Monthly Archives: September 2017»

UK teens and toddlers at greater risk of poisoning than realise

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

( CNN) Poisoning is among the leading causes of death worldwide, defined as someone being exposed to a substance — such as narcotics or alcohol — that can injury or threaten their own health. In the United States, poisoning is recognized as the leading cause of death from injury by the Centers for Disease Control […]

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We Could Be Closer Than You Think To Engineering Designer Newborns

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

As any number of magazine articles and news stories from recent months have noted, we are in the midst of a major genetic revolution. Thanks to a gene-editing technique called Crispr-Cas9, it is now not only possible, but easy, cheap and fast, to change, delete or replace genes in any plant or animal, including people. […]

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This Bluetooth-enabled tampon will let you know when it’s time for a change

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

The internet of things is trying to get all up in our business. There are internet-connected pregnancy exams, smart vibrators and Kegel exercisers, and now, there are tampons that are linked to your smartphone. Called My.Flow, the startup aims to solve the problem of leaking on your period. It can be annoying and potentially embarrassing […]

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The pill is linked to depression- and doctors can no longer ignore it | Holly Grigg-Spall

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Hormonal contraceptives are used by 3.5 million women in the UK alone. The medical establishment must stop dismissing health risks they carry A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its kind, with one million Danish girls between the ages of 15 […]

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Poverty Linked To Thousands Of Young Pregnancy During Ebola Crisis

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

During Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis, thousands of girls got pregnant, some as young as nine. Communities report that there were increases in rape and in daughters offering sex for fund or services because of poverty bought about by the outbreak . At the height of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, bodily contact was what […]

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58 -year-old woman gives birth to twins in Mexico

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

A 58 -year-old woman who undergo fertility treatments dedicated birth to premature twins in northwestern Mexico last month. The twins, a son and a girl, were born at 33 weeks gestation and spent three weeksat Culiacan’s Regional General Hospital Number 1. They had been receiving specialized treatment for several medical conditions, including low birth weight, […]

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Someone Knocked Anne Hathaway Up

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later: Anne Hathaway, the undisputed most annoying actress and ugliest crier of our generation, is pregnant. This news truly shouldnt be shocking to anyone, considering that she said last year that she was looking forward to starting a family, but that doesnt mean that she wont be […]

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6 WTF Realities Of Common Food You Buy At The Supermarket

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

We all know it’s best for everyone involved if we don’t think too hard about the mysteries that dwell within hot dog. But assorted-liquefied-beast-filled wieners definitely aren’t the only processed food harboring terrible, barf-worthy secrets. Wanna drop a few pounds before climate change turns the entire year into “beach season”? No diet will be more […]

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Endometriosis: My life full of pain – BBC News

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Image copyright Amelia Davies Image caption Amelia hopes that talking about her condition will help others Endometriosis isn’t just painful periods, it’s a chronic condition in a league of its own. One in ten females has it yet, in the UK, it takes on average seven years to get it correctly diagnosed by a doctor […]

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What Birth Control Are The Kardashians On? An Investigation

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th September 2017

Just once, I’d like to go 12 fucking hours without having my intellect blown by another Kardashian pregnancy announcement. I was just wrapping my head around the fact that Kylie is kind of a teen mom now, when Khloe comes out with her own pregnancy proclamation. That constructs not one , not two, but THREE […]

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