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Rare And Mysterious Vomiting Illness Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use

Enlarge this image Chalfonte LeNee Queen of San Diego grappled with violent vomiting episodes for 17 years until she found out her illness was related to her marijuana use. Pauline Bartolone/California Healthline hide caption toggle caption Pauline Bartolone/California Healthline For 17 years, Chalfonte LeNee Queen suffered periodic episodes of violent retching and abdominal pain that would knock her off her feet for days, sometimes leaving her writhing on the floor in pain. “I’ve screamed out for death,” says Queen, 48, who lives in San Diego. “I’ve cried out for my…

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Afghan Girls Robotics Team Takes Home A Top Honor In European Contest

Another round of congratulations to the girls robotics team for winning the entrepreneur challenge at the Estonian Robotics Festival, the biggest robotics festival in Europe! You make us proud. pic.twitter.com/cCdEge4Ig9 — Afghan Embassy DC (@Embassy_of_AFG) November 27, 2017 The Afghan girls robotics team has taken home a top prize at Robotex, Europe’s largest robotics festival. The team previously made headlines because their visas were temporarily denied in the run-up to a robotics contest in the U.S. — but they always wanted to be recognized for their work, not for the…

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Hundreds Of Eggs From Ancient Flying Reptile Are Found In China

Enlarge this image Artist’s rendition of a family of pterosaurs, which had massive wingspans of up to 13 feet and likely ate fish with their large teeth-filled jaws. Illustrated by Zhao Chuang hide caption toggle caption Illustrated by Zhao Chuang A cache of hundreds of eggs discovered in China sheds new light on the development and nesting behavior of prehistoric, winged reptiles called pterosaurs. Pterosaurs were fearsome-looking creatures that flew during the Lower Cretaceous period alongside dinosaurs. This particular species was believed to have a massive wingspan of up to…

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New North Korean Missile Is A ‘Monster’

Enlarge this image A view of Wednesday’s successful test launch of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15 is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang. KCNA via Reuters hide caption toggle caption KCNA via Reuters The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts. “It’s a monster,” says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North’s nuclear capabilities. The missile is so…

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You Are 80% Water so Make Sure What You Fill Your Body is Clean And Safe

We all know that the water we drink goes a long way in determining the state of our health. There sure are many water filters everywhere but what about the container you drink from? The use of famous plastic bottles is not as healthy as you think! How Clean is Your Plastic bottle? Everybody drinks water from plastic bottles; we simply assume it is safe. Studies reveal that plastic bottles are not so healthy, in fact, it is very dangerous to the body. Plastic bottles contain chemicals that are very…

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Health Insurers Are Still Skimping On Mental Health Coverage

Enlarge this image A coalition of mental health advocacy groups is calling on federal regulators, state agencies and employers to conduct random audits of insurers to make sure they are in compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption toggle caption Roy Scott/Getty Images/Ikon Images It’s been nearly a decade since Congress passed the Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act, with its promise to make mental health and substance abuse treatment just as easy to get as care…

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A Cultural Project In Polynesia Has The Power To Teach Us All

Enlarge this image This image on a panel along the Archaeological Nature Trail in the Opunoho Valley on the island Mo’orea shows a taro farmer at work. Diana Izdebski/Courtesy of Jennifer Kahn hide caption toggle caption Diana Izdebski/Courtesy of Jennifer Kahn When you think of Polynesia, what images first come to mind? My bet is that canoes and ocean navigation play some part in whatever your brain conjured up in answer to that question. Thanks, in part, to popular culture from Disney’s film Moana, released a year ago this month,…

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Working Moms Have Been A ‘Thing’ Since Ancient History

Enlarge this image A woman farmer makes hay bales in Kashmir, India. In India, women comprise about a third of the agricultural labor in developing countries. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Well, it looks like women have been balancing a full-time job and motherhood for thousands of years. All the while, they haven’t gotten much credit for it. By studying the bones of ancient women in Europe, archaeologists at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a hidden history of women’s manual labor, from…

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If You Think Healthy Snacking Means Sucking Carrot Stick, The Let Them Prove You Wrong

As the world experiences a paradigm shift, more and more people are becoming more health conscious. However, certain aspects such as work can hamper our desire to eat healthily. For a quick pick me up, we tend to dash to the pantry or nearest pastry shop at midday. Admittedly, at such a time we often reach for options such as Chips or anything with chocolate. Studies have shown that our bodies tend to crave for sugar when our energy is low. This will slow down your weight loss goals, as…

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