5 Things You Should Know About Detox Teas
So-called “detox” teas have been popular for years, primarily among people who frequent health-food stores, or consult with alternative practitioners. These days, though, they’ve become big business, and a handful of celebrities are touting their weight-loss benefits on social media. In a way,
Pacers' trolling takes its toll on fans
INDIANAPOLIS -- This is how maddening and frustrating the Indiana Pacers are: Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, I desperately wanted Chris Bosh 's last-second, baseline 3-pointer to fall. I wanted this series and this season over. These schizophrenic Pacers are torture. A
State Considers Lowering the Volume on Movies
The Connecticut state legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee is mulling over a bill that would prevent theaters from showing any film or trailer that exceeds 85 decibels, about the same noise level as an alarm clock on your night table or the sound of...
Iraq War Vet Boosts Confidence of At-Risk Kids Through Mixed Martial Arts
Whittier, Calif. — The first time Army veteran Nicholas Illanes saw a mixed martial arts fight on TV, he said he feel in love with the sport. “I first found the love for MMA watching Ken Shamrock back in the early 90-s when he fought...
On the Quest for Silence: Living With Hyperacusis
Having Hyperacusis Makes Everyday Noise Levels Unbearable for Joyce Cohen and Ben Meltzer.
Cape Cod Wind Turbine Syndrome: Are They 'Whiners' or Not?
I wander up Blacksmith Shop Road in East Falmouth, Mass., in my battered Honda Civic, looking for the "toxic" house Sue Hobart said she abandoned when headaches, insomnia and dizziness drove her to near madness. A misplaced New Yorker, I had no idea there were two such roads with the same name in
'Wind Turbine Syndrome' Blamed for Mysterious Symptoms in Cape Cod Town
Sue Hobart, a bridal florist from Massachusetts, couldn't understand why she suddenly developed headaches, ringing in her ears, insomnia and dizziness to the point of falling "flat on my face" in the driveway. "I thought I was just getting older and tired," said the 57-year-old from Falmouth.
Hearing Loops Give Music Back to Composer Who Went Deaf in a Day
Three years ago Richard Einhorn, an orchestra composer who reveled in the symphony and Broadway performances, went deaf – overnight. "It was horrifying," said Einhorn, 61, who lives in New York City and had sensory neural hearing loss caused by a virus. "One day, I felt like I had allergies, and my
Navy Yard Shooter Sought No VA Mental Health Care
Alleged Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis never sought an appointment with a mental health specialist, the Veterans Affairs Department said today. He paid two visits in late August to two different VA Medical Center emergency rooms seeking treatment for insomnia, according to department records. ...
FDA Slaps 'Black Box' Warning on Malaria Drug Linked to Killings
A common malaria drug that has been linked to the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who has pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians last year, will carry a “black box” warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The FDA says the drug,...