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27 Aug 2016 02:53 AM EST

These days, health and wellness addicts are getting their nutrient fix through IV drips, bypassing the sluggish digestive system and flooding their cells instantaneously with vitamins—at least that's what they're told.Pop-up drip spas are now widespread in New York and LA, with companies like Reviv and NutriDrip offering vitamin drips that promise to boost everything from immunity to mood and libido.Celebrities rave about the newest health craze. Rihanna, Madonna, Rita Ora, Lily Allen, and Simon Cowell are all advocates. Dr. Wahida Karmally, however,- the director of nutrition for the Irving Center for Clinical Research and associate research scientist at Columbia University Medical Center, is quiteskeptical. He says "There’s a place for IV nutrition for people who are very sick—who cannot eat or have some kind of bowel dysfunction—but what’s preferred is anything that goes through the gut,”

 

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26 August, 2016
Can Racism Be Stopped If We All Attend Racist Anonymous Meetings?

“Hi, I’m Carol, and I’m a racist.” Yes, this quote is exactly what it sounds like—an introduction at a meeting called “Racists Anonymous.” According to Fusion, Carol wants to talk racism. Specifically, her own. Racists Anonymous is a new program at the Trinity... Read more

26 August, 2016
A Few Things to Know Before You Get Lasik

if you're considering Lasik, you probably have some questions like, "Will I be laid up for days?" "Will it hurt?" And: " it'll work?". Before getting lasik its good to know a few thing. How its done is After your eye surgeon applies numbing drops, she makes an incision in the cornea and lifts... Read more

26 August, 2016
New Test Speeds Up Disease, Cancer Detection Enormously

Detecting diseases and even certain cancers may become far easier and faster to detect. That's because researchers at the University of Los Angeles California have created a test that detects biomarkers for disease in about 10 minutes. According to UPI, they have plans to pair it with a portable... Read more

26 August, 2016
Would You Prefer A Shot In The Mouth Or A Snort Up The Nose?

For people who are pain- or needle-phobic, dental work is often avoided because the primary method for numbing the mouth involves a shot. But according to UPI, a new inhalable anesthetic may offer new hope to those who have to be dragged to the dentist kicking and screaming. The U.S. Food and Drug... Read more

26 August, 2016
Your Instagram Filter May Show Signs of Depression

As you scroll through between the Juno and Clarendon, wondering which Instagram filter will make your selfie appear to be the most stunning, you probably aren’t considering what a filter might say about your mental health status. Researchers are finding your filter choice, along with... Read more

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