Health

Colorado's Pot Laws Also Impacting Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Colorado is one of two states where it’s legal to buy and use small amounts of marijuana, provided you’re 21 or older. However, that hasn’t stop Colorado high school students from smoking pot, according to a 2013 Healthy Read More

Caffeine Could Thwart Tinnitus Development

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — That annoying ringing in one’s ears known as tinnitus affects an estimated 50 million people in the U.S. While doctors are still finding ways to treat tinnitus, which is actually a symptom of a more serious disorder, drinking coffee Read More

Dentists Can’t Agree on Right Way to Brush Teeth

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’re confused about how often, how long and the best way to brush your teeth, you’re not alone. It turns out even dentists don’t agree on recommendations. According to a new analysis of 58 studies published in Read More

Tumor Blamed for Teen's Football Practice Death

Photodisc/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — A Pittsburgh-area teenager who collapsed during high school football practice earlier this week died of a rare heart tumor, an autopsy has revealed. Noah Cornuet, 16, had been living with a right atrial myxoma, a noncancerous tumor Read More

Girl Who Survived Brain-Eating Amoeba Swims Again

Facebook/Prayers-For-Kali-Le-Ann(NEW YORK) — A 13-year-old Arkansas girl, who is one of only three people in the United States known to have survived a brain-eating amoeba, is back enjoying swimming after contracting the infection at a water park last year. “I Read More

The Reason Behind 'Ice Water Challenge' Trend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you keep seeing people dump buckets of ice cold water on themselves, you’re not alone. But it’s more than just an excruciating game — the social media stunt aims to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Read More