A 31-year-old woman is dead. The coroner says cannabis was the reason. Could this really happen?
A super-chill blew through the reefer mad Super Bowl cities of Denver and Seattle last week with the report that a young woman had died of apparent cannabis toxicity in England.This one seems real to, not like the early January hoax that “reported” 37 deaths from marijuana in Colorado soon after the law decriminalizing the drug in that state went into effect.Gemma Moss, a 31-year-old mother of three and, reportedly, a regular marijuana user in the last months of her life, was found dead in her bed in late October.
By Theodora Blanchfield for Life by DailyBurn Here at DailyBurn, you know we love group fitness. There’s nothing like the energy you get from sweating it out alongside others with the same goal: to get the best workout possible. And if we had an endless budget, there’s no limit to the many group classes we’d love to try! So we rounded up our dream list of the most high-end fitness classes we could find. It’s no surprise that quite a few of them are here in New York, but you’ll never guess where the priciest ones are.
This dark little corner of the Internet features the exact opposite of cute cat photos. Welcome to MorbidReality.
A video of a man drowning in his own blood. A gif of a civilian cargo plane crashing near Kabul, Afghanistan. Headlines detailing accusations of rape, arrests over beatings, and criminal cases of abuse.Welcome to MorbidReality, one of the darkest recesses of humanity featuring some of the most disturbing content on the Internet.A subreddit (which is the name for a user-maintained forum where anyone can submit posts) on the popular social news website reddit.
Scandinavian doctors have endorsed banning circumcision, claiming baby boys aren’t old enough to consent to ‘mutilation.’ But how far can the state go to limit religious parents’ impact on their kids?
If major medical associations in Scandinavia get their way, it will soon be illegal to circumcise an infant boy in Denmark and Sweden, even for religious reasons, without a pressing medical cause. Circumcision is an ancient practice, decreed in the Book of Genesis, enshrined in Muslim tradition, and central to both Jewish and Muslim notions of religious identity. Jews circumcise their infant boys on the eighth day of life; Muslims generally do so before age 10.
A new diet created based on the former French queen’s eating habits claims you can have your cake and eat it too – but only if you also like hearty soups and light evening meals.
Marie Antoinette, the colorful eighteenth century French Queen, notorious forever for saying, “Let them eat cake,” certainly lived by the maxim which came to define her, even if its attribution remains dubious. But hey, when did such trifling historical concerns stop today’s diet publishing juggernaut?In The Marie Antoinette Diet: Eat Cake and Still Lose Weight, author Karen Wheeler says Marie Antoinette enjoyed a pastry with coffee or hot chocolate for breakfast, gorged on typically lavish palace cuisine—which included pate, oysters, and lobster as appetizers, followed by scallops, duck, salmon, breaded fois gras, or hare stew as a main dish—and snacked throughout the day on the likes of cheese, macaroni, and vegetables cooked in cream.
A new study confirms that rebound sex is real (of course), but suggests it may delay a post-breakup recovery. Here's why it can actually help.
When a long and once-loving relationship ends, there are a few ways to respond to the aftermath of heartbreak: sinking into a depression induced by marathon viewings of The Notebook and An Affair to Remember; gaining a post-college version of the freshman fifteen by choosing to survive on cheesecake, Chipotle, and vodka alone; and driving your friends insane by rehashing every last conversations, email, and text with your ex over and over again.
Was it the husband? The kid? The...butler? In a modern whodunit, a woman struggles to identify the true culprit of those mysterious iTunes credit card charges.
Late one night while plowing through a bowl of Mocha Chip ice cream I searched our online credit card statement for a questionable restaurant bill. I casually skimmed through the vendors, ritualistically skipping over one in particular, since it was a point of contention between my husband and I. Still—I couldn’t keep my eyes off our dreaded hot button issue.His iTunes account.He is an avid music fan and downloads music regularly. He’s also trained our kids to do the same.
For the past two months we have watched an agonizing struggle between a Texas family, their doctors, and state law that prevents the withdrawal of medical care for a brain dead—but pregnant—woman.In case you missed it, a quick recap: Marlise Munoz, a 33-year-old paramedic, collapsed in her home last November while 14 weeks pregnant with her second child. She was discovered on her kitchen floor by her husband and transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was declared brain dead.
It’s a question you’ve probably wondered about before: is water good or bad during mealtime? Quora has the answer.
Quora Q: Does drinking water during meals help or hinder the digestive system?The answer, from Daniel Layon, Medical Student, Class of 2017: The amount of water you drink during a meal doesn’t really matter.It won’t hurt (unless it’s a lethal quantity of water) and it doesn’t help (unless you are already dehydrated).Digestion is a technical term which relates the mechanical, enzymatic, and chemical degradation of food. Almost every single physiological process in your body takes place in an aqueous, relatively neutral environment, so saying that drinking normal amounts of water during a meal will help / hurt digestion is nonsensical.
So far, the U.S. intelligence community has described the damage from Edward Snowden’s leaks in vague terms. Now they say the leaks could have fatal consequences–especially the one about the U.S. spying on smartphone apps.
Thanks to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the world now knows that America’s intelligence agencies snoop on people through smartphone apps like Angry Birds. The U.S. intelligence community is now saying that this story, along with another disclosure of the U.S. “black budget,” has placed spies in grave danger.That was the claim put forth Wednesday by U.S. intelligence officials. During a Senate hearing, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asserted that the damage done by Snowden “includes putting the lives of members or assets of the intelligence community at risk as well as our armed forces, diplomats, and citizens.
A new smart bra from a Japanese company claims to only unhook when it detects a woman is in love. It’s also full of garbage and assumptions.
Bras could be improved in any number of ways.They could have more comfortable straps, come in a greater variety of sizes, and perhaps most importantly, cost less. For some reason, men get away with $10 for a pack of boxers when you can easily drop $30 for the most poorly constructed bra.We’re many moons away from the corset, but we still have a long ways to go. However, in their attempt to better the modern bra, Japanese company Ravijour decided to overlook each of these concrete concerns and go in a completely different direction: designing a bra that allegedly “knows how women truly feel.
If you won’t trust your doctors on vaccinating your kids, will you ever really trust them at all?
If there is an issue more controversial and fraught with anger and frustration for pediatricians than the question of vaccine safety, I can’t think of it.Few topics are more apt to send my blood pressure skyrocketing than this. When the United Kingdom looks like sub-Saharan Africa in terms of wholly preventable disease outbreaks, something has gone terribly, tragically wrong.No contemporary phenomenon confounds and confuses me more than seemingly sensible people turning down one of the most unambiguously helpful interventions in the history of modern medicine.
A Q&A with the CEO of a company that's taking away your keys.
Phil Dumas wants to take away your house keys. Don’t worry, though—the founder and CEO of UniKey Technologies just wants you to use its smartphone technology, which lets users lock and unlock their front doors remotely.He went on “Shark Tank” in 2012 seeking $500,000 in exchange for 33 percent of UniKey. Negotiations were intense, but when the dust settled, Dumas had accepted half a million dollars for a 40 percent stake.UniKey is now available at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s and more.
This kind of delusion would be amusing to consider if it were not so very lethal.
The latest medical news out of Southern California concerns a fake healthcare practitioner threatened with the slammer for trying to “alkalinize” some willing patients into health. According to the LA Times, Robert Oldham Young, who operates the pH Miracle Center and is author of the book, The pH Miracle, had the requisite building, the attitude, the theories, and the patients but had omitted one small detail—that pesky medical license. He also was charged with grand theft: by report the treatments, generally for cancer, cost between $50,000 and $120,000.
Graham Smith is searching through his texts to find the conversation he had earlier this month with Snapchat co-founder Bobby Murphy.He finds it.“Hi Bobby,” he had written.“Who is this?” was the reply.“I basically explained that I was your average 16-year-old, but I had found a security flaw and that I was looking to help them,” Smith recalls responding. The Snapchat boss gave him his email.When he isn’t doing homework or going to class in Dallas, Texas, the high school sophomore has been revealing holes and vulnerabilities in the ephemeral photo-sharing app that bills itself on privacy and secrecy.
Personal genetic tests are safe, innovative, and the future of medicine. So why is the most transparent administration ever shutting down an inexpensive and popular service? Because it can.