Posts in: Health

Sleeping with pets will not kill you

Sleeping with pets will not kill you

Sensationalizing disease risk from our furry friends misses the point

By | Posted April 11, 2011

Don't like your veggies? Blame your genes.

Don’t like your veggies? Blame your genes.

New paper explores genes that make foods taste bitter

By | Posted April 1, 2011

Chagas disease: the silent killer

Chagas disease: the silent killer

More awareness is needed to combat this neglected tropical disease, including in North America

By | Posted March 29, 2011

Healthy mind, healthy body, healthy DNA?

Healthy mind, healthy body, healthy DNA?

Study explores potential link between a positive mental state and a long, healthy life

By | Posted March 9, 2011

Some African-American Mothers “Just Don’t Want to” Breastfeed, Study Claims

Some African-American Mothers “Just Don’t Want to” Breastfeed, Study Claims

But experts think the right techniques can change attitudes

By | Posted December 9, 2010

Drugs and Social Media Don’t Mix

Drugs and Social Media Don’t Mix

Space limitations plus lagging guidelines make drug ads on the web difficult

By | Posted December 7, 2010

Hookworms and Whipworms: Our Immune System’s Attachment to Parasites

Hookworms and Whipworms: Our Immune System’s Attachment to Parasites

Proponents of so-called “worm therapy” believe parasites may be a key ingredient for health

By | Posted December 6, 2010

How Climate Change Influences Children

How Climate Change Influences Children

The smallest among us may bear the greatest burden of a shifting climate

By | Posted October 29, 2010

No More Needles

No More Needles

Non-invasive medical tools could soon be the norm

By | Posted October 11, 2010

Under Debate: Female Circumcision

Under Debate: Female Circumcision

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ short-lived policy revision on female circumcision ignites debate over how best to eradicate the practice

By | Posted July 9, 2010