Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Brittany Maynard was originally a resident of the State of California. Her move to Oregon was prompted by a single law which was non-existent in California. Brittany had an inoperable brain tumor which was getting worse; the pain was becoming uncontrollable, and she decided not to allow herself to become a burden on her new […]

Endometrial Cancer and Coffee

Endometrial Cancer and Coffee

Are you a Starbuck’s fan? If not, you might think about it, or have that extra cup of coffee at work.  A new study shows that women who drink at least four cups of coffee each day reduce their risk of contracting endometrial cancer by 18 percent. Approximately 10,000 women die from this form of […]

Baby Weighed 14 Pounds but Pregnancy Unknown

Baby Weighed 14 Pounds but Pregnancy Unknown

There were many surprises involving the birth of a baby boy in Tampa, Florida, on January 29th. First of all, his mother was not aware that she was pregnant until she was 35 weeks along. She realized her clothes were tighter than usual at the waist. When she checked into St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital the […]

Tuberculosis a Serious Health Problem

Tuberculosis a Serious Health Problem

The nation was in an uproar in 2014 over cases of Ebola in the United States. This year there is panic over approximately 150 cases of measles. There actually is a serious danger to health which can result in death; tuberculosis. Sixteen cases of tuberculosis were discovered last month at a Northern California high school. […]

HIV and AIDs Are Killing Fewer African-Americans

HIV and AIDs Are Killing Fewer African-Americans

There’s always plenty of bad news, but once in a while some positive reports come from health agencies. The CDC is reporting than between 2008 and 2012, deaths of African-Americans from HIV and AIDS declined by 28 percent. Saturday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It is designed to keep the black community aware of […]

Lung Cancer Fears for Women

Lung Cancer Fears for Women

For decades the leading cause of death among women worldwide was breast cancer. While that remains constant for women in poorer nations, wealthier women are dying more frequently from lung cancer. And the cause? You guessed it; smoking. Lung cancer remains the major cause of early deaths among men. The reason for the increase for […]

Venus: an Inhospitable Planet

Venus: an Inhospitable Planet

Venus is often called earth’s ‘sister planet;’ and sometimes its ‘twisted sister.’ They are relatively the same size; but that’s where the similarity ends. Temperatures on Venus reach a level hot enough to melt lead. It might surprise you to know that more than 40 spacecraft have been launched toward Venus since 1960 by NASA, […]