British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

The 32-year-old, who is the Member for Brighton Kemptown, wanted his statement to help tackle the stigma around HIV and Aids and inform people that advances in treatment meant he lives a totally unaffected life with the virus. "Or, we could go in the... More..

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China halts work by team on gene-edited babies
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

China halts work by team on gene-edited babies

When pressed by some of his peers at the conference, he noted: "For this case, I feel proud". Speaking to the Human Genome Editing Summit at the University of Hong Kong , he said the girls were "born norma...More..

Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy — CDC
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Opioid crisis leads to decline in average life expectancy — CDC

The director of the CDC, Dr. Robert Redfield, commented on the situation, stating, "These sobering statistics are a wake-up call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions ...More..

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly

Transport is responsible for numerous air pollution problems of urban areas, and levels are generally getting worse. A new report from one of the world's most prestigious medical journals says Canada's fail...More..

Polio-like illness spreads to 31 states, no cases in Hawaii
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Polio-like illness spreads to 31 states, no cases in Hawaii

Nineteen states, including Hawaii, had no confirmed cases as of Friday. "I'm sure if I showed senators the data for each of their states and the number of cases they've had, they'll be more aware of how serio...More..

Coli Infections Linked To Romaine Lettuce
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Coli Infections Linked To Romaine Lettuce

The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week , when it said people shouldn't eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak . coli strain which infected quite a few people...More..

by | Friday, November 30, 2018

USA life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

Overdose deaths are higher than deaths from HIV, auto crashes or gun violence at their peaks. Since 2013, the number of overdose deaths associated with fentanyls and similar drugs has grown to more than 28...More..

United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

In all, 2.8 million U.S. residents died in the country in 2017 - 69,255 more deaths than in 2016. An underlying factor is that the death rate for heart disease - the nation's No. Meanwhile, there were increas...More..

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West

The HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2018 study shows that 84 of these cases were diagnosed in 2017. More than 130,000 of those detection were in Europe's eastern region. Noting that one in four people livi...More..

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Life expectancy declined in 2017, falling to 78.6 years, according to the new report from the Centers for Disease Control released on Thursday. Death rates for 2016 and 2017, by ethnicity and sex; drug overd...More..

Scientists swallow Lego pieces to judge whether they are damaging for children
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Scientists swallow Lego pieces to judge whether they are damaging for children

The primary goal of the research was to see how long it takes for a tiny toy like a Lego to find its way through the human body. The study involved six doctors associated with the pediatric medical blog Don'...More..

Defiant scientist defends gene-edited babies after global outcry
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Defiant scientist defends gene-edited babies after global outcry

Over 120 Chinese scientists from leading research universities such as Peking University and Tsinghua University in China , Stanford in the United States , and Singapore's Agency for Science , Technology, an...More..

Police taking calls on mental health issues every two minutes, watchdog warns
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Police taking calls on mental health issues every two minutes, watchdog warns

Officers have also said that some mental-health services advise people with problems to call police after hours because they have nurses who can offer help and treatment. A Government spokesman said: "The NHS h...More..

Scientists refute genetic modification of twins claim made by Chinese researcher
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Scientists refute genetic modification of twins claim made by Chinese researcher

He has said the parents involved declined to be identified or interviewed , and he would not say where they live or where the work was done. \While editing the DNA of a human embryo is not now allowed in t...More..

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says

The agency warned the public last Tuesday not to eat any romaine lettuce after dozens of people were reported sick - including some who were hospitalized - because of an E.coli outbreak connected to the food....More..

Rafael Benitez demands more from Newcastle despite third win a row
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Rafael Benitez demands more from Newcastle despite third win a row

Newcastle should have gone 3-1 up five minutes into the second half when DeAndre Yedlin's cross-shot was deflected into the path of Ritchie, who somehow shot wide from just a few yards out. While not in Ritchi...More..

Chinese Scientist Reveals He Helped Create First Genetically Edited Babies
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Chinese Scientist Reveals He Helped Create First Genetically Edited Babies

Also, this type of gene editing is banned in the U.S. because the changes made in these genes can pass to the future generations, risking other genes. Editor's note: This story was updated at 11:52 a.m.to add i...More..

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC

In June, five people died and hundreds of people were infected across 35 U.S. states after a romaine lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak. However, one hospitalized person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, wh...More..

College freshman dies from virus that killed 11 New Jersey kids
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

College freshman dies from virus that killed 11 New Jersey kids

The university said there is no connection between the mold exposure and the adenovirus cases. The university acknowledged the death of a student in a letter to the school community and said that six cases ...More..

Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Huge diabetes spike could leave millions without insulin

Climbing global rates of type 2 diabetes and growing numbers of people living with the disease continue to drive up demand and prices for insulin. Insulin use is estimated to increase from 516·1 million 1000 IU...More..

Diabetes epidemic drives surge in insulin demand
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Diabetes epidemic drives surge in insulin demand

The US study team believe this increase could lead to an insulin shortage for people with type 2 diabetes unless access to the hormone is significantly improved. The study, which was led by Stanford University'...More..

Walgreens, Humana in Talks to Take Stakes in Each Other
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Walgreens, Humana in Talks to Take Stakes in Each Other

Consequently Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.51%, 2.39% respectively. Atria Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 10.8% in...More..

Dust storm alert for Sydney as winds whip up dirt in NSW
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dust storm alert for Sydney as winds whip up dirt in NSW

The air quality has dropped to "very poor" levels in parts of the state due to the storm, with Sydney's east and the Central Coast both recording the worst air quality as Sydney is engulfed in dust. "Dust may a...More..

Allergic to peanuts? Have peanuts as therapy, says new study
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Allergic to peanuts? Have peanuts as therapy, says new study

According to the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), the prevalence of peanut or tree nut allergy appears to have more than tripled in US children between 1997 and 2008. More than two-thirds of part...More..

Boston Scientific announces its acquisition of BTG for $4.2bn
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Boston Scientific announces its acquisition of BTG for $4.2bn

Following the announcement, shares of BTG on the London Stock Exchange rose more than 35 percent to 832 pence, their highest level since January 2015. The acquisition by Boston Scientific will see it expand its...More..

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

Even better, their reaction to this 100-fold dose at the end of the study was milder than their reaction to the initial dose at the beginning of the study. The kids, who initially had allergic reactions to pean...More..

Health department alert over romaine lettuce
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Health department alert over romaine lettuce

Experts said the difference in approach likely stems from how many cases linked to the bacteria crop up in a country, how cautious nations want to be about protecting industries and how comfortable a country is...More..

FDA warns of honey pacifiers after infant botulism cases
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

FDA warns of honey pacifiers after infant botulism cases

While the four children were unrelated and reside in different parts of Texas , all of the babies had been given a pacifier containing honey that originated from Mexico. Though the honey isn't typically meant ...More..

Poll suggests one-third of parents skipping flu vaccine for their children
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Poll suggests one-third of parents skipping flu vaccine for their children

The online poll, which was administered in October, looked at 1,977 parents who had at least one child, whether parents would get their children the flu vaccine and their reasoning, among other things. Other pa...More..

CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately
by | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CDC: Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately

But now, they aren't taking chances: the CDC said anyone with romaine at home should throw it away - even if you're not sure it's romaine but suspect it might be. Follow these five steps to clean your refrige...More..