Scientists have made a huge breakthrough that may change the lives of millions of people soon. This year, they have announced that diabetes in mice has been cured! Not only does this mean a great deal for individuals with Type 1 diabetes, but scientists believe that it may lead to a cure for type 2 in the future as well.
As the parent of a micropreemie, I understand many of the concerns that parents of premature babies carry. I'm here to put at least one worry to rest: studies show that premature babies who grow up do not lag behind in school. Preemies perform equally to their peers on average, so there's no need to worry about any extra academic help that your son or daughter may need based on his or her prematurity yet.
"I don't need pot. I get a natural high!" I know I've heard this one before. How about you? I'm not even a drug user and it irritates me. I know we can all be a little sanctimonious at times, but I really do think that our government has made things like pot look a lot worse than they truly are, and people are shamed and jailed for it. Well, guess what? That high you get from running? It's just like a pot high, so congratulations--you're more alike than you thought!
A new study indicates that menstruation has no effects on brain function. While some women say that they experience "brain fog" during menstruation, the study, which only studied 88 women who have "regular menstrual cycles," concluded that there was no bearing on cognitive function during menstruation. While this may be good news for women who are tired of men complaining that they're somehow inferior while on their periods, it's simply not entirely true. How many women experiene irregular periods?