Health Problems

What makes joints pop and crack and is it a sign of disease?

Joints emit a variety of noises, including popping, snapping, catching, clicking, grinding, grating and clunking. The technical term for these noises is “crepitus”, from the Latin “to rattle”. People of all ages can experience crepitus, although it becomes more common with old age. So what causes crepitus? Air bubbles forming in the joint spaces are […]

Kids Health

This Is Exactly What Your Kids Need This St. Patricks Day

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, and you know what that means: Your home is about to get the emerald-hued makeover you’ve always dreamed of. And what’s the easiest — and most fun — way to revamp your home decor for the Emerald Isle holiday? By gathering the fam for some simple St. Patrick’s Day crafts […]

Health Problems

What is a cardiac stress test?

Your heart provides blood to all parts of your body. In order to determine if it’s pumping properly, your health care provider may order a cardiac stress test. It makes the heart pump harder and faster, and can reveal potential problems with blood flow. Stressing the heart might not sound like a safe thing for […]

Personal Health

What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate. One of the fears expressed by scientists is that gene editing may result in unwanted side effects. But beyond the health […]