Health News

Whoever invents a coronavirus vaccine will control the patent – and, importantly, who gets to use it

With research laboratories around the world racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, a unique challenge has emerged: how to balance intellectual property rights with serving the public good. Questions of patent protection and access to those patents has prompted an international group of scientists and lawyers to establish the Open COVID Pledge. This movement calls […]

Health News

App will reduce high risk of falls during and after lockdown

A free app has been developed at the University of Manchester to help reduce the high risk of falls and physical decline in older people self-isolating during the COVID-19 lockdown. When used, the evidence-based app—called Keep-On-Keep-Up- will help reduce the thousands of injuries—which are often serious and sometimes fatal—in the over 65’s caused by falls. […]

Kids Health

These Potty-Training Buys Will Save Your Sanity

Do the words “potty training” invoke a sense of impending doom for you? Yeah, me too. Because here’s a fun fact most parents learn the hard way: Even if your kid is pee trained, it doesn’t mean they’re poop trained! And even if they’re great at the potty in the morning, the chances of that […]

Health News

Most Dutch will get coronavirus, PM tells nation

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned in a televised address to the nation Monday that most residents would get coronavirus, but he ruled out a full lockdown like other European countries. Rutte says his government wants to build “group immunity” while waiting for a vaccine, by letting the least vulnerable people […]

Health News

Will the coronavirus social distancing lead to a baby boom?

Thanks to social distancing measures and #flattenthecurve-related lockdowns arising from attempts to curb a more widespread COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, most of us are facing the possibility of spending the next few weeks at home, and in close proximity with our loved ones. If you are looking to start or grow your family, you might be […]

Kids Health

Baby Subscription Boxes Any New Parent Will Love

New parents need (or at least deserve) all the help they can get. Right? So why not skip the monogrammed onesie and instead gift your new-mom pal (or sister or cousin or coworker) the gift that truly keeps on giving: the subscription box? After all, if they just welcomed a baby; they deserve a million […]

Health News

Will a face mask protect you from coronavirus?

(HealthDay)—The dreaded coronavirus in China has many reaching for face masks across the globe. But while mandatory in Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, a face mask is of little use, practically speaking, some experts say. “A surgical mask might provide some protection, but it’s going to be very modest,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a […]