Category Archive : Health

Moody’s: The Financial Crisis Traumatized Millennials and Made Them Unhealthy

The poor health of millennials could put a damper on the U.S. economy, according to Moody’s. It is more common for millennials, who are born between 1981 and 1996, to suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol, depression, and hyperactivity than their Generation X counterparts at the same point in their lives.

Moody’s Analytics found the data in a report by Blue Cross Blue Shield, concluding that by the year 2027 health costs for young adults could be 33% higher than they were for Generation X at the same page. This could lead to lower wages, Moody’s argues. Read More

Dark Web Gun Runner Overdoses in front of Court to Try and Avoid Sentencing



A man who went by the darknet alias of Walter Mitty tried to overdose and take his own life outside of a court, before a judge was set to sentence the UK man, for a second time. His ploy failed, and the judge sentenced him to jail anyway.

Justin Young, 45, was taken to the hospital after drinking an entire bottle of whisky and swallowing a huge dose of prescription medicine, according to The Sun out of the United Kingdom. 

He was about to face the music for the illegal importation of assault rifle parts via the dark web. The judge jailed him for eight years while Mr. Young was being treated in the Royal Cornwall hospital for his self-inflicted wounds.

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The court learned how Mr. Young was a “normal” man who eventually “went off the rails.” In his ‘Walter Mitty’ delusion he crafted, he seemingly led the life of the protagonist of the hit show Breaking Bad, Walter White.

Having pleaded guilty to three counts of “conspiring to fraudulently avoid prohibition on the importation of illegal firearm parts,” Mr. Young was caught red-handed for importing rifles, including AR-15s.

This was not the first, but indeed the second time Mr. Young tried to overdose before being sentenced OUTSIDE of court. The first time he was simply arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

As he tried to die this most recent time, he handed police a note to his wife and children in which he explained his intention to commit suicide.

The darknet has been subject of much controversy since the Silk Road, the first underground marketplace where users could trade bitcoins for assorted illicit goods, was taken down by the FBI.

Subsequent darknet marketplaces were launched and global law enforcement agencies have banded together to track commerce originated from such darknet marketplaces.

Such a marketplace was made possibly by the advent of Bitcoin technology. A decentralized digital currency in which users can transact pseudonymously.

Is Colloidal Silver Healthy for Pets?

Colloidal silver has long been considered a vital treatment to heal infections, cuts, bites, burns and other maladies. Indeed, many people even use colloidal silver for their pets. 

Ionic colloidal silver could be in every household, helping not only its human inhabitants, but its animal ones as well. Colloidal silver has been considered a way to increase immunity and prevent illnesses, infection and diseases.

Silver is considered a great natural health supplement, as well as a cleaning/disinfecting agent to protect against microbes. Read More

Sex Not Linked To Worse Sports Performance

Ronda Rousey said in 2012 she tries to have “as much sex as possible” before a big fight to boost her testosterone. Scientists are finding that she’s, at least, not wrong.

University of Florence, in Italy, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, found no truth to pre-competition sex and worse athletic results. It determined any connection was anecdotal, and not scientific.

“In fact, unless [sex] takes place less than two hours before, the evidence actually suggests sexual activity may have a beneficial effect on sports performance,” lead author Laura Stefani says.

Rousey’s claims that sex boosts a woman’s testosterone might not be so wrong:  “there has been some research that’s found that,” says Sari Locker, Ph.D., a sex educator at Columbia University. But she reiterates that sex doesn’t cause much physical effect.

Americans Are Stressed Out Over Money, Annual Report Finds

Americans are stressed out. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, they are most stressed over money, according to a new survey. Over 1-in-4 Americans report feeling stressed over money most or all of the time, and most say this stress over money has remained the same as last year (59%) or gotten worse (29%).

The survey was conducted by the American Psychological Assn.’s annual survey of stress in America, which was issued this past week. According to the survey, the stress has paralleled the nation’s unsatisfactory recovery. 36% of the poor report they feel stress over money all or most of the time. Among those living in households with income over $50,000, half as many, 18%, report they feel chronic financial stress. Read More