Tag: health

Are Self Care Products Speeding Up Sexual Maturity in Girls?

Phthalates. Parabens. Pesticides. Lead. Industrial waste. All of these things are present in our lives. Clearly, the closer you live to a rural area, the more likely you’d be in contact with pesticides, and the closer you live to a city, the more likely you’ll come into contact with industrial waste. Since the early 2000s, …

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Does Exercising More Frequently Really Extend Your Lifespan?

It can be difficult to find time to exercise on a regular basis, but research suggests that doing so can reduce your risk of premature death. That being said, what happens to those who exceed exercise requirements, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Do they have an even greater chance …

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earth, global warming, science, environment

The Reality of the Relationship Between Mental Health and Global Warming

Editor’s Note: Due to the nature of the research  being incomplete with data, we have identified this as an example of bad science. What would have made this better science is if the original researchers could have isolated the “problems with emotions” to specifically the weather without any other militating factors. Mental health challenges arise …

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science, brain, sociology

More Younger People are Being Diagnosed with Dementia

Many people associate dementia — the degenerative brain disease that causes memory loss, confusion and speech problems — with the elderly. However, the fact of the matter is that the disease does not discriminate according to age. This is at least what doctors are seeing in the UK. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, about 850,000 …

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Baby Walker Injuries are on the Rise: Is It Time for a Ban?

Baby walkers are seemingly harmless devices that offer fun to little ones and their parents alike. However, hospital emergency rooms treat more than 2,000 babies a year for injuries stemming from these walkers, and now, American pediatricians are calling for a ban (Cohen, 2018). “I view infant walkers as inherently dangerous objects that have no …

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pills, medication, health, depression

Taking a Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Have as Many Benefits as Previously Thought

New research shows that taking low-dose aspirin on a regular basis may not have as many life-saving properties as previously thought. According to one new study, taking aspirin does not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks in people at moderate risk for one. This was because the study participants had several health threats, such …

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tick, ticks, insects

Good News: This Summer Has Spelled Demise for Ticks in the Northeast

Lyme disease is one of the conditions that can stem from being bitten by an infected tick, but luckily, the number of cases appears to be dropping in New England. This is good news, seeing as the Northeast is often one of the hardest hit areas for Lyme disease and other tick-caused ailments (“Here’s one …

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pregnancy, woman, women

Female Birth Control Goes Digital, Thanks to the FDA

We’ve all heard of the various female contraceptive methods, such as The Pill, but what if the latest form of contraception came in a digital form? This is now the case, thanks to approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Recently, the FDA approved the marketing of a new form of female contraception: an …

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vaping, e-cigs, electronic cigarettes

Can Vaping Do Damage to Your Lungs? One Study Says Yes

There has been little research done about the harm of electronic cigarettes and vaping thus far, but new data suggests that there could be something to worry about, particularly when it comes to our cells. Researchers from the University of Birmingham recently conducted a study that was published in the journal Thorax, which found that …

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parenting, child, baby

Doctors Now Advise Pregnant Women to Steer Clear of Marijuana

There is plenty of information out there about the dangers of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy, but what about marijuana use? For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released its guidelines for marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding, and the outlook is relatively bleak. According to the guidelines, women should …

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