HIV Vaccine Inspires Hope After 'Promising' Results in Human Trials

In a similarly designed study, Barouch and colleagues tested the same vaccine for its ability to protect rhesus monkeys challenged with an HIV-like virus from infection . With 37 million people living with HIV/AIDS, and an estimated 1.8 million ... More..

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by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Common heart drug recalled in 22 countries for possible cancer link

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has urged pharmacies in the United Kingdom to recall all batches of valsartan medicines as a precaution amid fears that an impurity compromised the...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Nut-rich diets improve sperm count and power, study says

A new study has found eating two handfuls of nuts a day could improve men's sperm counts . Dr. Salas-Huetos presented the research at the 34th Annual Meeting of ESHRE. When scientists analyzed the sperm and b...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps

The girl was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a year old. "I even took a big step!" she says. "I'm walking!" Maya says, smiling and laughing before adding: "Yes!" In 2013, Maya was born prematur...More..

by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Bananas Could Become Extinct Due To 'Devastating' Disease

If the outbreak reaches South America, the Cavendish banana - the species most commonly sold and eaten worldwide - could be wiped out. Some five billion Cavendish bananas are eaten each year in the United Kin...More..

Meet the New Orleans man competing in Nathan's hot dog-eating contest
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Meet the New Orleans man competing in Nathan's hot dog-eating contest

Joey chowed down on a staggering 74 hot dogs in just 10 minutes , creating a new world record . The original hot dog and bun count for Joey Chestnut was 64, but it eventually was increased to a record 74 ...More..

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose toenails
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose toenails

Sheri Lipner, an assistant professor of dermatology, told Gizmodo: 'While the mechanism of action is not entirely clear, it is likely due to the fish traumatizing the nail matrix'. It could be due to lingerin...More..

Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered

Organisations that develop cancer screening guidelines are wrestling with whether to recommend replacing co-testing with primary HPV testing as the optimal screening strategy. "If women have a negative HPV te...More..

Coffee may help you live longer, study finds
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Coffee may help you live longer, study finds

The team at the National Cancer Institute used data from people taking part in a large genetic study in Britain called the U.K. Biobank. The mean age of the participants was 57 years (range, 38-73 years); 271 0...More..

Mickey: Scattered afternoon storms for several days ahead
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Mickey: Scattered afternoon storms for several days ahead

The temperatures on Tuesday will reach 90 degrees or higher in 44 states. There may be scattered clouds this afternoon, but abundant sunshine will effectively add another 5 to 15-degrees to the heat indice...More..

Feds charge 600 people in $2 billion opioid fraud
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Feds charge 600 people in $2 billion opioid fraud

Seven people in Nebraska were among 601 people charged nationwide in a Justice Department crackdown on health care fraud. Of those charged, 162 defendants, including 76 doctors, were charged for their roles i...More..

Mass. reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

Mass. reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito

Sudia says so far there has never been a mosquito in Multnomah County that has tested positive for West Nile, although mosquitoes in both southern and eastern OR have. Check rain gutters and drains. Maintaini...More..

GE narrows focus again, sheds health care and Baker Hughes
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

GE narrows focus again, sheds health care and Baker Hughes

GE was an original component in the Dow back in 1896 and had been a continuous member since 1907. The company became nearly unmanageable. The company said in a statement that it's reducing its debt by $25...More..

U.S. approves first marijuana-based medicine
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

U.S. approves first marijuana-based medicine

According to the AP, it may stimulate more research in relation to drugs , in particular for recreational and medical use. GW Pharma's American depositary receipts fell less than 1 per cent to US$149.85 ...More..

FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

FDA Approves Medicine Containing Cannabis for the First Time

A new drug derived from marijuana just became the first of its kind to get the green light from the USA government. Now that Epidiolex is approved by the FDA , cannabidiol will probably be reclassified b...More..

Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Moving lump on woman's face turns out to be worm

What happened next will quite literally make your skin crawl - within a few days, the lump had moved above her eye. A doctor performed surgery to pull the stringy worm out from the woman's face. The treatment...More..

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

To begin with, the International Yoga Day (IDY) 2018 celebrations, PM Modi along with the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Yogi Aditya Nath, the Lucknow state witnessed an awesome sight with as many as 50,00...More..

WIT researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

WIT researchers say nutrients can slow Alzheimer's

Researchers in the United States believe the disease may trigger an immune "cascade" which encourages the growth of amyloid plaques. He and a team of researchers were using genetic data to look for difference...More..

Video game companies dispute ‘gaming disorder’ addiction definition
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Video game companies dispute ‘gaming disorder’ addiction definition

What has the organization previously said about video game addiction? It is characterised by impaired control over gaming , increasing priority to gaming over other activities including daily activities, a...More..

Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC Says
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Smoking Rates In U.S. Hit All-Time Low, CDC Says

Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at the Medical University of SC. A half century ago, more than 40 per cent of adults smoked in the United States. "While the progress is welcome. much more nee...More..

Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

The psychiatrist further explained that yoga can be used as a form of therapy for drug addicts because it enhances natural opioids which is a subtle means of easing pain and enhancing euphoria. However in its p...More..

Black Stars Who Suffer From Sickle Cell Anemia
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Black Stars Who Suffer From Sickle Cell Anemia

He spoke on the sidelines of the annual public lecture on Sickle Cell Disorder . As we commemorate this World Sickle Cell day , let us show some compassion to people living with sickle cell . " There is no...More..

Trump says he'll sign executive order to end family separations
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trump says he'll sign executive order to end family separations

Nielsen was reportedly headed to the White House Wednesday and the drafted order would ask the Department of Defense to aid in the housing of the immigrant families. "We don't think families should be sep...More..

ER Doctor Gets Suspended After Improper Treatment of Patient with Anxiety Attack
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

ER Doctor Gets Suspended After Improper Treatment of Patient with Anxiety Attack

Donald Bardwell told The Mercury News that his son had been previously diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was off his anxiety medication for two days because he was unable to visit the pharm...More..

World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

World Health Organization drops transgender from its mental disorders list

The World Health Organization on Monday officially recognized " gaming disorder" as a condition in its International Classification of Diseases , saying that it is possible to be addicted to video games. "A...More..

Atul Gawande to head Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan health care company
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Atul Gawande to head Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan health care company

Beginning July 9, Gawande will serve as CEO of the new venture, which will be headquartered in Boston and, the billionaires say, "will operate as an independent entity that is free form profit-making incentiv...More..

Plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, blindness spreads
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, blindness spreads

However, in severe cases, such as in cases of prolonged exposure to sunlight after exposure to the sap, it can cause third-degree burns, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . The...More..

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Video Game Addiction Receives Official Recognition From WHO

The WHO has listed "gaming disorder" in its International Classification of Diseases for the very first time. Poznyak said the condition leads to "significant distress and impairment in personal, family, so...More..

Britain’s May to pledge 20-bln-pound health service cash boost
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Britain’s May to pledge 20-bln-pound health service cash boost

Mrs May is under fire for claiming that a spending boost worth around £20bn extra per year by 2024 will be part-paid for by a " Brexit dividend ", despite economists saying that leaving the European Union will ...More..

'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'Gaming Disorder' Now Officialy Recognized as a Mental illness

They continue on to assure the masses that playing video games for hours on end doesn't necessarily mean you have the disorder, the situation must be much more serious than binge gaming. 'We come across parents...More..