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Science|What’s the Longest Humans Can Live? 115 Years, New Study Says – New York Times

Science|What’s the Longest Humans Can Live? 115 Years, New Study Says – New York Times

Science|What’s the Longest Humans Can Live? 115 Years, New Study Says – New York Times Leading figures in the debate greeted the new study with strong — and opposing — reactions. “It all tells a very compelling story that there’s some sort of limit,” said S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of public health at the […]

Botox Works As Well As Nerve Stimulator for Incontinence – Study – NBCNews.com

Botox Works As Well As Nerve Stimulator for Incontinence – Study – NBCNews.com

Botox Works As Well As Nerve Stimulator for Incontinence – Study – NBCNews.com A sign protesting a North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access is seen in the bathroom stalls at a hotel in Durham, North Carolina on May 3, 2016. JONATHAN DRAKE / Reuters What we have learned from the study is the treatments […]

J&J warns diabetic patients: Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking – Reuters

J&J warns diabetic patients: Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking – Reuters

J&J warns diabetic patients: Insulin pump vulnerable to hacking – Reuters Johnson & Johnson is telling patients that it has learned of a security vulnerability in one of its insulin pumps that a hacker could exploit to overdose diabetic patients with insulin, though it describes the risk as low (read this article for more information). […]

Nobel physics prize awarded to 3 for topology work – WHIO

Nobel physics prize awarded to 3 for topology work – WHIO

Nobel physics prize awarded to 3 for topology work – WHIO Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 @ 6:58 AMPublished: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 @ 5:53 AMBy: The Associated Press Stockholm — British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for studies on exotic matter […]

With $1.1 billion in new funding, US health officials outline plan for fighting Zika – Los Angeles Times

With $1.1 billion in new funding, US health officials outline plan for fighting Zika – Los Angeles Times

With .1 billion in new funding, US health officials outline plan for fighting Zika – Los Angeles Times The nation’s top health officials on Monday laid out their plans for spending $ 1.1 billion in newly appropriated federal funds to combat the threat posed by the Zika virus. At the same time, they vented frustration […]

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine – New York Times

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine – New York Times

Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine – New York Times Photo Yoshinori Ohsumi of Japan used baker’s yeast to identify genes essential for autophagy. Credit Akiko Matsushita/Kyodo News, via Associated Press Yoshinori Ohsumi, a Japanese cell biologist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for his discoveries on […]

Reporter who quit on air to focus on marijuana advocacy faces decades in jail – Fox News

Reporter who quit on air to focus on marijuana advocacy faces decades in jail – Fox News

Reporter who quit on air to focus on marijuana advocacy faces decades in jail – Fox News   A former Alaska television reporter who became a viral sensation in 2014 after quitting her job to advocate for the legal use of marijuana faces 54 years in prison for allegedly running an illegal marijuana shop. The […]

Thailand still golden for Chinese tourists despite Zika fears – Business Insider

Thailand still golden for Chinese tourists despite Zika fears – Business Insider

Thailand still golden for Chinese tourists despite Zika fears – Business Insider A city worker fumigates the area to control the spread of mosquitoes as a Buddhist monk looks on at a temple in Bangkok Thomson Reuters By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Confirmation that the Zika virus had caused microcephaly […]

Zika funding part of spending bill – Mohave Valley News

Zika funding part of spending bill – Mohave Valley News

Zika funding part of spending bill – Mohave Valley News After months of bickering, Congress agreed last week to allocate $ 1.1 billion toward curbing the spread of the Zika virus, a primarily mosquito-borne disease that has raised public health alarms. The package is part of a larger spending bill to keep the federal government […]

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children – The Ledger

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children – The Ledger

Zika illnesses are mild at worst in US teens, young children – The Ledger NEW YORK — A first look at U.S. teens and young children who were infected with Zika suggests the virus typically causes at worst only a mild illness. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain-related birth defects. But the report seems […]

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