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New York Times
Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases
New York Times
For the first time, scientists have found a way to efficiently and precisely remove genes from white blood cells of the immune system and to insert beneficial replacements, all in far less time than it normally takes to edit genes. If the technique can ...
What is Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Signs, symptoms and treatment for the tick-borne disease
Ticks are known for spreading a variety of different ailments, such as Lyme disease, tularemia, babesiosis and more. One type of tick – the Lone Star – has even been said to carry an infectious organism that can result in an allergy to red meat. Others ...
More than 500 people who rode a zipline are sick with E. coli — here's what to know about the infection
More than 500 people who rode a zipline in Tennessee are sick with E. coli infections. Health inspectors think they got sick after drinking contaminated well water. E. coli is a species of bacteria that live in the intestines of people and animals. S ...
The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa
There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some scientists have placed that origin in East Africa; others championed a southern birthplace.
NBC New York
Public Health Officials Looking Into Legionnaires' Outbreak
U.S. News & World Report
Health officials in northern Illinois are investigating several cases of Legionnaires' disease that occurred between June 7 and July 1. July 11, 2018, at 10:44 p.m.. Public Health Officials Looking Into Legionnaires' Outbreak. Share. ×. Share on Facebook.
Why A Mom Shared The Heartbreaking Photo Of Her 5-Year-Old Daughter's Last Moments Alive
The 5-year-old girl had a rare brain tumor. For most Americans, this past Fourth of July holiday was a day of celebration and fireworks with friends and families. But for the Daggett family from Fairport, New York, the holiday was overshadowed by a ...
MG Is the Next Potential STI Superbug Posing a Threat to Your Health
Photo: Patrick Sheandell O'Carroll/Getty Images. Few words are scarier than "sexually transmitted infection"—especially when they're used in the same sentence with "drug-resistant superbug." Recently, the thought of STI superbugs has gotten more ...
Officials find West Nile virus in fifth NJ county
A fifth New Jersey county has found mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus so far this year, prompting additional surveillance of the region, officials say. Representatives from Atlantic County's mosquito control agency collected ...
The Denver Post
Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says
The Denver Post
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE. Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer's and other diseases. Now, a study that ...
Doctor burnout can cause major medical errors, study finds
Your doctor's own well-being can have an effect on the care you receive. In fact, physicians who are burned out can cause major medical errors, according to a new report. >> Read more trending news. Researchers from Stanford University School of ...