New computer model says Ebola in Liberia could end in June

| The new epidemic model developed by ecology professors at the University of Georgia provides the most realistic forecasts this side of Multivac. Or at least so its creators claim, citing that the tool not only accounts for features of the virus and its transmission, but…

Measles outbreak turns Disneyland into Itchy & Scratchy Land

| Disneyland is often thought of as a place where nothing can possi-bligh go wrong, but…

New computer model says Ebola in Liberia could end in June

| The new epidemic model developed by ecology professors at the University of Georgia provides the most realistic forecasts this side of Multivac. Or at least so its creators claim, citing that the tool not only accounts for features of the virus and its transmission, but…

Measles outbreak turns Disneyland into Itchy & Scratchy Land

| Disneyland is often thought of as a place where nothing can possi-bligh go wrong, but…

Huh? HPV test better than Pap for cervical cancer screening

| Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing should be the first alternative when screening for cervical cancer in…

Binge and purge: Alcohol poisoning kills 6 a day

| Like the great Ozzy Osbourne once sang, “wine is fine but liquor is quicker.” This…

Sierra Leone’s Ebola ‘Operation Western Surge’ begins

| Old St. Nick may not be going from chimney to chimney in Sierra Leone, but…

How Ebola stole Christmas in Sierra Leone

| Looks like it’s going to be a Benihana Christmas for Sierra Leone. The West African…

Ebola vaccine growing pains: Side effects halt trial

| A trial for an experimental Ebola vaccine has been postponed after four volunteers experienced joint…

New drugs against Hodgkin’s lymphoma and malaria?

| A drug called nivolumab can shrink and eradicate tumors in the minority of Hodgkin’s lymphoma…

CDC assigns 35 U.S hospitals as Ebola treatment centers

| At least 35 hospitals in the United States are properly staffed and equipped, and have…

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 the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Additionally, wagons, tricycles and motor-powered toys such as Barbie Jeeps are behind a surge in children’s injuries and visits to the E.R. Riding toys were responsible…

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…

Tennessee to cars: Break yo’self, fool!

| A new Good Samaritan Law allows Tennesseans to go Grand Theft Auto on parked cars…

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…

Hand Sanitizers: Kids Still Get Sick

| Installing hand sanitizers in classrooms and encouraging students to make use of them has no effect on the incidence of sick children missing school days. A new New Zealand study randomly assigned alcohol-based hand sanitizers among 68, and gave all participating students (aged 5-11 years…

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…

4 Common Aging Parents Issues

| Your parents took care of you when you were little, so it’s understandable that you…