About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. As researchers work to determine what causes more than 230,000 new cases every year, they get new clues everyday.
A 10 year old Ricky Martinez from Orange County, was diagnosed with a rare condition that could only be cured with a bone marrow transplant. But doctors saved Ricky through an equally rare procedure using his own umbilical cord blood that his mom had donated when he was born.
Baby’s gut microbes have an important role to play in developing his immune system and a mutli-university research suggests that breast fed babies have a healthier immune system than formula fed babies because of the way the bacteria’s in the gut colonize.
Eight months ago the chances of baby Andrei surviving for even a day were close to nil. With almost no intestine, the baby boy was given only days to live. But miraculously, this little fighter has not only made it this far, he might also be healthy again after a complicated intestine transplant operation planned for him.
Celebrating a hundred birthdays on planet earth is not a feat that many would ever think possible but if new research by the Office of National Studies (ONS) in the UK is to be believed, one in three babies born today can very well except to reach the ripe age of 100.
The threats of breast cancer can be reduced drastically in women with strong family history of the disease simply by breastfeeding for almost a year. This has been the latest finding of a research conducted by the Women’s Research Institute in Ontario, Canada.
For the Bushis it was like re-living their worst nightmare when just a few months after they lost their daughter Alicia to liver failure, their younger daughter Angela’s organs also began to fail. But thanks to doctors who conducted a first ever quadruplet organ transplant, the six years old is alive and thriving.
Federal health officials are raising high alert for cosmetic products including skin creams, lotions and beauty or antiseptic soaps containing mercury. Consumers are being advice against using these beauty products because of the potential harm they can bring to the entire household even if they are used by only one person.
Toddlers are inquisitive by nature; most parents know this. Yet, we often fail to see the potential hazards that simple objects can pose for our children. Such was the case in which a three-year-old recently swallowed 37 magnet balls and miraculously survived to tell about it.
Exposure to too much sun can do more harm than good is a known fact. Despite this, new research shows that most children are not protected. With only one in four children wearing sunscreen, the researchers also found more than half of them having sunburns in the previous summers.
There are shortages of the ADHD medications Ritalin, Adderall and their generic equivalents. Quotas are set on these drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration to limit the amount of medication manufactured in a year. Quantities are kept limited to reduce the likelihood that they will be abused by individuals who do not have ADHD.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. said today the formula that was pulled from the shelves after two babies tested positive this month for the environmental bacteria Cronobacter, has been found safe with no presence of bacteria.