Personal Health

What happens when you Kiss in the body

Whether as an intimate love expressions of today, on Valentine’s day, or just on a whim: A kiss takes an average of twelve seconds, and sets a lot in motion. Because each meeting of two pairs of Lips countless messengers are exchanged substances, but also bacteria and other germs. What happens if there is a […]

Kids Health

When to get help for your kid’s tantrums and withdrawal

Remember anxiously waiting for your child to take their first steps or speak their first words? It’s exhilarating when they reach a new stage in their development. Every child grows and develops differently. Some will change at a steady pace and amaze us each day with a new skill or word, whereas others appear slow […]

Health Problems

Candidate Ebola vaccine still effective when highly diluted, macaque study finds

A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine—approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—remains fully protective against disease in experimentally infected monkeys, according to National Institutes of Health scientists. The NIH investigators completed the […]

Kids Health

I Changed My Daughter's Name When She Was Almost 1

My 10-year-old daughter has the best story to tell at cocktail parties (I mean, future cocktail parties — it’s generally frowned upon for children to be on the cocktail circuit). She’s going to tell this story about how when she was 8 months old, her parents made a surprising decision to give her an entirely […]

Health News

Your menstrual tracking app could be revealing when you last had sex

Your best friend may not know when you last had sex, but it's possible that Facebook does. At least two menstruation-tracking apps, Maya and MIA Fem, were sharing intimate details of users' sexual health with Facebook and other entities, according to a new report from Britain-based privacy watchdog Privacy International. In some cases, those details, […]

Health News

Bigger is cheaper when it comes to intensive care

Intensive care units cost the Australian healthcare system $2.1 billion annually, with larger units with increased occupancy associated with lower costs, according to the authors of a research letter published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr. Edward Litton, an intensive care consultant at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth, and colleagues analyzed data […]

Health News

Gut throws cells overboard when chemical insults build up

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish—and probably humans too—have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button. “The gut has the challenging job of handling all the chemicals that we consume or produce, and some of those chemicals can […]