Kids Health

These 2 Celeb Kids are BFFs, & We Can't Handle It

Apparently, Savannah Guthrie’s daughter, Vale, and Kelly Clarkson’s daughter, River Rose — both 4 years old — are now best friends. Gotta hand it to those Today parties. Today celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, and Guthrie and Clarkson happily led their girls onstage to participate in the festivities. And what festivities! […]

Health Problems

Time to rethink how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

With all the focus on Alzheimer disease in recent years as a result of the aging population, what have we learned? A symposium at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, will not only review conflicting evidence regarding the best way to diagnose the disease, but also the latest […]

Health News

Obesity and economic status—what we found in Kenya’s slums

Africa is experiencing a demographic and nutrition transition. More and more people are moving to urban areas. Slum communities currently constitute about 56% of the urban population in sub-Saharan Africa. That’s more than 200 million people, more than the entire population of Nigeria. Even as under-nutrition or not getting enough calories and nutrients – continues […]

Health News

What causes asthma? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs where the airways become so obstructed the sufferer struggles to breathe. It’s vastly more prevalent in Western societies, and usually develops in childhood. But what do we know about what causes it? Given asthma is about five times more common in Western societies, this suggests lifestyle […]

Health Problems

Beauty is simpler, and less special, than we realize

Beauty, long studied by philosophers, and more recently by scientists, is simpler than we might think, New York University psychology researchers have concluded in a new analysis. Their work, which appears in the journal Current Biology, offers a new perspective on the value of aesthetics. “Beauty is famously subjective and supposed to be intractable by […]

Health Problems

Why do we get nose bleeds?

Nose bleeds, or epistaxes, are often a mystery to the 60% of us who have had at least one in our lifetime. Suddenly, and without obvious cause, bright red blood starts streaming from one nostril. Usually they’re not something to worry about, but why we get them is not always clear. What causes nose bleeds? […]

Personal Health

Is This The Riskiest Proposal Ever? We Say Yes.

Looks like the down-on-one-knee move is so done – this guy proposed to his (spoiler alert) now-fiancé with a fill-in-the-blank tattoo. Yep, tattoo artist Vinny Capaldo-Smith made his proposal to Brooke Wodark a permanent one before she’d even said yes. In a video that now has over 11 million views on Facebook, Brooke can be […]