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Multiple sclerosis discovery may explain gender gap

<b>A key difference in the brains of male and female MS patients may explain why more women than men get the disease, a study suggests.</b><p>Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in the US found higher levels of protein S1PR2 in tests on the brains of female mice and dead women with MS than …

How Curiosity Diminishes Monotony

Creative people such as writers, musicians, directors, and designers like to talk about “the muse.” This entity hearkens back to Greek mythology to …

Why Babies Fake Cry – and Why It Isn’t Fake

Death, taxes, and babies crying – these are things you can rely on. Babies have hunger cries, pain cries, overstimulation cries, and another amorphous category known as the fake cry – which happens when nothing is actually wrong, but baby is still trying to get attention.<p>Researchers in Japan …

Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the …

The treatment patients receive in intensive care usually works but many are left with deep psychological scars<p>I still remember the first patient I saw in intensive care. A naked man, covered by a white sheet, was plugged into banks of machines through cables that radiated from his body. His face …

Signed up and still uninsured: how Obamacare leaves customers behind

Eve Campbell was determined to beat the last-minute December rush, not for Christmas shopping or airline tickets, but for Obamacare. With the 23 December deadline to sign up for health insurance effective on New Year’s Day looming she completed her enrollment – or thought she did.<p>"I did notice on …

6 Disgusting Things About Giving Birth That You Need To Know

In the days and weeks after you give birth, you might do what your doctor or midwife will call “<b>pass some small blood clots</b>” which is just your …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Longer breastfeeding tied to better development | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children who were breastfed for more than six months scored the highest on cognitive, language and motor development tests as toddlers, in a new study from Greece.<p>Earlier research tied breastfeeding to better thinking and memory skills. But how it’s related to language …

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Now We Know Why Two Obama Loyalists Lost Their Health Policies

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kaiser Permanente's decision to cancel the insurance policies of lifelong Democrats Lee Hammack and …

Swaddling babies can cause them hip problems, doctors warn

The practice of swaddling babies, which has become fashionable as a way to calm them, risks causing them hip problems as they grow, doctors warn.<p>Parents have been turning to the old-fashioned practice in order to settle their babies and help them sleep better. Swaddling, which involves wrapping the …

The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman and Ramon Shiloh | Book Review

Flood myths are common to folklore across nearly every culture and time. Such tales use a great flood to symbolise divine retribution, and also to allude to cleansing and rebirth: this metaphor is so intuitive and powerful that either water or a flood is still the prevalent literary metaphor for …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

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The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

Unlikely Multiple Sclerosis Pill On Track To Become Blockbuster

There aren't very many drugs that are also, essentially, industrial chemicals available in railroad-car volumes, pharmaceutical chemist Derek Lowe noted on his blog, In The Pipeline, this spring.<p>But there are a few. One is lithium carbonate, a staple of glassmaking and ceramic glazes and also the …

Term pregnancy now defined as at least 39 weeks

WASHINGTON -- Mom-to-be closing in on her due date? The nation's obstetricians are getting more precise about exactly how close makes for a full-term pregnancy.<p>On average, a pregnancy lasts 40 weeks, counting from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. That's how a due date is …

Missouri Turns to Compounding Pharmacies for Lethal Injection Drugs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Facing a shortage of mass-produced drugs, Missouri will rely on a private compounding pharmacy to …

Find a friend to do all these things with you on your baby’s due date

Around the time of my estimated due date (EDD), I found it harder and harder to make real plans. What if I went into labor? What if I didn't?Continue …

You're a Stay at Home Mom? What Do You Do All Day?

It's happened twice in a week, and they were both women. Anyone ought to have more class than this, but women -- especially women -- should damn well know better.<p>Last week, I was at the pharmacy and a friendly lady approached me.<p>"Matt! How are those little ones doing?"<p>"Great! They're doing very …

A Letter to My Son on International Day of the Girl

At Young Women's Leadership Network's annual breakfast in New York yesterday, I sat humbled and hopeful as I listened to Nobel Peace Prize nominee Malala Yousafzai share her vision for every child receiving an equal education. And I shared her dream that she will be prime minister of Pakistan in …

Postpartum Anxiety: The Other Baby Blues We Need to Talk About

It's not the baby blues and it's not postpartum depression—so, what is it? If you're feeling off after giving birth, you may be suffering from postpartum anxiety disorder.<p>With the arrival of her third child, Katie Kavulla expected to be physically and emotionally exhausted. After all, what new …