People should never think that God hates them just because they live with a disability or suffer from physical problems, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In his advice column on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, a person who has a physical disability asked Graham why God allowed them to have physical problems.
"I've always had physical problems that limit my ability to walk or do most of the things that normal people do," queried the person. more >>
Two pairs of lesbian couples are suing New Jersey in order to get insurance coverage for their artificial insemination operations.
Erin and Marianne Krupa and Sarah Mills and her partner Gloria Torres filed suit earlier this month against New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Richard Badolato.
"This civil rights case is about family and the right of all New Jersey women who dream of becoming mothers to access the reproductive healthcare they need to realize that dream on an equal basis, regardless of their sexual orientation," reads the lawsuit. more >>
A new research has shown that children exposed to dust and farm animals have healthier lungs and are less prone to getting asthma.
The research revealed that being in constant contact with the microbes of farm animals and dust helped in building the immune systems of children. It has been hypothesized that early exposure to these microbes in the first few years of a child's life will help protect them from asthma.
Childhood Asthma on the Rise According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there has been a surge in childhood asthma among American grade-schoolers. The 5 to 11 year-old age group currently has the highest rate of those that have childhood asthma at 10.6 percent. more >>
Retired professional wrestler "Superstar" Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital earlier this week for internal bleeding but is now in stable condition, according to family.
The 73-year-old former World Wrestling Entertainment champion was admitted to the Mayo Clinic on Tuesday evening, receiving surgery on Wednesday that stopped the bleeding.
"GNW has been informed through his wife, Valerie, that former WWE Champion and WWE Hall of Famer" Superstar Billy Graham has been admitted to the Mayo Clinic due to some serious medical symptoms," said Great North Wrestling, as reported by Wrestlinginc.com on Tuesday. more >>
E-cigarette smoking or vaping may be more harmful than tobacco smoking.
A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found more reasons why E-cigarettes and vaping are harmful. Among the more than 25 chemicals that are released in the vapors, they found propylene glycol and glycerin which are chemicals that irritate the eye, skin and the respiratory system.
Possible Cancer Causing Ingredients in E-Cigarette When propylene glycol and glycerin are heated in e-cigarettes or vaping, they transform into toxic cancer-causing chemicals including formaldehyde and acrolein, The Washington Post points out. Furthermore, there is a connection with how heated the coil is inside the e-cigarette. more >>
Herbal and dietary supplements such as probiotics and other organic, alternative medicines may not be entirely good for our health.
While not discounting the effects of pharmaceutical and prescription drugs, many Americans believe in dietary and herbal supplements. It is a multi-billion industry and a new research has found that it may not even be that effective and may have dangerous side effects.
No Regulations for Herbal, Dietary Supplements in the US? A report posted by Consumer Reports on their website reveals that herbal and dietary supplements in the US are not well regulated or not at all by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Herbal and dietary supplements that are not regulated means the ingredients used to make them may not be effective or even safe to begin with. more >>