The biology behind why some people manage stress worse than others

Neurons

Some people stand up to stress while others struggle with it. But until recently, scientists did not greatly understand this so-called “stress gap.”
New research has pinpointed the molecular origins of stress in mice, and the results could contribute to better understanding the development of…

American teens forgo sunscreen

Sunscreen Heart

A decade-long study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that American teenagers are forgoing skin protection in the sun and are also still prone to using indoor tanning devices. The study highlights the need for educating adolescents about the dangers of skin…

How To Perform CPR: The Crucial Steps You Should Know

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Anybody can and anybody should learn how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation): According to the American Heart Association, a stunning 70% of Americans don’t know how what to do if somebody is experiencing a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they…

Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act passes through Congress

Vets could soon be able to mobilize their business to help animals more easily.

The U.S Senate has passed the most recent version of the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, bringing veterinarians nearer to the possibility of being able to carry and administer controlled substances outside of their practices. The bill was passed by the House of Representatives a week…

New research offers insight into early childhood tooth decay

Make sure young children are protecting their teeth.

Early childhood caries is a painful form of tooth decay that plagues young children. If severe enough, ECC can require a surgical procedure to rectify. As such, it is important for parents of young children to take the necessary cautionary steps to prevent the development of this harmful…

Researchers discover link between mental stress and physical health

Stress levels increase white blood cell counts.

Scientists have long been aware of the fact that elevated stress levels pose serious health risks to the human body. However, past attempts to characterize exactly how stress hurts individual well-being have left medical professionals scratching their heads. Stress was often warned against in a…

Staying current on vaccinations

Immunization

As the anti-vaccination movement becomes more popular in certain regions of the country, it is important for medical professionals to provide patients with a wide range of information on the benefits of vaccines. Rumors and conspiracy theories regarding vaccinations encourage some parents to shy…