Tag Archive: Fact Checked

 · 6 min read

Albinos Hunted in Tanzania and Malawi

Tragically, albinos are being hunted like animals in Tanzania and Malawi. The limbs of people with albinism are believed to bring happiness, luck, health, and prosperity, according to witch doctors who use the body parts for amulets and rituals [1]. Their limbs are worth thousands of dollars, while whole bodies can be sold for $75,000 […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

The Weird and Concerning Reason Human Bones Are Getting More Brittle

A study from Columbia University showed that air pollution weakened bone density in postmenopausal women. The risk of osteoporosis, a chronic condition where bones become more brittle, increases with age. But it’s especially common for women after menopause. So the study authors examined data covering over nine thousand women in this age bracket. The researchers […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

 · 4 min read

Somalia To Allow Child Marriages After First Menstrual Cycle, Little Girls Can Be Forced To Marry

This article was originally published August 24, 2020 Globally, around 21 percent of young women were married before their eighteenth birthday. Approximately twelve million girls are married before they turn this age every year, and currently, there are about 650 million girls and women alive today who were married as children [1]. Child marriage is […]

Brittany Hambleton

Brittany Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 9 min read

Forty Percent of Dementia Cases Could Possibly be Prevented or Delayed by Targeting 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around fifty million people worldwide have dementia, and about ten million more cases are added every year [1]. This is why preventing dementia is so important. Despite how common it is, dementia is not a part of normal aging, and it has a physical, psychological, social, and economic […]

Chantel Brink

Chantel Brink

Freelance Writer

 · 6 min read

Getting Your First Period Before or After Age 12 May Increase Your Risk for Heart Problems

Apparently, 12 is the magic number. And I’m not just saying that because I got my first period at age 12. Getting your first period, sometimes referred to as menarche, before or after this age can increase your risk for heart problems, including heart attack, stroke, and even heart failure. However, most women aren’t aware […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 5 min read

Research Shows Corticosteroid Injections May Do More Damage Than Previously Thought

This article was originally published on October 23, 2019, and has since been updated. Corticosteroid injections are a way for people who have osteoarthritis—a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage breaks down—to avoid oral steroids as a daily medication [1]. These injections are administered in joints such as the hip and knee so people […]

Jenn Ryan

Jenn Ryan

Freelance Health & Wellness Writer

 · 4 min read

High School Student Won Science Fair – Showed A Forgotten Native American Recipe Kills Cancer Cells In Vitro

A high school student won her regional science fair by proving that the extract of a long-used Native American plant, chokeberries, can target and kill cancer cells in-vitro. This discovery, or rather, re-discovery, could in the future be a huge breakthrough in cancer treatment. Native American High School Student Discovers That Her Culture’s Traditional Chokeberry […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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This is Why You Should Never Sleep With Contacts In

Chad Groeschen lived through every contact lens user’s worst fear. He fell asleep with his lenses in and lost sight in one eye. He was 39 years old then but had begun wearing contacts when he was 18. But a year prior, he had begun wearing extended day and night lenses. Groeschen had no clue […]

Sarah Biren

Sarah Biren

Founder of The Creative Palate

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Massive Study Shows Vitamin D Supplements May Help Fend Off Dementia

Sunshine is good for the soul. It also, apparently, is good for the brain. More specifically, Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is. A new study has found that vitamin D supplements may help ward off dementia. Vitamin D May Help Prevent Dementia The more research that gets done on vitamin D, the more we are […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

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12 Million are Unaware They Have Thyroid Disease. Do You Know The Signs?

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that produces hormones that regulate many important body functions. The hormones produced by your thyroid include thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3), and calcitonin. When these hormones are out of balance, you will develop thyroid disease. According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team

 · 4 min read

Keeping your nights dark can provide a massive health boost

Are you someone who needs complete darkness to sleep at night? This study shows that beyond personal preference, there’s actual scientific reasoning behind sleeping in the dark. Not only does it help you fall asleep faster, but sleeping with light affects your health in some surprising ways. Why Sleeping In The Dark Affects Your Health […]

Julie Hambleton

Julie Hambleton

The Hearty Soul Team