Jeyaraj Vadiveloo, University of ConnecticutAs the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until death is often within an individual’s control.This is what our team at the Goldenson Center for Actuarial Research chose...
Which of the following happens when you give up sugar?Memory Loss Withdrawal Symptoms Decreased Libido Increased EnergyAnswer: Withdrawal Symptoms------ Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and living in Hershey, Pennsylvania – the “Chocolate...
Which of the following has the CDC reported as reaching an unprecedented high?Measles Ebola STDs Zika InfectionsAnswer: STDs In a recent CDC report STD infections where found to have risen to unprecedented highs. Chlamydia was reported to have increased by 5.9%, Gonorrhea at a 12.8% increase, and Syphilis at a 19% increase...
What "Treat" Did a Mom Give Her Epileptic Kid That Led to Run-in with Child Protective Services?Sugar-free Lollipops Special Brownies Seaweed Shake Pot SmoothieAnswer: Pot SmoothieA mother from Idaho had her children taken from her by authorities after giving her daughter, with epileptic symptoms, marijuana butter in a...
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Update: Caleb shares his newly recorded "gobble gobble" video to thank his supporters.Kent Squires and Amanda Riddles six-year-old son Caleb, who has high functioning autism, was excitedly looking forward to playing the role of a turkey in his class Thanksgiving costumed play.He was particularly excited about being able...
Name of product: Children’s and adult chests and dressersHazard:The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.Remedy: Refund RepairRecall date: November 21, 2017Recall number: 18-040Consumer Contact:IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime, or online...
Guess The Latest Genetically Modified Organism Threat to Hit the BallotsTomatoes Rice Cows MosquitoesAnswer: Mosquitoes "Voters in one Florida county were at odds on a ballot referendum Tuesday about whether to allow the first trial of “Frankenflies” — mosquitoes genetically engineered to reduce populations of the species that spreads...
Kenneth McLeod, Binghamton University, State University of New YorkAnyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. It seems like it should be simple: Just exercise to burn more calories and reduce your calorie intake. But many studies have shown...
Clare Collins, University of NewcastleA recent headline in the Australian newspaper claimed “A short black a day can keep heart attack at bay”:American scientists have unearthed fresh evidence that coffee exerts protective effects against heart failure and stroke.According to the researchers, for every extra cup of coffee drunk...
Micro changes have macro results. Darryl Leja, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, CC BY-NC ...