Category Archives: CNN – Health

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says. Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time. “Our findings of the…MORE

New drug to fight migraine shows promise

New drug to fight migraine shows promise

A new drug to treat migraines has shown promise in a large-scale clinical trial, offering hope to people unable to use current treatment options. The drug, ubrogepant, showed greater rates of pain and symptom relief from migraine compared to a placebo, with more than 20% of participants given the drug reporting to be pain-free within…MORE

‘Designer babies’ could be just two years away, expert claims

‘Designer babies’ could be just two years away, expert claims

Genetically-modified babies are “highly desirable” to help protect people from disease and could be created ethically within two years, according to a new scientific paper. Gene editing now presents such low risks that it could be used in human embryos, according to an analysis by Kevin Smith, a bioethicist at Abertay University in Scotland, published…MORE

Breakthrough discovery in plants’ DNA may lead to slowing aging process in humans

Breakthrough discovery in plants’ DNA may lead to slowing aging process in humans

Science has identified in the plant kingdom the “missing link” of cellular immortality between human and single-celled animals, according to a new study led by scientists from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University. “This is the first time that we have identified the detailed structure of the telomerase component from plants,” said co-author Dr.…MORE

Samoa declares state of emergency after measles deaths

Samoa declares state of emergency after measles deaths

Samoa has declared a state of emergency after several deaths linked to a measles outbreak, closing schools and placing restrictions on public gatherings, the Reuters news agency reported. There have been at six least deaths linked to the outbreak in the South Pacific island nation — mostly infants under the age of two — Reuters…MORE

Question of the Day

Nov 19

Q: People who find time to do this every day tend to earn more money and live life to the fullest than those who don’t… A: Read

Nov 15

Q: What is on the Heinz Ketchup bottle that pays tribute to Pennsylvania… A: The keystone shaped label

Nov 14

Q: About 35% of people will never have one of these in their lifetime… A: Wisdom teeth