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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... 
Horoscopes Deemed Hazardous to Health – Bad News Makes for Bad Decisions

Horoscopes Deemed Hazardous to Health – Bad News Makes for Bad Decisions

For the first time, scientists have drawn genuine links between astrology and health – though perhaps not quite in the way you’d expect. Chances are that if you believe in star signs and keep tabs on your horoscope, you already... 
America’s First and Only ‘Cuddle House’ Closes its Doors – Lawyers Fear Front for Prostitution

America’s First and Only ‘Cuddle House’ Closes its Doors – Lawyers Fear Front for Prostitution

Perhaps the world’s only sex-free brothel has been officially closed down by state authorities, having been accused of encouraging and offering considerably more than its advertised services. Punters heading over to the ‘Snuggle... 
Chinese Man Commits Suicide on Christmas Shopping Spree – Row Prompts Seven Story Mall Plunge

Chinese Man Commits Suicide on Christmas Shopping Spree – Row Prompts Seven Story Mall Plunge

Most of us get a bit fed up with Christmas shopping by the time the big day rolls around, but for one Chinese shopper the experience pushed him entirely and quite literally over the edge. In what will undoubtedly go down as the darkest... 
Egypt Zoo Claims Baby Giraffe Committed Suicide – Charities Not Convinced, Suggest Negligence

Egypt Zoo Claims Baby Giraffe Committed Suicide – Charities Not Convinced, Suggest Negligence

Just when you thought the word couldn’t get any more bizarre, a zoo in Egypt has claimed that a baby giraffe did not in fact die due to their own negligence, but instead committed suicide. In an undeniably heart-breaking tale, officials... 
Marijuana-Moobs – Surgeon Warns Male Weed Smokers of Gynecomastia Risk

Marijuana-Moobs – Surgeon Warns Male Weed Smokers of Gynecomastia Risk

Live in fear of the beer-belly? Well, you can now add the marijuana-moobs to your list too! There are plenty of men all over America who justify their use of cannabis by saying it’s a much healthier alternative to alcohol. They talk... 
Fancy a Coffee? Drink a Beer, You’ll Live Longer – New Study’s Shock Findings

Fancy a Coffee? Drink a Beer, You’ll Live Longer – New Study’s Shock Findings

If you think you’re doing yourself a favor by sipping a coffee instead of a beer, you might just be selling yourself short. According to a new study carried out at Tel Aviv University, caffeine has direct links to a shorter life... 
World’s Oldest Weight Lifter? 100 Year Old Brit Still Hits the Gym Three Times a Week

World’s Oldest Weight Lifter? 100 Year Old Brit Still Hits the Gym Three Times a Week

A senior citizen from the UK has given new meaning to health and fitness dedication – at 100 years old he is still hitting the gym with both barrels three times every week. Tom Marsden is by a pretty big margin the oldest gym member... 
New York City Council Pushes for Ban on Electronic Cigarettes in Public Places

New York City Council Pushes for Ban on Electronic Cigarettes in Public Places

Smokers the world over are once again revelling in being able to puff away pretty much any place they like, all in the smug knowledge that their electronic cigarettes stick it to public health laws. Sure they’re not quite on-par... 
Hate Winter? Think Twice – A Single Snowflake Could Kill This Man

Hate Winter? Think Twice – A Single Snowflake Could Kill This Man

A British shop worker has every reason to fear the winter more than most of us combined – a single snowflake could potentially kill him. Bernard Ward from Northern Ireland suffers from a condition that causes his skin to react dangerously... 
Breaking Bad Baby Names Spike 70% – Skyler and Jesse Soar, Walther and Saul Stall

Breaking Bad Baby Names Spike 70% – Skyler and Jesse Soar, Walther and Saul Stall

Naming your kids after the most inspirational and influential figures in our lives is nothing new – we’ve been doing so since the very dawn of recorded history. Over recent years though, pop-culture has taken over and more kids... 
24-Hour Drinking of No Benefit or Threat to Society, Cambridge Study Claims

24-Hour Drinking of No Benefit or Threat to Society, Cambridge Study Claims

24-hour drinking apparently has little to no adverse effects on society as a whole, though at the same time brings no real benefits for the health or wellbeing of citizens, according to a new study carried out at Cambridge University. Though... 
Hospital Patient Discovers Surgical Glove Left in her Body Following Hysterectomy

Hospital Patient Discovers Surgical Glove Left in her Body Following Hysterectomy

A hospital patient from the UK was horrified to discover that following her surgery, she left hospital with far more than she bargained for. In the kind of horrific incident you may have thought was confined to medical mythology, Sharon... 
Snitch on Friends for Cash Prizes – UK Police Tackle Drink Driving with Controversial Campaign

Snitch on Friends for Cash Prizes – UK Police Tackle Drink Driving with Controversial Campaign

Police in the UK are once again stepping up the offensive on drink-drivers over Christmas, promising to pay members of the pubic up to £200 ($330) if they report their friends for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Simply... 
Black Friday Brawls Go Global – The True Spirit of Thanksgiving

Black Friday Brawls Go Global – The True Spirit of Thanksgiving

As shoppers across the US raced to celebrate the true meaning of Thanksgiving by barging and brawling their way to Black Friday bargains, our friends overseas were caught up in a similar hurricane of greed. Even as far afield as Northern... 
Middle Names on the Up – More Kids Given Three Names Now than in 1911

Middle Names on the Up – More Kids Given Three Names Now than in 1911

Some call it old-school and others downright posh – in either case middle names are on the up in a very big way. According to a new study carried out in the UK, kids being born today are being given middle names at a higher rate... 
Housing Estate That Resembles Male Member Goes Viral – Residents Not Amused

Housing Estate That Resembles Male Member Goes Viral – Residents Not Amused

A pretty UK housing estate has gone viral all over the web for all the wrong reasons, after a rather unfortunate Google Maps images painted a less-than attractive picture of the community. Not to put too fine a point on it, when viewed... 
Greed Vs Gratefulness – Black Friday Is Destroying Thanksgiving

Greed Vs Gratefulness – Black Friday Is Destroying Thanksgiving

Most seasoned Black Friday veterans are gearing up for the most frenzied and downright chaotic event in the history of retail – as has come to be the way of things. However, industry experts see things going down rather differently... 
Cotton Ball Diet Causing Concern Among Experts – A Potentially Fatal Eating Disorder

Cotton Ball Diet Causing Concern Among Experts – A Potentially Fatal Eating Disorder

From swallowing tapeworms to systematically starving yourself to death – chances are you think you’ve seen or heard of every hugely dangerous fad diet in the book, right? Well, health experts and dieticians thought the same –... 
20% of HIV Carriers Unaware They’re Infected – Study’s Stark Warning

20% of HIV Carriers Unaware They’re Infected – Study’s Stark Warning

One in five individuals infected with HIV is living their life oblivious to the fact, new figures have reveals. According to a new study carried out across Great Britain, at least a fifth of people carrying the HIV infection do not... 
Too Much Exercise Worse Than None at All – Experts Advise Sensible Threshold

Too Much Exercise Worse Than None at All – Experts Advise Sensible Threshold

We’re all told that too much of a good thing can be hazardous to our health – and we can now add seemingly healthy exercise to the list too. According to the results of a new study, getting carried away on a weekly exercise regime... 
Depression Consultations Halve, Antidepressant Prescriptions Skyrocket – What Gives?

Depression Consultations Halve, Antidepressant Prescriptions Skyrocket – What Gives?

Scotland’s depression crisis faces an increasingly bleak future if not tackled head-on with a more proactive attitude, leading health experts have warned. Despite a 50% reduction in the number of people seeing their doctors for depression,... 
Facebook Urges More Teacher Intervention to Stem Tide of Online Bullying

Facebook Urges More Teacher Intervention to Stem Tide of Online Bullying

Facebook bullying has reached epidemic levels the world over, promoting the social network to speak out about its future plans and efforts to better control the problem. The firm’s policy director for Facebook in the UK and Ireland,... 
San Francisco Man Requests Removal of Google Maps Image Showing Son’s Body

San Francisco Man Requests Removal of Google Maps Image Showing Son’s Body

A man has requested that an image taken over San Pablo be removed from Google Maps immediately, having claimed that the photograph shows his dead son who was murdered in 2009. The body of 14-year-old Kevin Barrea from the San Francisco... 
Teen Smokers See Slimline Cigarettes as Fashionable, Healthier Alternatives

Teen Smokers See Slimline Cigarettes as Fashionable, Healthier Alternatives

Younger smokers are snapping up slimline cigarettes for their feminine and stylus appearance, while at the same time believing them to be less of a health risk than cigarettes. According to a new study carried out by Cancer Research... 
How Not to Tow a Mazda – Driver’s Day Made Worse by Absent-Minded Rescuer

How Not to Tow a Mazda – Driver’s Day Made Worse by Absent-Minded Rescuer

It’s always comforting to know that no matter how bad our days at work sometimes feel, there’s always someone out there having a much worse time of it. Not in a schadenfreude sense of course, but rather the knowledge that our own... 
Think E-Cigarettes Are Healthy? Three Thoughts to Ponder

Think E-Cigarettes Are Healthy? Three Thoughts to Ponder

Just a few years back, we figured we’d seen the end of smoking in public places – a habit the vast majority were happy to see outlawed. Today though, there’s scarcely a public place anywhere across the US where you won’t see... 
New Study Proves Men and Women Both Guilty of Ogling Female Bodies

New Study Proves Men and Women Both Guilty of Ogling Female Bodies

If you’re among a select group of men who are adamant they don’t ogle a woman’s body more than her face, evidence says you’ve been lying to yourself…not to mention everyone else. According to new research carried out with... 
UK Couple Accused of Blowing Daughter’s Disability Allowance on Luxury Lifestyle

UK Couple Accused of Blowing Daughter’s Disability Allowance on Luxury Lifestyle

A married couple from the UK has appeared in court charged with using their daughter’s medical negligence compensation to live a luxurious and lavish lifestyle. Over the course of eight years, Robert Hills and Cathy Watson are said... 
“These Oreos Are Addictive As Crack” Seems You Were Onto Something…

“These Oreos Are Addictive As Crack” Seems You Were Onto Something…

Ever blamed your love-handles on a lifelong case of Oreo-addiction you just can’t win? Well, chances are you might not have been far off the truth – one of America’s most treasured exports could indeed be habit-forming. According... 
High-Tech Implant Could Prevent Growth of Parkinson’s Disease

High-Tech Implant Could Prevent Growth of Parkinson’s Disease

A technological breakthrough in the fight against Parkinson’s disease has the potential to change the lives of millions of sufferers the world over. Researchers from the UK have invested a new device that allows protein therapy... 
Marriage On the Rocks? Never Mind, It Could Be Your DNA’s Fault

Marriage On the Rocks? Never Mind, It Could Be Your DNA’s Fault

Marriage not going the way you expected? Don’t blame yourself, chances are it’s not your fault – blame that pesky DNA of yours instead. According to scientist from the University of California, Berkeley, one of the body’s genes... 
Hair Of The Dog? No Thanks, I’ll Take a Sprite- Hangover Cure Extraordinaire

Hair Of The Dog? No Thanks, I’ll Take a Sprite- Hangover Cure Extraordinaire

Some swear by the old ‘Hair of the Dog’ adage and others bring out the Bloody Maries, but it turns out that the ultimate cure for those morning-after ills could be something entirely simpler and safer. Curious, research has suggested... 
Cyberchondria Epidemic Has Health Experts Worried – 80% Risk Misdiagnosis Online

Cyberchondria Epidemic Has Health Experts Worried – 80% Risk Misdiagnosis Online

Cyberchondria is a growing problem that has medical authorities all over the world worried. We’ve all been there once or twice – you find yourself with a minor pain anywhere in your body, take to Google to see what it could be... 
‘Designer Baby’ Patent Sparks Outrage – 23andMe Denies Any Intent to Play God

‘Designer Baby’ Patent Sparks Outrage – 23andMe Denies Any Intent to Play God

The ‘designer baby’ debate has been blown wide open again on the US, after the filing of a patent that could allow a Mountain View firm to predict many of the traits of their future children. Critics have lashed out at 23andMe... 
‘Luckiest Man In the World’ Shoots Himself In the Heart and Lives

‘Luckiest Man In the World’ Shoots Himself In the Heart and Lives

A carpenter has been forced to reconsider his attitude to health and safety at work after he accidentally shot himself in the heart with a nail-gun. 58-year-old Eugene Rakow from Minnesota was helping a neighbor get his outdoor decking... 
From DIY Stool Enemas to Poop Pills – The Marvels of Modern Medicine

From DIY Stool Enemas to Poop Pills – The Marvels of Modern Medicine

You can probably name a whole bunch of things you could eat for a healthy gut – chances are poop isn’t one of them. In what sounds like a bizarre April Fool’s Day hoax, doctors have apparently discovered that creating medicinal... 
Blizzident Toothbrush Promises Six-Second Teeth Cleaning – Fad or Fab?

Blizzident Toothbrush Promises Six-Second Teeth Cleaning – Fad or Fab?

If you’re one of millions the world over who could genuinely benefit from an extra 114 seconds every morning, a new dental product could be right up your street. According to the brains behind the new Blizzident toothbrush, your... 
National Smoking Rate Continues to Fall – Will Electronic Cigarettes Help or Hinder the Cause?

National Smoking Rate Continues to Fall – Will Electronic Cigarettes Help or Hinder the Cause?

Smoking is once again on the down across the US, with last year’s figures suggesting the first substantial dip in seven years. As far as motivation behind the positive findings goes however, nobody seems to know why we’re quitting. The... 
Research Suggests Mobile Phone Use While Driving No Real Danger

Research Suggests Mobile Phone Use While Driving No Real Danger

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may have the best intentions for his new “Text Zone” initiative, but evidence suggests that when it comes to making calls behind the wheel, it’s not quite the perilous danger we’re led to believe. A... 
Study Links Peanut Butter to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Study Links Peanut Butter to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

A new study has generated evidence suggesting that the regular consumption of peanut butter and other nuts could lower the risk of a women developing breast cancer. A joint project carried out between Harvard Medical School and the... 
Bake Yourself Happy – Can Depression by Cured in the Kitchen?

Bake Yourself Happy – Can Depression by Cured in the Kitchen?

The number of TV cooking and baking shows airing across the US has never been higher – something that might be doing more for our health than you realise. And while it might be true to say that heavily-frosted cupcakes and fudge... 
Israel, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia Weigh in on Egypt’s Coup

Israel, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia Weigh in on Egypt’s Coup

Israel, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia are the big, nearby players surrounding Egypt and watching the goings-on with rapt attention. The Israeli populous tuned in on the internet on Facebook and the airwaves with Twitter and television... 
Comparing Dog Breeds – Labrador Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Bulldogs, and German Shepherd

Comparing Dog Breeds – Labrador Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Bulldogs, and German Shepherd

Man’s best friend is usually the term given to a domestic dog. Dogs are wonderful companions. There are so many different breeds of dogs, so how exactly does one go about choosing the right dog to be a part of their life?  In... 
Breaking Down the Social Media Options – Will You Login to Pinterest or Twitter?

Breaking Down the Social Media Options – Will You Login to Pinterest or Twitter?

(Image Credit: Pinterest Login Page) We live in a world where everything we do is virtual. Practically everything we do is online and much of our online attention is via the entertainment of social media. Social media is so popular... 
Yes, Parents, You Can Help Your Kids to Just Say No to Drugs – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report Released

Yes, Parents, You Can Help Your Kids to Just Say No to Drugs – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report Released

Being a parent is never easy. There are far too many things that can go wrong.  Warding off your child from the use of drug use might be the toughest thing to do. However, a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services... 
Life on Mars? – McGill University Researchers Offer Clues

Life on Mars? – McGill University Researchers Offer Clues

A bacterium could now offer what could be the biggest insight yet as to what happened to life on Mars and if life on Mars actually exists. Temperature on the Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly similar to the temperatue... 
Digital Food For Astronauts? – NASA Gives 3D Food For Thought

Digital Food For Astronauts? – NASA Gives 3D Food For Thought

NASA has funded research to build what will be the World’s first 3-D printer that can create food.  Yes, as nerdy as it sounds, NASA has funded a $125,000 grant to Texas-based Systems and Materials Research Corp. to develop this...