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Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Sep 20, 14 Packing Your Nose With Pork Strips Stops Nosebleeds: ‘Improbable Research’

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Believe it or not, there are legitimate Nobel prizes out there for scientists who make bizarre and seemingly silly — but important — discoveries. They’re called Ig Nobel Prizes, and this year’s winners studied a wide array of fun topics from reindeers to the slippery-ness of banana peels.

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Teens Getting High A Little Less Often; No One Knows Why

Sep 20, 14 Teens Getting High A Little Less Often; No One Knows Why

Posted by in Health

Drug, alcohol and tobacco use among teens is on the decline, though Americans overall continue to consume at a steady rate, according to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released recently.

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Why Surviving The Heart Attack Doesn’t Mean You’re In The Clear

Sep 19, 14 Why Surviving The Heart Attack Doesn’t Mean You’re In The Clear

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Researchers have identified the nine essential steps each heart attack survivor should take after being discharged from the hospital. And as found in their recent study, neglecting just one of these steps severely decreases a survivor’s chance of continued, well, survival.

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September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 18, 14 September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

When we think of cancer, we tend to focus our attentions on the more publicized ones like breast, prostate, pancreatic, and lung cancers. These certainly demand focus and attention, but at times it seems that the other cancers get lost in the discussion. The truth of the matter is that any cell, any organ, just about any part of the body, can develop cancer. And all cancers are deadly.

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6 Legal Drugs That Can Get You Dangerously Hooked

Sep 18, 14 6 Legal Drugs That Can Get You Dangerously Hooked

Posted by in Health

The “war on drugs” isn’t just a battle against the illegal drug trade overseas, it’s a war that weeds from America’s backyard, and sprouts into the medicine cabinets of American homes, and businesses. The most addictive drugs aren’t always the illegal ones on the black-market, they can be found over-the-counter (OTC) at the drug store, the gas station, and even at the doctor’s office.

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Robin Williams And The Increased Awareness Of Bipolar Depression

Sep 17, 14 Robin Williams And The Increased Awareness Of Bipolar Depression

Posted by in Mental Health

Since Robin Williams’ tragic suicide, depression and bipolar disorder amongst adult males has been thrown into the public spotlight. Approximately 2.6 percent of American adults live with bipolar disorder: that’s 6.1 million Americans, and yet the illness is rarely discussed in a public arena.

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Changing The Stigma On Mental Illness To Help Us All

Sep 16, 14 Changing The Stigma On Mental Illness To Help Us All

Posted by in Mental Health

Many people have experienced some sort of mental health issue or illness. Whether that is depression, stress, schizophrenia, a phobia, or any one of the hundreds of other mental health diagnoses out there. Even grief can be classified as a mental health issue. Many people simply do not seek the mental health care they need to be healthy. Why is that?

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Eating Rice Equals More Sleep? It Does In Japan

Sep 16, 14 Eating Rice Equals More Sleep? It Does In Japan

Posted by in Health

You’ve heard of the glycemic index (GI), but you weren’t really sure what that meant… until now. The GI involves a list of foods ranked by how they affect a person’s blood sugar. Low-glycemic foods don’t spike insulin and blood sugar as fast as high-glycemic foods do. And surprisingly, it’s the latter, which makes it hard to manage diabetes, that’s associated with better sleep.

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The Signs And Dangers Of Career Burnout

Sep 15, 14 The Signs And Dangers Of Career Burnout

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Your boss or your demanding customers might not think so, but your mind and body are finite resources. They are not immune to the harmful effects of wear and tear, stress and pressure. Chronic Occupational Stress, better known as career burnout, is what happens when your brain and physical body get pushed beyond the limit of what they can take.

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Vaginas May Save The World From A Post-Antibiotic Future

Sep 14, 14 Vaginas May Save The World From A Post-Antibiotic Future

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Vaginas are pretty important. Other than being the main reason that the majority of the male population wakes up and gets dressed each day, they also managed to give life to literally every single human walking the face of the Earth. This is only the tip of the iceberg. A study suggests that soon vaginas may be adding “saved the world from post-antibiotic future” to their list of achievements.

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