Designer babies may be 'morally' acceptable, United Kingdom ethics council decides

A leading ethics body in the United Kingdom has concluded that "heritable genome editing" could be "morally permissible" if used to exclude diseases. A London-based bioethics think tank has released a new report concluding that editing the DNA of... More..

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FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

Not all valsartan-containing medications are being recalled, however. Twenty-two other countries, including Germany and Canada, recalled it last week. The FDA believes NDMA was found in the substance due to h...More..

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals

At Dog Haus , you can get a free Haus Dog on National Hot Dog Day when you download their app and register. Hot dog! Houston-area locations of the venerable coney outlet is celebrating National Hot Dog Day on ...More..

FDA Recalls Heart Medications Containing the Active Ingredient Valsartan
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FDA Recalls Heart Medications Containing the Active Ingredient Valsartan

The FDA believes this sudden presence of NDMA is because of the way the substance was manufactured. Because valsartan is used in medicines to treat serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled val...More..

Florida teen with peanut allergy dies after eating Chips Ahoy cookie
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Florida teen with peanut allergy dies after eating Chips Ahoy cookie

Traver-Stafford wrote, "There was an open package of Chips Ahoy cookies, the top flap of the package was pulled back and the packaging was too similar to what we had previously deemed "safe" to her". "We always...More..

Mortality rates from heart failure are higher among women
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mortality rates from heart failure are higher among women

Many recent types of research indicate that there is significant progress in reducing the rate of heart failure, but none of them have provided enough information on how the rate of heart failure varies bet...More..

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FDA Recalls Blood Pressure, Heart Drugs Over Cancer Concerns

There has been an impurity found in valsartan called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA has been classified by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer as a probable carc...More..

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb County
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb County

The samples, all Culex pipiens-restuans, were collected on June 2 and June 3 from East Northport, Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown, Belmont Lake State Park in North Babylon, and Heckscher State Park in East...More..

USA accuses North Korea of breaching United Nations sanctions - Document
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

USA accuses North Korea of breaching United Nations sanctions - Document

Leaders of the NATO member states have called on the global community to maintain "decisive pressure" on North Korea to force it to abandon its military nuclear program, including by fully implementing existing...More..

The best and worst states to retire
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

The best and worst states to retire

It was also the top state for well-being, based on Gallup's 2017 data on the subject. Financial security and a sense of community may be more important to satisfaction in retirement than factors such as weath...More..

Johnson & Johnson vows to appeal $4.7 billion talcum products verdict
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Johnson & Johnson vows to appeal $4.7 billion talcum products verdict

Its shares fell 1.9% following the ruling. Since then some studies have shown that there is an elevated risk in women who use talc in their genital area for a long period of time . For example, Colgate P...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

West Nile virus mosquitoes found in Monroe County

Oxford Drive in the Kings Grant neighborhood. The Monroe County Health Department confirmed Friday that a sample of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus. The elderly are more at risk of getting sick becau...More..

STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug

The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV on Wednesday issued new NICE-approved guidelines to prevent an explosion of infection rates within 5 to 10 years. It's is passed on by sexual contact but, li...More..

New Zealand scientists develop First-ever colour X-ray
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

New Zealand scientists develop First-ever colour X-ray

Because of this innovative form of x-raying, the images produced are reliable with high contrast and high resolution making the technology ideal for use in the medical field. In the case of the 3D scanner, a li...More..

Scientists Use Gene Editing To Trick Cancer Cells Into Killing Each Other
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Scientists Use Gene Editing To Trick Cancer Cells Into Killing Each Other

To achieve this, the researchers inserted new genes into T cells taken from patients. "Now we're off to the races on all these fronts", he added. "With our technique, we show it is possible to reverse-engin...More..

by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Virtual reality treats fear of heights

However, the study did not compare the effectiveness of VR to traditional therapy, nor did it examine if the beneficial effects were sustained for a long period of time. Assessments of fear level were conduct...More..

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

The payments, worth $10.4 billion for 2017, are part of a program in the Affordable Care Act meant to help balance the insurance markets when some insurers inevitably got stuck with sicker, more costly patien...More..

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

J&J ordered to pay $4.69 bn damages in talc cancer case

The jury awarded $550 million and later added $4.14 billion in punitive damages against the company for allegedly failing to warn that its talcum powder raised the risk of ovarian cancer, after a six-week trial...More..

CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks as outbreak grows to 100
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

CDC issues blunt warning about Honey Smacks as outbreak grows to 100

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 27 more people have gotten sick in a multistate outbreak of salmonella illness linked to recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal. This come...More..

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen

Products have been recalled from a number of European countries, while certain national authorities, including in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Canada, have also issued recalls. As it is now off-patent, it is used as i...More..

What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States

There have been 14 human cases reported so far and of those, half were neuroinvasive , meaning the virus was severe and infected the nervous system. The virus is carried by infected mosquitoes and can be tran...More..

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

The ruling allows the claims to move forward, though the judge warned it could be a "daunting challenge" to convince him to allow a jury to hear testimony that glyphosate was responsible for individual cancer d...More..

Multivitamins, Minerals Do Not Help In Battling Heart Disease
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Multivitamins, Minerals Do Not Help In Battling Heart Disease

Instead, " multivitamins fill nutrient gaps [and] are not meant to prevent cardiovascular disease ", read a statement issued by the trade group, the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (...More..

Early Solid Food Tied to Better Sleep for Baby
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Early Solid Food Tied to Better Sleep for Baby

More than 1300 healthy breastfed three-month-olds were split randomly into two groups in one the babies were exclusively breastfed until they were six months old - as current guidelines recommend - while childr...More..

What’s wrong with baby formula? It’s not even recommended in disasters
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

What’s wrong with baby formula? It’s not even recommended in disasters

The U.S. delegation attempted, unsuccessfully, to derail a resolution on the topic of breastfeeding at the World Health Organization's annual meeting in May, The New York Times reported over the weekend. M...More..

by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Man exposed to flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing

The Millville resident's troubles began with severe pain and swelling in his right leg, and quickly grew to include swelling and blisters all over his body, as well as red, raw skin. The bacteria is more risky ...More..

Polar fitness tracker exposes locations of soldiers and spies on military bases
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Polar fitness tracker exposes locations of soldiers and spies on military bases

It allows users to track their fitness and sleep activity, analyze their progress, set fitness targets and get guidance, and connect with other fitness enthusiasts. "We found the names and addresses of personne...More..

Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump administration halts billions of dollars of ACA payments

In a separate statement, the CMS said it was "disappointed" by the court's ruling, adding that "billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold". While imperfect, the risk adjust...More..

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

In the latest swipe at the Affordable Care Act , which Trump was unable to repeal in his first year in office, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Saturday said it was putting "on hold" its "risk a...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Thai cave rescue: third mission planned amid heavy downpours around site

Thai authorities said the first four rescued Sunday have been kept in quarantine until the risk of infection subsides. The rescue operation began over the weekend, and four boys and the coach still remain i...More..

What McConnell reportedly said about Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What McConnell reportedly said about Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees

He claimed Trump is looking to pick a judge who will "automatically overturn Roe v. Wade ", but said a "vast majority" of Americans will side with Democrats if Trump makes such a pick. Barrett has been somewha...More..

Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

People who got illness range from ages 13 to 79 years old. Still, products distributed to each of the four states, as well as IL and IN, have been recalled . Therefore, it is unlikely that cyclosporiasis is ...More..

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails

While there have been HIV vaccines that have been approved for human trials in the past, only one was shown to provide protection against the disease, and it's rate of protection was considered too low to b...More..

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

The Trump administration says it's freezing payments under an "ObamaCare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. The N...More..

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites

The mosquito pool is the first confirmed indicator of West Nile presence in Lake County in 2018. "Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which are the primary carriers of West Nile virus , are most abundant in mid- to ...More..