Andy

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face, and a new life

Andy Sandness is showing off the successful results of his face transplant 10 years after he almost killed himself with a gunshot He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the...
sci-hub

The Hub-Bub About Sci-Hub

One of the things I miss most about graduate school is access to the library and journals. Researching a topic meant reading primary documents and following the links and references to better understand a...
hpv

New Vaccine Recommendation Cuts Number Of HPV Shots Children Need

You’d think that a vaccine that protects people against more than a half-dozen types of cancer would have people lining up to get it. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent roughly...
Pelham

Demand for organ donations rises

Brian Cape keeps his phone close, waiting for the call that could save his life. The Anderson man is one of around 1,000 people in South Carolina on the organ donor waiting list, a...
soda tax

As California Weighs Soda Warning Labels, Soda Tax In Berkeley Shown To Dilute Sales

A new study of the soda tax in Berkeley, Calif., shows that residents are doing what public health experts had hoped — they’re ditching sugary drinks and opting for healthier beverages. The study, the largest to...
overweight

Wide range of cancers now linked to being overweight

"Increased risk of 11 types of cancer linked to being overweight," The Guardian reports. A new review in the BMJ found strong evidence of a link between body weight and 11 types of cancer,...
women weight lift

What Women Really Need

Women who lift weights have a different list of nutritional necessities Women who train have nutritional requirements that are different from men and other women. The male and female body have different primary functions and...
occupational health

Occupational health nurses call for rethink on training

The findings from the survey of more than 1,400 Occupational Health nurses suggest worrying inconsistencies in the quality and level of training, exacerbated by shortages of practice teachers and placements. Of the 1,125 nurses who...
social ties

Do Social Ties Affect Our Health?

Social Health: Exploring the Biology of Relationships Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health....
dementia

Dementia: Caring For A Loved One? Care For Yourself, Too

Michael Sloss’ mother was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago, and his father a year after that. Now Sloss and his brother care for both parents, ages 83 and 85, whose personalities have been...