Health News

New human-mouse chimera is the most human yet

A newly-created mouse-human embryo contains up to 4% human cells — the most human cells yet of any chimera, or an organism made of two different sets of DNA. Surprisingly, those human cells could learn from the mouse cells and develop faster — at the pace of a mouse embryo rather than a more slowly […]

Health News

Many of America’s most critical workers are short on sleep

More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found that the rate of inadequate sleep (7 hours or less) rose from […]

Health Problems

Why your first battle with flu matters most

How successfully a person can fend off the flu depends not only on the virus’ notorious ability to change with the season, but also on the strain first encountered during childhood, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLoS Pathogens. The findings offer an explanation for why some patients fare much worse than […]

Kids Health

The most popular baby boy names this past decade

When it comes to baby boy names, many parents tend to stick with the classics. For instance, according to the Social Security Administration, the name Michael was the most popular boy name from 1961 to 1998, and had been one of the most popular baby boy names in the 1950s, which is pretty impressive. For […]

Kids Health

Amy Schumer's Most Relatable Mom Photos

Our once and forever queen of comedy is now the queen of a very particular — and very relatable — genre of comedy: the grueling postpartum days. In fact, in the running for the award (yes, we made this award up in our heads) for “Amy Schumer’s best mom moment ever” are both her amazing […]

Personal Health

The Most Severe Type Of Psoriasis Can Actually Be Deadly

Psoriasis is a skin disease hallmarked by red, scaly skin that can be painful or hot to the touch, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS); and while it's definitely not a fun thing to suffer through, it's relatively common (about eight million Americans have it, per the National […]