15 more countries at risk of Ebola transmission

| Oxford University researchers have mapped a geographical area encompassing the 22 African countries at a higher risk of animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus, including 15 where this type of transmission has not been reported yet. The countries, from most likely to least likely to…

Rare respiratory virus sickens hundreds of children in Midwest

| Someone must have forgotten to pay the Pied Piper, because hundreds of children in the…

15 more countries at risk of Ebola transmission

| Oxford University researchers have mapped a geographical area encompassing the 22 African countries at a higher risk of animal-to-human transmission of the Ebola virus, including 15 where this type of transmission has not been reported yet. The countries, from most likely to least likely to…

Rare respiratory virus sickens hundreds of children in Midwest

| Someone must have forgotten to pay the Pied Piper, because hundreds of children in the…

Free beer! Now that I’ve got your attention, free weed!

| A new welfare program that orders medicinal marijuana dispensaries to donate 2% of their supplies…

WHO okays use of Ebola survivors’ blood as a treatment

| We know blood can giveth Ebola, but can blood taketh Ebola away? When you look…

FDA green lights marketing of first acute kidney injury risk tests

| The FDA gave its blessing on Friday to the marketing of a unique lab test…

Third Ebola-infected US doctor landed in Nebraska

| Rick Sacra, the Boston-area doctor who became the third American to contract the Ebola virus…

American Aid Agency to donate $75M to Ebola cause

| The U.S. Agency for International Development announced on Thursday a $75 million donation to pay…

FDA approves drug for advanced melanoma

| Keytruda (active ingredient pembrolizumab) was given accelerated approval by the FDA yesterday. The immuno-oncology drug,…

WHO’s Next: Someone kills themselves every 40 seconds

| The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first ever world report on suicide prevention today.…

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…

Assassin of youth: 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 stirs controversy

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

Baby STILL on board: Campaign aims 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…

NIH finds old smallpox vials

| National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff just found six vials of smallpox (variola) from the 1950’s that were apparently just lying around in a cardboard box. The discovery was made when scientist were relocating a laboratory from the FDA campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The lab…

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 may be 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…

Future Doctors Lack Bedside Manners

| Interns seem to have been watching too much ‘House, M.D.,’ at least those at The…

Gay parents raise gay children

| And by gay we mean the original meaning of the word, which is ‘happy.’ Children of sex-same couples are happier and healthier than children from heterosexual families, according to the Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families by the University of Melbourne. The report…

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…

5 Precepts of Childbirth Preparation

| Unlike Prissy from ‘Gone with the Wind’ who didn’t know ‘nothing ‘bout birthin’ babies,’ today’s…