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Texas representative proposes $100 fine for men who masturbate

Texas representative proposes $100 fine for men who masturbate

A new bill proposed by a Democratic legislator in Texas aims to slap men who masturbate with a fine of $100 and require rectal examination before they get a colonoscopy, a vasectomy or a Viagra prescription.

State Rep. Jessica Farrar’s HB 4260 proposes invasive restrictions on men, including fines for emissions outside a woman’s vagina and requiring storage of the “emissions” for conception in the future.

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New bill aims to allow employers to force workers to take genetic test

New bill aims to allow employers to force workers to take genetic test

A new bill introduced by Republican legislators would allow companies to force their employees to take a genetic test and share the results or pay a hefty penalty.

The HR 1313, which is formally called the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, has already been approved by the House Committee on Education & the Workforce. All 22 Republicans supported the bill, while all of the 17 Democrats opposed it.

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Image of lemons explaining signs of breast cancer goes viral

Image of lemons explaining signs of breast cancer goes viral

Corrine Beaumont, a young designer who created the ‘Know Your Lemons’ breast cancer awareness campaign, says her image of 12 lemons provides women a simple, visual way to learn what breast cancer symptoms can look and feel like.

Beaumont, who lost both her maternal and paternal grandmothers to breast cancer, left her job to start her own charity “Worldwide Breast Cancer” two years ago after she found that very little information on the signs of the potentially deadly disease was available.

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Tough fight for Overweight and Obese Individuals as Changes in Dopamine Stokes Lazy Behavior: NIH

Tough fight for Overweight and Obese Individuals as Changes in Dopamine Stokes Lazy Behavior: NIH

Overweight individuals find it difficult to improve their lifestyle and increase their physical activity. A new research conducted at National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found that sedentary lifestyle and overweight leads to changes in dopamine, resulting in more lethargy. This means that it would be difficult for overweight individuals to shed those extra kilos as they will remain less active compared to healthy weight individuals. The NIH study was conducted on lab mice and the research team noticed changes in dopamine among overweight mice.

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub sued for causing skin damage

St. Ives Apricot Scrub sued for causing skin damage

St. Ives Apricot Scrub, one of the world’s most popular facial scrubs, has been slapped with a lawsuit that alleges the product can cause k\skin damage.

The suit has been filed by plaintiffs Sarah Basile and Kaylee Browning, who are seeking $5 million from Unilever, the parent company of St. Ives. It may become a class-action suit as more people may join the legal battle.

The plaintiffs claim that the inclusion of crushed walnut shells in the company’s facial scrubs makes the exfoliator totally unsuitable to use on face.

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Diabetes accounts for total health care spending in U.S.

Diabetes accounts for total health care spending in U.S.

Spending on diabetes, a group of metabolic diseases representing high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period, accounts for more than 50 per cent of all spending on health care in the United States, researchers reported.
In a comprehensive financial analysis, a group of researchers from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation found that spending on diabetes diagnosis and treatment totaled a whopping $101 billion in 2013.

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World-famous fiesta draws thousands; man killed in horse race

World-famous fiesta draws thousands; man killed in horse race

An elderly man was killed in a horse race at a birthday party in central Mexico’s San Luis Potosi state, turning the celebrations into a tragedy on Monday, authorities confirmed.

The party was organized to celebrate Rubi Ibarra Garcia’s 15th birthday, but it turned into a tragedy when 66-year-old Felix Pena was trampled to death during the race. Pena worked at a local stable and regularly raced horses.

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Ferry captain’s medical emergency disrupts Tacoma-Vashon Island service

Ferry captain’s medical emergency disrupts Tacoma-Vashon Island service

The weekend ferry service between Tacoma and Vashon Island was suspended after the ferry captain had a medical emergency, Washington State Ferries spokesperson Ian Sterling confirmed.

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Researchers find the real cause of spike in cardiac deaths around Christmas

Researchers find the real cause of spike in cardiac deaths around Christmas

It is the Christmas season, and not the usually harsh weather, which triggers a spike in the number of cardiac or heart-related deaths this time of the year, according to a new research.

Holiday season and not chilly weather causes spike in deaths: study

Holiday season and not chilly weather causes spike in deaths: study

A new study has suggested that it is not the chilly winter that causes a notable spike in heart-related deaths at Christmas and New Year’s; rather it is the holiday season itself.

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