Liberia could be Ebola-free ahead of schedule

| Contrary to a recent forecast that predicted Liberia could be free of Ebola by June, the West African country just might be able to contain the virus as early as late February, the government said Thursday. Liberia is one of the most-affected countries by the…

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…

Liberia could be Ebola-free ahead of schedule

| Contrary to a recent forecast that predicted Liberia could be free of Ebola by June, the West African country just might be able to contain the virus as early as late February, the government said Thursday. Liberia is one of the most-affected countries by the…

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…

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…

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…

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…