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- In October 2023, AstraZeneca announced that the FDA is reviewing an option for consumers to get a nasal flu vaccine at home.
Rumors Suggesting Greta Thunberg Has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Aim to Discredit Her IntellectInternet trolls have started rumors that Greta Thunberg has fetal alcohol syndrome, and it's just one of many false rumors about the Swedish environmental activist.
10 Meditation Crystals That Increase Your Focus and Overall Well-BeingSome find that using these crystals can help them focus and feel more connected with their surroundings while meditating.
Woman Disgusted to Find Live Bugs Running Around in Frozen Pizza From This Major StoreA woman was surprised to find live bugs in the sealed pizza she just bought at Walmart. Here are the disgusting details.
If You're Seeking Breast Reduction Surgery, Here's How Much You Could PayThe cost of breast reduction surgery is impacted by the surgeon you choose, location of surgery, your insurance coverage, and other factors.
Is it Bad to Fall Asleep With the TV On? One Sleep Expert Says Not Quite: "Not All Screens Are Created Equal" (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' Dr. Michael J. Breus discussed the screens in bed controversy and pre-sleep rituals.
Is Vegan Pizza a Healthier Alternative to a Classic Slice of Pepperoni or Cheese?In general, vegan pizza is healthier than most traditional options found on menus. However, not everyone agrees on what’s considered healthy.
Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus Vegan? A Look at How Cancer Changed Her DietAfter a breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made changes to her diet and exercise routine.
Heartbroken Reader Is Warning Book Lovers to Check Books Regularly for MoldWhen an internet bookworm found mold in her book collection, she immediately warned her followers. Avid readers, here's how to protect your books from mold.
Dogs Could Soon Transmit the Deadly Parasite Leishmania to Humans in U.S.More cases of the tropical parasitic disease leishmaniasis are showing up in the U.S. Here are some pictures of leishmaniasis and signs to look for.
Research Finds This One Simple Habit Shift Before Surgery Can Help With RecoveryA new study shows that walking before surgery can help reduce post-operation complications. Here's what you should know.
Social Media Users Claim "Cranberry Juice Challenge" Reveals Nasty Surprise in Your DrinkA new cranberry juice challenge claims to show bugs living in your mouth. But, is it legit? Scientists say no. We did our own experiment.
Some People Are Using "Dimple Makers" — but Are These Safe? Plastic Surgeons Weigh InPeople on the internet are giving themselves dimples with little contraptions called dimple makers. However, doctors warn that this could come with risks.
Do Your Teeth Ever Hurt in the Morning? Here's WhyIf your teeth hurt when you wake up, you should see your dentist; common reasons might be tooth grinding or joint issues.
CVS Begins Pulling Products With Phenylephrine, a Decongestant Ingredient, off ShelvesPhenylephrine, a popular ingredient in many decongestants and allergy medications, is ineffective according to a new report.
Is California Banning Skittles? The State Is Banning Four Major Candy IngredientsA California bill prohibits four ingredients found in many treats, but Skittles are not impacted. Here's what the state is banning and when.
Vegan Hair Brushes, Combs, Blow Dryers and More Made From Sustainable Alternatives, Not Animal ProductsThese brands are making the perfect hair tools for your next best hair day from plant-based and vegan materials.
Why Some Pregnant People Fear Eclipses — and the Rituals to Help Ward Off Their Supposed EffectsSome cultures believe in superstitions associated with pregnancy and eclipses, such as miscarriages or birth defects.
You're Actually Not Supposed to Store Berries in the Plastic PunnetsPeople who want to extend the life of their berries might want to try storing berries in mason jars and other glass containers.
Woman Aghast to Discover Coconut Water Filled With Goopy Brown Mold: "Vita Coco Gone Wrong"One woman went to social media to get a manufacturer's attention after she found mold in her container of Vita Coco coconut water.
You May Want to Avoid Taking Metamucil at This Time of DayIt could be bad to take Metamucil before bed due to potential impacted bowels. Here's what to know about the supplement.
Black Seed Oil: What You Need to Know About This Natural "Cure-All"The best time to take black seed oil is on an empty stomach (and once you have consulted your doctor). Here's what it's commonly used for.
10 Surprising Uses for Peppermint Oil, From Reducing Stress to Hair GrowthPeppermint oil can be used to get rid of pests, clean the house, treat cold symptoms, reduce stress, flavor foods, and more.
These Popular Foods Unexpectedly Contain High Fructose Corn SyrupHigh fructose corn syrup is often used in foods instead of sugar. Here are some foods with high fructose corn syrup that you wouldn't expect.
Women Are Embracing Their "Snail Girl" Eras: "My Inner Girl Boss Is Dead"A "snail girl" is the antithesis of the ambitious "girl boss" philosophy. The snail girl era embraces a slower pace of life and makes happiness a priority.
Sweat in Style: What to Wear to Maximize Your Hot Yoga WorkoutWhen you think of "yoga," do you normally think about what you're wearing? The best hot yoga attire is long leggings and a tight fitting top.
If You Notice White Spots on Your Bananas, You Won't Want to Eat ThemSocial media groups have drawn attention to white spots on bananas, which could mean a bug infestation or spider eggs.
Watch Out For These "Dangers" Before Practicing Kundalini YogaKundalini yoga is often called the most dangerous form of yoga because of its focus on awareness and spiritual awakening, though not everyone believes it is dangerous.
Dealing With Chronic Pain? Acupressure Mats May Help — Here's How to Use ThemAcupressure mats are covered in small plastic spikes and are said to provide pain and stress relief by laying on it or standing on it.
Study Finds That HDL Or "Good" Cholesterol Could Be Linked to DementiaA study published on Oct. 4, 2023, suggests that having high OR low levels of cholesterol may increase dementia in senior citizens.
People Are Shocked to Discover Red Cross Sells Donated Blood to HospitalsThe American Red Cross holds regular drives to collect blood donations, and many are starting to discover that the Red Cross actually often sells the blood it collects to hospitals.
Orzo, a Rice-Shaped Pasta, Could Be a Healthy Addition to Your DietOrzo pasta can be a healthy addition to your diet, as this rice-shaped pasta can be super versatile.
Eye Twitching Could Be A Minor Annoyance or A Warning Sign — Here’s What to KnowEye twitching can be the result of several health issues, such as stress, allergies, or even a stroke. Here's how to know when to worry.
"Miracle Fruit" is A Controversial Food Ingredient — Why It's Illegal, ExplainedMiracle fruit is "illegal" as a food ingredient based on the FDA's guidelines. That doesn't mean you can't buy the fruit — here's the scoop.
Is Your Skin Impossibly Dry, Even When You Moisturize? Here Are a Few Reasons Why That Might BeHaving dry skin can be irritating but it can be even more troubling when you moisturize regularly. Here are a few reasons why your skin is so dry.
From Ketamine to Magic Mushrooms, a Doctor Discusses the Magic of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Exclusive)In an exclusive interview with 'Green Matters,' Dr. Steven Radowitz explained how popular rave drug ketamine is used in psychedelic-assisted therapy.
FDA Updates Ozempic Label to Include Reports of Blocked IntestinesPancreatitis is listed as a possible side effect for type-2 diabetes drug Ozempic. Are there other dangers of using the drug?
"One, Two, Three, Deep Breath In" — Is Chiropractic Fake? Inside the Controversial MedicineChiropractic care has been deemed fake on more than one occasion — but it seems like things may come down to a combination of misunderstood miracle work and woo-woo pseudoscience.
Amid the Hype of Myers' Cocktail IV Treatments, Beware of Potential Side EffectsAn alternative therapy called a Myers' cocktail involves intravenous nutrient therapy, but it comes with potential risk factors and limited benefits.
Is Elon Musk Turning Primates Into Cyborgs? Inside the Disturbing Neuralink Monkey DeathsElon Musk's brain chip biotech company, Neuralink, is under fire for allegedly causing research monkey deaths.
The Not-so-Shocking Reason You Can't Buy Hennessy Pure White in the U.S.U.S.-based spirit snobs would do anything for a bottle of Hennessy Pure White — but is it illegal? What you should know about the drink.
Mom Shares Playground Warning After Daughter Gets Second-Degree BurnsIt's not always fun in the sun! One mom took to social media to warn other parents after her child got second-degree burns from a slide.
Should You Be Stripping Your Pillows? "Everyone's Grandmother" Explains Pillow CleaningSocial media sensation @brunchwithbabs shares her routine for stripping pillows. Here's how and why you should do it.
Do You Trust Dietitians on Social Media? Some Are Paid By Food Industry PlayersAn investigative report reveals that some influencer dietitians are being paid by players in the food industry. We've got all the details.
Exposure to PFAS Is Linked to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk, Researchers FindPFAS are linked to ovarian cancer and other hormone-related cancers, a research study has found. Here are the details.
Here's the Real Reason Why Stretching Feels so Good, According to ScienceAlthough you may believe stretching to be important for yogis or runners, it's actually an instinctual and irreplaceable ritual for everyone.
Flight Attendant Says Alkaline Water Helps You Pee Less on Planes — Is It True?A woman posted a flight attendant's alkaline water hack to pee less on a long flight. Here's what science says about alkaline water in your body.
Don't Take Psychedelic Mushrooms Lightly — Know the Possible Long-Term Side EffectsHere's what we know about the long-term use of "magic mushrooms".
More Ground Beef Products Recalled Due to Potential Contamination — Stay up to Date on Beef RecallsBeef recalls have been issued for specific brands and sizes of beef. Here's how to stay informed of beef recalls.
Bone Conduction Headphones Work Differently, But Are They Safe?Bone conduction headphones rest on cheekbones to bypass the eardrum. They can benefit certain users, but how safe are bone conduction headphones?