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A total of 18 laboratories may have accidentally received live samples of anthrax shipped out by the American military, US authorities said. The 17 other laboratories, including one at the US Osan Air Force Base in South Korea, received samples from the same batch and are therefore likely to also be live, the Pentagon and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said. The samples "are being carefully transferred to the CDC" in Atlanta, Jason McDonald, a spokesman for the agency, told AFP.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:29 am
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California lawmakers on Thursday revived a controversial bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide in the most populous U.S. state, after a renewal of debate on end-of-life issues prompted by the death of 29-year-old Brittany Maynard last year. The bill, which is being fought by numerous religious and medical organizations, was approved by the state Senate appropriations committee days after the powerful California Medical Association dropped its opposition to the bill. “We are one step closer to ensuring Californians have access to all options when they are facing the end of life,” said Senator Lois Wolk, a Democrat who co-authored the bill.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:24 am
South Korea's tally of patients of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) rose to seven on Thursday, with authorities saying one suspected victim skipped out of voluntary home quarantine to take a trip to China. A rise in MERS cases has stirred alarm in South Korea, with health authorities being criticized for not moving quickly and effectively enough to quarantine suspected patients. Two new victims are believed to have caught the virus from the first case confirmed last week, a 68-year-old man who had traveled to Bahrain in April and May, and returned to South Korea via Qatar.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 12:45 am
Scientists turned detectives have uncovered the earliest known evidence of a murder in human history, according to a new paper. The researchers made the find while working at the Sima de Los Huesos, which translates to the "Pit of Bones," in the Atapuerca Mountains in Spain.
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Dana Housley, 15, reportedly told her coach she felt dizzy and collapsed.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:26 pm
Have you heard the term “dad bod”? I had heard rumblings but I looked into it further when Kaitlyn Bristowe (the latest Bachelorette) remarked to my beloved People magazine that she didn’t want a mate with the “dad bod”. Even as someone who feel looks matter and fitness definitely matters my “uh oh antennae” activated.OK so first this “dad bod”…
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(Reuters) – Heron Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) met its main goal in a late-stage trial. The company, whose shares were up 41 percent in extended trading, said it expects to resubmit a marketing application for the drug to the U.S. FDA in mid-2015. The company had filed for marketing application for Sustol twice but the FDA had sought additional data.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 9:47 pm
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Get the latest health news and wellbeing advice from the Telegraph, including family health, diet and fitness.
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Five years ago, Bethan Hughes, 31, suffered 60 per cent burns in a horrific accident. She tells Radhika Sanghani what it was like being frightened of her own reflection – and how skin camouflage make-up has changed her life
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A young woman’s family has claimed she died after taking the contraceptive pill. Radhika Sanghani speaks to experts about the risks – and what women need to know about avoiding potentially dangerous blood clots
Posted on 27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
BBC News – Health
Levels of unconscious racist and sexist bias have been reduced by manipulating the way the brain learns during sleep.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 1:48 am
The ban on smoking in public places – which came into force in 2007 in England – has cut child hospital admissions by some 11,000 a year, research suggests.
Posted on 29 May 2015 | 12:06 am
Many supposedly “healthy” fruit snacks aimed at children contain more sugar than a bag of sweets, says campaign group Action on Sugar.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
Concern is growing in South Korea over the spread of the Mers virus after a man defied quarantine to travel to China.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
The number of people taken to hospital after attacks by dogs – and other animals including rats, cats and foxes – has risen by 76% in the past decade, new figures show.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
A smartphone app is as effective at testing eyesight as an optician’s clinic, a trial suggests.
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Can Uganda stop the epidemic?
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Scientists can transform bacteria into tiny living computers capable of detecting diabetes and cancer, early studies suggest.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
Being a ‘dibling’ – a child biologically connected through egg or sperm donation, can lead to a large family of half brothers and sisters, as the Victoria Derbyshire programme finds out.
Posted on 28 May 2015 | 10:50 am