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  • Fear Of Spiders, Snakes Is An Evolutionary Response: Study

    October 22, 2017 2:26 AM 39

    Spiders and snakes make the toughest people on the planet jump. Their popularity in horror films and thrillers has ensured that this fear is projected over time, through generations. But, a recent study has revealed that humans carry an innate fear towards these arachnid and reptilian friends. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive

  • Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us

    October 22, 2017 2:26 AM 42

    When the babies saw a snake or a spider (second row) instead of a flower or a fish (first row) of the same size and colour, their pupils enlarged significantly (red versus green curve). This is a distinct signal that they felt stressed looking at these animals. Credit: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) Snakes and spiders

  • Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson

    October 21, 2017 11:52 PM 40

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company's request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous

  • Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV

    October 21, 2017 8:05 PM 30

    Georgia State Rep. Betty Price—spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump’s administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights—casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine. Per the Atlanta

  • HSE issues important warning to public after two cases of highly contagious measles reported in Dublin

    October 21, 2017 4:10 PM 22

    THE HSE has issued a warning after two cases of the measles were reported in Dublin earlier this week. It said an outbreak control team had been convened to “investigate and control the spread of this potentially serious illness”. The source of the two cases has not been identified, said the Department of Public Health HSE East. An alert has been sent to all Emergency

  • How Shame, City Living and a Deadly Bacteria Are Killing People in Madagascar

    October 21, 2017 2:06 PM 42

    Every year, there’s about 600 cases of plague reported in Madagascar, compared with less than 20 in the United States. Although the infection is nothing new to those living on the island off the southeast coast of Africa, this year’s plague season is much different than the past. In addition to arriving sooner than expected, the type of plague hitting

  • Georgia Lawmaker Suggests Quarantining People with HIV

    October 21, 2017 1:35 PM 36

    State Rep. and former anesthesiologist Betty Price, who also happens to be the wife of former HHS secretary Tom Price, had a terrible, awful, no good idea. I can't take this anymore! Everything is terrible! My therapist told me to get off Twitter! Have you or someone you loved said any of the above phrases lately? If so, you might have been exposed to a rapidly

  • California judge tosses $417 million talc cancer verdict against Johnson & Johnson

    October 21, 2017 12:19 PM 18

    (Reuters) - A California judge on Friday threw out a $417 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) in a lawsuit by a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using its talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene. The ruling by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson marked the latest setback facing women

  • U.S. approves 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer

    October 20, 2017 11:31 PM 48

    T cells filtered from a patient’s blood are reprogrammed to target and kill cancer cells before multiplying into “living drugs” U.S. regulators have approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma

  • Pollution More Deadly Than War, Smoking, Or AIDS: Lancet Study

    October 20, 2017 9:16 PM 37

    Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people worldwide. OTTAWA — Pollution kills more people around the world than war and infectious diseases, says a new report — proof, environmental lobbyists say, of why Canada needs enforceable national air quality standards. The Lancet medical journal study out Friday suggests at least nine million