Fart Quiz

Fart Quiz

How much do you know about farts? Chewing gum makes you gassy * TRUE FALSE CORRECT Any time you swallow air, it can lead to farts. Eating or drinking too fast, fizzy drinks, smoking, and chewing gum can make you do it. But the main cause is the breakdown of food in...

HIV and diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and remedies

Diarrhea is a term used to describe an increase in the weight, volume, and frequency of bowel movements, which are typically loose and watery. This condition develops when there are problems with the body’s normal processes of digesting and...

What Does Obamacare Uncertainty Mean For You?

March 8, 2017 — House Republicans have unveiled their replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. The bill, called the American Health Care Act, keeps a number of the current law’s provisions in place but dramatically changes others. Markup of the bill by two...

How Does Daylight Saving Time Affect Your Health?

On March 12, most of us (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii) will set our clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep to gain an extra hour of sunlight may seem like a small change, but springing forward interrupts your circadian rhythm — or your sleep-wake...

FTC Sues Predatory Journal

Posted by Steven Novella on September 21, 2016 Because I have a university e-mail address I frequently get spam from journals I never heard of soliciting submissions, and even offering editorial positions. I have generally ignored them, and it’s probably a good thing....
Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Food Additives That May Make Our Gut Leaky

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than a million Americans. It is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the body attacks the intestines. There is currently no known cure for Crohn’s disease; current research focuses on controlling symptoms....

Older Drug May Help Type 1 Diabetics’ Heart Health

Metformin appears to have cardiovascular benefits, researchers report An inexpensive medication normally given to people with type 2 diabetes may help preserve heart health in people with the less common form of diabetes — type 1, a small new study finds....

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