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Yesha Callahan
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television writer | new media| editor
Yesha Callahan
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television writer | new media| editor

All posts tagged health

NEW STUDY LINKS EATING FRIED & GRILLED MEAT TO DEVELOPING DEMENTIA

Put down the fried chicken and grilled burgers because a new study suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia.  According   Read More…

NEW RESEARCH SAYS THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS FIT FATTIES

Forget the fact that you may be a size 12 or 14 and can run laps around the smallest person, or can leg press over 300 lbs, or bench press   Read More…

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OPEN THREAD: HOW MUCH WATER DO YOU DRINK DAILY?

A British woman made news recently after she chronicled her 28 day water drinking challenge. Sarah Smith, 42, claims that drinking 100 ounces of water a day, for 28 days straight   Read More…

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HPV STRAINS AFFECTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN DIFFER FROM VACCINES

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. According to the CDC African-American women are 40 percent more likely to develop cervical cancer caused by   Read More…

NEW TEST SHOWS DISEASES YOUR BABY WILL GET LATER IN LIFE: DO YOU WANT TO KNOW?

Nowadays, babies receive a simple prick on their heel that can test for 30 rare diseases. But what about a complete genetic blueprint that can let a parent know what,   Read More…

OPEN THREAD: BEFORE HAVING SEX WITH A NEW PARTNER DO YOU REQUEST SEXUAL HEALTH TEST RESULTS?

Here’s a novel idea for a 3rd, 4th, or 5th date– sexual health testing. By sexual health, we’re talking testing for STIs and STDs. Medically, an STI is an infection   Read More…

YES, CROSSFIT FOR KIDS IS A REAL THING

Last month I wrote about CrossFit and its popularity amongst the DC-gentris (short for DC gentrifiers, or white people), and received tons of  feedback via e-mail and  nearly every social   Read More…

NEW STUDY LINKS SMALL TESTICLES TO BETTER PARENTING

Recently a new study was published by the the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS—just pronounce it slowly in your head) suggests that there might be a  correlation between   Read More…

OFFICIALS ARE WORRIED ABOUT DEADLY MENINGITIS OUTBREAK AMONG GAYS

Meningitis is killing gay men across the United States.  If you’re not familiar with the disease, it’s a virus that invades your brain and spinal cord and causes headaches, neck stiffness, bouts of   Read More…

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR EYES DURING ALLERGY SEASON

I hate allergy season, with a passion. I wake up with itchy eyes, I go to bed with itchy eyes. Where most people bask in the thought of Spring officially   Read More…

BABY BORN WITH AIDS VIRUS APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CURED

Sunday, scientists announced that a baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured. The two and a half-year old, from Mississippi, has been medication free for a   Read More…

WOMEN ARE NOW JUST AS LIKELY TO DIE FROM SMOKING LIKE MEN

I will admit sometimes I get the urge to have a cigarette. I’m not sure what it’s about, but when I’m standing around a group of people drinking and inhaling   Read More…