Best Bedding for Bed Rest and Recuperation

Even the average person will tell you, without question, bedding is crucial. However, no one understands just how important sheets are more than someone who has been on bed rest. People can find themselves on bed rest on a short-term, long-term, or permanent basis due to injuries, illnesses, or aging; …

What avid runners should know?

Article by Blythe Flake More seasoned fitness oriented people take to running to stay in shape. One should consider running over other …

TMJ Symptoms

The temporomandibular joint, located in the jawline, is the source of a great deal of discomfort for many people. TMD, the disorder …

Breast Reduction vs. Breast Lift

Plastic surgery procedures often have some similarities, but there are also major differences as well. For instance, breast lift and breast reduction …

Guide to Korean massages

Summary: Korean massage uses Japanese massage technique along with Shiatsu and reflexology movements. The massage is accompanied by lotions and herbal remedies …

Stay Trim & Healthy

Article written by Weightlos health and wellness  It shouldn’t take anyone else to tell us what we need to do to when …

South Africa’s Tutu wants "the option of an assisted death"

Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a published commentary that when his time comes, he would “want the option of an assisted death”. The 85-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has been living with prostate cancer for nearly 20 years, reiterated his support for assisted dying in an opinion piece published on the Washington Post on his 85th birthday. Tutu came out in support of assisted dying in 2014 but was more ambiguous about whether he personally wanted that option.

Novartis reshapes research, closes some Swiss, Chinese units

By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) – Novartis is closing some of its research operations in Switzerland and China and cutting 175 jobs, part of the Swiss drug maker's effort to centralize control over its drug discovery programs and contain costs. Novartis, which employs 120,000 globally, is also relocating its tropical disease research arm from Singapore to California. The Basel-based company is consolidating research oversight within its Swiss headquarters and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR) near Boston, now headed by Jay Bradner.

More evidence for Zika virus link to damage beyond microcephaly

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The mosquito-borne Zika virus can lead to extensive birth defects that go beyond microcephaly, a Brazilian study suggests. Researchers studied 11 babies diagnosed with Zika and found they had a range of neurological impairments including small skulls and brains as well as an underdeveloped cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor skills, and an absence of normal folds in the cerebral cortex, the gray matter that handles memory, language, social skills and problem solving. “Microcephaly is not the only thing that happens with fetal Zika infection,” said senior study author Dr. Amilcar Tanuri, a researcher in the laboratory of molecular virology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.