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World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

Six weeks after the uterine transplant, which was performed in 2016, the Brazilian woman started having periods again. The mother is the first in the world to give birth after such a transplant, a feat doctors were not sure would ever be possible. [Full Article...]

Worldwide Hunt Underway To Find Rare Blood For Girl With Cancer

Worldwide Hunt Underway To Find Rare Blood For Girl With Cancer OneBlood is working with other groups, as well as the American Rare Donor Program , an organization that searches worldwide for rare blood donors, to find matches for Zainab, as she will need blood transfusions for the foreseeable future. [Full Article...]

First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb, but those were from a living donor. The authors of The Lancet paper note that uterus transplants involve major surgery and high doses of immunosuppression drugs, and recipients need to be healthy to avoid complications during or after the procedure. [Full Article...]

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases

71 per cent fall in number of flu cases Flu activity is usually highest between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. It also spreads when people touch certain surfaces or objects contaminated with the droplets. One vaccine has three strains of the virus, the trivalent vaccine - two ... [Full Article...]

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions BU spokesperson Colin Riley said BU Dining Services removed all romaine lettuce from campus dining halls when the CDC released their initial report . Residents in impacted provinces are also advised to discard any romaine lettuce in their home, and to properly wash and sanitize any containers or bins that have come in contact with romaine lettuce. [Full Article...]

NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status

NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them aware of treatment and prevention services. Testing is therefore a vital element in preventing further spread of the virus and ensuring that those with HIV have a better quality of life. This starts with the provision of testing services, particularly for those at-risk of ... [Full Article...]

Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC

Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC The annual mortality report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) highlights the disastrous impact of the social crisis on the American working class. The study also focuses on suicide in depressed rural regions. While numerous factors contribute to the spike in suicide rates , a recent study from the University of MI showed that the Netflix series " 13 Reasons Why ", which focuses on tee... [Full Article...]

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history The current outbreak in eastern DR Congo began in July and is the 10th to hit the country since 1976. Global health experts are urging the Trump administration to allow USA government disease specialists to return to northeastern Congo to help fight the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history. [Full Article...]

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies He is being accused of unduly experimenting on humans with an unproven and potentially unsafe technology. The China government in retaliation to worldwide scientific furore has ordered a "thorough investigation" into the project and has stopped further work. [Full Article...]

British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive

British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive He said he had chose to speak out to help others to seek treatment, fight the stigma surrounding the disease, and because this Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS day. "In order to achieve this, we must address the barriers, such as stigma and discrimination, that prevent key populations from accessing testing and treatment services and fully exercising their right to health". [Full Article...]

Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease

Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News ) - Risk of heat-related disease and death is rising worldwide due to climate change , a new report warns. Between 1986 and 2017, the global temperature rose 0.3 degrees Celsius, or half of 1 degree Fahrenheit. Hugh Montgomery, co-chair of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and director of the Institute for Human Health and Performanc... [Full Article...]

Senator urges Congress to fund battle against polio-like disease

Senator urges Congress to fund battle against polio-like disease The department says from August 2014 through October 2018, there have been 440 confirmed cases of AFM in the U.S. "I'm sure if I provide the data to each senator about how many cases they have in their state, they'll be made more aware about how serious this is, and how anxious parents are." . [Full Article...]

Amazon puts cloud in space

Amazon puts cloud in space Once your network is up and running, Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network . "So, today we're offering an immutable, transparent, and cryptographically verifiable ledger, based on the same one that AWS teams have been using for years at scale, as a fully managed service". [Full Article...]

HIV Diagnosis At Its Peak In Eastern Europe

HIV Diagnosis At Its Peak In Eastern Europe With heterosexual contact and intravenous drug use among the most commonly reported means of transmission in the East, Dara said, it is important for everyone to realize they could be at risk of infection. Almost 160,000 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe in 2017, the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe said in a news release Wednesday, calling the latest fig... [Full Article...]

Melbourne doctors swallow Lego for science - and one lost his head

Melbourne doctors swallow Lego for science - and one lost his head In a new study worthy of the Ig Nobel Prize , a team of pediatricians volunteered to swallow LEGO pieces to see how long it takes to gently expel them out. The heads of the figures, the participants swallowed early in the morning, and then after each trip to the toilet they had to check whether a head ("search Technique was left to the discretion of participants", - says the article). [Full Article...]

Scientist reports 2nd gene-edited pregnancy

Scientist reports 2nd gene-edited pregnancy The ethics of the procedure are also complicated by the fact that targeting specific segments of DNA may not be fully precise or could carry side effects that are hard to predict. "We believe the research led by Dr He is strongly against both the Chinese regulations and the consensus reached by the worldwide science community", the two groups said in a statement posted online. [Full Article...]

Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births

Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births He did this, ostensibly, to provide resistance to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. She added that the worldwide scientific community "encouraged an open and transparent approach to any clinical use of human embryo editing", which would have ensured that long-term impacts were discussed. [Full Article...]

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says

It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says The agency said that 43 people had become sick in 12 states, and an additional 22 people in Canada also became ill. "Based on discussions with major producers and distributors, romaine lettuce entering the market will now be labeled with a harvest location and a harvest date", Gottlieb said. [Full Article...]

Stanford scientists warn of insulin shortage growing to affect 40 million diabetics

Stanford scientists warn of insulin shortage growing to affect 40 million diabetics Diabetes - which can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart problems, neuropathic pain and amputations - now affects 9 percent of all adults worldwide, up from 5 percent in 1980. Africa and Asia are the continents which will be hit worst by unmet insulin needs, if access remains at current levels. Inspite of UN's dedication to cure non-communicable illnesses and safeguard comprehensive acquisi... [Full Article...]

New Treatment Shows Promise Against Peanut Allergy

New Treatment Shows Promise Against Peanut Allergy But it could still become the first Food and Drug Administration approved peanut allergy treatment in history. Doses were gradually increased every two weeks for a period of six months, before continuing on a "maintenance dose" of peanut for a further six months. [Full Article...]


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