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Are Hair Relaxers The Reason So Many Black Women Having Fibroid Tumors (VIDEO)

A recent study found a link between hair relaxers and a higher incidence of fibroid tumors — the leading cause of hysterectomies in the United States. What two things can you do to minimize your relaxer risk? And, why did one woman decide to go “all natural?”   via

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Father Thinks He’s Having Stroke After Eating Pot Brownies

By Taylor Miller A father reached down to a plate full of brownies and ate a few, not expecting anything more than to enjoy a delicious treat, but that’s not all that happened to the 58-year-old Michigan native. He called 911 on Wednesday morning in fear that he was having a stoke after consuming the […]

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Louisiana breast cancer survivor says Walmart employees ridiculed her inside store bathroom

A woman who just finished her last round of chemotherapy says she was laughed at in Walmart by store employees because of her appearance. Johnna Moore Utzman is fighting breast cancer, but she’s much more than just a “survivor.” She’s a loving mother to CJ, a beautiful wife to Steve, and a giving teacher at […]

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Experimental cancer drug shrinks tumors by half

Researchers were able to shrink tumors in mice 30 to 50% with an experimental anti-cancer drug. And after just 10 days of treatment with a chemical compound known as BHPI, 48 out of 52 tumors stopped growing altogether. The compound creates an environment that’s toxic to cancer cells, according to study leader David Shapiro of […]

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Backlash forces nutrition academy to end partnership with Kraft Singles

A program to put a dietitian group’s “Kids Eat Right” logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date. Kraft Foods and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics decided to end the partnership because “misperceptions are overshadowing the campaign,” Kraft said in a statement. The decision comes after a petition by dietitians called for […]

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Image Of 101-Year-Old With Baby Sparks Unbelievable Response

Even Patrick Quinn, co-founder of the popular Life of Dad social media network for dads, was shocked by the flood of photos the site received after posting this picture of a “101-year difference” between a new baby and the family’s oldest living relative. The photo was shared by Sarah Hamm of Gilbert, Arizona. She had […]

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Study Reveals Traits That Make Some People The Best Performers at Work

By Ryan Brennan Most celebrities and billionaires share a common trait between them, ultimately explaining why they are so successful. They have believed all their life that they were destined to be someone great. So, they followed those beliefs and became the Oprah Winfreys, Barack Obamas and Will Smiths that we see today. With hard […]

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The Man Who “Discovered” ADHD Admited that it’s a “Fictitious Disease”

“ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.” These were the words of Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder),” in his last interview he gave before his death at age 87 in 2009. (While some have described Dr. Eisenberg’s statement as an “exaggeration,” many doctors are coming to the belated conclusion […]

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An apple a day might keep the pharmacist away

An apple a day might not keep the doctor away, but it might help keep the pharmacist at bay, a new study suggests. “Everybody thinks of the apple as a healthy food, and it is, but after adjusting for other variables we didn’t find a difference in doctor visits between apple eaters and non-apple eaters,” […]

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GNC will adopt new testing standards after supplement crackdown

GNC Holdings said it restored certain herbal supplements to its stores in New York after reaching an agreement with the state’s attorney general that its products complied with the Food and Drug Administration’s guidelines. GNC also agreed to adopt testing standards for herbal supplements that exceed FDA requirements, a first in the United States, Attorney […]

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