Health News

Could a Little Pot Smoking Actually Raise Men’s Fertility?

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Forget the mellow slacker image — pot smoking might actually make men more potent. Men who’ve smoked marijuana appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who’ve never given it a try, a new study reports. There’s also a potential link between pot use and testosterone, said senior researcher […]

Kids Health

Got a Picky Eater? Try This

Help! My toddler won’t eat anything! He was so adventurous, and then toddlerhood kicked in and suddenly, he is impossible to please. I am so unsure of which tactic to take — offering a million things to get him to eat, being super strict and saying if he doesn’t want what’s available he doesn’t get to […]

Health Problems

As Ebola outbreak marks 6 months, health centers a concern

The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is marking six months with officials noting a worrying number of confirmed cases linked to health centers. Such infections are seen as a major problem that highlights poor practices and the risk of spread among patients and workers. Combined with community resistance in an unstable, densely populated region […]

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6 Easy Steps to Becoming a Morning Person

If the early bird catches the worm, what does the night owl get? Pressure to wake up sooner and a big old guilt trip for hitting snooze, says Fiona Barwick, PhD, clinical assistant professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “As a society, we have come to believe that a person is weak […]

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Stool transplants from ‘super donors’ could be a cure-all

Recently, a growing number of studies have discovered diseases that are connected with changes in the gut’s microbiota. Cancer, obesity, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder are only some of the conditions that researchers have linked with an imbalance in the bacterial composition of our gut. This imbalance bears the name “dysbiosis,” and observational studies have […]

Health Problems

No substantial benefit from transplantation reported for a high-risk leukemia subtype

Checking for minimal residual disease early in treatment can help some young high-risk leukemia patients avoid bone marrow transplantation without compromising their long-term survival A St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigator led the international retrospective analysis that appears today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study involved children and adolescents with hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic […]