Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

‘Sopranos’ star Frank Vincent dead at 78

Mob movie actor Frank Vincent has died. The “Sopranos” tough guy suffered a heart attack last week and died during open heart surgery at a hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday, according to TMZ. He was 78 years old.  More…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse fired from medic job

A Utah police officer seen on video roughly arresting a nurse who refused to draw blood from a patient was fired Tuesday. Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne’s termination came after he said on the video that he’d bring transient patients to the hospital and take the “good patients” elsewhere to retaliate against nurse Alex Wubbels.  More…

New study shows only one out of 111 former NFL players didn’t have brain damage

Researchers studying the link between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy found that 99 percent of the brains donated by families of former NFL players showed signs of the neurodegenerative disease, according to a new study.  More…

Spike in calls to poison control centers over dietary supplements

A study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology finds that U.S. Poison Control Centers receive a call every 24 minutes, on average, regarding exposures to dietary supplements. Botanical ingredients were to blame in nearly a third of cases. Botanicals, which is often used as an aphrodisiac, can cause heart beat rhythm changes, kidney failure, seizures, heart attack, and death.  More…

How eating a big breakfast helps you lose weight

New research from a seven year study suggests making breakfast your biggest meal of the day, is the key to a healthier weight. The study found that not skipping breakfast, and having a larger meal at breakfast time, were associated with a decrease in Body Mass Index.  More…

Man arrested after stranding daughter in desert without shoes

An Arizona dad landed behind bars for allegedly stranding his 10-year-old daughter in the desert without shoes or water. Christopher Charles Watson, 28, of Kingman, was charged with felony domestic child abuse after the girl was found alone sobbing Saturday morning in 91-degree heat.  More…

Lance Armstrong ruined his life for nothing

Lance Armstrong ruined his career taking a banned drug that did nothing to boost his performance. The disgraced cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he finally admitted he had cheated throughout his career. But a ground-breaking new study has found the controversial substance has no effect on sporting performance, meaning Armstrong was wasting his time.  More…

Debra Messing is allergic to everything

“Will & Grace” diva Debra Messing issued a long list of banned items she is allergic to. Messing says she’s allergic to ALL WHITE FISH, chicken, mushrooms, gluten, dairy, butter and does not eat game, beans, yogurt, broccoli, or cauliflower. “Debra is also allergic to wool, cats, cashmere, down feathers, and all flowers – except orchids.”  More…

Weiner sobs, telling judge he’s sick as he faces years in prison for sexting

Disgraced ex-congressman and serial sexter Anthony Weiner sobbed Friday morning as he admitted to exchanging X-rated messages with a 15-year-old girl. “I have a sickness but I do not have an excuse,” Weiner told Manhattan federal Judge Loretta Preska.  More…

Eating cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller

Eating breakfast cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller than eating the same amount from a round one, new research has found. A similar effect was noted among those eating standing up against those who ate sitting down. Eating cereal from a square bowl increased the brain’s perception of nutrition, and left the brain feeling more nourished as a result.  More…

Trendy gluten-free diets raise heart attack risk

Trendy gluten-free diets loved by Gwyneth Paltrow and Russell Crowe may increase the risk of heart disease, a study suggests. Researchers warned people with no medical need to avoid gluten not to adopt the potentially harmful fad. They found those who avoided gluten typically had a lower intake of whole grains, which are known to be beneficial to cardiovascular health.  More…

Lyme disease is set to explode and we still don’t have a vaccine

Lyme disease is the most common infection following an insect bite in the US: the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year, calling it “a major US public health problem”. While it is easy enough to treat if caught early, we are still getting to grips with lifelong health problems that can stem from not catching it in time.  More…

Richard Simmons speaks out for the first time in three years

After being hospitalized for stomach problems on Monday, Richard Simmons has spoken directly to his fans for the first time in three years. “Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes,” the fitness guru told People in a statement on Wednesday, “You will never know how much it means to me. Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL.  More…

82-year-old woman still turning the tables as world’s oldest DJ

A grandmother in Japan is proving that age is nothing but a number for some, as she keeps turning the tables. The 82-year-old lady is one of the world’s oldest club DJs. She has cooked in her family owned business most of her life.  More…

Bikini model: My dramatic weight gain was caused by a brain tumor

A stunning bikini model has revealed how a brain tumor caused her to gain 42 pounds. Vicki Perez first noticed she was gaining weight in October 2015 and in less than a year she had gone from 130 pounds to 172 pounds.  More…