Can a Finger Test Show If You Have Lung Cancer?

This post was originally published on this site One woman based in the United Kingdom is warning people of a strange sign of lung cancer called finger clubbing. Emma Norton, an oncology nurse advisor, says most people don’t know about this unusual sign, and wouldn’t know to check for it [1]. Checking your fingers for […]

Does Tea Equal a Healthier Brain? Research Points to Yes

This post was originally published on this site I know all my fellow tea lovers are going to be hyped about this. According to new research in the journal Aging, people who drink tea on a regular basis have a “more efficient structural organization” of their brains than people who don’t drink tea [1]. This […]

Gut Bacteria and Your Kid’s Behavior: Research Sheds Light on a Link

This post was originally published on this site We know that gut bacteria can play an influential in our health and even our behavior, but new research is highlighting the potential role of our gut microbiomes in children’s behavior. A study from Ohio State University looked at the stool samples of 77 children ranging from […]

Nearly 900 Infected in Pakistan’s Worst Child Outbreak of HIV

This post was originally published on this site Back in April of this year, it was reported that there was a surge in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), among Pakistani children, in a small town called Ratodero. Ratodero is home to some of Pakistan’s most impoverished residents. A local television journalist there by the same of […]

Healthwashing—What Does It Mean for the Plant-Based Movement?

This post was originally published on this site Healthy processed foods have undoubtedly grown in popularity. When I went gluten-free eight years ago to curb my autoimmune symptoms, I had a whole new world of products to navigate. I had just begun eating healthy a couple of years before and was still figuring out what […]

95 Percent of Baby Foods Tested in the United States Revealed Toxic Metals

This post was originally published on this site According to a report published by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF), 95 percent of baby foods tested in the United States contain toxic heavy metals [1]. HBBF is a group composed of non-profit organizations, scientists, and donors, and their goal is to reduce babies’ exposure to toxic […]

New Research Shows Corticosteroid Injections May Do More Damage Than Previously Thought

This post was originally published on this site Corticosteroid injections are a way for people who have osteoarthritis—a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage breaks down—to avoid oral steroids as a daily medication [1]. (If you’ve ever taken oral steroids, you know why avoiding them would be on anyone’s priority list!) These injections are […]

These Surprising Skin Signs Could Point to Heart Disease

This post was originally published on this site Heart disease affects millions of people around the world and is the number one cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization [1]. The typical symptoms of heart disease could include chest pain, shortness of breath, or a rapid heartbeat, which are all symptoms you’ve […]

Are We Completely Unprepared for a Disease Pandemic? Experts Are Saying Yes

This post was originally published on this site If someone told you a dangerous flu pandemic could spread across the world in just three days and kill upwards of 80 million people, would you believe them? A group of experts in a first-ever released report from the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board is saying that this […]

The Other A-TEAM: When High Schoolers Took Over for Migrant Farmworkers

This post was originally published on this site Randy Carter, an assistant director and production manager, has been part of popular TV shows and films such as Seinfeld and The Godfather II. Although impressive achievements, Carter still wishes he had the chance to work on a script of his own work, about the summer when […]

Menopause Could Explain Human Evolution—and Lead to a New Role for Women

This post was originally published on this site Here’s a riddle for you: what do human females have in common with killer whales, beluga whales, narwhals, and short-finned pilot whales? We all live for decades after our reproductive years end [1].  Menopause, defined as the end of the reproductive years, or, when a woman stops […]

Your Favorite Cheeses Ranked from Healthiest to Unhealthiest

This post was originally published on this site As a former lover of cheese who associated with other lovers of cheese (my band and I once wrote a song called “Cheese Girl”), it might come as a shock that I’ve renounced conventional cheese altogether. Cheese has typically been considered bad because of its high saturated […]

The Dangerous Impacts of Vaping

This post was originally published on this site People around the world have been paying even more attention to vaping as more than 150 people in the United States—and likely even more by the time you’re reading this article—have been hospitalized for breathing problems linked to vaping. First of all, ‘vaping’ doesn’t produce purely vapor—it’s […]

8-Year-Old Girl Invents Solar-Powered Water Heater and Wins Nuclear Sciences Prize

This post was originally published on this site Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz, an 8-year-old, has won an award from Mexico’s largest university for a device that can help people living in poverty.  She designed and made a device that uses solar power to heat water—and it’s made out of all recycled materials. She’s from Chiapas, Mexico, […]

Dog Saliva Causes Ohio Woman to Lose Legs and Arms

This post was originally published on this site An infection as the result of dog saliva caused an Ohio woman to spend 10 days in a coma, 80 days in the hospital, and ultimately lose her arms and legs.  Marie Trainer says she has no memory of what happened but remembers feeling sick. She woke […]

Global Warming Is Apparently Causing Diseases in Ice to Come to Life

This post was originally published on this site Bacteria and viruses can remain trapped in ice and permafrost—a layer of frozen soil—for up to a million years. But as Earth’s climate warms, they are coming to life. Permafrost is an ideal environment for bacteria to hide for long periods of time as a result of […]

What Is Hair-Grooming Syncope? The Condition Is Triggered by Hair Styling

This post was originally published on this site Alicia Renee Phillips, a mother in Clinton, Tennessee, had her little sister, age 10, over for a sleepover. It was a normal get-together, and the two planned to go to church the next day. Before church, Phillips suggested that they style her little sister’s hair. The hairstyling, […]

What Is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?

This post was originally published on this site I was a nanny for seven years and have never heard of oppositional defiant disorder.  I’ve taken care of children from six months old to twelve and even older, and while I’ve had my share of disagreements with my kids, I don’t know if anything I experienced […]

9 Foods That Could Make Eczema Worse (And Many That Can Help)

This post was originally published on this site Three years ago, I suddenly developed a strange rash on my face, on one side of my chin. It looked suspiciously like eczema.  I couldn’t imagine what it could be. I was meticulous about my diet and had already cut out gluten, dairy, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), […]

This School Banned iPads, Going Back to Regular Textbooks—But What Does the Science Say?

This post was originally published on this site Reddam House Private School, located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, has officially phased out iPads and gone back to regular textbooks. The school has developed a bring-your-own-device policy with a preference for laptops. Reddam House Private School has used iPads for e-textbooks for the past five years. The […]

Could Exercise Prevent Arthritis? New Research Is Hopeful

This post was originally published on this site A new study from the Queen Mary University of London shows that exercise actually helps prevent the deterioration of cartilage caused by arthritis [1]. The research apparently shows that the forces cells in your joints experience during exercise suppress inflammatory molecules that can cause arthritis, and even […]

What Happens When You Break a Hip? (and How to Avoid a Hip Fracture)

This post was originally published on this site In early May of this year, former President Jimmy Carter was leaving his home to go turkey hunting on a Monday morning in Georgia when he fell and broke his hip. Former President Carter, 94 (and the oldest living former president in United States history), had surgery […]