Category: Family & Teens

How Ugly Marital Spats Might Open the Door to Disease

Married people who fight nastily are more likely to suffer from leaky guts – a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation, new research suggests.

It’s the first study to illuminate this particular pathway between bad marriages and poor health, said lead author Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Researchat The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The study appears in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology….MORE:  news.osu

McDonald’s salads linked to outbreak of parasitic illness which has infected hundreds in US

Cases of Cyclospora have been reported in 15 states, mainly in the MidwestMore than 400 people have been infected with a parasite after eating McDonald’s salads in the US, according to health officials.The outbreak of Cyclospora – which can cause explosive diarrhoea – was first reported in May and has been linked to a mix of romaine lettuce and carrots.It led to McDonald’s recalling salads from 3,000 restaurants ……more:  independent

Raymond Francis: Never Be Fat Again

Image result for Raymond Francis: Never Be Fat Again…All plastic water bottles are dangerous to some degree or another. When you’re dealing with the large ones like that they’re made out of a plastic called polycarbonate. Polycarbonate will leach out bisphenol A. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor that can really screw up your hormones and cause cancer and other problems. MORE PDF: Raymond-Francis-Never-Be-Fat-Again

Monkey Dust drug use ‘an epidemic’, emergency workers warn

Jeff MooreUse of a drug which can put users in a violent, paranoid state with “superhuman strength” is at epidemic levels, emergency workers have warned. Dubbed Monkey Dust, the “highly unpredictable” substance has caused people to jump off buildings and run into traffic, police said. Stoke-on-Trent, resembled a scene from a zombie film thanks to the drug, one paramedic…..BBC