Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

GENE THERAPY RESTORES IMMUNITY FOR ‘BUBBLE BOYS'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency,...

C-Section Infection Risk Higher for Moms on Medicaid: Study

C-SECTION INFECTION RISK HIGHER FOR MOMS ON MEDICAID: STUDY

Surgical site infections occurred in 0.75% of the deliveries covered by Medicaid and 0.63% of those covered by private insurance. In...

 
 
 
Gulf War Legacy: Higher Risk of Birth Defects

GULF WAR LEGACY: HIGHER RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS

Rates of major birth defects were similar for children of deployed and non-deployed veterans. And there was no difference in major...

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

MORE TV, TABLETS, MORE ATTENTION ISSUES AT AGE 5

Compared with their peers who spent no more than a half-hour in front of a screen each day, 5-year-olds who logged over two hours were...

 
 
 
Two Lives Saved in Rare 'Paired' Liver Donation

TWO LIVES SAVED IN RARE 'PAIRED' LIVER DONATION

Living liver donation carries more risks than a living kidney donation, and it comes with a 0.3% donor risk of death and a 30% risk...

Do American Adults Drink Too Much? Study Says Yes

DO AMERICAN ADULTS DRINK TOO MUCH? STUDY SAYS YES

Binge-drinking - four or more drinks in a two-hour period for women and five or more for men - is typical behavior for 7% of adults...

 
 
 
Recall: Some Chewy Chips Ahoy After Baking Mishap

RECALL: SOME CHEWY CHIPS AHOY AFTER BAKING MISHAP

Only 13-ounce packages of Chewy Chips Ahoy, which are sold nationwide, are part of the recall.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Recall

BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM RECALL

Certain batches of Ben & Jerry's Coconut Seven Layer Bar bulk and Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey pints may contain undeclared tree nuts...

 
 
 
Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

RAW TUNA LINKED TO SALMONELLA OUTBREAK

A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for...

FDA Halts All Sales of Vaginal Mesh Products

FDA HALTS ALL SALES OF VAGINAL MESH PRODUCTS

The companies will have 10 days to submit plans to withdraw these products from the market, the FDA said. Most pelvic mesh products...

 
 
 
Common Sleep Myths Endanger Public Health

COMMON SLEEP MYTHS ENDANGER PUBLIC HEALTH

One of the top myths was the claim of some people who insist they can get by on five hours of sleep a night.

A Media Avalanche is Burying Our Attention Spans

A MEDIA AVALANCHE IS BURYING OUR ATTENTION SPANS

The study feeds into an ongoing debate about the effects the electronic revolution of the past 3 decades has had on how our brains...

 
 
 
Hot-Car Deaths Hit Record High in 2018

HOT-CAR DEATHS HIT RECORD HIGH IN 2018

With another hot summer approaching, the safety council has issued free online training. The course, called "Children in Hot Cars,"...

Your Life Span May Be Foretold in Your Heart Beats

YOUR LIFE SPAN MAY BE FORETOLD IN YOUR HEART BEATS

A gradual rise in heart rate could mean trouble ahead for your heart health.

 
 
 
Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help Kidneys, Heart

COMMON DIABETES DRUG MAY ALSO HELP KIDNEYS, HEART

Those who took Invokana had a 30% lower risk of developing kidney failure, a 30% lower risk of dying from kidney failure or heart disease,...

Many Dying Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

MANY DYING CANCER PATIENTS TRY USELESS TREATMENTS

A study of just over 100,000 patients in the United States found that the urge to undergo ultimately fruitless cancer treatment "is...

 
 
 
Israeli Team Announces First 3D-Printed Heart Using Human Cells

ISRAELI TEAM ANNOUNCES FIRST 3D-PRINTED HEART USING HUMAN CELLS

The printer-generated heart is only about a third the size of an actual human heart - and it doesn't actually work.

IS A NEW REMEDY FOR BODY ODOR ON THE HORIZON?

The researchers took samples of the study participants' underarm bacteria and caused small wounds in the area. Participants were asked...

 
 
 
Celebrity 'Fat-Shaming' Affects All Women: Study

CELEBRITY 'FAT-SHAMING' AFFECTS ALL WOMEN: STUDY

The impact of fat-shaming may be far-reaching because nearly three-quarters of Americans are overweight or obese, according to the...

Terminally Ill in New Jersey May Soon End Lives

TERMINALLY ILL IN NEW JERSEY MAY SOON END LIVES

Before a prescription is given, a psychiatrist or psychologist must confirm that the patient has the mental capacity to make the decision...

 
 
 



Being Bullied at School May Raise Mental Health Problems

Being Bullied at School May Raise Mental Health Problems

Being Bullied in secondary school may dramatically raise the victim's chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, finds a new study. Read more ...

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

A research team led by Yale School of Medicine obtained the pigs' brains from abattoirs and placed them in a system they created called BrainEx. Read more ...

Perfect Skin and Hair Care Tips for This Summer

Perfect Skin and Hair Care Tips for This Summer

Summer is here, and it can wreak havoc on your sensitive skin and flawless hair. So, make sure to beat the heat by following simple summer skin care and hair care tips to keep... Read more ...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania successfully edited the DNA of embryonic mice just days before birth to get rid of genetic defects that cause fatal lung diseases. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...