Monthly Archives: March 2018

A 380-lb girl with a genetic disorder that causes constant hunger crowned a pageant queen

A 15-year-old girl who weighs 380lbs due to a rare condition, called Prader-Willi Syndrome, has been crowned a pageant queen. Read More »

Blaming doctors for opioid crisis is easy, but not the whole story

‘We were pushed to make pain the fifth vital sign.’ Read More »

Americans With Alzheimer’s Now Number 5.7 Million

The 2018 Alzheimer’s Association’s Facts & Figures Report also says that care for dementia patients costs $277 billion, two-thirds of it borne by taxpayers. Read More »

Parents of young children have reason to be watchful as flu season ends

The flu season may be winding down, but parents of young children have reason to remain watchful. Read More »

Hope for Troublesome Weight Loss: Freezing the ‘Hunger Nerve’

By freezing the “hunger nerve,” doctors may have discovered the secret to the body’s natural “revenge” on caloric restriction. Read More »

Norovirus outbreak sickens many at Windjammer; restaurant closed until Sunday

Noroviruses are a cluster of viruses that cause acute stomach illness, sometimes called the “stomach flu.” Read More »

This Mysterious Deep-Sea Creature Has Never Been Seen Before. Until Now.

In the deep North Atlantic, a small but ghastly-looking anglerfish floats in the inky black, eerily lit by her wispy, glowing fishing lure and the specks of light illuminating her long fin-rays. Read More »

Your Grilled Burger May Come with a Side of High Blood Pressure

Known as “Ata,” the six-inch-long skeleton was discovered in Chile and may have had genetic mutations causing a bone disorder never before documented. Read More »

Grilling meat may raise risk of high blood pressure, study finds

The findings may be of concern if you love grilling, barbecuing, broiling or roasting meat. Read More »

Woman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles

The woman suffered a severe allergic reaction that put her in a coma, according to a journal report. Read More »