Monthly Archives: August 2017

US clears breakthrough gene therapy for childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, U.S. health officials on Wednesday approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients’ own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia. The Food and Drug Administration called the approval historic, the… Read More »

Chain-smoking children: Indonesia’s ongoing tobacco epidemic

In 2011, a 2-year-old caught the world’s attention for his smoking habit. Today, he is cured of his addiction, but millions of children have taken up the habit. Read More »

What do women want? Survey reveals the secret to female orgasms

If you were under the impression that all it took for a female to orgasm was a quick romp, think again, according to a new study. Read More »

Pet turtles blamed for multistate salmonella outbreak

First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned us not to kiss or costume our chickens. Now, the agency is telling us not to pet or give turtles as gifts. Read More »

Reducing inflammation without lowering cholesterol cuts risk of cardiovascular events

The companies are “unscrupulous actors” marketing stem-cell treatments that have not been proved effective and may be dangerous, the FDA says. It took action against clinics in Florida and California. Read More »

FDA cracks down on stem cell clinics

The US FDA said it will increase oversight and enforcement to prevent the use of potentially dangerous stem cell treatments. Read More »

West Nile Virus Located In Burlington

Three mosquito samples taken on Aug. 17 tested positive for the virus. Read More »

Popular in high school? You may be miserable as an adult, study says

Were you the cool kid in high school? Adolescent popularity may take a toll on your mental health later on, according to a new study.A group of Read More »

Can Chemicals In Yoga Mats Make Women Infertile?

A new study suggests that there might be a link between products such as yoga mats and infertility among women — at least when it comes to the chemicals found in these products. The study, … Read More »

For The Eclipse, People Put Sunscreen On Their Eyeballs

A report says that people sought medical attention after putting sunblock in their eyes during the eclipse. Read More »