, alienating your friends, or developing a serious Vitamin D deficiency — apparently spending too much time in front of a computer screen could lead to serious mental health disorders. According to a recent study perpetrated …

The Snuggery: Cuddle Up with a Stranger for $60 an Hour
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Who doesn’t love a good cuddle every now and then? Unless you’re just violently opposed to human contact, a good snuggle is a fantastic way to rid yourself of stress, depression, and general anxiety. However, not everyone has a suitable …

Quit Smoking: Prepare to Gain a Few Unwanted Pounds
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Attempting to quit smoking is, according to a lot of people, one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt to do in your entire life. Once you’re hooked, kicking the habit is harder than quitting most hardcore narcotics. Of course, …

Artificial Sweeteners Are Not a Magic Wand for Your Waistline
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Artificial sweeteners may sound like a golden pathway to the land of the slim, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on these alternatives helping you to lose weight all by themselves. For someone like me, a guy who puts away …

Sunburn: Your Body’s Way of Maintaining Balance
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Sunburns are beyond annoying, which is why I don’t spend very much time out in the sun. When your pasty white Irish blood causes you to fry like a pork sausage whenever you step out into a beautiful summer afternoon, …

Diabetes: Americans Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves
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Diabetes, whether you’re ready to admit it or not, is a serious problem in this country. At present, there are reportedly over 23 million individuals currently living with the disease in the United States alone, compared to the 366 million …

HIV Test: Over-the-Counter Version Approved by the FDA
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An HIV test approved for home use by the FDA is scheduled to become available to the American population this October, according to CBS News. OraQuick, which will be available at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and various online pharmacies, should run …

Spam’s 75th Birthday: Deep Down, You Know You Love It
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Spam’s 75th birthday is a cause for celebration. Seriously! Anyone who has a complete and utter disregard for the edible substances they stuff into their gaping maws can attest to the incomparable joy associated with jamming this delicious mystery meat …

51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly
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If the idea of having a 51-pound tumor removed from your gut sounds like something straight out of your worst nightmare, perhaps you should consider skimming over this particular story. Otherwise, you may find yourself gagging and/or running from the …

3D Printers Continue To Be The Most Amazing Invention Ever
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If you’ve been following our coverage of 3D printers, you know that I’m absolutely in love with them. They enable all sorts of amazing creations that were previously unheard of in the world of science, medicine and, perhaps most importantly, …

Alzheimer’s: Easter Island Soil May Reverse the Disease
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Alzheimer’s disease runs in my wife’s side of the family, which, of course, is a cause for serious concern. It’s been proven that people who have a history of AD in their bloodline are often at risk for the disease …

Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals Diabetes Treatment: Bristol-Myers Buys Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Amylin Pharmaceuticals, which develops a handful of diabetes treatment medications, was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. for a staggering $5 billion in cash. The buyout comes about a month after FDA approval for generic versions of Bristol-Myers’ blood thinner Plavix …

The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the …

Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease
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Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected …

Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability

Diabetes already causes a number of health concerns, including heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and foot problems. Adding to these woes is a recent study which claims that those living with diabetes and poor blood sugar may find themselves …

Lone Star Tick Linked to Sudden Outbreak of Meat Allergies
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The lone star tick, an arachnid which gets its name from the single white dot on its creepy little back, has been linked to an recent outbreak of meat allergies that have recently plagued the East Coast and Bible Belt. …

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
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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 …