What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

Photo: photographer.eu (Shutterstock) Little kids are picky eaters—that’s both common and normal. However, there are a few signs that your young child might be more than merely picky. If you think your child’s pickiness has gone to the extreme, but you’re not exactly sure why, you might want to seek assistance. You may worry that … Read more

What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

What to Do When Your Child Is More Than Just a ‘Picky’ Eater

Photo: photographer.eu (Shutterstock) Little kids are picky eaters—that’s both common and normal. However, there are a few signs that your young child might be more than merely picky. If you think your child’s pickiness has gone to the extreme, but you’re not exactly sure why, you might want to seek assistance. You may worry that … Read more

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

Photo: heiko barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tickborne disease, is growing more common than it used to be—at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the (sorry) uptick, which roughly aligns with CDC estimates. So what do you need to know to … Read more

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to the tickborne disease have substantially climbed since 2007, including more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural … Read more

A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

A Deadly Cancer Hijacks the Brain to Render Itself Untreatable, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New research this week suggests that an aggressive brain cancer can hijack the brain’s own circuitry to further spread and render itself unstoppable. Researchers in Germany studied glioblastoma cells in mice and in the lab, finding that these tumors use some of the same mechanisms behind normal neuron development and migration to … Read more

How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

How Worried Should Parents Be About Parechovirus?

Photo: Alena Stalmashonak (Shutterstock) Parechovirus isn’t a new virus, but it is the subject of a recent CDC health alert due to a possible uptick of cases in infants. The virus can cause serious illness in very young babies. So how worried do parents need to be? What is parechovirus? “Parechovirus infections are common in … Read more

These COVID ‘Facts’ Are No Longer True

These COVID ‘Facts’ Are No Longer True

Photo: Steve Heap (Shutterstock) It’s been a long pandemic, and COVID is still going strong. But along the way, we’ve at least learned a lot of things. Just as we stopped obsessing over hand-washing, there are plenty of other ideas we once had (or still have) about COVID that need to be updated. Here are … Read more

Your Rash Might Be a Sun Allergy

Your Rash Might Be a Sun Allergy

Photo: Stanislav71 (Shutterstock) For all the good things it does for us, the sun can also be a threat: It can burn your skin, mess with your eyesand even damage your vehicle. It might also be responsible for that rash you’ve been Googling since you discovered it across your shoulders. You could have a “sun … Read more

Improve Your Heart Health With This Checklist

Improve Your Heart Health With This Checklist

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) If you want to reduce your chances of an early death from a heart attack or stroke, you’ve probably heard of a few ways to do that: get more exercise, eat “good fats,” maybe pay attention to the heart health metrics on your smartwatch. But there aback to batch of things that … Read more

Who Can Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Who Can Get a Monkeypox Vaccine?

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) So far there are at least 351 confirmed cases of monkeypox in humans in the United States, with more than half of states reporting at least one case. Given existing barriers to diagnosis and testingit’s likely that there are a lot more cases out there than have been documented. So how do … Read more