Published May 24, 2013
On Wednesday, the city of Portland, Ore., overwhelmingly voted down a proposal to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water. The main reason given by anti-fluoride voters? Concern over adding a potentially dangerous chemical to the city’s natural water. But what does the science say?
Published May 23, 2013
The non-profit Soulumination takes professional photographs of children under the age of 18 who are facing life-threatening conditions, providing families with lasting keepsakes and “an enduring, positive record of the child’s life.”
Published May 21, 2013
The most recent revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has arrived, and the latest changes have caused divisions among those in the psychiatric community. So what do these changes mean for those currently dealing with mental health disorders?
Published May 16, 2013
In a new study, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY have revealed that individuals who develop non-melanoma skin cancers may have a lower chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Published May 15, 2013
In a major medical breakthrough, researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have for the first time ever successfully converted human skin cells into embryonic stem cells – via a technique called nuclear transfer.
Published May 14, 2013
In the first study of its kind, researchers have utilized brain imaging technology to highlight a connection between PTSD and the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain, which are activated during marijuana use.
Published May 08, 2013
A new study may provide hope for those suffering from genital herpes. Researchers have identified a subtype of immune cells that suppress outbreaks of genital herpes caused by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
Published May 07, 2013
Certain types of antidepressants may put people at an increased risk for developing a deadly superbug infection, a new study suggested
Published May 03, 2013
After Connor McMahon battled cancer when he was just 3 years old, he has since made it his mission to spread hope to other children fighting the same fight. But when Connor's cancer returned in March, the people he helped are now encouraging him not to give up hope.
Published April 30, 2013
The amount a man weighs in his early 20s can have a huge impact on his health by the time he reaches middle age – and could even curb his chances of living that long