American missionary with Ebola soldiers On

| The son of American aid worker Nancy Writebol says his mother is stable and working hard to fight Ebola. It could be said that she has never stopped fighting the virus; the only difference is that now she does it inwardly as opposed to outwardly.…

Chikungunya cases reported across America

| New York, New Jersey, Missouri, and Texas are among the 37 states where cases of…

American missionary with Ebola soldiers On

| The son of American aid worker Nancy Writebol says his mother is stable and working hard to fight Ebola. It could be said that she has never stopped fighting the virus; the only difference is that now she does it inwardly as opposed to outwardly.…

Chikungunya cases reported across America

| New York, New Jersey, Missouri, and Texas are among the 37 states where cases of…

American in Nigeria is First of the Gang to Die of Ebola

| Liberian Ministry of Finance top official Patrick Sawyer was not only the first confirmed case…

Canadian doctor blows whistle on lack of Hep C preparedness

| Hepatitis C is the white elephant in Canada’s healthcare living room, and it is also…

Nigeria quarantines hospital where man died of Ebola

| The First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, Lagos has been shut down and some of its…

With Teeth: Doctors pull 200 extra teeth from Indian teen

| Last night was a very busy one for the tooth fairy.  Doctors at J.J. Hospital…

First malaria vaccine seeking approval

| British drug manufacturer Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) will submit the world’s first malaria vaccine for…

Leading Ebola doctor becomes Ebola patient

| Dr. Sheik Umar Khan has become a modern-day Father Damien after contracting the Ebola virus…

Anthrax causes CDC lab director to resign

| Michael Farrell has resigned from the CDC after a botched deactivation of anthrax samples potentially…

Asthma inhalers stunt children’s growth

| Children who use inhalers for asthma “may grow approximately half a centimeter less during the first year of treatment,” was the conclusion that two systematic reviews of the scientific literature on inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) reached. The first review looked at 25 trials that tested nearly…

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 effects of childhood bullying linger for decades

| The U.S. Department of the Interior, among other people and organizations, likes to tell victims…

Sleep machines for babies

| The infant sleep machines commonly found in the market may seem harmless, however studies have…

Polio-like illness

| A limb paralyzing virus that looks just like polio has been identified in a little…

Kids Exposed to Brain Damage

| Since 2006 the amount of hazardous chemicals that our children are exposed to have doubled.…

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…

Children gain access to adult lungs

| The Organ Procurement and Transplant Network (OPTN) and United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) have announced their decision to allow certain children aged 11 or younger to receive lung transplants from adult donors. Previously, the minimum age to receive adult lungs was 12, but that…

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

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…

3 Reasons to Call in Sick to Work

| If neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the mailman from…