Health

April 11, 2019

Life Satisfaction Boosted by a Sense of Oneness—no matter Religion, Study Finds

People who feel a sense of oneness with something outside of themselves are more likely to be satisfied in life, according to a study. 
April 11, 2019

Can altering the microbiome reverse lactose intolerance?

After childhood, about two-thirds of the world’s human population loses the ability to digest milk. As far as we know, 100% of nonhuman mammals also lose this ability after weaning. The ongoing ability to digest lactose, the main sugar in milk, into adulthood is a biological abnormality.
April 11, 2019

Measles outbreaks present authorized challenges of balancing private rights and public good

The measles outbreaks continue to spread, with New York City declaring a public health emergency and requiring people in four ZIP codes to have their children vaccinated or face penalties, including a fine of US$1,000 and or imprisonment.
April 11, 2019

Air Pollution: U.S. Ranks World's Third Worst in Study on Asthma in Children

Around 4 million children develop asthma each year because they breathe in polluted air, with the U.S. ranking third worst in the world when it comes to suffering the burden of minors being exposed to traffic fumes. That's according to new research. 
April 10, 2019

Vast Majority of Abortions in High-Income Countries Happen Before 13th Week of Pregnancy

Over 90 percent of abortions in high-income countries take place before the 13th week of pregnancy, research looking at trends over the past decade has shown.
April 9, 2019

Pregnant Women Are Using Marijuana for Morning Sickness. Study on Rats Suggests This Could Affect Baby's Brain

Using cannabis while pregnant to ease morning sickness could damage the brain of a fetus, scientists who studied rats have warned.
April 9, 2019

Why it’s laborious to take away, and even diagnose, mentally unwell or unstable presidents

In the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, members of Congress set out to update the procedures for handling an unable president. They soon realized that some situations would be far more challenging than others.
April 9, 2019

Severe Peanut Allergies: Scientists Make Breakthrough in Understanding Allergic Reaction

Scientists have come a step closer to creating a treatment for peanut allergies by studying the antibodies at work when the food sends the immune system into overdrive. 
April 8, 2019

Legalizing Cannabis: Does Making Marijuana Legal Help or Harm Americans?

The legalization of marijuana has been a topic of contention and confusion for both sides of the debate.
April 8, 2019

Earth Could Take 10 Million Years to Recover From Mass Extinction Caused by Humans

Scientists investigating the possible effects of climate change have predicted it would take 10 million years for the diversity of species on our planet to recover after a mass extinction event.