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Chinese 'CRISPR babies' may be at risk of premature death

Chinese 'CRISPR babies' may be at risk of premature death

Prof He has always defended his experiments and at a conference in Hong Kong said he was "proud" of his gene-editing work. And a new study , published on Monday in Nature Medicine , has found that...

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Ingredient In Dietary Supplement May Cause Miscarriage, FDA Warns

A report conducted by the National Institute of Health's Toxicology Program found that consuming vinpocetine was associated with adverse reproductive effects. Manufacturers and distributors of die...

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Trump administration ends fetal tissue research by government scientists

Trump administration ends fetal tissue research by government scientists

The cancelation stems from a 9-month U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) review of all research involving fetal tissue from elective abortions . Pro-life groups welcomed the move by...

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Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

A grand jury indicted William Husel on 25 counts of murder for the deaths of patients under his care while he was employed by the Mount Carmel Health System hospital network in the Midwestern state's ...

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Nestle to launch plant-based burger in U.S. this autumn

Nestle to launch plant-based burger in U.S. this autumn

Although the Awesome Burger won't be Sweet Earth's first plant-based food, it will be the first time the company attempts to make a product specifically created to mimic real meat. The burger is repor...

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Ebola outbreak: More than 2000 cases reported in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak: More than 2000 cases reported in DR Congo

Now it is contained within two provinces, but it is becoming harder to monitor the spread of the virus because of violence in the country's eastern region. The 2,000 figure is a "sad and frustrating m...

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Almost 12M patients may be affected in Quest Diagnostics data breach

Lab results were not exposed in the breach , according to Quest. Quest says they are working closely with Optum260 to notify those patients. In a filing today with the U.S. "Action can be taken t...

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Flash fire in patient's chest cavity during emergency heart surgery

Some of the patient's lung tissues have already developed bullae, which are air-filled blisters commonly found in people suffering from COPD . When it comes to eye-catching press release headlines,...

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Daily pill could help men with advanced prostate cancer, study suggests

Daily pill could help men with advanced prostate cancer, study suggests

Debu Tripathy from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. SUNDAY, June 2, 2019 (HealthDay News ) - Cutting-edge prostate cancer drugs that help extend life in the toughest cases mig...

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Coffee Lovers Rejoice! New Study Says 25 Cups a Day Is Fine

Coffee Lovers Rejoice! New Study Says 25 Cups a Day Is Fine

Even the most unquenchable coffee addiction won't stiffen the arteries and damage the heart , according to a new United Kingdom study . Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and nutrients from th...

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Measles cases triple globally, Africa worst affected

Measles cases triple globally, Africa worst affected

Outbreaks have also hit Brazil, Pakistan and Yemen, "causing many deaths - mostly among young children", while a spike in case numbers was reported for countries including the U.S. "Australians travel...

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New Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promising Results Among Young Women

New Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promising Results Among Young Women

The scientists made the hope-lifting announcement on Saturday, June 1, during the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago , USA, where they presented their findings fro...

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Researchers create fake village filled with genetically-modified fungus to fight malaria

Another important finding that the experiment highlighted was that the fungus did not affect any other insects such as bees, which is doubly important in implementing insecticide methods such as thi...

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Do you really need 10 000 steps a day?

Do you really need 10 000 steps a day?

The study looked at almost 17,000 older women - average age 72. For those who might not be able to clock that amount, researchers also found those who took 4400 steps a day had lower mortality rate...

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Storm Chaser Proposes to Boyfriend Alongside Kansas Tornado

Storm Chaser Proposes to Boyfriend Alongside Kansas Tornado

So far he says he's chased 70 storms in his unsafe career. These days it seems that having an incredible, unique proposal is just as important as the wedding itself, but one man has taken things t...

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United Nations health agency drops 'gender identity disorder'

Per the revised version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the WHO's handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases, "gender identity disorders" have now been r...

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‘Ultra-processed’ foods linked to cardiovascular disease and death

‘Ultra-processed’ foods linked to cardiovascular disease and death

Two European studies have found positive associations between highly processed foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Foods were grouped according to degree of processing and rates of d...

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Beyond Meat shares soar 7% on Europe production plans and JPMorgan rating

Beyond Meat shares soar 7% on Europe production plans and JPMorgan rating

Credit Suisse, Jefferies, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs each initiated the company with Neutral ratings, with Goldman analyst Adam Samuelson projecting a $67 price target. Compared t...

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Novartis secures U.S. approval - and payers' blessing - for $2m gene therapy Zolgensma

Novartis secures U.S. approval - and payers' blessing - for $2m gene therapy Zolgensma

As Congress considers measures to lower drug prices, its efforts so far could have a minimal impact on products meant to treat rare diseases in children. payers and ICER, the Boston-based independent ...

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Flavours used in e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

Flavours used in e-cigarettes increase risk of heart disease

According to a new U.S. study, the flavors used in electronic cigarette fluids can damage cells that protect the blood vessels and damage the health of the heart. As well, exposure to these liquid...

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LAPD officer contracts typhoid fever

LAPD officer contracts typhoid fever

Murine typhus ( Rickettsia typhi ) is caused by bites from infected fleas, epidemic typhus ( Rickettsia prowazekii ) comes from infected body lice and scrub typhus ( Orientia tsutsugamushi ) comes ...

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New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994 — CDC

New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994 — CDC

The number of United States measles patients has reached a record high and may cause the nation to lose its "measles elimination status", United States health officials say. The city health department...

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CDC: New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994

CDC: New Measles Cases Have Surpassed US Record Set in 1994

The new numbers mean 2019 has officially surpassed 1994. NY has been the largest contributor to this year's unfortunate milestone with almost 700 cases of measles reported this year in the state. ...

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TSA to allow some CBD oil, hemp products

TSA to allow some CBD oil, hemp products

The agency now allows fliers to place products and FDA-approved medications containing CBD in carry-on baggage and checked luggage. In 2018, however, the Farm Bill , legalized hemp products, cleari...

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How Many Steps Per Day Do You Need?

New research show that daily light walking is important for maintaining health as you age. Lee's group evaluated 16,741 women from the Women's Health Study with a mean age of 72.0 years. The res...

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Man bitten by bat hiding in iPad case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) says rabies is a preventable viral disease that's transmitted via the bite of a rabid animal and most rabies cases involve wild animals, such as b...

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World Health Organization labels 'burn-out' as workplace ailment

World Health Organization labels 'burn-out' as workplace ailment

There's a common theme in the WHO's description of a burnout diagnosis: work. The condition only applies within work contexts and World Health Organization state that it should not be applied to des...

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Recent case study observes hypertension attributed by Licorice tea

Recent case study observes hypertension attributed by Licorice tea

His blood pressure was severely elevated, and he was suffering from a headache, light sensitivity, chest pain, fatigue and fluid retention in the calves, said the study. Food and Drug Administration...

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First skin cancer prevention plan for Ireland announced

First skin cancer prevention plan for Ireland announced

Over a thousand people a year are diagnosed with melanoma, a serious type which is more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The plan was launched by Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Mi...

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World Health Organisation adopts 'gaming addiction' as official illness despite industry opposition

World Health Organisation adopts 'gaming addiction' as official illness despite industry opposition

The ICD also - for the first time - recognises video gaming as an addiction on the same level as other stimulants such as gambling and drugs like cocaine. In Korea, due to the regulatory proces...

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Fatal Four-Way match announced for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

Fatal Four-Way match announced for tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley , The Miz and Braun Strowman will now compete in the Fatal Four-Way elimination match and the victor will get a shot at the Universal Championship. It then switched to...

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US approves Novartis gene therapy for rare, deadly muscle disorder

US approves Novartis gene therapy for rare, deadly muscle disorder

The therapy is also notable for its price. Novartis , which makes Zolgensma, said it costs about the same as five years worth of existing drugs for the condition. A key question in valuing Zolgen...

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Poor Diet in U.S. Patients Associated With Many Preventable Cancer Diagnoses

Poor Diet in U.S. Patients Associated With Many Preventable Cancer Diagnoses

Based on data from 2015, among USA adults, an estimated 80,110 new cancer cases , or about 5 percent of total cancer cases diagnosed that year, were tied to a poor diet . The team found that poor d...

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City of Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse course on cuts

City of Toronto launches petition demanding Ford government reverse course on cuts

Six former Liberal ministers, three New Democrats and one Progressive Conservative have signed an open letter to Health Minister Christine Elliott, imploring her to stop what they call "drastic" cuts....

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Billie Eilish: 'I'm still learning to take care of my mental health'

Billie Eilish: 'I'm still learning to take care of my mental health'

It doesn't. It doesn't make you weak to ask for a friend to go to a therapist [.] You should be able to ask anyone for help. She also spoke about tending to her own mental health, saying that ultima...

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