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When WhatsApp’s Fake News Problem Threatens Public Health

In remote areas of Brazil’s Amazon basin, yellow fever used to be a rare, if regular visitor. Every six to ten years, during the hot season, mosquitoes would pick it up from ...

Could another person’s feces help you lose weight?

(CNN)The diversity of the bacteria living in your feces is linked to how much fat you have in your body, according to a new study. The insight could pave the way for fecal transplants ...

The tech titans wont beat disease itll be the little people

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan may feel good about donating $3bn to medical research, but its a drop in the ocean So, is $3bn a lot of money? Of course ...

How the sugar industry sweetened research in its favor

(CNN)Scientists began to uncover a link between sugar and heart disease about 60 years ago, and now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart ...

Surgeons use robot to operate inside eye in world first

British surgeons hail successful procedure to remove membrane 100th of a millimetre thick from retina British surgeons have successfully performed the worlds first robotic operation ...

Statins or not? New study aims to help doctors and patients decide

(CNN)The thought that comes to mind when you hear the word “statin” may depend on your age. Below the age of 40 and you may not have come across them, but for everyone ...

Ticks found on ‘one third’ of dogs, researchers say – BBC News

In the most serious cases, it can be fatal. Almost 15,000 dogs from across the UK were examined in the study, which was carried out by Bristol University last year. Just under ...

Safety First: To Avoid Rios Polluted Waters, Olympic Triathletes Will Mime The Swimming Portion On Dry Land

The Rio Olympics came under major fire this summer, after news broke that their water venues were highly polluted with raw sewage, garbage, and human remains. Of particular concern ...

Peanut allergy in babies successfully treated in US with immunotherapy

Of 40 children allergic to peanuts, nearly 80% were able to eat nuts after receiving oral immunotherapy, researchers say Immunotherapy has successfully treated babies with peanut allergy ...

How I was floored by a tick – BBC News

My condition grew worse. I could hardly stand up. I called another doctor, who came to my house. He was also sceptical. He took another blood test. This too came back negative. ...

Ancient bottom wipers yield evidence of diseases carried along the Silk Road

Personal hygiene sticks excavated from a 2,000-year-old latrine pit have preserved evidence of the transmission route for infectious diseases Travellers on the Silk Road, the most ...

In 1916, the biggest threat to America was unmarried women and men

Image: the tacoma times How much (and how little) we’ve changed in the last 100 years. A news story from The Tacoma Times in 1916 states, in big, bold letters, “Scientists ...
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