Being diagnosed with any illness is a struggle; awareness, health changes, etc., but it’s even more difficult when you have to create these changes when you are only a child. Usher understands these difficulties as his seven-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, also known as Cinco, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. During a chat with PEOPLE at the JDRF‘s Promise Ball, which raises awareness and money for research and a cure, Usher opens up about his son’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis one year ago. “A child that every day has to prick himself and has to be cautious of what he eats and also to carry this disorder around — that really is the type of bravery that we all aspire to have,” says the R&B crooner. Hit the jump for more.
International health experts are set to list processed meat among the most cancer-causing substances in the world, including arsenic and asbestos. The World Health Organization (WHO) will also be listing fresh red meat in the “encyclopedia of carcinogens,” ranked as only slightly less dangerous than preserved products such as bacon, sausages, and burgers. Hit the jump to learn more.
Recent JAMA Psychiatry study revealed that American adult marijuana use doubled between 2001 and 2013. The adult pot smoking population jumped from about 5% to about 10%. Hit the jump to find out who increased their smoking the most.
It takes money to make money, right? Well, Coca Cola just admitted to funding 115 health experts to manufacture studies. Hit the jump to find out exactly how many millions and for what kinds of perks.
The “in” thing as of lately is a big, round booty. Whether it is real or fake, women go above and beyond to get themselves a phatty. A popular surgeon from the hit TV show Botched released a statement describing the risks of butt enhancements and it is NOT pretty at all. He also spoke out about the “Kardashian effect” and how they have basically brainwashed us via the media to want these perfect bodies (although it’s not their fault, that’s what the reality has become).
Cheerios just spent bucco cash on a commercial claiming they remove the wheat from their cereal. Well, not so fast. General Mills just had to recall 1.8 million boxes because wheat got past the machines. If you have Celiac, or know someone who does, stay away from the cereal for now.
Scientists added THC to the list of drugs yeast can now produce. Earlier this year, they learned how to get yeast to make hydrocodone (key ingredient to most syrup.) However, THC can help a much larger group of people than syrup. In fact, one researcher called THC “the Ferrari” of his discoveries.
Po’ lil Tink Tink. According to her Instagram, MsTinaLawson, Beyoncé’s mother took a trip to Atlanta that was not full of fun and excitement. The 61-year-old Texan was with her husband when she suffered from an asthma attack. “I came to Atlanta with my hubby for an award show. I had an Asthma attack and wound up in a hospital here. Hope to be out tomorrow! ! Pray for me,” she writes on Sun., Sept. 13. Find out more down bottom.