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Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Oct 01, 14 Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Posted by in Health, Technology

Imagine waking up feeling achy with symptoms like a headache, nausea, and dizziness. You know that something is wrong, but do not know what that might be. As a recent article explains, young adults who graduated from college or at least attended college relied more on social media and YouTube for their health concerns, whereas older people who had only high school diplomas relied on their doctors.

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Don’t Deep-Fry Your Mars Bars; They Could Literally Trigger A Stroke

Oct 01, 14 Don’t Deep-Fry Your Mars Bars; They Could Literally Trigger A Stroke

Posted by in Health

This deep-fried sugary snack is so bad for you, it’s actually been proven to cause deadly strokes in men. Researchers from Glasgow University tested out the 1,200-calorie snack, which has been deemed Scotland’s most unhealthy snack, and found it’s so full of fat that it actually slows the blood supply to the brain. Since men have narrower arteries, they are most in danger.

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The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

Sep 30, 14 The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Teenagers around the world, or more accurately their parents, spend hard-earned money on acne treatments that simply don’t work. But what if the answer to clear skin laid not in a clean face but a dirty one? Working on this premise, a skin company has created a topical solution they predict will be used to treat everything from pimples to chronic wounds, but you won’t believe its main ingredient: underarm bacteria.

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Do Periods Really Make Women Moody?

Sep 29, 14 Do Periods Really Make Women Moody?

Posted by in Health

There comes a time in every woman’s life — specifically once a month — where she will most likely hate everything and everyone. Men and women equally recognize the strong association between a woman’s mood and her menstrual cycle. According to the folks over at ASAPScience, PMS, not periods, are actually what make women moody.

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Why A Kick To The Groin Is Every Man’s Kryptonite

Sep 28, 14 Why A Kick To The Groin Is Every Man’s Kryptonite

Posted by in Health

If any of you are fans of the show Friends, then you’ll remember this scene from the series finale in which Chandler asks Erica, the biological mother of his and Monica’s adopted twins, “So, you ever wonder which is worse, you know, going through labor or getting kicked in the nuts?” That question has lingered in my mind ever since .

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Antibiotic Acknowledgment

Sep 28, 14 Antibiotic Acknowledgment

Posted by in Health, Miracles Of The Modern

How much do you really know about antibiotics? I mean, what's to know, right? They are medicine. You take them in order to feel better. Once they have done their job and you are feeling better, it’s fine to just throw out the rest of the bottle, right? I mean, your doctor probably just prescribed that many to you because they were not sure how much it would take to get you back on your feet. Wrong.

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A Hamster Wheel Desk For The Treadmill Of Life

Sep 28, 14 A Hamster Wheel Desk For The Treadmill Of Life

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Don’t just sit there – do something! No, I am not being bossy just to wind you up. Tempting though that is, it’s probably a great way to alienate readers. This is about staying healthy and, in the latest in a long series of doom-laden bits of health advice, it now looks like one of the worst things you can do to your body is sitting.

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Slouch In The Office, Underperform In The Bedroom

Sep 27, 14 Slouch In The Office, Underperform In The Bedroom

Posted by in Health

As we continue to slump and hunch over our computers and hand-held devices for an average of nine hours a day, we put extra pressure on our spine, causing pain in the neck and shoulders. According to a recent study, a bad posture could be putting our sex drive in jeopardy, causing shallow breathing and exacerbating feelings of stress, which affects our sleep and energy levels.

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‘Iodine,’ The New Website That Gives You All The Data On Drugs

Sep 27, 14 ‘Iodine,’ The New Website That Gives You All The Data On Drugs

Posted by in Health, Technology

Startups and apps are looking for ways to improve the intersection of digital technology and health care. A former editor at Wired, Thomas Goetz, and a Google engineer named Matt Mohebbi teamed up to do just that — their brainchild, a website called Iodine, which launched on Wednesday, brings together a lot of data on the Web to help people learn about different drugs.

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What 2,000 Liters Of Beer A Day Will Get You (In Theory)

Sep 26, 14 What 2,000 Liters Of Beer A Day Will Get You (In Theory)

Posted by in Health, Science

Dietary supplements of xanthohumol, a type of flavonoid found in hops and beer, have been found to boost cognitive function in young mice, a new study reports. The findings could potentially help people with metabolic syndrome, who battle obesity and hypertension in addition to problems of working memory.

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