Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO hails new DRC aid in fight against Ebola

The head of the WHO on Saturday said a shortage in funding to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo was finally being filled.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Inflamed monkey guts produce Parkinson's-related proteins

The intestinal linings of monkeys with inflamed bowels show chemical alterations similar to abnormal protein deposits in the brains of Parkinson's patients, lending support to the idea that inflammation may play a key role ...

Health

Breaking down the anti-vaccine echo chamber

The rhetoric around vaccination is generally black and white: vaccines are good or vaccines are bad. In these days of Facebook and Twitter, it is easy enough to block out the opinions of those you disagree with, and only ...

Pediatrics

How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

Kerry Wright didn't feel hungry. Not in the way you might expect. Her tummy grumbled, yes, she could hear it. She just couldn't feel it. She called it "starvation mode". Wright, a mother of three living in Aberdeen, had hit ...

Health

It can take a village to feed hungry kids in schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance.

Pediatrics

Disappointment about gifts is good for kids who have enough

Disappointment is a natural human emotion that occurs after a perceived failure. For our young children, this perceived failure can look like not getting the toy they wanted, not being invited to a classmate's birthday party ...

Health

Time and money—the biggest hurdles to healthy eating

Philippe Couillard, the freshly defeated Quebec premier, made headlines during the election campaign when he suggested a family of three —comprised of one adult and two adolescents —could feed themselves for $75 a week.

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