It seems like an amusing ailment: the major visible symptom is nodding a lot while you eat. Hell, I know plenty of healthy people that do that. But this new disease is spreading fast in Africa, and claiming lives as it goes. More »
The White House announced Monday that it is requesting $1.8 billion in emergency funding to respond to and combat the Zika virus , which is currently spreading in more than two dozen countries and territories throughout the Western Hemisphere. “ There shouldn’t be a panic on this ,” President Barak Obama said in an interview aired Monday on CBS This Morning.
With a deluge of DNA sequences pouring in from various studies, researchers diving in are finding that Mendelian genetics may be a lot muddier than expected. Wrinkled peas aside, certain bad mutations may not always be bad.
With notable gaps inscientists’ understanding of Zika , there have been plenty ofpet theories, ridiculous rumors, doubts, and fears to fill the spaces. Among the ideas circulating as the mosquito-born virus continues to spread in the Western hemisphere, rumors have swirled that Zika’s emergence is the making of mad scientists who unleashed genetically engineered mosquitoes or that it's from.
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To case or not to case, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the dangers of outrageous clumsiness, or to cover the beauteous iPhone and by opposing the dangers end them. (Too much?)I really enjoy the beautiful design of iPhones, I hate to hide their elegance, and I’m careful not to drop them.But I buy insurance in every other area of my life.
The Zika virus is quickly expanding its reach, particularly in the Americas.So far its spread hasdrawn concern from the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and US President Barack Obama . The virus, transmitted via mosquitoes , has been identified in the US butonly in people who've recently traveled to Zika hot spots.
Apple's mobile devices can be used for a vast number of purposes. Today, the company announced that they are going to be putting a special focus on consumer health. This comes in the form of CareKit, an SDK that they say will make it easier to track various health-related stats. One of the apps that they showed off for CareKit was for Parkinson's disease.
One day, curing complex intestinal diseases could be as simple as opening a can of worms. Researchers have long had hints that parasites called helminths, or intestinal worms, may in some cases help ward off inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease—intestinal inflammation that leads to cramps, severe diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss.
After firing the infamous Martin Shkreli as its CEO, filing for bankruptcy , and getting delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. may now be poised for a comeback—thanks to a Shkreli-inspired plan to jack-up the price of a life-saving drug and exploit a federal voucher system.
Let's face it: Most supplements are a little bit sketchy. It's not just that many of them don't actually contain what they say they do —the science on their alleged benefits is also mixed at best . But a startup called Elysium Health is trying to change that with a new kind of supplement.
WASHINGTON—The rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that trek between farms and clinics and across international boarders is unquestionably one of the most serious public health threats of our time. They currently sicken around two million people in the US each year, killing at least 23,000.
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Before getting a vaccination exemption, parents in Ontario may first have to attend an educational class teaching them about vaccines, what they are, and why they are important. Such is the foundation of new legislation recently introduced in the region, and it aims to reduce the number of parents who choose to skip vaccines over fears about autism, random conspiracy theories, and other concerns.
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Although the long-term effects of e-cigarettes aren't yet known, the PCP says that the likelihood of there being a "hazard to health" arising from sustained vapour inhalation is "unlikely to exceed 5 percent of the harm from tobacco smoke." This mirrors a Public Health England (PHE) report that said that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco .
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about half of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. Most of those unneeded drugs are given to treat viral colds despite the fact that antibiotics only treat bacterial infections—and not even all of those infections require an antibiotic.