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Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Drugs To Your Brain – Forbes

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Drugs To Your Brain – Forbes

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) A small new study suggests the brain responds to Oreo cookies quite like it responds to actual drugs – at least if you’re a rat. The “pleasure center” of the brain, the nucleus accumbens, apparently gets just as activated in response to Oreos as it does to cocaine and morphine, which could […]

Eating bacon lowers sperm quality, study shows – Fox News

Eating bacon can significantly lower a man’s sperm quality, Medical Daily reported. In a study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s 2013 Annual Meeting in Boston, researchers from Harvard University gathered data from 156 men who were undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVR) with a partner. Each couple was asked questions about their diet, […]

Watch Krokodil Addicts Discuss the Flesh-Eating Drug’s Horrifying Effects – TIME

In this Chicago Sun Times video, Amber Neitzel, 26, a drug addict from Joliet, Illinois, showed off one of her sore-covered legs, a gruesome effect of Krokodil, a drug popularized in Russia that’s similar to heroin and made up of an injectable combo of paint thinner, gasoline, and codeine. “Just because you don’t have a […]

Hate the flu shot? New nasal spray available in BC – CBC.ca

For the first time in B.C., people can opt for a nasal spray vaccine instead of the standard flu shot this flu season.  The ‘Flu Mist’ is free for children between the ages of 2 and 17 at public health clinics or a doctor’s office, and is available to adults to purchase from […]

Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer – USA TODAY

Doctors search for vaccine to prevent breast cancer – USA TODAY

Researchers don’t know what causes most breast cancers, so developing a vaccine is tricky.(Photo: Rich Pedroncelli) Story Highlights Creating a vaccine to prevent breast cancer is challenging because scientists don’t know if a virus is involved Scientists look through breast cancer genomes for evidence of viruses or other infectious agents Other scientists hope to create […]

The President Taft diet: Learning from America’s heaviest leaders – CNN

The President Taft diet: Learning from America’s heaviest leaders – CNN

(TIME.com) — President William Howard Taft has the dubious honor of being America’s heaviest leader, weighing in at 314 pounds during his tenure in the White House. Concerned about how his weight would affect his health, and therefore his ability to serve, in December 1905, the soon-to-be president wrote to English physician and diet expert […]

Quest Introduces Breast-Cancer Gene Test Rivaling Myriad – Bloomberg

Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX), the biggest U.S. operator of medical labs, will sell a test for two breast cancer genes starting today, providing competition for Myriad Genetics Inc. (MYGN) and potentially helping to reduce costs for women fearful they are at risk of the disease. Quest will sell the most comprehensive version of its test […]

General Lifestyle Advice Good for Diabetics, Too – MedPage Today

General Lifestyle Advice Good for Diabetics, Too – MedPage Today

Published: Oct 14, 2013 | Updated: Oct 15, 2013 Action Points There should be little difference between the lifestyle advice given to diabetics and that given to the general public, results of a large, prospective study suggested. Although diabetics in the study had a 62% higher risk of dying than people without a diabetes diagnosis, […]

George W. Bush’s artery was 95 percent blocked, source says – Fox News

President George W. Bush’s recent heart problems may have been much more serious than previously thought. In August, the 67-year-old former president underwent a procedure to have a stent inserted, after a routine stress test discovered a blockage in one of his arteries. But now, the National Journal quoted a source close to the president, […]

Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes – U.S. News & World Report

Plastics Chemicals Tied to Reproductive Woes for Both Sexes – U.S. News & World Report