Down syndrome causes mental retardation and a host of health problems. But it also appears to protect people from cancer. Researchers have now found a potential genetic mechanism for this protective e[...]
1. “Didn’t you have the test?”
Not that it’s any of your business but if you must know, no I didn’t! And my reason for that is because prenatal testing would not show me how freakin’ awesome she would[...]
In popular culture, the term “narcissistic” is thrown about quite loosely, usually referring to vanity and self-absorption. This reduces narcissism to a common quality that everyone possesses and down[...]
Many of us may have experienced moments when bits of our bodies shake or twitch — particularly if we’re feeling tired, angry or had too much coffee or alcohol.
But in some cases, there may be an under[...]
A new study suggests patients with psoriasis are more likely to have heart attacks; strokes; blockages in the arteries of the legs, arms, and groin; and a greater risk of earlier death than those who [...]
Until recently, the most common cause of death in people with lupus was kidney failure. Now, with better therapies, access to dialysis, and the possibility of kidney transplantation, the frequency of[...]
When Julie Mason was 15, her mom started finding hairballs around the house. When she was in university, she developed a bald spot the size of a grapefruit.
Mason, now 27, has trichotillomania. People[...]
The ExAblate Neuro device has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to deliver focused ultrasound to destroy small bits of brain tissue that are thought to be involved in a neurologic[...]
The most perfect days of my life were the three days after Hannah was born. My husband Vincent and I were in Sweden, where they do things a bit differently. There was a communal kitchen in the materni[...]