Medical researchers have discovered a surprisingly effective way to dramatically increase healthy lunch choices: label foods with emoticons and give out a small toy. The results of a school pilot study found that meals labeled with a “green smiley face” and paired with a toy spiked vegetable selection 62% and decreased chocolate milk selection 42%.
Moms fighting vaccine mandate bill SB277 in the California legislature may have found an ally with the state’s branch of the ACLU given that both question its constitutionality. Moms, some with children, journeyed again to Sacramento on Wednesday to protest the bill
Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace.
Chinese scientists genetically modified human embryos for the first time in history, receiving backlash from the international community. Junjiu Huang, a gene-function researcher at Sun Yat-sen University, and his group clarified that they used non-viable embryos for their experiment.
After a brief delay and second attempt, Senate Bill 277 (SB 277), which would require children in California to be vaccinated if they wish to enter a school setting, passed in the Golden State's Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. The bill would end vaccine exemptions based on personal or religious belief. Only exemptions accompanied by a medical note would be granted.
Sierra Leone has experienced a dramatic fall in the number of Ebola cases in the nation over the past month, prompting the government to reopen schools and attempt to return civilians to normal daily life. Much has changed in the past year due to the outbreak, including the population of stray dogs, which has doubled to an estimated half a million.
As of April 17, 2015, California’s Department of Public Health has declared the outbreak of measles that began in Disneyland last December officially over. But that isn’t stopping Democrat California legislators from pressing on with the vaccine legislation that broke out along with the measles.
Overwhelming opposition from parents appears to have prevented a California Senate bill from advancing out of committee Wednesday. The bill would strip parents of their right to exempt their children from one or more of doses of vaccinations. Co-author Senator Richard Pan stands behind it, and it appears to be inspired by a measles outbreak that began in Disneyland last December.
PBS' Sesame Street has lent one of its most popular characters to the Department of U.S. Health and Human Services to urge parents to vaccinate their children.
Children and adolescents exposed to media with sexual content engage in sexual activity at younger ages and with greater numbers of partners, thereby placing themselves at great risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and suffering significant harm.
In the 2004 romantic comedy 50 First Dates, Adam Sandler’s character courts a young woman (Drew Barrymore) with dementia as a result of brain damage, and late in the film, helps her to remember him each day with a video of who he is and how they met.
California’s hotly-debated vaccinate mandate, Senate Bill 277, has been delayed just in time for the anticipated official April 17 end to the measles outbreak that began spreading at Disneyland last December and that inspired two Democrat State Senators, Dr. Richard Pan and Ben Allen, to propose the bill. The new legislation would strip parents’ ability to exempt their children from one or more of the 27 doses of vaccine required for K-12 students.
A group of renowned physicians petitioned Columbia University this week to fire television personality Dr. Oz from the school's faculty, characterizing the celebrity doctor's brand of medicine as being full of "various quack propositions" and "magical mystery cures."
A new study from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey released this week National Infertility Awareness Week found that millennials are a little too cocky about waiting until their careers are established and they are in their thirties in order to have a child.
An emotional Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation Thursday that immediately legalizes the use of medical marijuana in Georgia to treat eight serious medical conditions.
The Florida doctor charged in a political corruption case along with New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted Tuesday in a 76-count Medicare fraud scheme that prosecutors said attempted to bilk the health care program out of as much as $190 million.
Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy for breast cancer.
Robert Kennedy, Jr., an outspoken opponent of vaccinations for children, apologized Monday for cavalierly using Holocaust imagery when he spoke of mandatory vaccines.
Parents opposed to a California legislative effort to revoke their ability to exempt their children from some vaccinations plan to bring their children to a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Education Committee--and promise to yank those kids out of school if the measure passes into law.
After the Justice Department filed civil allegations against them, two cardiac biomarker laboratories will need to cough up a total of almost $49 million because they paid doctors for patient blood and bilked Medicare out of hundreds of millions of dollars for unnecessary testing, according to the Wall Street Journal.