Nine Powerful Images Celebrating #BlackBreastfeedingWeek

The reasons behind the creation of Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31), now in its seventh year, are not happy ones. Racial disparities in breastfeeding rates are huge: As cited on Black Breastfeeding Week’s website, 75% of white women have breastfed, while only 58.9% of Black women have. Given the benefits that breastfeeding can have for both mother and baby, that […]

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Retina-on-a-chip provides powerful tool for studying eye disease

The development of a retina-on-a-chip, which combines living human cells with an artificial tissue-like system, has been described today in the open-access journal eLife. This cutting-edge tool may provide a useful alternative to existing models for studying eye disease and allow scientists to test the effects of drugs on the retina more efficiently. Many diseases that cause blindness harm the […]

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This Sorority Is Taking a Stand Against Body Insecurities in a Powerful Photo Series

Sororities have always been about the lifelong bonds of sisterhood. But Greek life has also been criticized for hazing, bullying, and fostering a culture of body shaming. One sorority challenged that criticism by magic-markering messages of self-love on their own skin—and posting the images on Instagram.  The messages are part of #ThisIsMe Week, a campaign created by the Delta Phi Epsilon chapter at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. […]

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FDA Approves Powerful New Opioid, Dsuvia (Sufentanil), Despite Criticisms

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia. The drug is a 30-microgram pill that packs the same punch as 5 milligrams of intravenous morphine, according to the Washington Post. The tiny pill comes packaged in a […]

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