List/Grid Tag Archives: Medicine

A new bill could let employers force their workers to submit genetic test results

The bill has slipped by without much notice.Image:  Luis Llerena/stocksnap A little-noticed bill moving through Congress would allow companies to require employees to undergo ...

Man fights rare cancer with twin’s identical stem cells

(CNN)Bruce and Blair Johanson always knew that they were identical twins, even though a medical intern told their mother when they were born that they were fraternal. Fortunately ...

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 ...

Dr Waheed Arian: The refugee who treats Afghans via Skype – BBC News

“Kabul was not safe at all but that’s the only thing we knew at the time,” says Dr Arian. “The rockets would fall blindingly and most of the time we had ...

Syrian forces shatter ceasefire, destroy Aleppo’s water station

(CNN)Intense and ongoing airstrikes targeting rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Thursday killed 20 people and destroyed the Syrian city’s main water pumping station, an activist ...

The red planet: China sends vines into space in quest for perfect wine

Cabernet sauvignon, merlot and pinot noir vines sent into orbit to develop strains that can survive countrys harsh climates In its bid to produce a world-beating wine, China has looked ...

The doctor will not see you now: How Singapore is pioneering telemedicine

(CNN)Stroke patients in Singapore are using iPads for remote rehabilitation — removing the need to visit their clinic. The new treatment is part of a tele-rehabilitation program ...

Why education is key to helping refugee children around the world

Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles (left) and U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, at the Social Good Summit on Sunday, Sept. 18.Image: Mashable When the harrowing ...

Is a hospital a useful unit of spending? – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption The controversial Vote Leave campaign bus MEP Daniel Hannan tweeted: “According to the European Court of Auditors, 7 billion of the 2013 ...

Why you may want to think twice before sharing drug overdose photos

(CNN)It was a well-intentioned attempt to show the disturbing effects of drug addiction, a common strategy among law enforcement agencies. Officials in East Liverpool, Ohio, released ...

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 ...

‘We felt cursed’: how altruistic surrogacy can give hope after years of heartbreak

Jessie Thomas says while she would recommend altruistic surrogacy to others, there should be room for some commercialisation of the industry Giving back is something Jessie and Marty ...
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