Pumpkin spice latte

5 Reasons Why Pumpkin Spice Latte is Bad for You

It’s the most basic time of the year. The time when the uggs, leggings, and pumpkin spice latte make their appearance for half the population to love and half the population to judge. Before you make the trip to your local cafe and order up one of these Autumn treats, take a read into why pumpkin spice latte is actually bad for you.
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Soda tax

Soda Tax Repeals: Why Don’t They Work?

After just a few months of being approved, the Cook County Illinois Soda Tax has been repealed, with a 15-1 vote that will take effect as soon as Dec. 1. So in the end, who wins? Well, soda companies, knowing that their hard work lobbying in Congress ensured that their delicious beverages stay at a price that keeps it available for everyone.

This is not even the first soda tax to come out this year. But maybe when most people cried foul over a tax on their favorite soda, it was for a good reason?
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Diabetes

Passing Out and Having Doubt: Living with Diabetes

When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I won’t bother explaining what diabetes is as it has almost become a household name. It makes the news headlines on what feels like a monthly basis and everyone, including you, knows of someone with it.
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Alternative medicines

5 Trendy Crap Alternative Medicines You Should Avoid

We don’t blame you for wanting to feel better, lose weight or save money, but we do blame you if you do not do your research before buying into these trendy crap alternative medicines. For whatever your trouble is, there’s a home-remedy for it. But be sure to dig a little deeper than the first sponsored ad that appears on your google search.
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HIV and diabetes

HIV and Diabetes: Two Sicknesses We Know. Or Do We? 

HIV has been stigmatized as one of the most horrible diseases one can have, right? Diabetes, on the other hand, has almost become normal. Chances are high you probably know someone that is a Diabetes patient, yet quite low to know an HIV positive person. According to the National Diabetes Statistics 2017, over 30.3 million worldwide have diabetes. Among them, 23.1 million are diagnosed, and 7.2 million are undiagnosed. So let’s take a deeper look at HIV and diabetes.
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Bionics

Robo-Humans: How We Will Integrate Bionics Into Our Bodies

We’ve heard of providing individuals who’ve lost limbs with prosthetic arms and legs. We’ve even heard of doctors implanting bionic hearts into patients, but how far will this bionic future go? With the aid of science and robotics, people who couldn’t walk or see are now doing so. However, these faux body parts could eventually become the norm and even favored by humans who want to advance their abilities.
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Ice Cream Food Trucks

Ice Cream Mafia, Food Trucks & Other Shady Street Businesses

With frozen treats and beautiful summer days, driving an ice cream truck must be the safest job. Wrong! Competition and other factors can, of course, lead to some dangerous circumstances when being involved in the business of food trucks.
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Obesity

Obesity — A Tale of Two Countries

Historically Mexico and Chile have been synonymous with vacations and adventure, but now a third and less exciting commonality presents itself: obesity. Recent global research studies indicate these nations can now count themselves amongst countries with the highest obesity rates in the world. Why?
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Quackery

Quackery is Alive and Well in the 21st Century

Despite the fact that you’re reading this on a machine that most likely fits in your pocket and would have been inconceivable just 20 years ago you’d be forgiven for forgetting that humanity is actually at the peak of its scientific knowledge, so why is quackery still prevalent?
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