Health

Fake Pot More Dangerous Than Actual Marijuana, Kids And Doctors Agree

Fake pot is said to be more dangerous than the drug it’s meant to replace. Synthetic marijuana contains chemicals which many believe are more hazardous than cannabis. Let’s make one thing very clear right away. Marijuana is an illegal drug according to Federal law, and unless you live in a state such as Washington or Colorado (both of which have ...

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Virgin Births Claimed By One In 200 Pregnant Women

Virgin births are claimed by 0.5 percent of pregnant US women, or one in every 200. A 14-year national survey, conducted between 1995 and 2009, discovered that several respondents denied having sex — despite being pregnant and giving birth. No, these women did not get pregnant by in vitro fertilization. The researchers behind the study say this finding was purely ...

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ADHD Diagnosis Continues To Soar

The diagnosis of ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, continues to soar. In 1990, 600,000 children were taking medication for the disorder. The number is now more than 3 million. The increased numbers are blamed on awareness and marketing campaigns led by pharmaceutical companies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies ADHD as a neurobehavioral disorder, which is most ...

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Is Antibacterial Soap Effective, Safe? FDA Not Convinced

Antibacterial soaps may not offer any advantage over other types of soap, claims the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Not only do these soaps seem ineffective at killing bacteria, but they may be unsafe to use. The FDA is currently considering new regulations that would need antibacterial soap makers to prove their product is safe and works as intended. Right ...

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Teen Declared Brain Dead After Routine Tonsil Surgery [Video]

A Oakland, Calif., teenager is brain dead after going into the hospital for a routine tonsillectomy. Jahi McGrath, 13, went into Oakland Children’s hospital on December 9 to have her tonsils removed to help address a sleep apnea condition. She is now tragically on life support. According to the local CBS News affiliate, “She was supposed to go home the ...

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Studies Suggest Multivitamins Are Useless And Possibly Dangerous

Several studies suggest that multivitamins are useless in improving overall health. The studies also suggest the vitamins may be dangerous as some patients assume the supplements will cure chronic ailments. A recent editorial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests most supplements and vitamins are simply a waste of money. The editorial is based on the results of three ...

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Losing A Job Could Kill You, Study Says

Losing your job is easily one of the most stressful things a person could endure. For all the headaches of having a job, it is almost always better than losing a job. The University of Oulu in Finland has released a new study revealing that unemployment over an extended period of time will almost certainly increase the risk of age-related ...

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Health Insurance Ads Ignore Obamacare Penalty, Cancelled Plans

Health insurance ads being broadcast now are ignoring the Obamacare penalty and how some people are having their health insurance plans cancelled due to the Affordable Care Act. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the debate over whether the Obamacare penalty is actually a fine or a tax has several court cases still working their way through the system, with ...

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Meningitis Outbreak Declared At Princeton University

A meningitis outbreak has been declared at Princeton University in New Jersey after a seventh student sought treatment for the illness. According to The Star-Ledger, a university spokesman stated Sunday evening that the seventh case of meningitis has been diagnosed at the school. Spokesman Martin Mbugua told reporters that “the student developed symptoms of acute illness yesterday and went to ...

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Krokodil Drug Deaths Confirmed In The United States Or Media Hype?

Krokodil drug deaths have been confirmed in the United States and published in medical journals according to at least one doctor. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was skeptical over whether the Krokodil drug was actually in America at all. But in order for the DEA to officially confirm any case of the abuse ...

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