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Top 6 Tips to Relieve Dust Allergies

Many people are habituated in taking allergy medication to resolve seasonal allergies, but rather than going with the medication you can go on the natural and healthy way to avoid symptoms without spending much time, money, and stress on the medication each time.  There are few thousands of people who have this problem; this is […]

2 Things You Can Do That May Lower Depression Risk

According to the latest research, people with diabetes are much more at risk for developing depression. While the extra risk is substantial, there are things that we can do to lower our risk like managing blood sugar levels as tightly as possible. What else can we do? Eat Some Fish Recent research has revealed two other […]

Why I’m Excited About Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 Software Update

By David Ahn, MD In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. With a FREE simple software update performed in the comfort of their own home, thousands of X2 users can now display CGM data (from the Dexcom G5 Mobile System) directly on […]

Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 benefit from heart surgery, study finds

Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual disabilities, according to a new study.

New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer

(Cornell University) Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown -- until now.

German research advances in cancer and blood disorders reported in human gene therapy

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Virotherapy capable of destroying tumor cells and activating anti-tumor immune reactions, and the use of engineered hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to deliver replacement genes that have the potential to cure blood diseases are among the key areas of gene therapy being advanced by German researchers.


Mornings start with graph checks and then we’re off to live Not all D things are solid, but we continue, we forgive. Lots to tackle, lots to manage, lots to do in this narration Though efforts might end up a little bit Lost in Translation Details of the day go by in a flurry But […] Murraybetes. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Allergy Shots

What are allergy shots, how do they work, and are they worth it? We spoke to several experts to find out.

This Cycling Instructor Was Body-Shamed by Her Seamstress Before Her Wedding

Even personal trainers are pressured to start "shedding before the wedding." Cycling instructor Julie Tamir tells her story and how it's changed her outlook.

Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance

Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists show that high genetic diversity can prime new mutations that cause drug resistance. The study has implications for our understanding of the evolution of resistance to antimicrobial and anticancer drugs.

13 Cute Bags That Are Actually Big Enough to Hold All Your Stuff

These giant bags will hold everything you need to tote from work to the gym including your laptop, sneakers, lunch bag, and more.

The Blood Sugars That Bring Me to My Knees

When I was pregnant and about 6 years into my yoga practice, I was asked to start a prenatal yoga class in my local town. Looking back, I am amazed that everyone survived. I was inexperienced, teaching from a book and making grand claims about how the pain we were experiencing while stretching our legs […]

Do API Lives Matter?

Rates of HIV among Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders jumped 36 percent. So, where’s the uproar — or the funding?

Institutions of Learning Are Becoming Mental Illness Institutions

NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic...

The Key Didn't Work: a question

So much of my life as a disabled person revolves around bathroom issues. Is it accessible, can I get into the stall and close the door, how heavy is the door into the bathroom - will it break my footrests, can I use the toilet, where are the bars, and the like. Show More Summary

Sometimes it's Not About Down Syndrome (Repost)

This post is another repost from a story I shared seven years ago.Last week Kayla and I went in to Boston's to pick up the gluten-free pizza I ordered for her.Kayla, being Kayla, was all over the place. Ok, not too bad this time actually, just up and down from the bench and being very talkative. Show More Summary

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries.

He Came Out Gay and HIV-Positive in His Father's Church

Micah Meredith, whose mom Lydia penned The Gay Preacher’s Wife, grew up gay and came out HIV-positive in his (closeted) preacher-father’s church.

This Woman’s ‘Chinning’ Selfies Are Travel Instagram Gold

Michelle Liu is "chinning" all over and sharing photos in the process. There’s no such thing as an unflattering photo when you’re having this much fun.

Is It Better to Freeze Eggs or Embryos?

When looking at fertility preservation options, you might wonder if it's better to freeze eggs or embryos. We asked experts for the details.

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