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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

Gretchen Rossi's Daughter Is Already Talking at 3 Months

Gretchen Rossi’s 3-month-old daughter, Skylar, is growing leaps and bounds! “In just the last couple days, we can’t believe how much she’s talking,” the Real Housewives of Orange County alum, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, October 10, at the WEtv Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition premiere. “She says, ‘Hi.’ She says, ‘Yeah.’ The

Dame Sally Davies says Prime Minister Boris Johnson is WRONG

Should eating on public transport be banned? Commuters with medical conditions blast plan to criminalize snacks – but others say they would welcome an end to ‘disgusting’ habit Dame Sally is nicknamed ‘nanny-in-chief’ for her bold public health interventions She said Mr Johnson was wrong for saying exercise is more important than diet  She stepped

Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules

The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and financial kickbacks among service providers such as hospitals, clinics and doctors. Those regulations are now seen

And the Most Hated Halloween Candy This Year Is…

“Dear Candy Corn, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes! Love, America.” This is how I imagine America’s hate letter to candy corn would read, and after seeing CandyStore.com’s recently published list of the worst Halloween candies, it’s probably dead-on. According to the site, candy corn is the

How meaning is represented in the human brain

Representations reflecting non-linguistic experience have been detected in brain activity during reading in study of healthy, native English speakers published in JNeurosci. The research brings us one step closer to a more complete characterization of human language. Words and their relationship to one’s experience are thought to be combined in the brain to enable understanding

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

Jimmy Kimmel's Son Billy Is 'Doing Great' 2 Years After Heart Surgery

Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy had heart surgery in 2017, and now the 2-year-old is “doing great.” “He thinks he’s Spider-Man now, so we’re safe from crime,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 51, told Us Weekly exclusively at L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Brings Together Culinary & Entertainment Stars on Saturday, September 14. “He wears the costume all the

How animal research is helping fight antibiotic resistance

People do not expect to die from a simple infection. But that might change: the world is running out of effective antibiotics. For decades, diseases like bacterial gastroenteritis and colitis have not been a serious health threat, thanks to antibiotics. These small molecules are able to kill bacteria or stop them from reproducing and spreading