Bullies seem to be picking on everyone these days, as an increasing number of students say they have been picked on because of food allergies. CNN reports that almost half of kids with food allergies say they've been bullied and a third report that the bullying was food-related. In addition to the taunting, some kids have had the foods they're allergic to thrown at them or stuffed in their mouths by bullies.
For people training to become doctors, their long hours and overnight shifts may lead to an increased chance of car accidents according to a new study. MSN reports that researchers surveyed 300 medical residents and found that about 11 percent were involved in accidents throughout their residencies, and 43 percent reported almost getting into a crash throughout their training. Researchers attributed this frequency to fatigue and stress.
It's easy to accumulate clutter in your household during the holiday season between gifts, parties and a parade of visitors, but according to a new study from UCLA this mess may not be good for your stress levels. Health Magazine reports that women in particular undergo a spike in stress hormones when surrounded by clutter at home. Health recommends coming up with a strategic way to clean up -- such as organizing projects by category (such as "kids toys" or "clothing") and going from there.
Household cinnamon proves to be a dangerous spice, WebMD reports, as an increasing number of kids are taking the "cinnamon challenge" and causing themselves to choke. WebMD reports that people are attempting to swallow cinnamon without any water and end up having breathing issues which sometimes land them in the hospital. In 2011, poison centers in the U.S. received 51 calls about exposure to cinnamon among teens and in the first three months of 2012, they received 139 calls.
And finally, you can have a festive, party-filled New Year's Eve without suffering through the headache of a hangover the next day. In addition to abstaining from alcohol or limiting your booze consumption, CBS published a list of doctor-approved ways to minimize your chance of a hangover. These suggestions include alternating every alcoholic drink with a glass of water, and steering clear of darker alcohols, such as red wine, which contains a type of chemical more likely to cause a headache. Sleeping it off, eating before you drink and avoiding smoking cigarettes while you drink are also helpful ways to start 2013 off on the right foot.