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Coffee cancer warning: Does coffee cause cancer?

Coffee cancer warning: Does coffee cause cancer?

California judge affirms ruling for coffee cancer warnings. A California judge this week affirmed a ruling that coffee served in the state must have a cancer warning. The ruling comes after a Long Beach lawyer sued restaurants stating the warning is needed as coffee contains acrylamide, a carcinogen. Attorney Raphael Metzger filed a lawsuit in 2010 against companies such as ... Read More »

NOPE! Florida woman finds cockroach in her ear

NOPE! Florida woman finds cockroach in her ear

Katie Holley made a 2 a.m. emergency room visit after realizing that the pain in her ear that she described as “feeling like an ice chip” was actually a palmetto bug! Holley said cockroaches had been a problem ever since she and her husband bought a house in Florida last year. “Anyone who has lived in a humid location is ... Read More »

Canada: Guy finds bulging lump on his hand after dentist trip

Canada: Guy finds bulging lump on his hand after dentist trip

A man was left with a bulging lump on his hand and a deadly heart infection after a simple trip to the dentist, doctors claim. The 27-year-old, from Canada, was diagnosed with endocarditis – which can trigger heart failure and is caused when bacteria reaches the heart. The lump was actually an aneurysm – an enlarged blood vessel – caused ... Read More »

Man loses sight in one eye after vigorous orgasm

Man loses sight in one eye after vigorous orgasm

A 29-year-old man in the UK burst a blood vessel in his eye after an orgasm. Yes, after having eye-wateringly good sex he noticed his vision was impaired and went to the doctor. First, the patient didn’t exactly go blind, but his vision was legitimately impaired. The man went to the hospital after waking up with vision problems, and admitted ... Read More »

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Dog ownership linked to lower mortality, says new study

Good news for dog owners: Man’s best friend may help lower a person’s risk of heart disease, a new study from Sweden finds. A total of more than 3.4 million individuals without any prior cardiovascular disease in 2001 were included in the researchers’ study linking together seven different national data sources, including two dog ownership registers. The results are being ... Read More »

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Sex Unlikely To Cause Cardiac Arrest, Says New Study

Doctors are happy to announce that sex is not a risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest, a study says. The research found that only about 1 in 100 deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in men and about 1 in 1,000 of such deaths in women could be linked to sexual activity. That’s less than 1 percent of all deaths from ... Read More »

Breastfeeding cuts risk of eczema by 54 percent, says new study

Breastfeeding cuts risk of eczema by 54 percent, says new study

Tots who were breastfed for between four and six months from birth are half as likely to develop the painful skin condition, according to new research A study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, and was led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University, examined ... Read More »

Mary Jung: UBC developer creates diabetes diet

Mary Jung: Scientist creates diabetes diet

With world diabetes day just around the corner on November 14, UBC Okanagan associate professor Mary Jung wants to help those living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes create, and more importantly, maintain healthy habits. The developer and researcher has devoted her research career to investigating what makes healthy habits stick. Her laboratory at UBC’s Okanagan campus —while petri dish ... Read More »

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

Researchers successfully grow entirely new skin for 7-year-old

A medical team from Italy’s University of Modena’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and the burn unit at Ruhr-Universität Bochum successfully transplanted genetically modified stem cells to treat a boy who was suffering from extensive skin damage. People with JEB have a genetic mutation that makes their skin blister easily and makes them more likely to develop cancer. (About 500,000 people ... Read More »

Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer, Says New Study

Alcohol Linked to Several Types of Cancer, Says New Study

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top doctors, is warning people about the ties between drinking and cancer. This quote comes from Dr. Noelle LoConte, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is the lead author of a statement recently put together by the American Society of Clinical Oncology in the Journal ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

Sleep deprivation like alcohol, says new study

If you are always losing your keys in the morning or walking out of the house without your mobile phone, sleep deprivation could be to blame. A study has found a lack of sleep makes us feel foggy for a reason: brain cells lose their ability to communicate with each other when we’re tired. A study published in the journal ... Read More »