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Katherine Webb Reportedly Eats Only 1,120 Calories Per Day
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After sports commentators oogled her at a college football game, Katherine Webb, the current Miss Alabama, found fame on social media. Since that time, Webb’s modeling career has taken off and she has starred in the ABC reality TV show …

Google Says Glass Could Be Harmful To Some Eyes Google Says Glass Could Be Harmful To Some Eyes

A lot of kids are starting to play with smartphones and tablets very early in their lives. It may not be a good idea for kids to wear Google Glass, however. Google itself says as much in a FAQ for …

Autism Risk Predicted by ‘Abnormal’ Placenta, Shows Study

New research from the Yale School of Medicine shows that autism could be predicted by abnormalities in birth placenta. The study, published this week in the journal Biological Psychiatry found that placental “folds” and trophoblast inclusions – abnormal cell growths …

Binge Eating, Weight Reduced Using Brain Stimulation on Mice

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania may have found the next big trend in weight loss: deep brain stimulation (DBS). A new study has found that DBS in a specific brain region in mice can activate a dopamine type-2 receptor. …

Diet, Exercise Best When Started Together, Shows Study
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Though it is generally well-known that diet and exercise are the most fool-proof ways to stay healthy, many people looking to get healthy will start with either one or the other. Easing into a healthy lifestyle can be easier than …

Cinnamon Warning: Cinnamon Challenge Can Lead To Lung Scarring, According to Report

The “cinnamon challenge” is one of those Internet things that you just can’t help but see from time to time. You know the deal. You take a tablespoon of cinnamon and try to swallow it within sixty seconds without taking …

That Smart Fork From CES Is Now On Kickstarter That Smart Fork From CES Is Now On Kickstarter

Remember the HAPIfork? It’s a smart fork of sorts that can track how much and how fast you eat. The thinking behind it is that most of our weight gain comes from eating too much and too quickly. This smart …

Bill Gates Will Grant You $100,000 to Develop a Better Condom
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for new innovations in round 11 of it “Grand Challenges Explorations” initiative. And one of the areas that they want to improve is contraception – specifically the condom. Basically, the project looks …

Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously. Browse Facebook for Old Photos to Improve Your Mood. No, Seriously.

According to a study from the University of Portsmouth, using Facebook as a gateway for a trip down memory lane may be the most positive thing you can do with the service. For starters, the study’s makeup looks like this: …

Ever Wonder How Many Calories You Burn with a Mouse Click?

If you’ve ever wondered just how much of a workout you’re getting at the office everyday by simply clicking your mouse, wonder no more. Someone has calculated it and put it in a publication. The findings appeared in the recently …

Mysterious Virus Spreads to a Second U.K. Patient
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The U.K.‘s Health Protection Agency (HPA) this week confirmed that a patient receiving intensive care treatment at a Manchester hospital has been diagnosed with a new type of coronavirus. The patient, who had recently travelled to the Middle East and …

Acne Drug Pulled After Women Die

The National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products (ANSM) in France this week suspended sales of an acne drug linked to the deaths of several women. The drug, Diane-35, is a hormonal acne treatment, but was begin …

Hip Implants Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Begins

The first of many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s 2010 recall of hip replacements has begun in Los Angeles. According to a Reuters report, 66-year-old Loren Kransky is alleging that Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy knew …

Prostate Cancer Patients Upset Over Shortened Penises
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According to a new study from researchers from Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), a small percentage of men treated for prostate cancer complained that their penis seemed shorter after treatment. Some of the men even complained that the predicament …

Antidepressants Are Overprescribed, Says Doctor
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A doctor writing for the British Medial Journal (BMJ) has stated that antidepressants are overprescribed. His views are part of a debate on the BMJ website over treatment with antidepressants. Dr. Des Spence, a general practitioner from Glasgow, said that …

Cancer Treatment Could Come From Link to Childhood Leukemia

A new study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital could lead to a new treatment of certain types of childhood leukemia. The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, has found a genetic basis for two leukemia subtypes seen …

Hip Implants Can Cause Tissue Damage, Says FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week issued a warning about certain types of hip implants. Metal-on-metal implants have been found to cause soft tissue damage, leading to pain or the failure of the device. The devices, made …

IVF Pregnancies Linked to Higher Blood Clots, Artery Blockage Risks
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A new study has associated in vitro fertilization (IVF) with an increased risk for blood clots and pulmonary embolism (PE) in the first trimester of pregnancy. This is in addition to the already higher risk of blood clots seen during …

Dengue Spreading, But Tropical Diseases Closer to Extinction

The World Health Organization (WHO) today announced that significant progress is being made against tropical diseases including guinea worm, rabies, and yaws. In a new report, the organization shows that “new momentum has shifted” toward the elimination of many diseases …

Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide Cholesterol Drug Tredaptive Pulled Worldwide
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Less than one month ago, Merck, a major U.S. pharmaceutical company, announced that its cholesterol drug Tredaptive failed a major clinical trial. The drug is meant to improve heart health by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol, but the trial found …

CES 2013: HAPIfork Changes How You Eat (And That’s A Good Thing) CES 2013: HAPIfork Changes How You Eat (And That’s A Good Thing)

Does the very idea of a smart fork amuse you? It sure amused me, but it’s a very serious piece of new tech at CES 2013 this year. It’s a small part of the personal health tech market that has …