Irreversible Condition known as “Popcorn Lung” is Connected to Chemical Commonly Found in Vape Flavourings

We all know that smoking has a lot of negative complications, but the same also goes for vaping. Vaping has constantly been criticised for being another way of causing yourself several long-term health problems which have a similar severity to the regular smoking of tobacco.

According to some medical researchers, a chemical that goes by the name diacetyl is commonly found in vape flavour pods. Diacetyl is linked and associated with a condition named “popcorn long” which is medically defined as Bronchiolitis Obliterans. This condition causes an inflammation in the bronchiole airways which can cause certain severe symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath.

Reports published by Business Insider have suggested that between 2017 and 2018, there was an increase of 78% in the number of vapers among high school students, and a further increase by 48% in those who attend middle school.

The report also adds that almost 60% of middle school students use vaping and other flavoured e-cigarettes. g

A document that has been published by the US surgeon General’s Office has warned repeatedly about the concerning increase in the number of younger people taking up the habit of vaping on a daily basis.

However, considerable research has been undertaken by the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives to establish the links between popcorn lung and e-cigarettes. The study was conducted in 2015 and it involved the testing of 51 flavoured e-cigarettes. It was found that 39 of these e-cigs contained the chemical diacetyl.

Although the study did not confirm that vaping in general causes popcorn lung; however, it did show that some vape flavourings did contain the chemical that is connected to the condition.

The research study stated: “Because of the associations between diacetyl and bronchiolitis obliterans … urgent action is recommended to further evaluate the extent of this new exposure to diacetyl and related flavouring compounds in e-cigarettes.”

People smoking on the streets Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 18, 2018. Amsterdam will make some smoking free streets from 2019. (Photo by Robin Utrecht/Sipa USA)

Diacetyl in e-cigarettes is already banned in the UK. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes bronchiolitis obliterans as ‘a serious lung disease that is irreversible’.

Popcorn lung was the name that was developed two decades ago when a group of employees that worked in a microwave popcorn factory were found to have inhaled the artificial butter flavouring.

Following this, an investigation was undertaken due to several workers suffering from breathing problems. The investigation concluded that there was a link between airway damage and being exposes to diacetyl.

Furthermore, it has also been reported that other similar cases of popcorn lung have been identified in employees working in a diacetyl manufacturing plant.

Further studies have suggested that the diacetyl has also been found in regular cigarettes which shows the similarity in the severity of both regular smoking and vaping.

Rare monkeypox virus has started reappearing – here’s what you need to watch out for

Being healthy is something we so often take for granted. One day you’re fit and active, the next you can be suffering from a cold, flu, or worse.

One of the great things about social media is that we can now spread mass warnings about health issues that could otherwise fly under the radar until it’s too late. In this case, we’ve caught wind of a problem that’s been around for quite some time, but only just started to spread again.

Monkeypox. It’s a virus usually found in central and west Africa, though in the past fortnight there have been two cases, unrelated, discovered in the United Kingdom.

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It was Public Health England that confirmed the news, with both of the sufferers having recently travelled to Nigeria.

As per reports, the illness is rare, with most cases exhibiting symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and a rash. More serious cases, however, can be dangerous.

Nick Phin, deputy director of the National Infection Service, admits that the new cases are uncommon, but that measures are being taken to reduce spreading.

“It is very unusual to see two cases in such a relatively short space of time. We are working hard to contact individuals, including healthcare workers, that might have come into contact with the individual to provide information and health advice,” he said.

“It is likely that monkeypox continues to circulate in Nigeria and could, therefore, affect travelers who are returning from this part of the world,” Phil continued.

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The first human case of monkeypox was diagnosed in 1970, and maintains a death rate of 10%. It can transmitted from animals to humans, humans to humans, through bodily fluid or even by air.

What to look out for?

As always, it’s important people know the symptoms and signs to watch out for.

In this case, the most prominent symptoms include fever, headaches, aching muscles, back pain, and swollen lymph nodes. A rash usually comes with the virus, meanwhile, one that leaves scabs.

Of course, with many of these symptomatic of other problems with the body, it’s best to get checked out by a medical professional if you’re at all concerned.

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Dog Chapman Asks Fans To Pray For His Wife Beth During Cancer Battle

Dog and Beth Chapman are known by many for their adventures on the popular show ‘Dog The Bounty Hunter.’ They show an obvious affection and love for each other that audiences adore. The two frequently post on social media and keep their fans in the loop of their fun lives.

In a recent turn of events, Beth was diagnosed with a throat cancer last year. She had a long surgery and extensive treatment. She was able to conquer the disease but unfortunately, it returned a year later.

She underwent another surgery and is currently recovering. Dog (Duane), her husband, gave a few details of the situation.

“She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery [on Tuesday],” he said. “They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk. … [She’s] doing the best she can and remains incredibly strong.”

He has requested his fans to pray for his wife’s healing and recovery. This is an emotional time for the family and many want to know how she is doing.

“She is not doing good,” he said in an interview. “I appreciate the question and please say a prayer.”

Their daughter Lyssa also spoke of her mother’s health.

“We are all so devastated. We love our mommy so much and thank you guys for being here,” she shared. “We got such an amazing outpouring from fans and we just really appreciate it.”and disease.


Prayers for this family and all others that are battling sickness and disease.


After 34 weeks of pregnancy, Casi Rott’s triplets were finally born and looking healthy. All she could do was smile as the months of laborious strain were gone. Her husband Joey, and their two daughters Tenley and Chloe stood by excited to welcome the new members of the family.

The triplets took a toll on Casi’s body. She was forced to under go a cesarean section procedure prematurely and she stayed at the hospital for a few days with her babies. Her triplets had to stay at the hospital for longer but the doctors told Casi that she was fine to go home.

Then things started to go wrong. She felt pains in her chest at first and then was taken to the hospital. The doctors found that Casi had a blood clot in her lungs, that was from the strain on her body during the pregnancy. She went home after she was given blood thinners for the clot in her lungs.

Again, her chest was giving her pain at home, so her husband took her to the hospital. Tragically, she died.While Joey and his family don’t have their loving mother anymore, they have the support of the community however.Joey posted a photo of he and his children online with a caption saying:“Made it back home. Such a bittersweet day… Really missing Casi.”

Hi is grateful for the family he has but misses his wife every day. Being a single father with five children proves difficult at times, but people from the community have even donated supplies to help him raise his kids.


Labor pains are enough to keep even the most brave women tied down in bed, but not this momma-to-be. She’s tired of staying put and needs to have a little fun before the birth of her child!
Lucky for the rest of us, her husband has the camera ready and rolling. This cheerful mommy jumps out of bed and begins to boogie (and skillfully, at that)! Her dancing brings a smile to the faces of the medical staff tending to her, as well as her husband and the rest of the Internet world watching her now!

It take one tough cookie to stay positive during a usually stressful time like this – and it’s easy to see that she’s an excited lady, dancing as joyfully as she does! Take a peek at this silly mom by pressing “play” on the video below. It’s hard not to smile while watching her get her groove on with that big baby belly!Best of luck to this adorably happy family, and we hope nothing but the best for them and their baby.

As long as they keep helping each other get on their feet, and keep singing together, we’re sure that this perfect little family is going to live a happy life together forever.



Leukemia sick mom pregnant with twins finds perfect bone marrow donor after public plea

The mother battling leukaemia while pregnant with twins has found a perfect bone marrow donor after her story went viral online.

Only last week did we cover the story of Susie Rabaca, who was desperately searching for a 100 percent match to donate bone marrow. The 36-year-old, who is due to give birth to twins around December 6, issued a plea for people to register incase they matched, with her own sister having only registered as 50 percent.

Susie was diagnosed with cancer after visiting doctors with symptoms of sickness.

A mother of three, the 36-year-old told her story to the world and it’s had a truly incredible effect. According to ABC7, a record-breaking number of people signed up to be potential donors for Susie, whose mixed Latino and Caucasian heritage had made finding a match difficult.

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“For me to find one and for it to be 10 out of 10 at that is amazing. Nothing better in the world right now,” Susie said.

Within days of Susie’s story being aired, almost 40,000 people registered as potential donors on the Be The Match registry.

Julie Kornike, of Be The Match, said: “Only 3 percent of our registry is mixed ethnicity and so it can really difficult to find a matching donor. The fact that we have identified a potential match for her is really exciting.”

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For those suffering with leukemia, a bone marrow transplant can be a potential life saver. For it to work, the new marrow must be as close a match as possible. To put it into perspective how highly the odds were stacked against Susie, there was no match for her on a worldwide registry which includes 30 million people.

Now, though, with a match found, Susie is aiming to undergo a transplant before delivering her twins. She was handed the fantastic news concerning the match last night, and celebrated with her family.

“Whoever you are out there – thank you so much. You’re saving my life. You’re an angel, and I hope one day to meet you,” she said, as per ABC7.

Susie hopes that she can hit a goal of 100,000 people signing up on Be The Match before she gives births to her twins.

The parents hold their 3 dead children on their laps. A year later they have them in their arms again.

It is just one moment that destroys her entire life. But just one year later not one, but three miracles happen.

Little Kyle was celebrating his 5th birthday. Together with his sisters (4-year-old Emma and 2-year-old Katie), his mother Lori, and grandma Cindy, they all drove to the fair.

Kyle especially enjoyed the ferris wheel and the petting zoo. They were all having a terrific time. As it became time for their afternoon nap, they were all loaded into the minivan so that they could make their way home.

But they hit a traffic jam. Lori turned around to her youngest daughter and tickled her tenderly on her foot. It’d be the last time that she saw her daughter laugh.

All os a sudden their minivan is rammed by a truck. He speeds right into the car without breaking. The mother and grandmother are instantly knocked out cold while the children in the backseat are rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.

When Chris, the father, receives the call he rushes to the hospital. But he arrives too late as both of his little daughters are dead. The parents still hold hope for Kyle, who is so badly injured his chance of survival is slim.

With a heavy-heart, they must make a decision about switching off his life-support machine. Together with his wife, Chris sits on his son’s bed until Kyle breathes his last breath. “I held my hand on his chest until his heart stopped beating,” tells Chris. “Then he was gone.”

Their loss only becomes readily apparent when they see Kyle, Katie, and Emma one last time before the funeral. They lay the 3 little ones in children’s coffins.

The pain is almost unbearable. Lori and Chris live in a neighbourhood with many children. Every time that they hear their cheerful laughing, they close the windows and crawl into the back part of their house. On Halloween they go out of town so that they do not have to see all the children that ring their doorbell. It breaks their heart.

But the parents make a pact together: they will not kill themselves. Even if it seems like a viable alternative on some days. “At a certain point you just want to break through the grief. You want to take your life because you think that you’ll be with your kids again,” confesses Chris. “But we promised to never leave each other.”

And they decided on much more: 3 months after the accident Chris and Lori decided that they wanted to have more children. “We always described ourselves at that point as parents without children,” tells Chris. They did not want to live that way any longer. So they undertook an artificial fertilisation. Two girls and one boy were the result. Just like Emma, Katie, and Kyle. They actually wanted just one child, but they saw the fertilised egg cells and immediately recognised it as a sign.

Almost a year later, after they had lost Kyle, Emma, and Katie, they gave birth to triplets: Ashley, Elie and Jake. “They will never replace Kyle, Emma, and Katie,” Lori says. “But there is joy in the house again. There is joy in our hearts again. They fill our lives with love, happiness and laughter again.”

The triplets know that before they were born they had 3 other siblings. Their pictures hang everywhere in the house and their parents talk about them often. They even go to the cemetery together to have picnics. Here the entire family is together. Because Kyle, Emma, and Katie should never be forgotten.

The tragic story of these three siblings really reduces one to tears. The wounds that the parents bear in their hearts will never completely heal. But thanks to the birth of their triplets their lives are worth living again. Share this story when the Coble family’s loss and their triplet miracle has touched you just as much as it did me.

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Banana cake without flour, sugar or milk – but with an unforgettable taste

How about making a easy to make, delicious cake that’s also not bad for you?

This banana cake is a great alternative for people who love eating cake in the afternoon but also don’t want to gain weight.

And it doesn’t contain any white flour — one of the biggest enemies of the waist.

Check out the recipe below!

Banana cake without flour, sugar or milk

What you need: 

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups finely cut ​​oatmeal
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • A little cinnamon to your liking

How to make it:

Mix the bananas, eggs and olive oil until the batter is smooth. Add the raisins and mix it some more. Then add the oats, cinnamon and baking soda.

Grease a pan and coat it with oatmeal. Then add the batter and bake it at 350°F (180°C) for 35 minutes. Done!

Simple, healthy and delicious! And it doesn’t hurt that it contains vitamins and minerals from the bananas and oatmeal.

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Do you fart in bed? Then read this!

Do you fart in bed ? If this story doesn’t make you cry for laughing so hard, let me know and I’ll pray for you. This is a story about a couple who had been happily married for years, the only friction in their marriage was the husbands habit of farting loudly every morning when he awoke the noise would wake his wife and the smell would make her eyes water and make her gasp for air. Every morning she would plead with him to stop ripping them off because it was making her sick. He told her he couldn’t stop it and that it was perfectly natural. She told him to see a doctor, she was concerned that one day he would blow his guts out. The years went by and he continued to rip them out. Then one Christmas day morning, as she was preparing the turkey for dinner and he was upstairs sound asleep, she looked at the innards, neck, gizzard, liver and all the spare parts, and a malicious thought came to her. She took the bowl and went upstairs where her husband was sound asleep and, gently pulling the bed covers back, she pulled back the elastic waistband o his underpants and emptied the bowl of turkey guts into his shorts. Sometime later she heard her husband waken with his usual trumpeting which was followed by a blood curdling scream and the sound of frantic footsteps as he ran into the bath room. The wife could hardly control herself as she rolled on the floor laughing, tears in her eyes! After years of torture she reckoned she had got him back pretty good. About twenty minutes later, her husband came downstairs in his blood stained underpants with a look of horror on his face. She bit her lip as she asked him what was the matter. He said, Honey you were right all these years you have warned me and I didn’t listen to you. What do you mean? asked his wife. Well, you always told me that one day I would end up farting my guts out, and today it finally happened, but by the grace of god, some Vaseline and two fingers. I think I got most of them back in…………… Don’t just keep it, share it along

Researchers Say They’ve Created An Alzheimer’s Vaccine

Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that takes its toll on humans and their caretakers.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and affects memory, thinking, and behavior.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, symptoms develop slowly and get worse over time.

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For years people have suffered, hoping that one day there would be a cure.

That day might have arrived.

Researchers at the University of Texas have developed a vaccine they say helps the body to attack Alzheimer’s plaques and tangles before they start to shut down the brain.

Source: National Institue of Aging

The DNA vaccine has been tested on animals but scientists hope that the vaccine will soon head to clinical trials.

According to KUTV, the experimental vaccine reduces the accumulation of two types of toxic proteins that are believed to cause Alzheimer’s.

The vaccine does not have any adverse effects, like brain swelling, unlike previous vaccines that had severe brain swelling as a side effect.

The study was conducted over a decade by the University’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.

Researchers say the vaccine could have major impacts on sufferers and their families.

“If the onset of the disease could be delayed by even five years, that would be enormous for the patients and their families,” Dr. Doris Lambracht-Washington, the study’s senior author, said. “The number of dementia cases could drop by half.”

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The vaccine, called DNA Aβ42, is delivered via a shot superficially through the skin and activates one’s immune response to reduce the build-up of harmful tau and beta-amyloids.

“This study is the culmination of a decade of research that has repeatedly demonstrated that this vaccine can effectively and safely target in animal models what we think may cause Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Roger Rosenberg, founding Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern. “I believe we’re getting close to testing this therapy in people.”

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The vaccine has been tested in three mammals bringing it closer to clinical trials.

Alzheimer’s affects about 5.7 million Americans.

That number is expected to double by 2050, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The vaccine is expected to be most effective in patients who haven’t fully developed Alzheimer’s but have high levels of tau and amyloid stored in their brains.

“The longer you wait, the less effect it will probably have,” Rosenberg said. “Once those plaques and tangles have formed, it may be too late.”

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