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Study: Dairy Products May Help in Heart Attack Protection

Study: Dairy Products May Help in Heart Attack Protection

Fatty, greasy meals with little nutrients have been tied in the past to heart attacks, but a few foods might help to avoid them, says a new study just released. University of Eastern Finland researchers recently carried out a study... 
Higher Prices, Diet Soda Sales Drive Coca-Cola’s Earnings

Higher Prices, Diet Soda Sales Drive Coca-Cola’s Earnings

Higher prices and sales of diet soda helped Coca-Cola beat expectations for revenue and earnings during its third quarter, increasing profit by over 30%. Coca-Cola revenue reached $8.25 billion for the quarter while analysts were expecting... 
Boeing Results Top Estimates, Raises Full Year Outlook

Boeing Results Top Estimates, Raises Full Year Outlook

Boeing´s stock increased after the company announced their earnings for the third quarter this week. The strong results came from a more competitive aircraft and solid business practices of cutting costs. Adjusted income was $3.58... 
Monsanto Verdict Stands, Damages Reduced

Monsanto Verdict Stands, Damages Reduced

On Monday, Bayer AG unit Monsanto was held responsible, by a U.S. judge, for a man’s terminal cancer. In San Francisco´s Superior Court of California, the compensatory damages award will be cut to $39 million. Bayer presented a... 
Study: Expensive Gyms Won’t Get You Fitter Faster

Study: Expensive Gyms Won’t Get You Fitter Faster

Everyone has their own unique motivation for heading to the gym on those cold and gloomy mornings.  For some, it’s the prospect of hopping on the most cutting-edge exercise equipment money can buy, lapping up the luxury of an expensive... 
Four Easy Steps to Spot a Fake Rolex

Four Easy Steps to Spot a Fake Rolex

The launch of the new Steel Rolex GMT-Master II Pepsi has caused one hell of a stir among luxury timepiece fans worldwide. Taking value for money to levels we’ve simply not seen in years, the sub-$10,000 follows the 2014 white gold... 
Lonzo Ball’s Latest Footwear Has Well and Truly Flopped

Lonzo Ball’s Latest Footwear Has Well and Truly Flopped

Here’s a question – would all the social media hype and celebrity endorsements in the world encourage you to spend $500 on a pair of basketball shoes? Evidence would seem to suggest that as far as most of you are concerned, the... 
New Yorker Turns 105, Shares the Real Secret of Longevity

New Yorker Turns 105, Shares the Real Secret of Longevity

Every time an individual is lucky enough to pass a significant age milestone, you can usually rest assured they won’t be shy about sharing their secrets to longevity.  Which over the years have proved to be weird, wonderful and... 
New Jersey Follows Finland with America’s First ‘Baby Box Program’

New Jersey Follows Finland with America’s First ‘Baby Box Program’

Over in Finland, every single baby born over the past 75 years has been welcomed into the world with a special little package. Specifically, a cardboard box loaded with a mini-mattress and plenty of other basic essential supplies.... 
New Research Indicates Slight Improvement in Preterm Baby Survival Rates

New Research Indicates Slight Improvement in Preterm Baby Survival Rates

While there may still be a long way to go, evidence suggest that survival rates among preterm infants are slowly but surely improving. Advances in technology and treatment techniques have resulted in significantly more preterm babies... 
Cat-Sized Rats Immune to Conventional Poison Plaguing the UK

Cat-Sized Rats Immune to Conventional Poison Plaguing the UK

Residents of Liverpool are being forced to keep a close eye on their ankles due to a reported plague of rats measuring up to two feet long that cannot be killed by conventional rat poisons. Those with a fear or regular Earth-sized... 
No Room at the Inn: Why Baby’s Midnight Crying Means More Than You Think

No Room at the Inn: Why Baby’s Midnight Crying Means More Than You Think

Research suggests that an infant’s crying during the night is in fact an evolution of their behavior to help prevent unwanted ‘competition’ being cooked up when a mother once again reaches maximum fertility. It’s common for... 
Miley Cyrus Sparks Outcry for Diverse and Politically Correct Emojies

Miley Cyrus Sparks Outcry for Diverse and Politically Correct Emojies

Controversial singer kicks off global campaign to see more ethnic and social groups added to emoji ranks – apparently we’re not all pink and yellow after all! Miley Cyrus has managed to spark one of the biggest social outcries... 
Eew! Two Thirds of Men Take Smartphones or Tablets to the Toilet

Eew! Two Thirds of Men Take Smartphones or Tablets to the Toilet

New study sheds light on what men would consider to be the ideal day, which includes fewer friends, more eating, less sleeping and more bedroom time. Next time your get yourself a chirpy text or social media comment of any kind from... 
World’s Second Largest Goldfish Has Marine Biologists Bowled Over

World’s Second Largest Goldfish Has Marine Biologists Bowled Over

Foot-long ‘Goldie’ takes unofficial title having grown from an inch-long nipper over 15 years Marine biologists from the UK are delighting in the discovery of what’s suspected to be the second biggest goldfish in the entire world. Measuring... 
Man Left Gushing Blood After Cat Takes Distaste to Hugo Boss Aftershave

Man Left Gushing Blood After Cat Takes Distaste to Hugo Boss Aftershave

Neighbor’s pet makes its feelings well known by repeatedly attacking a man for making the wrong aftershave choice It’s not uncommon to turn one or two heads for all the wrong reasons when making a poor aftershave choice, but this... 
Motorists Stunned by Dead 50-Foot Sperm Whale Flying Down the Highway

Motorists Stunned by Dead 50-Foot Sperm Whale Flying Down the Highway

Less-than subtle removal efforts of gigantic sea-beast don’t exactly go unnoticed – it’s hard to believe it didn’t cause any serious accidents! Now there’s something you don’t see or smell every day – and you can thank... 
What’s In a Headshake? Viral Video Seeks to Decode the Indian Headshake

What’s In a Headshake? Viral Video Seeks to Decode the Indian Headshake

YouTube video delving into the mysterious subject of the Indian headshake has already chalked up over a million views – a culturally important insight or an insult to tradition? Even wondered what’s really in a handshake? Or better... 
Bachelor Party Crashed by Professor Stephen Hawking – Bananamen Stunned

Bachelor Party Crashed by Professor Stephen Hawking – Bananamen Stunned

Brit’s bachelor party takes an unexpected turn when the legendary physicist Stephen Hawking turns up and hangs around to pose for a photo or two It sounds like the beginning of a joke almost too bizarre to even be funny. “So Stephen... 
Study Draws Worrying Link Between Caesarian Delivery and Obesity

Study Draws Worrying Link Between Caesarian Delivery and Obesity

Research suggests that children born by way of Caesarian section are up to 22% more likely to become obese in later life Doctors are warning of a possible link drawn between Caesarian deliveries and an elevated risk of the child becoming... 
Dementia Risk Linked with Fried Foods – Bacon the Worst Offender

Dementia Risk Linked with Fried Foods – Bacon the Worst Offender

Scientists discover an apparent link between the consumption of fried foods and the likelihood of suffering from dementia in later life Scratch another favorite off your list – we’re now being told that fried foods may be directly... 
US Toddler Obesity Rate Plummets to 8.4% – Teen and Adult Obesity Still Booming

US Toddler Obesity Rate Plummets to 8.4% – Teen and Adult Obesity Still Booming

New study confirms that the toddlers of the United States are to some extent winning the war against obesity, though the adult population has made almost no progress in the last decade It’s official – the kids of America are getting... 
40% of Motorists Admit Not Concentrating Fully on Driving – Study’s Shocking Findings

40% of Motorists Admit Not Concentrating Fully on Driving – Study’s Shocking Findings

Most drivers claim to be safe and responsible behind the wheel, but a new study suggests quite the contrary A dangerous proportion of drivers are risking their own lives and the lives of others by failing to concentrate adequately... 
Dream NY Hotel Sacks Staff Member Stiffed by Diddy – Begs Forgiveness

Dream NY Hotel Sacks Staff Member Stiffed by Diddy – Begs Forgiveness

Waitress who sensationally shamed Diddy after leaving without tipping her loses her job, while hotel management beg the rap star to come back Today brings news of a rather embarrassing 180 from a bar that won the respect of America... 
Marijuana Mortality – Doctors Insist Deadly Overdose is Impossible

Marijuana Mortality – Doctors Insist Deadly Overdose is Impossible

After British woman apparently dies of cannabis overdose, doctors dispute whether cannabis really can kill. Marijuana experts have accused a British coroner of blowing smoke, following the ruling of a death apparently caused by cannabis... 
Czech Republic’s Extreme Method for Tackling Fear of Heights

Czech Republic’s Extreme Method for Tackling Fear of Heights

Viral video shows woman being taken on a perilous walk up a 110-meter chimney stack, supposedly to help cure her fear of heights. Some say the best way of getting over a fear is to throw yourself in at the deep end. It seems this... 
Are Spiders or Moths to Blame for Covering Entire Field in Webs?

Are Spiders or Moths to Blame for Covering Entire Field in Webs?

Video of unexplained web appearance goes viral, as debate rages as to what could have caused the curiosity. Of all the viral videos on the web this week, this particular example has caused the most heated debate. It features a man... 
Crack a Window – Cow Flatulence Causes Massive Explosion on German Farm

Crack a Window – Cow Flatulence Causes Massive Explosion on German Farm

Cow shed in Germany literally blown to pieces by the methane gas farted-out by 90 cows housed inside. If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of entering an elevator shortly after a previous occupant cut the cheese, you’ll... 
Going Underground – Scientists Believe Alien Life Exists, We Just Have to Dig Deeper

Going Underground – Scientists Believe Alien Life Exists, We Just Have to Dig Deeper

The search for alien life apparently demands far more than scratching the surface alone Scientists from Scotland have suggested that alien life could well be flourishing on any number of planets, though perhaps not in the form we’d... 
Excess Sugar Dubbed the ‘Alcohol of Childhood’ – Experts Call for Widespread Reductions

Excess Sugar Dubbed the ‘Alcohol of Childhood’ – Experts Call for Widespread Reductions

Could a 30% reduction in sugar solve the West’s obesity crisis? Academics from the UK have urged manufacturers to cut the sugar content of food by an average of 30%, having dubbed excessive sugar intake as big a danger as tobacco... 
Spoon-Fed Babies at Higher Risk of Obesity and Fussy Eating, Study Finds

Spoon-Fed Babies at Higher Risk of Obesity and Fussy Eating, Study Finds

Research suggests spoon-feeding can lead to overeating and unhealthy eating habits in babies and toddlers A new study has revealed that spoon-feeding babies has the potential to increase an infant’s risk of becoming obese. In addition,... 
Seattle Woman Rushed to Hospital During Three Hour Orgasm

Seattle Woman Rushed to Hospital During Three Hour Orgasm

A Seattle woman has become something of a global sensation – albeit for all the wrong reasons – after ‘suffering’ an orgasm that wouldn’t quite for over three hours. In what sounds on the surface like an ordeal most of us... 
Canadian Woman Falls From Horse, Wakes with Scottish Accent

Canadian Woman Falls From Horse, Wakes with Scottish Accent

A-List actors and actresses have for decades wrestled with the seemingly impossible task of nailing a Scottish accurately for a variety of on-screen roles. For one Canadian mother however, picking up a distinct Highland twang came... 
Health Experts Warn: Don’t Tempt Well-Meaning Friends off the Wagon

Health Experts Warn: Don’t Tempt Well-Meaning Friends off the Wagon

We’re all guilty of it from time to time – being that little devil on a friend’s shoulder urging them to break their new or long-standing health vows. If they’re on a diet, we try and tempt them with a candy bar. If they’re... 
Study: Mentally Ill More Prone to Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use – Shocking Statistics

Study: Mentally Ill More Prone to Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Use – Shocking Statistics

Individuals with psychotic disorders are considerably more prone to alcohol and drug abuse than the rest of the American population, according to new research. The study was led by Washington University’s Dr. Sarah M. Hartz, who... 
LDL Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk – HDL Counters Risk

LDL Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer’s Risk – HDL Counters Risk

A new study has for the first time drawn links between LDL cholesterol and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. LDL is the type of cholesterol commonly referred to as the ‘bad’ type, which poses significant risks of heart disease... 
Anti-Smoking Campaign Warns of 38% Faster Cognitive Decline

Anti-Smoking Campaign Warns of 38% Faster Cognitive Decline

A new campaign to encourage smokers to give up or cut down their tobacco intake highlights the dangers each and every cigarette poses to the brain. Taking a step away from the usual warnings of heart, lung and throat damage, the Smokefree... 
Pee Detectors Installed in Atlanta Subway System – A Breath of Fresh Air!

Pee Detectors Installed in Atlanta Subway System – A Breath of Fresh Air!

Take away the environmental benefits and there really can’t be many people across the US that would happily sing the praises of public transport. There’s just something about being stranded in a cold subway station that reeks of... 
31 Years and Counting – Heart Transplant Patient is World’s Longest Living

31 Years and Counting – Heart Transplant Patient is World’s Longest Living

A man from the UK has entered the Guinness book of world records as the longest-surviving person in history following a heart transplant. The record previously stood at 30 years, 11 months and 10 days – John McCafferty however... 
McDonald’s Employee Resource Site Closed After Final McGoof – Wait For It…

McDonald’s Employee Resource Site Closed After Final McGoof – Wait For It…

McDonald’s has a long-standing reputation for obliviousness or simple ignorance when it comes to the plight of its poorly-paid workforce. This week however, the burger firm may finally have accepted that it really had gone about... 
Teenage Blues Largely Self-Inflicted – New Study Blames Unhealthy Lifestyle

Teenage Blues Largely Self-Inflicted – New Study Blames Unhealthy Lifestyle

Depression among teenagers suspected to be an inevitable part of growing up could be largely self-inflicted, according to the results of a new study. Research suggests that what seems to be a hedonistic lifestyle of eating garbage,... 
Leading Doctor Warns Against “Misguided Stoicism” Over the Holidays – Don’t Ignore Illness

Leading Doctor Warns Against “Misguided Stoicism” Over the Holidays – Don’t Ignore Illness

An internationally recognized doctor has warned people to avoid “misguided stoicism” throughout the holiday period, basically advising against putting off medical appointments and treatment using Christmas as an excuse. According... 
Electronic Cigarettes Face Public Ban in New York City – Vote Passed 43 to 8

Electronic Cigarettes Face Public Ban in New York City – Vote Passed 43 to 8

It’s official – electronic cigarette use in New York City is to be restricted just as severely as regular tobacco. City council voted this week to enforce the controversial legislation, which could be one of the most significant... 
Experts Call for High Blood Pressure Reclassification in Adults Over 60

Experts Call for High Blood Pressure Reclassification in Adults Over 60

High blood pressure in older adults may not in fact be nearly as dangerous as once feared, a panel of experts has suggested. Despite the official definition of high blood pressure remaining at the same 140 over 90, the team insisted... 
Aspirin Could Cure Uncontrollable Anger – Scientists Link Rage with Inflammation

Aspirin Could Cure Uncontrollable Anger – Scientists Link Rage with Inflammation

Scientists have drawn compelling links between uncontrollable anger and physical inflammation in the body, suggesting that simple aspirin could be used to cure the problem in sufferers outright. Known in a medical capacity as ‘anger... 
Can Your Dog Read Your Mind? Scientists Say, Maybe

Can Your Dog Read Your Mind? Scientists Say, Maybe

Man’s best friend – a phrase that may just have taken on a whole new level of significance. We can’t always rely on our better halves or even our family members to know what we’re thinking and how we’re feeling, but according... 
Scientists Explain ‘Baby Illusion’ – Is Your Youngest Really a Tiny Tot?

Scientists Explain ‘Baby Illusion’ – Is Your Youngest Really a Tiny Tot?

It’s a phenomenon that until now has had little to no explanation – a parent seeing their youngest child to be significantly smaller than they actually are. Called the “baby illusion” by some, it often becomes more... 
Coffee Causes Cancer? Absolutely Not – Charity Closes Case Conclusively

Coffee Causes Cancer? Absolutely Not – Charity Closes Case Conclusively

The debate as to whether coffee causes cancer has been raging for some time, despite the fact that there is zero medical evidence to support the idea. In order to close the lid on the subject once and for all, the World Cancer Research... 
Hands Off My Nuts! Queen Elizabeth Peeved by Pilfering Police

Hands Off My Nuts! Queen Elizabeth Peeved by Pilfering Police

It’s not often you hear genuinely hilarious news from Buckingham Palace – hardly a place you associate with mirth and merriment. Nevertheless, this week brings reports of none other than the Queen herself getting so fed up of police... 
Snake Vs Snake – Ghana Man’s Toilet Visit Ends Rather Painfully

Snake Vs Snake – Ghana Man’s Toilet Visit Ends Rather Painfully

Without getting too bogged down with double entendres, a man from Ghana apparently encountered a snake he hadn’t quite banked in while visiting the toilet. In an incident that’s likely to have men the world over grimacing over...