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What African-Americans Need to Know about ALS

Classified as an orphan disease occurring in a small portion of the population and commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

Cat ownership not linked to mental health problems, study says

However, other experts believe that adjusting for other possible explanations may eliminate the cause of the exposure itself. "By itself, household crowding is a risk factor that has been associated with schizophrenia," said Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, an associate director ...

New study suggests strategies for keeping off pounds

You've succeeded in losing weight. Now, what can you do to keep the pounds off?

UMD School of Nursing receives gift to provide scholarships, expand FNP program

A $2 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway, through their Bedford Falls Foundation, to the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) will be used to provide scholarships to students in advanced degree programs.

For decades, women had heart attacks in silence

Cardiologist Dr. Nieca Goldberg had been taught that heart attacks were a man's problem, but that didn't stop her from digging deeper.

Heavy lifting, shift work could harm women's fertility, study shows

Jobs that involve heavy lifting on a regular basis could reduce a woman's fertility, particularly among overweight and obese women, a new study shows.

When it comes to school, harsh parenting can backfire

Most of us modern parents worry at some point (maybe daily!) whether we are parenting our kids the right way. At a time when we see countless examples of helicopter parenting and entitled children who can't cope with setbacks, there ...

'Male brains' linked to higher autism risk in women, study says

Brains, like faces, have features seen as either more masculine or more feminine. One feature of brain anatomy that is characteristic of males is associated with an increased risk of autism, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal ...

Where we stand now: E-cigarettes

A growing number of studies illustrate the dangers of e-cigarette use by adolescents, claiming they can serve as a gateway for future tobacco use by our nation's youth.

Blood test might make Parkinson's diagnosis easier, study says

A new blood test may be as accurate as a test requiring a painful spinal tap for differentiating Parkinson's disease from similar disorders, according to a study published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Teachers receive free dental lesson plans, toothbrushes for Children’s Dental Health Month

Kool Smiles is once again supplying teachers with free dental health lesson plans and toothbrushes to use in preschool and Pre-K-5 classrooms during Children’s Dental Health Month this February.

Pet medications pose a threat to kids, study says

A warning to parents: Your pets' medications need to be secured just like pills intended for humans.

'Santa Clarita Diet' serves up thin comedy-horror mix

The comedy-horror genre has its fans, but even for them "Santa Clarita Diet" is a pretty thin gruel. Starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as a suburban couple faced with a sudden bout of zombie-ism, the heavily serialized 10 half-hours ...

CHILDREN'S BOOK COMPANY JOINS FORCES TO COMBAT SICKLE CELL DISEASE -- RELEASES NEW BOOK, "BREAKING THE SICKLE"

Melanin Origins LLC, a children’s book company that writes biographies of African-American leaders, has partnered with Sickle Cell Disease Association of North Texas (SCDANT) in effort to increase the quality of life for those living with sickle cell conditions

Girls feel less 'smart' than boys by age 6, research says

By the age of 6, girls already consider boys more likely to show brilliance and more suited to "really, really smart" activities than their own gender, according to a new study.

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