(HealthDay)—More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public drinking water, people with private wells need to check their water themselves, along with other maintenance steps. This is especially important if you’re thinking about having a baby.
The parasite “Toxoplasma gondii” it makes in the cats comfortable, but also in many people. Yet he was considered relatively harmless. Researchers have, however, found out that he is able to control the human behavior. With fatal consequences. He is regarded as a harmless cat parasite and affects at least every third person in Germany.
Over a decade ago, I wrote a piece for a psychiatric journal entitled “Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?” At the time, some psychiatrists were advocating making “pathological bigotry” or pathological bias – essentially, bias so extreme it interferes with daily function and reaches near-delusional proportions – an official psychiatric diagnosis. For a variety of medical
Asthma is a common condition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, asthma affects around 20.4 million adults and 6.1 million children in the country. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways, or bronchial tubes, which move air in and out of the lungs. The inflammation triggers the body
How does our nervous system motivate us to get off the sofa and walk to the fridge, or even to the supermarket, to get food? A research team led by Alexander Gottschalk from Goethe University investigated this using the threadworm Caenorhabditis elegans. The results indicate how foraging behaviour in higher animals might have evolved. Finding
We all know women are judged much more harshly than men. It seems we’re always perceived as too loud or too quiet, too reserved or too domineering, too nice or too cold. But somehow, mothers are judged even more harshly than any of us. There’s this idea floating around that there is one perfect type
Not too long ago, the only kind of milk you could pour into your coffee came from cows. Then an influx of plant-based milks hit the market—from almond and cashew milk to pea milk, soy milk, and flax milk. These non-dairy milks keep spiking in popularity, as more consumers are opting to reduce or eliminate animal products from their meals.
The uses for artificial intelligence have been sprouting up all over the healthcare field, from reading images to automating work flows. Now some researchers are looking to use that technology to move beyond the analytical tasks and move into providing a more human touch. “There is one view that we can allow these AI [tools]
As Osteoporosis Month kicks off on Thursday, Brock University Kinesiology Professor Philip Wilson has some simple but effective advice for those living with the disease: lace up your shoes and get walking. Osteoporosis is a disease affecting one in four women and one in eight men over the age of 50 that causes chronic loss
The older I get, the more my daydreams change. I used to fantasize about strolling down white sand beaches in remote island locations. Now? I’d be happy to have two hours of uninterrupted reading time. Ever since I following doing the keto diet, a new dream took shape. In it, I walked into a room
Olivia Wilde’s children — her 4-year-old Otis and 1-year-old Daisy — are adorable. As children (and well-behaved children, no less), you wouldn’t necessarily think to call them "self-involved," but Wilde has described them that way herself. She’s not just being harsh, however. She has good reason for being brutally honest. The actor told InStyle just how
Heather Dubrow, former star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, has a lot of opinions on trendy diets. First, she took down intermittent fasting (she said it was for “skinny, tired people”); now, she’s going after the keto diet. In an interview with Bravo’s The Feast, Heather said she thinks the keto diet is
A variety of conditions affect our ability to drive, including poor sleep, some prescription medications and alcohol. Cannabis is another. Many people use cannabis for medical reasons, for recreation purposes, or both. Figuring out whether someone should avoid driving can be tricky because of the variety of chemicals contained within the plant, the different ways
Scientists have revealed the intricate process that bone cells use to repair themselves after mechanical injury, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife. The research provides new insight on how the body adapts to all kinds of mechanical stresses—from pressure placed on bones during simple walking, to extreme forces experienced during intense exercise.
Dixon Chibanda spent more time with Erica than most of his other patients. It wasn’t that her problems were more serious than others’ – she was just one of thousands of women in their mid-20s with depression in Zimbabwe. It was because she had travelled over 160 miles to meet him. Erica lived in a
L.L.Bean knows the only way to promote the launch of its Small Batch Bean Boots is with craft beer. Yes, you read that right: craft beer. According to Food & Wine, the iconic outerwear and sporting goods company is teaming up with Fogtown Brewing Company, Mast Landing Brewing Company, Orono Brewing Company, Rising Tide Brewing
The age at which young women experience their first menstrual bleeding is linked to the age at which their sons start puberty, according to the largest study to investigate this association in both sons and daughters. The research, which is published today in Human Reproduction, one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals, looked at
Rumors that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "actively trying" to have a second child are swirling after a series of Snapchats Jenner released over the weekend gushing about prospective baby names. "I want another baby, but when is the question, and I’m definitely not ready right this second," she told fans on Snapchat earlier
Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal, published in the American Journal of
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a common postural deformity in infants, and one that can be effectively treated by physical therapy., A set of updated, evidence-based recommendations for physical therapy management of CMT is presented in the October issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Reflecting the latest research relevant to the prevention, screening, and intervention of