From to a panel of young people living with visible and invisible disabilities, to the disability minister on Canada's upcoming accessibility legisla
HealthDay News More than a third of young athletes who sustain a concussion return to competition the same day, a new study shows.
ATCHISON, Kansas (Reuters) - City and county officials told residents of Atchison in northeastern Kansas it was safe to return after a chemical spill at an MGP Ingredients Inc facility on Friday cause
Ryan MaassAARHUS, Denmark, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Danish researchers have created a new cancer imaging technique scientists say can pave the way for the development of more effective treatments.
Dennis Thompson Children and teenagers are immersed in an environment saturated with electronic media, ranging from the TV on the wall to the smartphone in their hands.
Reuters - The increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests.
Mark Essig was settling into his flight when he noticed an unusual passenger boarding the plane. It was a duck. Making his way down the aisle.
Reuters - Climate change is bringing certain skin diseases and other illnesses to regions where they were rarely seen before, according to a recent research review.
The emergency room is a brutal last resort for people with mental illness, but many end up there because they have nowhere else to turn.
And according to new research presented at the American
By Olivia Low
"Being able to feel safe with other people defines mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives."--Dr. Bessel van der Kolk
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ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Africa's nomadic cattle herders have for years come under pressure from governments and farmers to settle down and stop their livestock roaming, destroying crops an
A recent article published on Huffington Post revealed that cigarette smoking still causes about 443,000 deaths in the US alone. In the report, Dr. Mercola reported that irrespective o
Ryan MaassGHENT, Belgium, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Cellular metabolism in white blood cells can be manipulated to prevent the spread of cancer, VIB and KU Leuven researchers suggest in a new study.
People who take a placebo, sometimes called a “dummy pill,” along with their regular over-the-counter pain medication may get additional relief from their low-back pain, even if they know
(Reuters) - Residents in the town of Atchison, Kansas were being advised by city and county officials on Friday to stay indoors after the spill of an unknown chemical at a facility in the town.
In context of a 25% increase in breast cancers since 1975, a stable rate of women first seeking care for advanced tumors is a testement to screening's impact.
A specialist brain injury hospital in Liverpool is rated 'outstanding' by health inspectors from the Care Quality Commission.
A powerful Instagram post is shining a light on the heartbreaking reality of losing a baby.
On Tuesday, reality star Jamie Otis posted a photo in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.&nb
(Reuters Health) - The quantity and quality of media children and teens consume should change with their age, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
More than 230 Canadians a day are victims of family violence that are reported to police, according to a new report.
Stephanie, a college student without health insurance, visited her local Planned Parenthood for a check-up she could afford. Imagine her surprise and fright when told her Pap test results were abnorma
The CEO of Swedish paper giant SCA is splitting the company to focus on higher growth products -- including adult diapers.
Earlier this year, I recommended intermittent fasting as a way of calming down our needy personalities. Jeremy, one of my readers and a PR executive from New York, was kind enough to write me about Pr
There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.
Ryan MaassEVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Muscle tissue is regulated by circadian clocks that control response and energy efficiency, scientists suggest in a new study.
Patients deserved to play a role in their healthcare decisions. Often the right choice depends on a particular patient’s goals – the same illness might warrant aggressive treatment for one person and
People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a large study.
RANAPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the tribal women of Gunduribadi village, in India's eastern Odisha state, an early morning patrol is essential to conserve their forest, but what the
The heart is a muscular organ about the size of a closed fist that functions as the body's circulatory pump. The heart is divided into four chambers. The two upper chambers are called the Atria (Fig
In type 1 diabetes, the body attacks its own insulin-producing cells. Scientists have now reported on a mechanism used by the immune system to prepare for this attack. They were able to inhibit this p
There are many disadvantages to using human cells in the initial stages of creating a new therapy. Scientists often have to test a large number of compounds in order to find one that is effective agai
Ryan MaassLIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The use of nanotechnology in medicine may significantly improve drug therapies for HIV patients, researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest in a
Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new t
What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has found.