Can Probiotics Ease Baby’s Colic?

If your baby has colic—hours of inconsolable crying that are not related to a medical problem—you’ll probably try just about anything to make him feel better. But when it comes to one trending treatment, new research says don’t bother. As recently as January, studies were suggesting that probiotics—live bacteria thought to regulate digestive systems—could help soothe colic, and […]

This Just In: The Worst Restaurant Meal in America Is from Long John Silver

The Center for Science and the Public Interest (CSPI) unveiled what it’s calling the worst meal in America: The “Big Catch with Onion Rings” at Long John Silver’s. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill Fish and Chips dinner. This plate of fried fish includes hush puppies and onion rings and has a heart-stopping 33 grams of trans fat […]

Trying to Get Pregnant? Where You Live Could Make a Difference

Infertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are expensive. Very expensive. But in some states, insurance companies are required to cover the cost, making them fertility friendly. The National Infertility Association, also known as RESOLVE, has just put together a “Fertility Scorecard.” Released at the start of National Infertility Awareness Week, the scorecard ranks all 50 states […]

Jack Osbourne’s Multiple Sclerosis, Explained

Jack Osbourne — the son of legendary rocker Ozzy — was looking for help with his suddenly blurred vision. Doctors found the cause of the problem – he has multiple sclerosis (MS). Though other celebrities like Montel Williams and Terri Garr have also publically spoken about their battles with the disease, Osbourne’s recent revelation has […]