The Poop Of Babies Reveals How Smart They'll Be

The Poop Of Babies Reveals How Smart They'll Be

We are more than just human biology. A vast chunk of our bodies are comprised of various “microbiomes” – little diverse bacterial worlds that co-exist, harm, or help us out, often without us realizing. From infection-fighting eyeball microbes to mood-influencing bacteria hiding in your digestive tract, they have a powerful influence over our daily lives…

What caffeine does to your body and brain

What caffeine does to your body and brain

Many of us depend on caffeine. Some of us can’t even start our day without it. Whether you get your daily caffeine fix from coffee, tea, or a canned energy drink doesn’t make much of a difference. It’s still a stimulant with some positive and negative effects. For starters, caffeine makes most of us feel…

One-In-Ten Children Were Not Given Vaccines In 2016

One-In-Ten Children Were Not Given Vaccines In 2016

A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF notes that 12.9 million children did not receive any vaccinations whatsoever in 2016 – a rate of around 1-in-10. Additionally, around 6.6 million infants that did receive the first dose of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine – considered to be a vital life-saving inoculation –…

Doctors Remove A Horrific 27 Contact Lenses From A Woman's Eye

Doctors Remove A Horrific 27 Contact Lenses From A Woman's Eye

We’ve all heard about the dangers of leaving contact lenses in for too long. But this latest case reported in the British Medical Journal takes things to the extreme, as doctors reveal they have removed an excruciating 27 contact lenses from a woman’s eye. The 67-year-old woman in question was meant to be undergoing surgery to treat…

From acne to pregnancy, here's every 'preexisting condition' that could put your insurance at risk under the Senate's healthcare bill

From acne to pregnancy, here's every 'preexisting condition' that could put your insurance at risk under the Senate's healthcare bill

Republicans in the Senate released an updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their plan to overhaul the US healthcare system. Included in the revised bill is an amendment from Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee that critics say could make plans with adequate coverage unaffordable to those who have certain medical conditions….

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise In Early Clinical Trials

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise In Early Clinical Trials

Two first-stage clinical trials have successfully demonstrated the use of personalized vaccines against melanoma in humans.  The aim of these two studies, published separately in the journal Nature, were not only to show a vaccine that is effective, but to show it is safe and should be tested in greater detail with a larger sample size. In the…