Valerie Denave

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Depression In America Down, Especially For Older Adults, New Study Finds

Showing that depression is not a normal part of aging, depressive symptoms are on the decline for older adults, particularly those 55 and up, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Health Systems.<p>Between 1998 and 2008, researchers found a marked decrease in the prevalence of …

Understanding Deafness: Not Everyone Wants to Be 'Fixed'

Hearing people often assume that Deaf people would naturally want to take advantage of any method that could lead them to the hearing world — especially cochlear implants, the most advanced hearing technology we have. In reality, that assumption is far from true.<p>When the police showed up, there …

Homemade Eggnog Can Kill Salmonella with Booze

What could be more festive than a dozen raw eggs, a quart of rum and a pint of bourbon getting friendly in a pot in the fridge for six …

Stomach virus sweeps 11 states, sickening at least 285

At least 285 people in 11 states have been sickened by a parasitic infection commonly linked to fresh produce, and the exact cause of the outbreak …

Public Health

Why Bacteria Can Be Good for Us

We have long been fighting bacteria with a whole host of anti-bacterial sprays, soaps, and sanitizers. But when it comes down to it, there is no …

Bacteria

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Stained Glass