'Extremely abominable': Chinese gene-editing scientist faces law – Al Jazeera English

'Extremely abominable': Chinese gene-editing scientist faces law – Al Jazeera English

Shenzhen, China – China has suspended He Jiankui – the scientist who claims to have produced the world’s first gene-edited babies, and he now looks set to face punishment after publicly revealing research many in the scientific community condemned as irresponsible. He’s work was “extremely abominable in nature”, Xi Nanping, vice minister of the Ministry […]

Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate – The New York Times

Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate – The New York Times

Among the biggest threats humans face in a warming climate is heat stress, which not only kills people directly but can also lead to kidney and cardiovascular disease, the report noted. Higher temperatures can also diminish people’s ability to work, particularly in agriculture, leading to tens of billions of hours of lost labor capacity each […]

Halitosis: 10 reasons — and remedies — for your bad breath – CNN

Halitosis: 10 reasons — and remedies — for your bad breath – CNN

(Tip: If you can smell it, then your breath is flat-out noxious, as most of us can’t tell on our own, dentists say.) If your mouth funk rates as “stank-nasty,” then you — and all those around you — are victims of halitosis, breath that smells so repulsive it could only be attractive to buzzards […]

More adenovirus cases revealed by University of Maryland following freshman's death – Fox News

More adenovirus cases revealed by University of Maryland following freshman's death – Fox News

Three more students at the University of Maryland have become sickened by the Adenovirus — less than a week after the school announced one student’s death from a deadly strain of the virus. The university health center’s director, David McBride, said none of the new cases required hospitalization, according to Fox 45. “Please remember that Adenoviruses are […]

Chinese Researcher Claims First Gene-Edited Babies

Chinese Researcher Claims First Gene-Edited Babies

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CWD spreads on deer and elk farms as Wisconsin's control efforts stumble

CWD spreads on deer and elk farms as Wisconsin's control efforts stumble

Bucks are seen in one of the pens at the Wilderness Whitetails breeding farm in Rosholt, Wis. Fatal chronic wasting disease has spread among Wisconsin’s wild and captive deer populations since 2002. (Photo: Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio) Rapidly growing numbers of cases of chronic wasting disease are appearing on deer and elk farms and hunting […]

Eckerson: Living a full and active life with diabetes

Eckerson: Living a full and active life with diabetes

When Dan Eckerson was a teenager and newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, he was told his life expectancy would be only to his early 30s. Decades later he continues to live a very active life, running, hiking and playing hockey among his many athletic pursuits. People who know him may not even know he […]

Drinking tea or coffee during pregnancy reduces baby size, study says

Drinking tea or coffee during pregnancy reduces baby size, study says

Women who drink tea or coffee during pregnancy are more likely to have small babies, research suggests. Even women who drink less than the ‘safe’ cutoff of 200mg caffeine – about two mugs of instant coffee or three cups of tea – are more at risk of having low-birth weight or premature newborns. The researchers, […]