If I only had a brain: Human head transplant coming soon?

| Italian scientist Sergio Canavero would like to give you head. That is, he would like to give your head a new body, and he says that could happen as soon as two years from now. It sounds like a Giallo version of Hammer’s Curse of…

Color me cancerous: Cola coloring may increase cancer risk

| Synesthetically speaking, the caramel color of soda tastes like cancer. More specifically, the chemical that…

If I only had a brain: Human head transplant coming soon?

| Italian scientist Sergio Canavero would like to give you head. That is, he would like to give your head a new body, and he says that could happen as soon as two years from now. It sounds like a Giallo version of Hammer’s Curse of…

Color me cancerous: Cola coloring may increase cancer risk

| Synesthetically speaking, the caramel color of soda tastes like cancer. More specifically, the chemical that…

The painkilling needle and the HIV damage done in Indiana

| More than 20 cases of HIV in Indiana have been associated with the injectable painkiller…

It’s my party and I’ll get measles if I want to?

| The idea of a ‘measles party’ should probably as apocryphal as the idea of a…

Guinea green-lights expansive use of experimental Ebola drug

| The government of Guinea will expand the use of favipiravir – also known as Avigan…

Drug maker stops Ebola clinical trials in Liberia

| The good news is that the reason drug developer Chimerix decided to halt human trials…

Hands are an idle playground: Teen gets life-altering hand job

| And by hand job I mean plastic surgery – like a nose job – in…

Indiana says yes to Medicaid expansion

| Indiana has agreed to become the 28th state of the Union to expand the Medicaid…

Trial by Fire: First batch of Ebola vaccine on its way to Liberia

| Three hundred vials of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are due to…

Pizza and childhood obesity

| Mel Brooks was onto something when made Pizza the Hutt one of the villains in Spaceballs. Health policy researchers said Monday that children consume more than 400 extra calories on average on days when they eat pizza. Children also consume three extra grams of fat…

Scoot over Chucky, here’s the new most dangerous toy

| Scooters are the most dangerous foot-powered vehicle since the Flintmobile, according to an article in…

Children’s mental disability trends are rising

| During the last 50 years, the incidence of childhood mental disability in America has been…

Youth Assassin: One hit of synthetic pot kills teen

| Connor Reid Eckhart could not be polite and pass it to the right.  In fact,…

Think of the Children! Health textbook controversy

| When you think of challenged books, the titles A Clockwork Orange, The Catcher in the…

Baby on board: Campaign to reduce hot car deaths

| In observance of the second annual National Heatstroke Prevention Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety…

Asthma inhalers stunt children’s growth

| Children who use inhalers for asthma “may grow approximately half a centimeter less during the…

Parents’ loving spoonfuls can be dangerous

| Administering medicines via spoonful can lead to over- and under-dosing, both of which can be…

Sleeping with parents more harm than good for babies

| A new study has linked the popular practice of bed-sharing -or co-sleeping- with an increased…

The Red Cross wants you to donate blood

| Blood donations have dropped 8% in the past 11 weeks; in other words, 80,000 less donations than expected for the summer. In light of that, The American Red Cross is encouraging every man, woman, and child over the age 17 -16 with parental consent in…

NIH finds old smallpox vials

| National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff just found six vials of smallpox (variola) from the…

Would you like Norovirus with that?

| Although outbreaks of Norovirus infections are usually associated with cruise ships, stomach bug-related food poisoning…

Kenyan girl saves face – literally

| Patch Adams put smiles on sick children’s faces, but he has nothing on Drs. Leon…

Epileptic seizure-suppressant pill ready in 10 years

| In tomorrow’s news, University College London researchers have developed a pill that could suppress seizures…

Aspirin Fights Ovarian Cancer

| While heartburn, stomach cramps, throwing up, and irritated stomach are part of the ugly side…

Is aromatherapy useful?

| The healing properties of the essential oils that form the basis of aromatherapy have not…

Why is homeopathy still around?

| The most probable reason that homeopathy has had and will always have defenders is a…

Insulin Truths and Myths

| If someone asked you to do word association with the vocable ‘diabetes’, you would probably…

Every 8 min kids are dosed wrong

| Parents and guardians incorrectly administered medication to 696,937 children under six years of age between 2002 and 2012 – an average of 63,358 a year, or one every eight minutes – according to a study published in Pediatrics. The most common error was double-dosing. “What…

Hand Sanitizers: Kids Still Get Sick

| Installing hand sanitizers in classrooms and encouraging students to make use of them has no…

Gay parents raise gay children

| And by gay we mean the original meaning of the word, which is ‘happy.’ Children…

Children gain access to adult lungs

| The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) have…

Robo Sperm: The future of in vitro fertilization

| Scientists from the Universities of Twente in the Netherlands and the German University in Cairo…

Couple goes out on a limb to save daughter

| Glenn and Cara O’Neill from Columbia, South Carolina have raised over one million dollars out…

Fertility after cancer is possible

| Chemotherapy treatment for cancer is the very definition of the phrase ‘fighting fire with fire,’…

The mother of all stress

| According to the American Psychological Association, women are more prone than men to experiencing physical…

Children, Football, and Concussions

| Many parents used to want their boys to be just like Brett Favre when they…