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School Stops Accepting Religious Exemptions For Vaccines Amid Outbreaks

School Stops Accepting Religious Exemptions For Vaccines Amid Outbreaks

Religion has been used in the past by parents as an excuse for refusing to have their children vaccinated. But this week a school in Cleveland Heights, Ohio sent a note home to let parents know that will no longer be an acceptable... 
Earth’s Biggest Living Organism Is Dying

Earth’s Biggest Living Organism Is Dying

There is an impressive colony of trees in the state of Utah that is considered to be the largest living organism on planet Earth. Known more commonly as “Pando,” this cluster of 40,000-or-so trees naturally cloned from just one... 
New Study Argues World’s Oldest Fossils Are Not What Originally Thought

New Study Argues World’s Oldest Fossils Are Not What Originally Thought

A few years ago, a group scientists claimed that rocks found in Greenland, which date back roughly 3.7 billion years, could hold the oldest evidence of life on the planet Earth.  According to a new analysis, though, another group... 
Sneeze City, USA: Richmond Reigns Supreme for Seasonal Sniffles

Sneeze City, USA: Richmond Reigns Supreme for Seasonal Sniffles

If you’re living in the vicinity of Richmond, Va and have the distinct feeling than your allergies have never been worse, chances are it’s not your imagination. The Natural Resources Defense Council recently published a report... 
Skin Cancer Risk Falls Dramatically with Regular Vitamin B Intake

Skin Cancer Risk Falls Dramatically with Regular Vitamin B Intake

Individuals with a comparatively higher risk of developing skin cancer should be keeping a closer eye on their vitamin B intake, the results of a new study suggest. A trial carried out on a group of patients considered to be more prone... 
CDC Map Reveals Disproportionate Death Risks State by State

CDC Map Reveals Disproportionate Death Risks State by State

When it comes to uniqueness, there’s something to be said for every American state coast to coast. And it appears the same can also be said for mortality risks too, as a new map published this weekend by the CDC sheds undeniably... 
‘Liquid Biopsy’ Cancer Test Offers Life-Saving Five Year Warning

‘Liquid Biopsy’ Cancer Test Offers Life-Saving Five Year Warning

Conventional mammogram screenings have been credited with saving millions of lives the world over, though are by their very nature fundamentally flawed. Though highly accurate in detecting breast cancer tumors, a mammogram is unable... 
Study: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates the Aging Process

Study: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates the Aging Process

The United States has been forced to look long and hard at the long-term effects of post-traumatic stress disorder with considerably more focus as of late, as a raft of servicemen and women return home from global conflict zones with... 
Study: Lack Of Trust Makes Women No Less Attractive to Men

Study: Lack Of Trust Makes Women No Less Attractive to Men

For so many online daters, getting busy with Photoshop prior to uploading your profile picture is all part of the ritual. Interestingly however, a new study into the practice suggests that if and when a woman gets a wee bit carried... 
Chewing Tobacco Banned at AT&T Park, San Fran Giants Welcome ‘Historic’ Change

Chewing Tobacco Banned at AT&T Park, San Fran Giants Welcome ‘Historic’ Change

Vile as the stuff may be in the eyes of critics, there’s really no disputing how chewing tobacco has for many decades been something of a staple in Major League Baseball. However, as of the first day of next year a new law will come... 
Free Melanoma Skin Cancer Screenings Nationwide This Saturday

Free Melanoma Skin Cancer Screenings Nationwide This Saturday

Despite the fact that skin cancer is the most commonly type of cancer in the United States, public awareness of the disease if considered terrifyingly inadequate. Each year, no less the two million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed... 
Study: Men Doing More Housework Than Ever, Still Not Nearly Enough

Study: Men Doing More Housework Than Ever, Still Not Nearly Enough

Brace yourself a pretty big “I told you so” fellas – it turns out you’re still not pulling your weight around the home nearly as much as you should be! According to the results of a new study carried out at the University of... 
BPA Products to Carry Mandatory Female Health Warnings in California

BPA Products to Carry Mandatory Female Health Warnings in California

Proposition 65 is expected to come into effect in the near future, which will require all products in California containing the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) to feature a health warning aimed at female buyers. The long-standing argument... 
Scientists Solve the Mystery of the Midnight Munchies – It’s All In Your Head!

Scientists Solve the Mystery of the Midnight Munchies – It’s All In Your Head!

Next time your find yourself instinctively drawn to the refrigerator in the middle of the night for a wholly unhealthy midnight snack…well, let’s just say you need not feel as guilty as might have prior. The reason being that a... 
Groundbreaking Smartphone-Based Parasite Detector Could Help Fight River Blindness

Groundbreaking Smartphone-Based Parasite Detector Could Help Fight River Blindness

In what’s being described as a potentially revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against devastating parasitic infection, an iPhone has been successfully modified into a fast, accurate and easy-to-use diagnostic tool. Created by... 
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... 
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... 
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...