malaria

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Submitted For Review

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:26

GlaxoSmithKline is applying to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its new malaria vaccine candidate, specifically created for African children.

beware

Whoops: Alabama Man Accidentally Castrated During Circumcision Procedure

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:07

A man and his wife in Birmingham, Ala., have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit for the accidental amputation of his penis when he went into the hospital last month for a circumcision.

DNA

Less Than 10% Of Our DNA Serves A Purpose

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 14:27

Geneticists discovered that just 8.2 percent of our DNA is "functional," and within that small portion, some perform more significant tasks.

Sovaldi

Hepatitis C Patients Recognize Benefits Of Super Expensive Solvaldi

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:02

Since gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December, Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug, has courted controversy due to its steep $1,000-a-pill price.

flextime

Is It Time To Institute A 4-Day Workweek?

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 08:00

Although there is no proof that a four-day workweek would benefit employees' health, anecdotal evidence from Utah's state government experiment suggests it would.

DNA

Junk DNA, Not Just Coding DNA, Contributes To Development Of Cancer

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:15

A team of geneticists from the University of Geneva identified genetic mutations in the non-coding portion of the human genome contributing to colorectal cancer.

prescription drugs

New Poll Says Most Americans Satisfied With Prescription Drug Prices

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:46

A national poll conducted earlier this month finds more than three-quarters of Americans to be generally satisfied with what they pay for prescription drugs.

quarantine

Bubonic Plague In China? Actually, It Happens Here, Too

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:36

A 38-year-old man who had been in contact with a dead marmot in China's Yumen City has died of plague leading state officials to quarantine parts of the city.

childbirth

Postpartum Depression More Prevalent Among Women Who Refuse The Epidural

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00

Women who received an epidural during labor showed a decreased risk of postpartum depression as compared to women who did not receive an epidural.

language

To Learn A New Language, Stop Trying

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:48

The harder adults tried to learn a new language, the worse they performed on certain tasks, a study found.

alcoholism

1 In Every 200 People Has Genetic Mutation Linked To Alcoholism, Schizophrenia

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:05

People with a GRM3 gene mutation are two to three times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence and nearly three times more likely to develop bipolar disorder.

Yahoo Japan

'Yahoo Ending' Will Delete Your Virtual Existence When You Die

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:31

Yahoo Ending will send farewell messages to your loved ones after you die, while also deactivating and deleting every trace of your digital existence.

transgender

Obama's Record Of Protecting Transgender Rights

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:14

Obama signed executive orders effectively preventing the federal government and its contracting agencies from discriminating against gay and transgender workers.

naptime

How A Little Naptime May Help You Remember Facts And Knowledge

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:06

Compared to those who continued their usual lessons after hearing a 15-minute lecture, students who napped retained more of what they’d learned up to five days later.

Neurons

New Alzheimer’s Drugs May Target Enzyme That Clogs Cellular Garbage System

By | Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:41

A new study suggests unclogging the body's protein disposal system could help Alzheimer's patients improve their memory.

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