Trampolines are fun. I loved them as a kid, and even an adult, I just want to get on one and jump. But as a pediatrician, I recognize very well that they are simply unsafe.
We recently heard about the 3-year-old who is in a body cast after he broke his thigh bonewhile jumping at a trampoline park. Unfortunately breaking bones on a trampoline is not uncommon. I’ve seen broken arms, fingers, ankles and even head injuries.Read the whole article
Living with a chronic illness is rarely easy. It can take over every part of our lives — from work to relationships and more. As a sex educator and a patient, the biggest issue I see is the negative effect illness can have on our intimate relationships and sex lives....Read More
The backaches of the future may have a new remedy -- developers say a robot masseuse is now treating patients in Singapore. Known as Emma (for Expert Manipulative Massage Automation), the robot mimics the human palm and thumb and specializes in back and kneemassages, according to its developers. It is used alongside a doctor and...Read More
A type of onion could help the fight against antibiotic resistance in cases of tuberculosis, a study has suggested. Researchers believe the antibacterial properties extracted from the Persian shallot could increase the effects of existing antibiotic treatment. They said this could help "reverse the tide" of drug-resistant TB, which infected 490,000 people in...Read More