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Former Miss Teen Universe dies day before 20th birthday


A former Miss Teen Universe has died after suffering cardiac arrest on a ski trip the day before her 20th birthday. Model Lotte van der Zee, from Holland, passed away after being placed in an artificially induced coma after falling ill while on holiday in Westendorf, Austria with her family. The beauty queen, who won […]

Millennials giving themselves zinc deficiencies by shunning traditional diets


Millennials are at risk of zinc deficiencies because they’ve ditched traditional diets, a new study has found. Less than a quarter of young people have zinc-packed staples in their cupboards, with 70 percent saying that social media has influenced what they eat. Things like cockles, kippers and livers are out of fashion — all of […]

Whoopi Goldberg says she almost died from pneumonia and septic shock


After being sidelined from her job at “The View” for a little more than a month, Whoopi Goldberg told fans on Friday that she almost died following a battle with pneumonia, but that she is, thankfully, recovering. In a video message aired during the show, she addressed her health for the first time since her […]

Alex Trebek diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer


“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. “Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our ‘Jeopardy’ fan base — Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, I […]

‘Keto Crotch’ isn’t the only gross side effect of a popular diet


Low-carb diets, like keto, paleo or carnivory, can give you the runs. “We need soluble fiber… to bind food in the system,” Brondo says. The lack of it makes our stool less solid, Brondo explains. “It’s relatively common,” but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing, she says. “[It’s] totally not healthy.” And while some […]

Olivia Newton-John says her health battle has been challenging


Olivia Newton-John, who earlier this year denied reports she was close to dying, says the last six months spent battling cancer for the third time has been challenging, but that she’s “feeling good.” “Those things are so stupid. Why not just go, ‘Here I am, and I’m fine!” she told People of the rampant rumors […]

Marijuana legalization has boosted snack food sales, study reveals


Here’s something getting a nice high from recreational marijuana: snack food sales. Potato chip, cookie and ice cream sales all increased in Colorado, Oregon and Washington as recreational marijuana became legal in those states, according to a new study. Specifically, chip sales increased 5.3 percent, while cookie sales climbed 4.1 percent and ice cream purchases […]

Luke Perry death: What causes massive strokes?


It’s hard to believe that Luke Perry, the 52-year-old star of “90210” and “Riverdale,” died Monday after a “massive stroke” he suffered late last week. Strokes are marked by a burst blood vessel in the brain that cuts off its oxygen supply, often with devastating results. Tragically, they’re also common: The American Heart Association reports […]

Luke Perry’s death: What causes massive strokes?


It’s hard to believe that Luke Perry, the 52-year-old star of “90210” and “Riverdale,” died Monday after a “massive stroke” he suffered late last week. Strokes are marked by a burst blood vessel in the brain that cuts off its oxygen supply, often with devastating results. Tragically, they’re also common: The American Heart Association reports […]

Luke Perry had cancer scare before fatal stroke


The death of actor Luke Perry shocked Hollywood and fans alike — but the fatal stroke that the 52-year-old suffered last week wasn’t his first brush with health problems. Perry had a colorectal cancer scare in 2015, when doctors found and removed precancerous growths from the actor. “If I had waited [to be screened], it […]

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