Health

The Latest Workplace To Ban Cigarette Smoking? A Cigarette Company Headquarters

There are very few jobs left in the Unites States where you could probably get away with smoking while on the clock, perhaps as a lounge singer in Reno or a carnival barker, or someone who works at a tobacco company headquarters. Actually, scratch that last one: in a feat of almost colossal irony, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, maker of ...

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Drink Beer To Improve Chances Of Fathering A Child, Avoid Coffee, Suggests Study

Couples trying to have a baby do tons of research to improve their chances. Here’s one more research to ponder which indicates that having beer might be a good idea for the dad-to-be. If you’re a man and you’re trying to conceive, you should start drinking, according to a study published in the United States. Massachusetts General Hospital studied more ...

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A Meridian School’s Pilot Vaccine Program Mix-Up: FluMist Administered To Child Without Consent

An elementary school in Meridian, Idaho was in hot water with one student’s mother after a flu vaccine program mix-up. The West Ada School District was participating in a pilot flu vaccine program that allowed FluMist, the nasal flu vaccine, to be administered at some of the schools in the district. The mother was upset because she did not consent ...

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This Is What Narcolepsy Looks Like [Video]

Narcolepsy is often a misunderstood condition. Thanks to movies like Rat Race that depict narcoleptic characters comically sleeping during the most inconvenient times, narcolepsy is often trivialized as a “humorous” illness. However, narcolepsy is more debilitating than what we see in the movies. A woman by the name of Sarah Elizabeth, who suffers from narcolepsy, decided to take a video ...

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Google Looking To Break Into The HealthCare Field With New Telemedicine Services

No time to leave your house or office to attend a doctor’s appointment? Well, telemedicine is here for you. Telemedicine allows persons to connect with doctors online for medical assistance. The business of telemedicine is not new and has been around for over a decade, the Denver Channel reports. Telemedicine, however, is definitely garnering more attention now that Google is ...

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A Paralyzed Man Walks: Bulgarian Patient Becomes First To Overcome Severed Spine

A paralyzed man from Bulgaria is walking again, a first in medical history. Darek Fidyka had a severed spine, but defied the odds with an experimental breakthrough. Normally when your spine is severed, it means you will never have the use of your legs again because the connection to the brain is severed. This means you lose all muscle control ...

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Bad News For Vegetarian Men: Study Shows They Have Lower Sperm Count Than Meat-Eaters

Vegetarian men may have a problem in the bedroom. A new study released by the Loma Linda Medical School found that men who abstain from eating red meat have a lower sperm count than their meat-eating counterparts. The university conducting the study is owned by Seventh Day Adventists, a protestant sect that requires its members to adhere to a strict ...

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Top 3 Trendy Diets That Actually Work

As winter draws nearer, people will be looking to keep off that holiday season weight. A lot of trendy diets are circulating these days, always claiming to be the best diet for you. But which diets really are the best? Which ones actually work and which diets are just fads? Here is a list of the top three most simple ...

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Dr. Oz’ ‘Magic Weight-Loss Cure’: Diet Pill Study Was Bogus Researchers Reveal

If you were thinking of trying Dr. Oz’s “magic weight-loss cure” of green coffee bean extract, don’t waste your money. The researchers responsible for the only scientific study backing up the television doctor’s claim released a statement today saying the study was bogus. Science watchdog website Retraction Watch reported that the two researchers who were paid to write the 2012 ...

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Joan Lunden Battles Breast Cancer With Paleo-Style Diet, TLC, And ‘Warrior Mode’ [Video]

When Joan Lunden was diagnosed with breast cancer, she vowed to use every weapon that she could find in her battle against the disease. Now, she told Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Oct. 21 talk show, Joan has learned which options work best for her. And they range from a special sugar-free, gluten-free Paleo-style diet designed by her nutritionist to ...

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