New tick-borne virus discovered in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Digital Journal) A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in the U.S., called Bourbon virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bourbon virus may more…

Study: Tobacco 'kills 2 in 3 smokers'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — Two in every three smokers are killed by their habit, new research has found. A study of 200,000 people in Australia – smokers and non-smokers over more…

BPA-free products linked to irregular heartbeats

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (National Geographic) Many consumers avoid products that contain bisphenol-A (BPA) because the estrogen-imitating chemical has been linked to an array of health effects in people and animals. But more…

Young Republicans remarkably liberal on pot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Post) When it comes to marijuana, the majority of young Republicans are far closer to the Democratic view than they are to older members of their own more…

'Wellness Warrior' dies from cancer at 30

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (News.com.au) A popular Australian 'wellness' blogger has died at the age of 30 after a long battle with cancer. Jessica Ainscough, known as the ‘Wellness Warrior' to her more…

Leprosy cases hit Florida counties

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) Some people might think of leprosy as a scourge from biblical times, but it still afflicts victims -- and a Florida county is reporting a rare more…

Chuck Norris takes on food industry's fat tricks

by Chuck Norris -- [caption id="attachment_808621" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chuck Norris[/caption] In formulating my health game plan a couple of weeks ago, I noted that sugar makes up 25% of the total calories more…