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Getting up to pee in the night could be a symptom that leads to heart failure, research says

Getting up to pee in the night could be a symptom that leads to heart failure, research says

While it’s not uncommon for us to get up once in a while during the night to use the washroom, research is suggesting that getting up too frequently may be an indication of hypertension [1]. Frequent nightly urination, also known as nocturia is associated with and can be one of the early symptoms of congestive […]

 Emese Graham

Sarah Michelle Gellar Pushes BFF Selma Blair Around Disneyland in a Wheelchair

Sarah Michelle Gellar Pushes BFF Selma Blair Around Disneyland in a Wheelchair

Actor Selma Blair was recently spotted enjoying a family day at Disneyland. She was there with her 7-year-old son, Arthur, her best friend and Cruel Intentions co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar; and Sarah’s children, 9-year-old Charlotte, and 6-year-old Rocky. Selma took turns between being pushed in a wheelchair by Sarah and using it for support to walk while her […]

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55-Year-Old Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Own Grandchild after Being a Surrogate for Her Daughter

55-Year-Old Grandmother Gives Birth to Her Own Grandchild after Being a Surrogate for Her Daughter

“All the forces on this planet will never beat that of a mother’s love.” – Elle Smith At the age of 16, 31-year-old Tracey Smith was diagnosed with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome (MRKH).  This is a congenital disorder characterized by the absence of or incomplete formation of the vagina and uterus. One major side effect is the inability […]

 Emese Graham

The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Lives

The Forgotten Story of the Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands of Lives

Mae Keane of Waterbury, Connecticut started her first day on the job as a dial painter in 1924. It paid handsomely compared to the other scarce limited options for working women, and it involved working with a “brand new” element, discovered not two decades prior: radium. Just like the other women in the factory, Keane […]

 Emese Graham

Bottle of Wine a Week Equals 5-10 Cigarettes for Cancer Risk, Study Shows

Bottle of Wine a Week Equals 5-10 Cigarettes for Cancer Risk, Study Shows

“How many cigarettes are there in a bottle of wine?” Ideally, you won’t find any cigarette butts in the bottom of your chardonnay, but it’s a serious question a team of UK researchers recently sought to answer. The scientists, led by gastroenterology expert, Theresa J. Hydes, published a study in the March 28 issue of BMC Public […]

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Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Sale in the US: Here’s What You Need To Know

Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Sale in the US: Here’s What You Need To Know

Soy, corn, cotton and canola are some of the most widely grown GMO crops today, and soon we’re going to see the world’s first ever genetically modified or engineered animal, AquAdvantage salmon hit markets, restaurants and stores in the US. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made the announcement on March 8, 2019 stating that […]

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Can Cannabis Lead to Psychosis?

Can Cannabis Lead to Psychosis?

Cannabis consumption is on the rise. More and more states are legalizing the substance. While some users benefit greatly from the medicinal components in this plant, not everyone experiences the same effects. It’s also not very difficult for teens and children to access this plant as well, which is a growing concern. With social media […]

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As Icky as It Sounds, Cockroach Milk Is a New Superfood that’s Actually Three Times More Nutritious than Dairy Milk

As Icky as It Sounds, Cockroach Milk Is a New Superfood that’s Actually Three Times More Nutritious than Dairy Milk

Before stumbling upon this study, I didn’t know there was such a thing as cockroach milk. I’m extremely katsaridaphobic, but this may have overridden my morbid fear of these flying villains. Almond milk, soy milk, buffalo milk; they may have nothing on good ole cockroach milk. Described as a powerhouse of nutrients, milk from the […]

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Mother-In-Law Wants Grandkids to Also Call Her ‘Mommy’ & Dad is Taking Her Side

Mother-In-Law Wants Grandkids to Also Call Her ‘Mommy’ & Dad is Taking Her Side

Aren’t the joys of being a grandparent supposed to include the part where you’re called “Granny”, “Grandmama”, or “Nana” by your little love bugs? Well, this is actually causing major problems in a certain lady’s family. Her mother-in-law insists that when the kids start coming, they’ll call her ‘Mommy’ as well. Her husband is all […]

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Why Washing Dishes or Showering During a Thunderstorm Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Why Washing Dishes or Showering During a Thunderstorm Can Be Extremely Dangerous

Did your grandmother ever say to stay away from the sink or tub during a thunderstorm? Apparently, she wasn’t kidding or being old-school. She actually knew what she was talking about. Metallic pipes, tubs, kitchen sinks, faucets, and tap water are all conductors of electricity. While pure water may ordinarily be a poor conductor, the […]

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