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Chinese authorities appear to confirm gene-edited babies

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A second woman is pregnant with a gene-edited baby, according to Chinese authorities investigating He Jiankui, the researcher who says he successfully edited the genes of twin girls born in November – a scientific first. He, an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Guangdong province, remains under investigation by local Read More

Can Apple Watch prevent strokes? New study aims to find out

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File photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the new Apple Watch during an Apple event on Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Apple Watch has already been credited with saving lives by alerting wearers about heart conditions. But can the smartwatch prevent strokes? A new Johnson & Johnson study aims Read More

Bangkok pollution 'at crisis level' as planes trigger rain

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Doctors in Thailand are warning Bangkok could face a pollution Health crisis if it does not address its smog problem. On several occasions this week hazardous dust particles known as PM 2.5 reached unsafe levels in 30 of the city’s 50 districts. The government has been using water cannon to try to clear the dust, Read More

Anti-vax movement among TOP THREATS to global health, with HIV & Ebola, WHO says

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The anti-vaccination trend has landed next to HIV and Ebola as a key global threat, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts say “vaccine hesitancy” risks reversing progress in fighting preventable diseases. Although various diseases that can be prevented by vaccines, such as diphtheria and meningitis, were on WHO’s Health threat lists before, in Read More

Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze on a barren and parched land at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district Read More

Scientists reveal 'ideal diet' for peoples' and planet's health

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LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the Health of the planet and its people – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. FILE PHOTO: A vendor selects fruit for sale at a market Read More

'Celtic curse' condition more dangerous than previously thought

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Scientists have revealed that the western world’s most common genetic disorder is much more dangerous than previously thought. Haemochromatosis, a Medical condition caused by an overload of iron in the body, may cause high levels of serious disease and disability, according to research. In Ireland, it is known as the “Celtic curse”, although it is Read More

India pollution court asks Volkswagen to deposit $14 million by Friday: TV

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FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s pollution court on Thursday asked car maker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) to deposit 1 billion rupees ($14.02 million) in a case involving emissions violations, Read More

'Celtic curse' condition linked to disease risk

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Scientists have revealed that the western world’s most common genetic disorder is much more dangerous than previously thought. Haemochromatosis, a Medical condition caused by an overload of iron in the body, may cause high levels of serious disease and disability, according to research. In Ireland, it is known as the “Celtic curse”, although it is Read More