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California Enacts Right-to-Die Law for Terminally Ill
Offbeat  (tags: health, human rights, right-to-die law, USA )

- 1 day ago -
California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
Regulators' War on Americans: FDA Covers Up Crimes for Big Pharma; EPA for Chemical Companies; USDA for Biotech; and CDC for Vac
Offbeat  (tags: environment, ethics, health )

- 8 days ago -
Federal agencies may be more for large corporation than for the public.
Car Smoking Ban Comes Into Force
Offbeat  (tags: smoking ban, cars, children, health, Law )

- 8 days ago -
A law banning smoking in vehicles carrying children has come into force in England and Wales.
Rare 'Healthy' Smokers' Lungs Explained
Offbeat  (tags: smoking, health, lungs, Scientists, Medical Research Council, UK )

- 10 days ago -
The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained by UK scientists.
16 Unexpected Uses for Coke
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, odd, unusual )

- 11 days ago -
Coca-Cola (or Coke) is the most recognized brand in the world. The dark, carbonated, sugary beverage has become the most widely consumed drink in the world since WWII....
The Tale of the Dog Behind the 'Kiss of Life' Discovery
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Health Care, Human, Animal, cardiac arrests, kiss of life )

- 12 days ago -
There are about 30,000 cardiac arrests every year in the UK and ten times that number in the US. It is one of the most common ways to die.
Evening Classes That Promise to Make You Happy
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Evening Classes, Dalai Lama )

- 12 days ago -
The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes, available across the UK, promising to make participants happierâEUR¦ and the world a better place.
Could FGM Action Push the Practice Back Underground?
Offbeat  (tags: health, Women, FGM, Law, NHS, UK )

- 12 days ago -
In the past few years, female genital mutilation has become a prominent issue in the UK, with a raft of measures brought in to fight it. But could one of those steps actually be pushing FGM back "underground"?
Incredible Therapy Dog Gets Medical Assistance
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, therapy, comfort, trauma support, health, Veterinary medicine )

- 13 days ago -
Chester, a black lab, logged 138 hours comforting victims and families during the trial of the Colorado State shooter. Now Chester is being treated at Colorado State University, himself.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt' Sets 100-Meter World Record in Centenarian Race
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, centenarian )

- 15 days ago -
A fleet-footed Japanese centenarian raced into the Guinness World Records reference book on Wednesday and declared himself a "medical marvel" as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt.
Artist Boils Down Sugary Drinks Into Sickly Suckers That Highlight the Dangers of Junk Food
Offbeat  (tags: art, culture, design, health, humans, interesting, off-beat, protection, unusual, world )

- 15 days ago -
If you've ever wondered just how bad sugary drinks are for you, artist Henry Hargreaves' new project will drive the point home. Hargreaves' (de)hydrate series features lurid images of candy lollipops made from boiled-down popular soft drinks.
Coca-Cola's Honest Logo Shows Which Organs Are Harmed When You Drink It
Offbeat  (tags: culture, design, health, humans, interesting, safety, unusual, world )

- 19 days ago -
We all like to drink a refreshing coke sometimes, but drinking too much of it, however, can damage your health. This honest logo created by designer from Nicaragua, Fabio Pantoja, has a dark twist: the letters depict the different organs and parts of your
Future: Is There Another Human Living Inside Us?
Offbeat  (tags: health, humanbody, Neuroscience )

- 20 days ago -
You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another Person,
New California Laws Are a Big Deal for People Who Care Where Their Pot Comes From
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, news, off-beat, culture, marijuana )

- 21 days ago -
California just did it again. The state that in 1996 became the first in the nation to legalize medical marijuana has once more taken the lead in marijuana policy, this time by passing a groundbreaking set of bills that could make Golden State's

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