What does vitamin C actually do?

Originally posted 2017-04-06 12:14:37.

How one genius spread a massive myth that’s persisted for decades Pixabay Linus Pauling won two Nobel Prizes, helped uncover the nature of chemical bonds, identified sickle cell anemia as a molecular disease, elucidated some of the most common protein structures, revolutionized our understanding of primate evolution, and is widely hailed as one of the fathers—if…

Inmates are excluded from Medicaid — here’s why it makes sense to change that

Originally posted 2017-02-23 01:03:52.

By Megan Zakerski, Medical Student, University of Michigan, Tyler Winkelman, RWJF Clinical Scholar and Clinical Lecturer, University of Michigan, and Amy Young, Medical Student, University of Michigan. Inmates wait to enter an assigned cell block at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File The incarcerated population in federal and state prisons has…

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What is best for children’s health and development after divorce? The research shows…

As a young psychology intern in the late 1970s, my first patients were boys from divorced homes, suffering from what was then called “father hunger.” In those days, when parents split up, dads fell by the wayside. Fathers saw their children at the mothers’ discretion. This customary fallout from divorce reflected the belief that mothers are…

Parents, before you refuse your child’s next vaccine read this

Originally posted 2016-12-13 10:36:59. Your Child’s Pediatrician Is on Your Side Contrary to what may are told by proponents of vaccine refusal, your child’s pediatrician is your child’s advocate. The pediatrician earns his or her livelihood by seeing your child do well in health and being on the same page with the parents. The pediatrician…

Homeopathic remedies harmed hundreds of babies, families say, as FDA investigated for years

Originally posted 2017-02-22 04:25:04.

WASHINGTON – Case 7682299: Aug. 1, 2010. A mother gives her toddler three homeopathic pills to relieve her teething pain. Within minutes, the baby stops breathing. “My daughter had a seizure, lost consciousness, and stopped breathing about 30 minutes after I gave her three Hyland’s Teething Tablets,” the mother later told the Food and Drug Administration.…

Childhood obesity may be inherited from parents

Originally posted 2017-02-22 01:45:20.

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2017 – Childhood obesity is an increasing problem around the world, and a new study suggests genes may contribute to the problem. A new study by the University of Sussex in England has found that parents of obese children may have passed on their obesity genetically, according to Science Direct. The numbers are…

Sequencing a genome for less than the cost of an X-ray? Not quite yet

Originally posted 2017-01-12 10:00:31.

When Illumina announced on Monday that it will begin shipping its two newest DNA sequencing machines as soon as March, president and CEO Francis deSouza said the technology “will enable the $100 genome.” That raised some questions: $100-really? A $100 genome will cost $100 in the same way that the $1,000 genome costs $1,000. As in,…

A boy who can’t speak depends on Medicaid. What happens to him if it’s cut?

Originally posted 2017-02-22 00:43:20.

FENTON, Mo. – When Kim and Rich Rankin decided to adopt, they figured they would bring home an older child. They were almost finished raising seven children, and thought they were done with babies. Then they saw a photo of “Baby S,” with his soft eyes and round cheeks. Rich suggested putting it on the fridge.…