Posts tagged "medical health"

Shocker! You Can’t Turns Gays Straight With Therapy

The American Psychological Association has finally gotten around to saying that therapy aimed at turning gays straight is totally bogus. Good job, guys. We've only known that for, like, ever. In a vote of 125-to-4, the APA adopted a resolution saying that mental health personnel shouldn't recommend so-called "repairative therapy" or similar treatments to gay…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 6, 2009

Eight Reasons We’re OK With Being Less Healthy Than Women Twice Our Age

If your mom is anything like mine, she's in better shape than you are. Instead of feeling bad about having a mother who is more fit than yourself, know that this isn't uncommon these days, according to a U.K. study of 4,000 people. Researchers found that the average 25-year-old consumes more than 2,300 calories a…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 3, 2009

Nightmare Journal Makes Your Bad Dreams History

The always lovely Kingdom of Style points to Sarah Jane's Nightmare Snatchers, a series of furry journals for logging bad dreams in hopes of a better night's sleep. "The world can be a scary place," RISD grad and designer Jane writes, "full of nightly noises, menacing monsters, and dreadful dreams. But…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 3, 2009

Weird Food News: Blue M&Ms Can Heal Your Spine And More

Everyone always goes for the green M&Ms (horndogs!), but perhaps you should consider reaching for the blue. Turns out, the compound "Brilliant Blue G," which makes blue M&Ms blue, can be used to treat spinal cord injuries. Injecting just the right amount of this dye appears to make recovery much faster. The downside? The stuff…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 2, 2009

Summer Is Bad For Women’s Health

Damn, it seems like us gals just can't catch a break! First we found out about summer on-set depression. Now a bunch of new studies are saying that summer is hazardous to women's health in other ways. And I mean, legitimately dangerous. Sorry to be a downer, but researchers have linked the sunny seaso…
By: Nikki Dowling / July 31, 2009