Health

What is glyphosate and does it cause cancer?

Unsafe levels of glyphosate were found in popular oat cereals, oatmeal and granola snack bars according to a recent report. Laboratory tests conducted by the Environmental Working Group show that nearly three-quarters of food samples tested contained glyphosate levels higher than what EWG...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 6:34pm

How does the birth control app Natural Cycles work?

A birth control app just got the official nod from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a legitimate way to prevent pregnancy. On Friday, the agency released a statement saying that the Natural Cycles app is clinically-approved to help prevent pregnancy in pre-menopausal women 18 and older....

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:05pm

JUUL users are seeing their money go up in smoke every month

Vaping with JUUL — better known as JUULing — is what all the cool kids are doing these days. It’s an "epidemic" in high schools and celebrities like Katy Perry use the juice. Even Malia Obama was recently spotted using one while in London with her boyfriend. It...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 3:06pm

Putting healthcare back in the hands of the people

No matter which side of the political spectrum you are on, we can all agree that fixing healthcare in our country is an extremely complicated issue. While many on the left would argue for single payer platforms or medicare for all, those on the right would argue that these ideas would cost too much...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 3:01pm

Was Oxycodone and Fentanyl responsible for Demi Lovato overdose?

What drugs did Demi Lovato overdose on? While several news outlets have reported that the singer overdosed on heroin, new details have surfaced saying the Demi Lovato overdose scare was not caused by heroin. According to TMZ, Lovato was out partying with friends in West Hollywood before she...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:31pm

The healing powers of cell energy treatment

Light therapy can improve patients suffering from a whole range of medical conditions. This according to a Swedish practitioner in the field of cell energy treatment (CET). The results are deemed so interesting the technique and the mechanisms behind it may soon be subject to a scientific study by...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:17pm

Learn to help those in need with these trauma counseling programs

How can someone come back from a traumatic experience? The road back to normalcy can be difficult for many. Whether someone has experienced sexual or physical abuse, witnessed intense instances of violence, served in combat and have returned home from military service with post traumatic stress...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 5:06pm

No, you can't reuse condoms

There are some things in life that seem to be common sense, but aren’t. Take condoms, for instance: People should know that they shouldn’t reuse condoms, but apparently it’s enough of a problem that the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention felt the need to tweet about...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:46pm

The summer heat wave is having a positive impact on penises

It turns out that the summer heat wave is making your body do more than pour out copious amounts of sweat. The men of Reddit say that they’re experiencing "summer penis" — AKA, their little soldiers are standing a bit taller thanks to the scorching temperatures. "Anybody...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:44pm

What is capnocytophaga?

Sharon Larson was playing with her new puppy, Bo, in June when he nipped her. These friendly bites happen between dog and owner all the time, but what happened to Larson afterward was rare — and it killed her. "I was told she could get struck by lightning four times and live, win the...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Planning for the healthcare jobs of the future

With the projection that the number of Americans over the age of 65 will double by the year 2030, the need for qualified healthcare professionals has made it the single fastest growing industries today. While many schools offer broad curriculums that can fast-track a student into this field, few...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:44pm

Costco now has acai bowls, but are they actually good for you?

You used to think smoothies were the best summer breakfast since they’re cool and refreshing, but you missed feeling like you actually ate something. That’s when the acai bowl entered your life, whether you made your own or shelled out for one from Juice Generation or another healthy...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 12:38pm

Pot for pets: Why are vets are afraid to talk about marijuana?

A wave of medical research is providing fresh evidence that marijuana may help dogs and cats cope with arthritis, epilepsy, anxiety and other maladies without the side effects of traditional drugs, but veterinarians are afraid to prescribe pot for pets for fear of running afoul of federal laws. At...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:50am

New study shows that microwaving plastic food containers can be harmful to children

Many people put plastic containers in the microwave when reheating leftovers from your favorite restaurant or clean plastic containers in the dishwasher. But according to a new study, putting them in the microwave or a dishwashing machine could be hazardous to your child’s health. According...

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 4:38pm

What is light therapy and what can it be used to treat?

When confronting an illness, it may be a common reaction to brush off the idea of holistic or experimental treatment in lieu of traditional and what has been been considered historically “fail safe” by medical professionals. But many cancer patients can be left feeling weak after...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 4:03pm

What is a FUPA — and why does Beyoncé love hers?

The much-anticipated September issue of Vogue — with Beyoncé as guest editor — just dropped. The cover features a fresh-faced Beyoncé, shot by "brilliant" 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell. But it’s the singer’s words, not photos, that are getting attention...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 12:25pm

There may be actual milk in your almond milk

Product recalls have been in the news a lot lately (aka, Ritz and Goldfish crackers as well as romaine lettuce found in major food chains like Trader Joe’s and McDonald’s). These were issued due to fear of Salmonella and Cyclospora. Late last week, an almond milk recall was...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 11:31am

No, rubbing toothpaste on your breasts won't make them bigger

This might date me, but as a teen I remember seeing countless ads in the back of women’s magazines for creams and lotions that promised to "firm and tone" breasts in as little as three days. These magic potions were always expensive, but they backed up their claims with before-and-...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 5:15pm

What is the dirty keto diet?

The keto diet is now a household name and it seems like everyone —  even your great aunt Judy — is proclaiming that the ultra-low-carb diet is the cure for everything from diabetes to social anxiety. And if keeping your carbs to a bare minimum wasn’t hardcore enough, certain...

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:03pm

What are varicose veins and can they be prevented?

Summer means shorts season, which can cause anxiety if you chronically skip leg day, or if you suffer from varicose veins. Up to 40 percent of Americans have them, and they can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. But you don't have to resign yourself to living with them if they bother you....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:33pm