Health

April 20, 2019

My Life As An Abortion Provider: 'It's Actually one of many Safest Medical Procedures That We Can Perform'

As state legislatures across the U.S. debate bills restricting access to abortions, people like Dr Meera Shah are on the ground providing reproductive healthcare which she describes as a “basic human right.” 
April 19, 2019

When is dead actually dead? Study on pig brains reinforces that loss of life is an enormous grey space

For the longest time, “death” used to be when the heart stopped beating and breathing stopped. Then, machines were invented in the 1930s that enabled people to receive air even if they could not take in the air themselves. In the 1950s, machines were developed to help sustain heartbeat.
April 19, 2019

Brené Brown Netflix Special: Advice on Vulnerability from ‘The Call to Courage’

In her capacity as a research professor at the University of Houston, Brené Brown studies some of our most complex emotions and social interactions, like shame and vulnerability, developing a theory of shame resilience in women based on hundreds of interviews. Ever since a blockbuster 2010 TED talk called The Power of Vulnerability, Brown has synthesized her findings for huge audiences. Brown is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, her latest book is Dare to Lead. On Friday, Netflix released Brené Brown: The Call to Courage, in which she shares how bravery, belonging, vulnerability and joy interrelate, both in our personal lives and in how they resonate through society.
April 18, 2019

Brain scans assist make clear the PTSD mind, however they can not diagnose PTSD

Celebrities and public figures have recently been more open about mental health conditions they deal with. This is a positive sign of shrinking stigma around mental illness, and it also helps in reducing it. The most recent in this line was Ariana Grande’s mention of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD … and a brain scan.
April 18, 2019

If my measles shot was years in the past, am I nonetheless protected? 5 questions answered

As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency and mandated vaccinations in four ZIP codes where vaccination rates have been low. A Israeli flight attendant is in a coma from being infected with the highly contagious disease.
April 18, 2019

Google Staffer In Silicon Valley Campus Diagnosed With Measles, Company Cautions Employees: Report

Tech giant Google warned it’s employees last week that an in-house case of measles has been discovered at the company’s Silicon Valley campus.
April 18, 2019

Babies with Bubble Boy Disease Cured by California Doctors in World’s First Medical Breakthrough

Scientists have used gene therapy to cure babies with a rare disease brought into cultural consciousness by David Vetter, who became known as “bubble boy.”
April 18, 2019

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? Over Two Hours Per Day Linked With ADHD and Behavioral Problems in Kids

Kindergartners who use screens for more than two hours a day are more likely to show signs of behavioral problems such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study by Canadian scientists.
April 18, 2019

Pig Brain Cells Brought Back From the Dead by Scientists

Scientists have revived the brain cells of dead pigs in a study that experts say calls into question our understanding of what makes an animal alive.
April 17, 2019

New ldl cholesterol examine could lead you to ask: Pass the eggs, or cross on the eggs?

The recent news that eating three to four eggs a week is linked to a slight increase in risk for developing heart disease was a bummer for egg lovers. Should you stop eating eggs because of this new finding?