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Scientists discover signs a virus may trigger polio-like illness

Is THIS what causes mysterious polio-like illness in kids? Scientists discover signs that a common cold virus may trigger life-threatening paralysis in children Since 2014, nearly 600 people – mostly young children – have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis   The mysterious polio-like condition has left young children with mysterious paralysis that becomes life-threatening for some

A higher resolution image of human lung development

The invention of interactive map applications has revolutionized wayfinding, providing an unprecedented level of information far beyond what printed road maps can offer. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are giving us a similar look into the anatomy of the human lung, and their findings could help babies breathe easier. Infants born prematurely often suffer

Aldi Has a Free Wine Course for All of Us Wine Novices

If you’ve ever roamed the Aldi wine aisle — or any grocery store’s wine aisle, for that matter — and were left scratching your head, unsure of the perfect wine to purchase, with no store associate to help you, you aren’t alone. And Aldi is here to help with its free wine course. The “Aldiploma”

Herpes vaccine is a winner in animals. Next up: Testing on humans.

For nearly a century, efforts to develop a vaccine to prevent genital herpes have failed. At least nine prospects, including several that made it to late-stage human testing, have flopped in the last decade. Considering that history, University of Pennsylvania scientists are justifiably excited about their vaccine against the herpes simplex 2 virus, even though

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter

Mothers-to-be who are stressed are more likely to have a daughter, finds study Only 31% of women showing physical stress, such as comfort eating, had a boy Only 40% psychologically stressed, experiencing anxiety, have a boy Scientists said male foetuses are more vulnerable to stress hormones  If you’re trying to get pregnant and want to have

Treatment for ‘low T’ could someday come from a single skin cell, research shows

USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. In today’s Proceedings from the National Academy of Sciences, scientists describe how they transformed stem cells into functioning Leydig cells—the cells in the testes that produce the male sex hormone. “Our study

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW, analysis reveals

Breast cancer deaths hit a record LOW in Britain as analysis reveals 130,000 deaths from the killer disease have been avoided since 1989 There were 59.8 breast cancer deaths out of every 100,000 women in 1989 The rate was just 33.4 in 2017, which is the most recent available yearly figure Charities credited better tests

Study shows nearly half of cancer patients who enter a comprehensive tobacco treatment program quit smoking

In the largest smoking cessation study of cancer patients to date, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that comprehensive tobacco treatment can help cancer patients successfully quit and abstain from smoking. The prospective study, published today in JAMA Network Open, analyzed 3,245 smokers treated in MD Anderson’s Tobacco Treatment Program

Couple who met on a Crohn’s support Facebook group are engaged

Woman, 25, whose ‘stomach exploded’ because of Crohn’s disease gets engaged to her ‘soulmate’ and fellow sufferer, 30, after they met on a Facebook support group Chloe Meade and Rhys Thomas connected over social media in 2015  Met two years later after bumping into each other at a hospital in Cardiff Mr Thomas popped the question

Obesity is ‘NOT a choice’, leading psychologists argue

Obesity is ‘NOT a choice’ and is not simply down to people having a lack of willpower, leading psychologists argue The British Psychological Society urged officials to do more to tackle obesity It said the Government needs to tackle obesity in the same way it did smoking Figures show a quarter of adults and a