Serious Mental Health Needs Seen Growing at Colleges!!!

Rushing a student to a psychiatric emergency room is never routine, but when Stony Brook University logged three trips in three days, it did not surprise Jenny Hwang, the director of counseling. I know first hand that college can get quite stressful, especially around finals time, and I have seen my peers mentally collapse. More funding needs to be placed into these higher education facilities to prevent students from having mental breakdowns. @iBLONDEgenius

Revolutionary Blood Test to Detect Cancer On the Way!!!

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office. Boston scientists who invented the test and health care giant Johnson & Johnson will announce Monday that they are joining forces to bring it to market. Four big cancer centers also will start studies using the experimental test this year. @iBLONDEgenius

How to Jump Start Your Metabolism

It’s a New Year and we know that a lot of you have set goals to lose weight and/or stay healthy this year and getting your metabolism right is one of the most important steps!! Check out an expert Q&A about how to jump start your metabolism after the jump… @funkmasterflex

California Dispensary Offers Free Weed For Food Donations!!!

A California medical marijuana dispensary has raked in food donations with a unique offer: free pot. The Granny Purps dispensary in Soquel (soh-KEL’), about 60 miles southeast of San Francisco, offered a complimentary marijuana cigarette for every four cans of food a patient brought in this holiday season. Each patient was limited to a maximum of three cigarettes a day. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that the dispensary took in 11,000 pounds of food and handed out 2,000 marijuana cigarettes between November and Christmas Eve, when the promotion ended. @iBLONDEgenius

Flu Season Picks Up, Widespread in 5 States!

ATLANTA (AP) – Flu season appears to be picking up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier. A CDC report released Thursday says four of the states were in the South — Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Virginia. The other was New York. The report also says that tests of about 120 virus samples show the circulating flu strains seem to be well-matched to this season’s flu vaccine. Health officials say an estimated 23,600 flu-related deaths occur each year. @iBLONDEgenius

Company recalls ground beef over E. coli fears

A California company has recalled 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef over fears of E. coli contamination. First Class Foods Inc. of Hawthorne said recalled packages were produced on December 7 and December 16. They have “EST. 18895” printed on them, federal officials said. @funkmasterflex

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