Hallucinations preceded Robin William’s suicide

| They say life imitates art, and in the case of the late, great Robin Williams his life sadly decided to imitate his 1991 film The Fisher King. In this Terry Gilliam-helmed fantasy Williams played a homeless man plagued by visions of a red knight. According…

WHO issues new Ebola burying procedures

| The United Nations health agency has developed new guidelines for the “safe and dignified burial”…

Hallucinations preceded Robin William’s suicide

| They say life imitates art, and in the case of the late, great Robin Williams his life sadly decided to imitate his 1991 film The Fisher King. In this Terry Gilliam-helmed fantasy Williams played a homeless man plagued by visions of a red knight. According…

WHO issues new Ebola burying procedures

| The United Nations health agency has developed new guidelines for the “safe and dignified burial”…

Texas is officially Ebola-free

| The last individual who was being monitored for the Ebola virus has just gone 21…

Ebola slows in Liberia, surges in Sierra Leone

| The prevalence of the Ebola virus is slowing down in Liberia, surging in Sierra Leone,…

Alaska, Oregon, D.C. vote to legalize marijuana

| The states of Alaska and Oregon and the capital of the United States Washington D.C.…

Anti-Ebola nasal vaccine shows promise

| An experimental inhalable Ebola vaccine increased the survival of non-human primates from 67% to 100%…

Rogue nurse: “Ebola Quarantine guidelines is politics”

| Nurse Kaci Hickox questioned the motives behind the attempts to quarantine her for 21 days…

Ebola: Quarantine for doctors to be reimbursed

| The governor of the state of New York Andrew Cuomo and New York City’s mayor…

Ebola Nurse: Public Health Enemy #1?

| Kaci Hickox, an American nurse who was forced into isolation after she returned from working…

Children’s mental disability trends are rising

| During the last 50 years, the incidence of childhood mental disability in America has been increasing, possibly due to greater awareness of these issues. A new study published in the online edition of the journal Pediatrics this week indicates the changing nature of these newly…

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…

Can children O.D. on vitamins and minerals?

| The time when a Flintstone vitamin was a rare treat is long gone. Today’s children…

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…