Health Problems

Discovering why chemotherapy only works for some cancer patients

Researchers at Children’s Medical Research Institute have demonstrated why chemotherapy drugs work better with some types of cancers than with others. Dr. Pragathi Masamsetti, the lead author of a new paper published in Nature Communications, has been studying the pathways of cell death caused by chemotherapy drugs for the past five years after a surprise […]

Health News

Drugs commonly taken to improve cognition only boost short-term focus – at high cost

The use of prescription stimulants by those without medically diagnosed conditions marks a growing trend among young adults—particularly college students seeking a brain boost. But according to a study led by the University of California, Irvine, taking a nonprescribed psychostimulant may slightly improve a person’s short-term focus but impede sleep and mental functions that rely […]

Kids Health

The Only Pregnancy Books You Actually Need to Read

Pregnancy is one massive cocktail of emotions (virgin, of course). For some, it can be parts exciting, nerve-wracking, and mystifying with a splash of “WTF have we done?” thrown in for good measure. Unfortunately, you don’t get an individualized recipe book that shows you how exactly to mix all of these ingredients, and the ratios […]

Kids Health

These Are the ONLY Items Your Newborn Needs

When I was pregnant with my first baby 12 years ago, my list of baby necessities was out of control. Like many first-time moms, I thought I had to have everything if I wanted to do parenting right. I quickly discovered that there’s no such thing as “doing it right,” that a top and tail wash […]

Personal Health

The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]