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What kind of sunscreen is best for children?

What kind of sunscreen is best for children?

Your child has delicate skin that’s thinner than yours and especially vulnerable to sunlight. So it’s vital to choose sunscreen that’s optimally effective against the sun’s harmful rays, but that also respects your child’s delicate skin and preserves its supply of healthy cells. These days, kids grow up knowing that sun protection is vital if they’re going to spend any ... Read More »

Pop stars endorsing mostly junk food; Study Says

Pop stars endorsing mostly junk food, Study Says

A vast majority of the food and beverage products endorsed by some of the most popular celebrities in the US are unhealthy, finds a new study. In the report NYU Langone Medical Center scientists combed through Billboard Magazine’s “Hot 100” song charts from 2013 and 2014. They confirmed celebrities’ popularity by looking at who won at the Teen Choice Awards ... Read More »

Clif Bar issues recall for three flavors

Clif Bar issues recall for three flavors

Clif Bar issued a recall on three of its bars over concerns they may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that Clif Bar is recalling its Clif Bar Nuts & Seeds Energy Bars, Clif Bar Sierra Trail Mix Energy Bars, and Clif Mojo mountain mix Trail Mix Bars. The ingredient supplier, ... Read More »

More children poisoned by laundry pods, B.C. poison centre says

More children poisoned by laundry pods, B.C. poison centre says

Laundry detergent pods are behind an increase in calls involving children, according to the BC Drug and Poison Information Centre. Since 2012, there has been a significant increase in the number of emergency room visits involving children under the age of 6, its statistics show. “The big risk is if a child bites into a laundry pod and it sprays ... Read More »

Researchers identify rare genetic flaw linked to multiple sclerosis

Researchers identify rare genetic flaw linked to multiple sclerosis

UBC scientists and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven multiple sclerosis can be caused by a single genetic mutation. The rare alteration in DNA makes it likely a person will develop the more devastating form of the neurological disease. The mutation was found in two Canadian families that had several members diagnosed with a rapidly progressive type of MS, in which ... Read More »

Woman removes six ribs to shrink waist size (Video)

Woman removes six ribs to shrink waist size (Video)

Pixee Fox’s hobby has become her career. She works as a plastic surgery model. The job description is exactly as it sounds. Fox grew up in Sweden. She had become an electrician but wasn’t happy with the direction of her life or how she looked. So, she moved to the United States to start her transition. Fox says that with ... Read More »

Thomas Manning: Man Who Got 1st US Penis Transplant Goes Home

Thomas Manning: Man Who Got 1st US Penis Transplant Goes Home

The first US recipient of a penis transplant has left hospital, three-and-a-half weeks after the operation. Thomas Manning is leaving Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, three weeks after the operation. The 64-year-old plans to travel with his mother and a family friend to his home in Halifax, where Manning is looking forward to enjoying his own bed and his ... Read More »

Lawrence Livermore scientists identify gene involved with fracture healing

Lawrence Livermore scientists identify gene involved with fracture healing

New identification of a gene involved in the fracture healing process could lead to the development of new therapeutic treatments for difficult-to-heal injuries. Fracture healing involves communication between bone, muscle, vasculature and the thin membrane covering the outer surface of bones (periosteum) during the fracture repair. The periosteum contains stem cells that migrate to the fracture site and differentiate into ... Read More »