NYC council speaker tweets about her HPV diagnosis

| Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council speaker, revealed over the weekend that she has been diagnosed with a “high risk” type of human papillomavirus (HPV). The announcement was made to increase awareness of this common sexually transmitted disease, which is often stigmatized.  The 45 year-old…

Ebola death count goes up, food production goes down

| The epidemic is wreaking havoc in the three small West African states, and is also…

NYC council speaker tweets about her HPV diagnosis

| Melissa Mark-Viverito, New York City Council speaker, revealed over the weekend that she has been diagnosed with a “high risk” type of human papillomavirus (HPV). The announcement was made to increase awareness of this common sexually transmitted disease, which is often stigmatized.  The 45 year-old…

Ebola death count goes up, food production goes down

| The epidemic is wreaking havoc in the three small West African states, and is also…

Liberia’s missing 17 back in hospital

| The 17 remaining patients suspected of having Ebola who fled when the quarantine center they…

Suspected Ebola patients return to clinic, other disappear

| On Saturday evening, an angry mob comprised of stick-wielding young residents of the West Point…

Nigeria hits 12 Ebola cases, affected countries must screen travelers

| The Nigerian Health Ministry has confirmed the 12th case of Ebola, an increase from the…

Liberian Army to shoot first, ask Ebola questions later

| In a scenario that could have been pulled from a George A. Romero zombie flick,…

Beware of fake Ebola treatments

| The FDA is recommending consumers to be wary of products being sold online under the…

Amy Van Dyken leaves rehabilitation facility

| Amy Van Dyken, the Olympic champion swimmer who was paralyzed from the waist down after…

20/20 anchors breaks the news of her own return to rehab

| ABC’s news journalist Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab as part of her continuing struggle…

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

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…