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  • Wash your hands and get a flu shot

    October 25, 2017 6:54 PM 31

    There were at least 17 flu-outbreaks at facilities across the state. According to the weekly FluView report, local influenza activity was reported by five states - California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and SC - up from two states the previous week, while the US Virgin Islands and 38 states reported sporadic influenza activity. The Department

  • Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

    October 25, 2017 5:03 PM 40

    Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research spearheaded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences produced leaner

  • 2 new CRISPR tools overcome the scariest parts of gene editing

    October 25, 2017 4:59 PM 50

    The ability to edit RNA and individual DNA base pairs will make gene editing much more precise. Several years ago, scientists discovered a technique known as CRISPR/Cas9, which allowed them to edit DNA more efficiently than ever before. Since then, CRISPR science has exploded; it’s become one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of research, transforming

  • I Had No Clue Men Could Get Breast Cancer—Until I Was Diagnosed

    October 24, 2017 7:01 PM 25

    In 2013, I had a CT scan after seeing a couple of specialists about a dry cough. When I went back to the doctor’s office for the results, the cough was gone, so I figured there wasn’t much to say. I stood up to leave, and the doctor told me to sit down. “You don’t hear a doctor say this often,” he told me. “You have a lump in your right breast. We can watch

  • Australian researchers help identify new genetic markers of breast cancer

    October 24, 2017 3:28 AM 47

    SYDNEY, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- A global medical collaboration involving Australian researchers has discovered 72 genetic variants that put women at higher risk of breast cancer. Researchers from the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane co-led the study, which collected and analyzed data from 275,000 women worldwide, the institute said in a media

  • New beds added at Northumberland Hills Hospital

    October 23, 2017 11:26 PM 36

    NORTHUMBERLAND — Some of the 1,200 additional Ontario hospital announced by the Liberal Government Monday will include patient beds for Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), says the local riding MPP. “It’s going to have a significant impact…the equivalent of eight medium-sized hospitals (province wide) … and NHH will be getting an allocation of beds,” MPP Lou Rinaldi

  • Kentucky health officials announce new weekly flu report

    October 23, 2017 7:56 AM 30

    Kentucky health officials announce new weekly flu report State health officials in Kentucky say there's a new way to keep track of flu outbreaks. The state Department for Public Health says an online weekly influenza surveillance report will be used to gauge current flu activity in Kentucky. The weekly report is compiled by state health officials and will be provided

  • Flu jab 2017: Is Calvin Harris correct that the vaccine contains TOXIC metal?

    October 23, 2017 3:02 AM 45

    FLU jab is being promoted this year as the best protection against the influenza virus. Last week Calvin Harris claimed that the vaccine contains toxic metal - is he right? Flu symptoms include sore throat, coughing and fever, and catching the virus risks complications such as pneumonia and even death. Public Health England and the NHS are encouraging

  • Could mindfulness benefit breast cancer survivors?

    October 22, 2017 11:33 AM 46

    The American Cancer Society estimates that about 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, joining the approximately 3.1 million breast-cancer survivors who have completed treatment or are still undergoing it. Thanks to early detection and improved treatment options, the breast cancer survival rate continues to increase

  • Flying under the radar

    October 22, 2017 4:19 AM 46

    Those earlier and more aggressive onsets mean younger patients also face different challenges. They have to determine how to balance budding careers and fertility issues and, given their life expectancies, how to manage longer-term care after they are diagnosed. Being diagnosed when younger can also leave more of an impression on friends and family