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VA Hospital May Have Exposed 700+ Patients To HIV??

Filed under: HealthScary!Safety

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Oh shizz.

700+ patients at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C because of accidental reuse of insulin pens. HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

Of course, the hospital is trying to downplay this egregious lapse in judgment by saying

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Stroke Risk Lowered In Women Who Walk!

Filed under: FitnessRunningHealthScience!

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A new study out of Spain found that women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to have a stroke!

Getting your blood pumping pretty well for just 30 minutes a day seems to be enough to lower a woman's stroke risk.

At least compared to those who don't walk at all.

It wasn't even a small amount… it was a whole 43% lower!!

Lead author of the study said:

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Gel Manicures DON'T Increase Cancer Risk!

Filed under: HealthCancer

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We previously mentioned that when you get a gel manicure, you could be exposing yourself to carcinogenic UV rays!

To get the gel to dry, you bake your hands under those powerful UV lights for several minutes, exposing yourself to the ultraviolet radiation!

Worry no more! A new study has come out that found it would take

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Stress And Depression Increase Stroke Death Risk In Elderly

Filed under: Super SeniorsSad SadScience!

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We all know that stress and depression can take a physical toll on the body.

But a new study has just found that people over 65 who experienced "psychosocial distress" had a much higher chance of dying from a stroke.

That's awful!

The study's author said:

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Big Screen TVs A Big Danger For Children?!?

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & True

Everyone LOVES their big screen TVs, but what many don't know is that the humongous televisions can put their children in dangerous situations.

According to reports, tumbling TVs have killed over 200 kiddies since 2000, but people still haven't figured out the hazard behind those big screens.

In the video (above), CNN details how unsafe TVs can really be, and teach the basics on how YOU can prevent your child from getting into an unwanted injury.

Ready for the info?!? Hit that play button!!

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HIV Should Become Routine Testing!

Filed under: HealthScience!Sick

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Most of the time, the people who are getting tested for HIV are those who are at risk.

But the the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believe that everyone should be tested routinely!

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Shaq Weighs In On The Diabetes Crisis

Filed under: HealthBasketballObeseShaq

We just recently mentioned that the rate which Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes is climbing at an alarming rate.

Diabetes rates have gone up over 100% over the past 15 years in 18 states!!

As a 350-plus-pound man, someone like Shaq might seem like he's at risk.

But people forget that he's 7'1" and was a world-class athlete!

He only has 13% body fat! That's waaaay less than most people even half his weight!

Shaq wants to do what he can to help fight the obesity epidemic and stop the climbing rates of diabetes.

Check out the video (above) to hear Shaq's take on the diabetes crisis here in the U.S.!

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