Blame mom and dad if you can’t get to sleep, according to a new large-scale study confirming that insomnia is hereditary.
A research team at the University of California, San Diego, also found a genetic link between a lack of zzz’s and such conditions as type 2 diabetes and depression.
“A better understanding of the molecular bases for insomnia will be critical for the development of new treatments,” said Murray Stein, lead author of the study in the jou [...]
Growing up in a place where there’s lot of sun may guard you from multiple sclerosis decades later.
So say Canadian researchers, who theorize that the protective factor is from exposure to UV-B rays that help the body to produce vitamin D.
The new findings from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver support previous studies that have linked low levels of the sunshine vitamin with an increased risk of MS — an unpredictable, often disabling diseas [...]
Disney wants to make kids’ hospitals a happier place on earth.
The Walt Disney Company will commit $100 million over the next five years to transform the experience of children’s hospitals around the world, Disney CEO and Chairman Bob Iger announced Wednesday.
He broke the news at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, which will be the first healthcare institution to work with Disney in the global initiative.
It was chosen because it is “the la [...]
Thousands of cheerleaders who may have been exposed to the mumps last month at a national competition in Texas are now bracing to see if anyone gets sick.
Over 23,000 athletes from 39 states and nine countries, plus 2,600 coaches participated in the competition from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, according to the Washington Post.
“The next few days will probably be telling,” Chris Van Deusen, spokesman for the for t [...]
Newborns who resemble their dads have a healthy leg up on their first birthday.
That’s the report from researchers who tracked 715 families in which babies lived with their mothers and found that “infants who look like their father at birth are healthier one year later.”
The reason for the advantage, authors note in the Journal of Health Economics, is that such a dad-child resemblance “induces a father to spend more time engaged in positive parenting.
Let me tell you about a mission I'm on — one that's very personal, but could have far-reaching implications.
To accomplish that mission, I just need a little help from 100,000 friends and strangers.
Let me explain. I am 12 years old and my 15-year-old sister, Christiane, has juvenile Batten disease, a rare, fatal, inherited neurological disorder. It's the same disease that that was responsible for the July deaths of three siblings over three days in Utah. [...]
Two medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania have run out of supplies — less than two weeks after the state launched its new medical marijuana program.
“We have no inventory,” Chris Visco, TerraVida Holistic Center co-owner in Bucks County, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. He said the only supplies the dispensary had left onThursday morning were vape pens.
Keystone Shops, a dispensary in Devon, posted a notice on its website saying it was closed [...]