Black lung disease is scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling coal dust over a long period of time. According to WebMD, 16 percent of coal miners may eventually develop health issues in their lungs from inhaling coal dust.
In over 80 countries, tobacco products are labeled with disturbing photos to illustrate the dangers of using them. Buy a pack of cigarettes in Europe and you’re likely to see a grotesque photo of tar-damaged lungs, various cancers or a foot with amputated toes.
Losing a loved one is easily the worst moments you'll face in your life. But it can also affect the doctors who have to break it to a patient's friends and family. Louis M. Profeta MD, an Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Emergency Physicians in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently took to LinkedIn to share the reason he looks at a patient's Facebook page before telling their parents they've passed.
The post, titled “I’ll Look at Your Facebook Profile Before I Tell Your Mother You’re Dead,” has attracted thousands of likes and comments.
More than 50-years-ago, the female birth control pill was heralded as a revolutionary step forward in women’s empowerment. And the ensuing evidence goes a long way toward supporting that claim. Recent figures cited by Planned Parenthood show that investments in family planning equate to good government: