Health

February 6, 2019

C-sections Increasing Because Babies Getting Bigger, Making Labor More Difficult

The number of women having cesarean sections (c-sections) has spiked in recent decades because improved living conditions are making babies bigger, according to scientists. 
February 6, 2019

Smoking Marijuana Appears to up Men's Sperm Count—to the Surprise of Scientists

Smoking cannabis could boost a man's sperm count, according to a study. However, experts have cautioned the results aren't a green light to light up green. 
February 5, 2019

Dying whereas black: Perpetual gaps exist in well being take care of African-Americans

Several years ago, MapQuest directed me on a 10-hour drive to visit my father in a Florida hospital. Complications from diabetes, including blindness, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and a below-the-knee amputation, had taken their toll. This time my father, 69, was hospitalized for an infection of unknown origin that physicians could not name, despite their many attempts to grow cultures.
February 5, 2019

Stem cell remedies for arthritic knees are unproven, costly, and probably harmful

Twelve patients who tried injections of stem cells were hospitalized with infections, according to a report in The New York Times that should cause patients concern. More important is that they should investigate stem cell treatments, for conditions such as cartilage injuries to their joints, before committing to one of these procedures. It’s also a valuable reminder that physicians need to work closely with patients to help them understand their options and which choice may be best for them.
February 5, 2019

Birth Control Spike Recorded After Trump Election, With 700 More Women Getting Implants Every Day

The number of women using long-term contraceptives spiked after the election of Donald Trump, according to researchers who believe patients were worried by his plans to repeal Obamacare.  
February 5, 2019

Cancer 'Cell of Origin' That Could Trigger Every Type of Disease Discovered

Cancer remains a frightening and largely incurable disease. The toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation make the cure often seem as bad as the ailment, and there is also the threat of recurrence and tumor spread.
February 5, 2019

Kellyanne Conway Asks Fox News Why Abortion Gets Called ‘Women’s Issues’

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway joined Fox News on Monday afternoon and point-blank asked why abortion rights are considered “women’s issues.” The comment came while slamming comments made by embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam last week in response to proposed legislation to lower restrictions on late-term abortions.
February 5, 2019

Men's Brains Are Three Years 'Older' Than Women's on the Same Age

Scientists believe the brain metabolisms of women appear to take longer to slow than men's, which could explain why they tend to stave off cognitive decline for longer.
February 4, 2019

People recognized with most cancers usually don’t embrace the time period ‘survivor’

“Cancer survivor” has become a catch-all phrase to refer to living individuals diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer clinics and clinicians, patient advocacy organizations and media reports commonly use the term.
February 4, 2019

Potential remedy for eye most cancers utilizing tumor-killing  virus

When most people think of the word “virus,” they often relate it to infections or diseases. The sole purpose of a virus is to attack and infect a normal cell, use it to replicate, and then kill it. Some examples include the flu virus and the deadly Ebola virus.