Psst ... is your hair — or lack of it — trying to tell you something?
Two new reports link male pattern baldness (not that celebrity-inspired shaved noggin) with higher odds for heart disease and prostate cancer. Those aren’t the only hairdo and health connections sprouting in the news. Blondes, redheads and young silver foxes: You’re on the list, too, but don’t wig out just yet! READ
Have you been struggling to find your optimal health? Still feeling like you are not really on top of your nutrition, your eating habits, your lifestyle or your cooking skills? Or are you among the many who struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle due to external circumstances? READ
Figuring out the proper dose of liquid fever medication for a young child can be trying for parents when doctors prescribe in milligrams and the bottle comes in millilitres. READ
Allison Guarino understands the controversy over new rules allowing 15-year-olds to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. But as someone who teaches pregnancy prevention to ninth-graders in Boston, she thinks lowering the age will “help the girls who need the help the most.” READ
A new study suggests getting a flu shot doesn’t exacerbate irritable bowel disease in children and teens and may even protect them from flare ups. Children who suffer from irritable bowel disease are encouraged to get flu shots every year, because the drugs they take weaken their ability to fend off infections. READ
A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Until the operation at a central Illinois hospital, she had spent her entire life in a hospital in Seoul. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die. READ
Women have another reason to exercise: It may help prevent kidney stones. You don’t have to break a sweat or be a super athlete, either. Even walking for a couple hours a week can cut the risk of developing this painful and common problem by about one-third, a large study found. READ