More polio cases now caused by oral vaccine than by wild virus

This post was originally published on this site In recent days, headlines crying “more polio cases now caused by vaccine than by wild virus” are circulating online. But before you jump to conclusions about the safety of polio vaccines, you should look a little closer. No, people are not catching polio from getting a polio […]

Science says eating chocolate every week is good for your brain

This post was originally published on this site Dark chocolate “sunbutter” cups, 2-ingredient chocolate mousse, dark chocolate avocado blueberry muffins. So many recipes, so little time! But the good news for you fellow chocolate-fiends is that your cocoa obsession could have some positive health effects on your brain. Chocolate Makes You Smart? A 2016 study […]

“The Brain Needs Animal Fat” Psychiatrist Says

This post was originally published on this site There are a lot of reasons to eat less meat. The beef industry has a significantly large carbon footprint (1). Red meat has been tentatively linked to cancer; processed meats even more so. (2) The ethics of eating animals and how they are treated are issues as […]

He’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant.

This post was originally published on this site The first successful face transplant wasn’t that long ago. The November 2005 operation took place in France and was only a partial face transplant. Since then, there have only been a few dozen face transplant surgeries, including the famous case of Katie Stubblefield who was the US’ […]

This Creepy Life-Sized Doll is a Warning About What Office Life is Doing to Us

This post was originally published on this site Illinois-based office solutions company, Fellowes, just created the “work colleague of the future” and she’s… quite a sight. Fellowes collaborated with occupational health experts, and William Higham, a consumer futurist, and author who specializes in predicting business trends, to draft an extensive report of how the modern […]

Man urges others to be vigilant after neck spot turns out to be skin cancer

This post was originally published on this site Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with diagnoses estimated at twice or three times the rate in the US, Canada, and the UK. (1) So when Ryan Glossop of Perth, Australia had the opportunity to get his skin checked for […]

“Don’t kiss my baby”: Doctors send warning about RSV ahead of winter

This post was originally published on this site It’s becoming more common for parents to ask loved ones not to get too close to newborns. But as we enter another cold & flu season, even children up to the age of two can be especially vulnerable to germs. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is virtually harmless […]

Pregnant Woman Who Endured Chemo for Breast Cancer Gives Birth to Healthy Baby

This post was originally published on this site For 36-year-old Jade Devis of Rancho Cucamonga, California, her story of becoming a mother and her story of battling breast cancer are inextricable. Devis found out she was expecting in December of 2018, but shortly afterward, she began to experience intense breast pain. By February, she noticed […]

Experts Weigh in On Wearing Athletic Pants, Yoga Leggings, and Tights All Day Long

This post was originally published on this site When athleisure became the new denim, some of us rejoiced – happy to wear pinch-free pants anywhere we pleased. Others dramatically lamented something about folks being a little too comfortable in public places (those people can mind their business). But fashion sense aside, stretchy athleisure bottoms like […]

What Is Uterus Didelphys? A UK Teen Is Raising Awareness Of The Condition

This post was originally published on this site 19-year-old Molly-Rose Taylor of the UK suffered from excruciating menstrual pain since she was 9 years old. But – as many readers might find familiar – it took many years and misdiagnoses (and a lot of independent research) before she uncovered the root of her pain. “When […]

New Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise, Helped Kill Cancer Cells in Patient

This post was originally published on this site Mayo Clinic researchers have revealed some promising news about the breast cancer vaccine they’re currently studying in clinical trials. Ms. Lee Mercker, of Florida was diagnosed with an early non-invasive type of breast cancer in March of this year. Mercker was diagnosed with stage zero ductal carcinoma […]

This CEO Raised the Minimum Salary of His Employees to $70K and Now He’s Doing It Again

This post was originally published on this site In 2010, a Princeton study was published which detailed how one’s salary can affect emotional health and contentment with one’s life. So, does money buy happiness? According to researchers Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton, it comes pretty close. The duo mapped out steady increases in day-to-day emotional […]

My Doctor Gave Me a Husband Stitch and I’ll Never Forgive Him

This post was originally published on this site It would be absurd if your optometrist decided to give you botox during an eye exam without asking your permission. It would be preposterous if your dermatologist pierced your ears during a routine checkup without asking you. Heck, it’s upsetting enough when your hairdresser trims more than […]

Colorado City Used $7.3 Million From Marijuana Tax Revenue to Provide for the Homeless

This post was originally published on this site Not everyone is open to the legalization of marijuana use, recreational or otherwise. While US states have varying degrees of legality (from complete bans to legal medical use to all legal uses), cannabis use and possession is still prohibited by federal law under the Controlled Substances Act […]

Teen Wants More People to Know About a Rare Medical Condition Linked to Cannabis Use

This post was originally published on this site 19-year-old, Julia Unger, of Denver, Colorado never thought that her efforts to promote her mental health would leave her even sicker than before.  Since high school, she had been self-medicating with cannabis in an effort to relieve anxiety and depression. Unger had gotten into the habit of […]

Medical Secret Revealed From Woman’s AncestryDNA Test

This post was originally published on this site Anonymity isn’t what it used to be. Just ask one of the many people who were minding their own business one day and the next day find out they’ve become a meme. Or ask one of the many people affected by an unfortunate data breach. Hold that […]

Cannabis Ages Brain By Almost 3 Years, Study Claims

This post was originally published on this site Cannabis has many research-based health benefits. But it’s not without its fair share of controversy. Strains with high THC potency have been linked to psychosis in younger populations (1), rare addictions (2), and cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome among frequent users (3), for example. Reefer Madness propaganda aside, there […]

14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses

This post was originally published on this site If you woke up one morning and discovered that a rash has appeared on your skin, it’s understandable to be concerned. Skin conditions are very common. Don’t let embarrassment or anxiety about a diagnosis prevent you from seeking the medical attention you need. You can bring your […]

A Small Tampa Company is Working on a Big Breakthrough: A Cancer Vaccine

This post was originally published on this site A husband and wife team in Tampa have made progress on a years-long project to design a “cancer vaccine”. Scientists Dr. Michael and Dr. Patricia Lawman founded their research company, Morphogenesis, in 1995. Morphogenesis focuses on gene and cell therapy research and development. “Our mission is to […]

Is My Family Safe in Long Term Care Facilities?

This post was originally published on this site The sands of time have been kicked in our faces. More American families than ever find themselves struggling to balance the needs of three or more generations all at once. The average person can expect to live decades longer than previous generations, according to the CDC. (1) […]

5 Myths About Dying That Too Many People Believe

This post was originally published on this site Unless you’re an immortal jellyfish, death will play an inevitable role in your life. And although loss and dying have always been a part of human existence, it seems none of us have ever quite gotten used to it. Misconceptions abound about the process of dying, especially […]

15 Apps Parents Should Look Out for On Their Kids’ Phones

This post was originally published on this site On July 26th, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office announced to the public that 25 people had been arrested during a four-day bust targeting online predators and human traffickers. (1) Sheriff Tom Knight said all of the men arrested had been using the internet and mobile applications to solicit children. […]

He Lost His Insurance and Turned to a Cheaper Insulin.

This post was originally published on this site “Joshua Andrew Wilkerson, 27, of Berryville, Virginia, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia of complications due to Type 1 Diabetes.” (Enders & Shirley) This is part of the obituary for a young man who lost his life to being priced out of […]

College Dropout Invented a Surgery To Cure Himself After Being Bedridden For 11 Years

This post was originally published on this site “There are times when just more doctoring isn’t going to solve it, and I’ve lived through that.” (APB Interview) Doug Lindsay grew up with a mother who suffered from a severe mystery illness. Both she and her sister experienced debilitating fatigue and weakness for decades, bouncing from […]

“Keeping My Son’s Memory Alive Helps Me Grieve”

This post was originally published on this site How Mothers Are Impacted When They Lose a Child Mother of four, Patty Holliday of Northern Virginia lost her firstborn son to the aftermath of a congenital heart condition. By 9 months old, little Jacob had a heart transplant surgery that bought his family more time with […]