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Men drawing vaginas goes about as well as expected

Dec 26, 14 Men drawing vaginas goes about as well as expected

Posted by in Health, WTF???

The female reproductive system is a complicated system of working parts, even for women. So when men try to diagram a woman’s lady parts, one can only expect a comical outcome. Mic Video gathered up a group of men, put a piece of paper and a Sharpie in front of them, and asked them to do their best at drawing a vagina. It goes about as well as expected.

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The Photon Space: A glass home that will restore your health

Dec 26, 14 The Photon Space: A glass home that will restore your health

Posted by in Health, Science

Every one of us has, at one point or another, found ourselves awake through the night, whether it was from insomnia, stress, or simply being jetlagged — or what have you. And chances are that things didn’t get better the next day, as work or school beckoned, and the effects of being unfocused and groggy began to take hold.

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Rare genetic disorder easily breaks skin in newborn baby

Dec 26, 14 Rare genetic disorder easily breaks skin in newborn baby

Posted by in Health

The birth of a child is often a precious moment for family and friends. Not only are we welcoming a new life into the world, but we’re also anticipating the many joys they’ll bring, from their innocent laughter to their first bike ride later on. For Sacramento, Calif. parents Kirsti and Jason Kinkle, the birth of their daughter Kiira was different.

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When death is near, plain talk by doctors can lessen patients’ confusion, pain

Dec 26, 14 When death is near, plain talk by doctors can lessen patients’ confusion, pain

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The patient was gravely ill, but a lengthy note by nurses at a Halifax hospital focused on the person's next of kin. The relative, they complained, was making trouble, demanding aggressive treatment that seemed inappropriate - a source of frequent tension in Canadian health care. Stephen Workman reviewed the chart, called the relative and passed on grim but straightforward news.

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Do cell phones cause cancer? These facts suggest probably not

Dec 24, 14 Do cell phones cause cancer? These facts suggest probably not

Posted by in Health, Technology

Most of us have heard the often alarming claim that cell phones may cause cancer. However, while many focus on the cancer part of the statement, few pay attention to the perhaps more important word: may. Healthcare Triage has put together an excellent compilation of facts to show that, in the end, your cell phone is most probably not going to give you cancer.

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Together we’re buying 24% less empty calories

Dec 24, 14 Together we’re buying 24% less empty calories

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Prepare to be shocked: There’s some good news on the frontlines of the obesity crisis. While there has been little change in the nutritional content of pre-packaged consumer baked goods manufactured between 2005 and 2012, one study discovered that consumer purchases of these products declined by nearly a quarter during that period.

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Can’t stand on one leg for over 20 seconds? You’re at higher risk for stroke

Dec 24, 14 Can’t stand on one leg for over 20 seconds? You’re at higher risk for stroke

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New evidence recently found that many ER doctors fail to recognize signs and symptoms of a stroke. Although patients should still rely on their physician for a complete cognitive and cardiovascular checkup, they should also be wary of their own warning signs. A study has revealed a patient’s ability to stand on one leg can determine their risk for a stroke.

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What’s going on when you’re up in the air?

Dec 23, 14 What’s going on when you’re up in the air?

Posted by in Health, Lifestyle, Seasonal

While most travelers are worried about air quality on an airplane, research suggests that “a continuously flowing combination of air from outside the cabin and highly filtered recirculated air” results in contaminant levels that are below levels that are considered safe. Other aspects of flying can lead us down an unhealthy road.

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The link between air pollution and autism

Dec 23, 14 The link between air pollution and autism

Posted by in Health, Science

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, they’ve been able to analyze the genomes of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and find some signs it’s inherited. But there’s more to it; some research suggests it’s caused by environmental factors, too. Now, a new study finds that mothers who are exposed to certain types of air pollution risk having a child with ASD.

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Could ibuprofen be the key to a longer life?

Dec 23, 14 Could ibuprofen be the key to a longer life?

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What’s orange, may be able to extend your life, and is probably already in the back of your medicine cabinet? Ibuprofen. A recent study found that regular small doses of the pill extended the lives of animal subjects by up to 15 percent. Not only did the animals live longer, but they also lived healthier, and scientists believe the same effect could be seen in humans.

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