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Tests Find Formaldehyde In More Hair Straighteners

A variety of hair-straightening products used in professional salons can expose both hairdressers and their customers to formaldehyde, an independent […]

Chew On This: Some Gum May Ward Off Ear Infections

When young children get ear infections, parents face an unpleasant choice: dose them with antibiotics and pain relievers, or tough […]

More Births Expected on 11/11/11

A jump in scheduled Caesarean sections for 11/11/11, for good luck or other reasons.

How Soul Food Can Be Good For Your Health

If you leave the butter and the lard out of soul food, are you rendering it soulless? Not at all, […]

An Unorthodox Approach To Tricky Surgery

Add minimally invasive surgery through an opening between the cheek and jaw to the list of procedures I’m happy exist […]

Wal-Mart’s Clarification On Health Care Leaves Room For Big Moves

After NPR and Kaiser Health News reported yesterday on Wal-Mart’s plans to become a big provider of primary care in […]

‘Personhood’ Divides Anti-Abortion Groups

Voters in Mississippi were expected to make it the first state to confer protected legal status to fertilized human eggs […]

Reading, Writing And Roasting: Schools Bring Cooking Back Into The Classroom

Lots of kids have tried lentils. But what about Ethiopian-style lentils, accompanied by injera bread, couscous and cucumber salad? Fourth […]

Public Health Innovators On The Silver Screen

For a peek at some fresh ideas in public health, I went to the movies. Physicians, entrepreneurs, students, activists and […]

Custom Cycle Ferries Sperm To Fertility Clinics

Sometimes, couples need help getting pregnant. In Seattle, that help may arrive by bicycle. To be more specific, a bicycle […]

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