Immunology

Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes

Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation's largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to talk to your child about suicide

Unfortunately many lives are touched by suicide. And while you may want to hide the means of death from your child, this may not be possible, especially in the age of social media. This has provided a modern difficulty for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Suicide among veterans highest in western US, rural areas (Update)

Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas, according to new government data that show wide state-by-state disparities and suggest social isolation, gun ownership and access to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Higher rural suicide rates driven by use of guns

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35-percent higher than in the state's urban settings, a disparity that can be attributed to the significantly greater use of firearms in rural settings, according to new research ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Bolivia's midwives help reduce maternal mortality

Mariana Limachi left the hospital in this high Andes city in tears after a doctor told her she needed a C-section because the umbilical cord was wrapped around her 8-month fetus.

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