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Mothers Who Smoke Severely Damage Their Children's Health

449 votes | submitted 2007-12-05 18:14:17 by jshayne | 83 comments

If moms need more encouragement to quit, tow new studies detailing the negative impact on a smoker?s offspring may help. The first study suggested that women exposed to their parents? cigarette smoke during childhood have a higher miscarriage risk, while the second showed how infant sleep patterns were disrupted after their mother's smoked.

The 5 Myths of Positive Mental Attitude

648 votes | submitted 2007-12-05 17:23:12 by akoster | 82 comments

PMA perspective given

THE E.R. GIFT CARD... The perfect stocking stuffer

229 votes | submitted 2007-12-05 10:10:32 by pdsoul | 52 comments

Missed Michael Moore's movie Sicko? This author had his own personal run-in with America's morbid health care system. And even though he's relatively healthy and relatively ensured, financial ruin could be just a car accident, cancer or staph infection away for any of us.

How to Make Exercise More Fun Than Sex

907 votes | submitted 2007-12-05 04:44:00 by supernova17 | 119 comments

OK, maybe not the orgasm thing, but what if you could find a way to exercise that was so outrageous, so exhilarating, so much fun you couldn?t wait to do more of it every single day. What if it became such a treasured part of your life, you actually had to pull yourself away from it to make time for other pursuits?

Why I (And Probably You) Procrastinate

607 votes | submitted 2007-12-04 22:11:46 by fedorpheux | 85 comments

"Since you're reading this post, I'm going to assume right off the bat that you're procrastinating and instead of doing whatever work you're supposed to be doing, you're browsing around online. I won't hold it against you since I'm doing the exact same thing by writing this post. But the question remains; why?"

Migraines That Erase Color

350 votes | submitted 2007-12-04 22:08:17 by royshechter | 45 comments

Chronic pain has its own devastating side effects, even in the absence of medication. Sufferers of migraine headaches sometimes report a phenomenon that amounts to color-blindness.

Carrots Fight Cancer, Right? Wrong. Vitamin E--No Heart Help

288 votes | submitted 2007-12-04 21:22:15 by openthink | 62 comments

Despite findings of more recent clinical studies, much of public & many health professionals continue to rely on earlier less rigorous studies to support beliefs that certain foods (or their component parts) promote health. E.g., "carrots are still taken to prevent cancer, despite clinical results suggesting they don't work."

Do doctors rat out incompetent colleagues?

351 votes | submitted 2007-12-04 21:10:19 by mac26 | 42 comments

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital mailed a survey, and a $20 incentive check, to more than 3,000 doctors. About half answered ? and some of the responses renew longstanding questions about the medical profession's ability to regulate itself.

Waitress born with feet facing backwards rejects "disabled" tag (PIC)

1029 votes | submitted 2007-12-03 23:44:02 by wordsncollision | 202 comments

Wang Fang, a 27-year-old waitress from Chongqing city in China, was born with her feet facing the wrong way but has learned to live with her condition without problems and recently refused a disability pension.

Over 40,000,000 Adults In America Can Not Afford Health Care

1232 votes | submitted 2007-12-03 23:23:46 by rabeidoh | 799 comments

More than 40 million people in the United States say they cannot afford heath care and go without drugs, eyeglasses or dental treatment. Nearly 15 million adults did not obtain eyeglasses, 25 million did not get dental care, 19 million did not get needed prescribed medicine, and 15 million did not get needed medical care due to cost.

People Mashups! Who do you get when you cross (weak stomach? turn away)

608 votes | submitted 2007-12-03 22:44:18 by mikeontv | 39 comments

Who do you get when you cross Seinfeld's Lt. Bookman, Bob Marley and Marilu Henner?

What Happens To Your Body Within An Hour Of Drinking A Coke

396 votes | submitted 2007-12-03 20:36:50 by jshayne | 101 comments

Study of what happens when you drink a coke broken down by ten minute intervals.* In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don?t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down. -- More.

The World's Largest Breasts

15 votes | submitted 2007-08-03 02:48:39 by airwalkery2k | 5 comments

Need I say much more? Other than, how the heck does she shop for clothes?

9 Body Parts You Didn't Know Had Names

838 votes | submitted 2007-01-02 02:21:33 by newanon | 67 comments

A list of 9 obscure words used to identify parts of the body.

MIT's dean warns the quest for perfection "is making our children sick."

642 votes | submitted 2006-09-17 17:38:48 by johndi | 72 comments

She means it literally, snapping off statistics on the increase in ulcers, anxiety disorders and control disorders such as cutting and anorexia."Kids aren't supposed to be finished," she said. "They're partial. They're raw. That's why we're in the business."

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