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HIV Vaccine Candidate Triggers Desired Immune Responses in Humans and Monkeys

HIV Vaccine Candidate Triggers Desired Immune Responses in Humans and Monkeys It's one of only five experimental HIV-1 vaccine concepts that have gotten this far during the 35 years of the HIV pandemic. "Obviously, the search for an HIV vaccine is very elusive". The experimental vaccine is safe and targeting the immune responses in organisms like monkeys, according to the study. However, scientists in the USA have created a vaccine that has managed to get ... [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it had to put the payments on hold, after a USA district court judge ruled the government arrived at the formula that guides the payouts in a flawed way. Insurance companies responded quickly on Saturday with their disapproval. "This decision will have serious consequences for millions of consumers who get their coverage through small busine... [Full Article...]

State DEP: More reports of West Nile Virus in The Valley

State DEP: More reports of West Nile Virus in The Valley Defend: When outdoors, use an insect repellent containing DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, 2-undecanone, or IR3535 and reapply according to label directions. Mosquitoes are tested weekly for West Nile virus. People who get West Nile can become seriously sick and it can become fatal. "Just one bite from an infected mosquito could change your future". [Full Article...]

European Dog Breeds Almost Entirely Wiped out Native American Dogs

European Dog Breeds Almost Entirely Wiped out Native American Dogs It may, but not in the way you think. The study included seven nuclear and 71 mitochondrial genomes from ancient North American and Siberian dogs over 9,000 years. Major factors leading to the demise of pre-contact dogs probably include susceptibility to European-borne diseases, systematic persecution by European colonists and a cultural preference for European dogs . [Full Article...]

RSPCA responds to number of 'drunk' seagull callouts across East Devon

RSPCA responds to number of 'drunk' seagull callouts across East Devon In one of the centers in the West under the Hatch Taunton, Somerset , for two weeks, found nearly 30 birds drunk, smelling of alcohol , reports the Chronicle.info with reference on Voice. He believes that instead, the birds are somehow managing to get hold of the by-products produced by a local brewery. Staff at the RSPCA have been left concerned after a string of call-outs and are concern... [Full Article...]

Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps Heartwarming video has emerged showing the moment a little girl with cerebral palsy walked for the first time. "We are beyond proud of our Mighty Girl". Maya yells, "Yes! I'm walking!" "This girl is on fire", Maya's mother posted to Facebook after the video of her daughter taking her first steps went viral. [Full Article...]

Study finds nut-heavy diets produce more sperm

The quality and function of their sperm-including changes on a molecular level-were measured at the start and end of a 14-week period. Although these are statistically significant results from a randomised trail with a high level of scientific evidence, Salas-Huetos emphasised that subjects in the study were all healthy and apparently fertile men following a western-style diet. [Full Article...]

Johns Hopkins hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis today

Johns Hopkins hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis today Landon King, executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Soon after, a fire alarm was pulled and employees were evacuated. Baltimore firefighters have evacuated two medical research buildings due to possible tuberculosis contamination. [Full Article...]

You’re probably washing your hands all wrong, study say

You’re probably washing your hands all wrong, study say They also found that participants only washed their hands after cross contamination in a third of instances. The observational study - aimed at evaluating food handling behaviours in a test kitchen - was conducted in collaboration with RTI International - a non-profit research and development organisation working for the U.S. [Full Article...]

Lawyer Explains Why Texas Cyclospora Outbreak Happens Every Year

Cyclospora generally lives on imported fresh produce, including fresh pre-packaged salad mix, raspberries, basil and snow peas. Past outbreaks in the US have been associated with consumption of imported fresh produce, including fresh pre-packaged salad mix, raspberries, basil, snow peas, and mesclun greens. [Full Article...]

Is the pap smear on the way out?

Is the pap smear on the way out? Pap smear tests are also referred as Pap test or smear test or cervical smear test, in which Pap smear is prepared by collecting cells from outer cervix opening of the uterus and endocervix. However, because all women who were HPV test negative in the study also received a Pap smear, additional cases of early cancer were detected. "In the US, co-testing is now the recommended gold standard, and ... [Full Article...]

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life

Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life Blood samples and detailed medical histories, including health and lifestyle questions, showed that 33% of people drank between two and three cups of coffee a day. That finding, combined with the apparent longevity-boosting effect of decaf coffee , suggests that caffeine isn't the life-lengthening mechanism at work in java, Loftfield said. [Full Article...]

An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy

An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy Importantly, scientists were able to strip this tissue of native cells to reduce the risk of cancer returning. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology . It is hoped that this artificial ovary could be implanted back into women and restore their fertility after cancer treatment. They utilised chemicals and removed the cancer... [Full Article...]

Too Many Working Hours Give Women Increased Diabetes Risk

Too Many Working Hours Give Women Increased Diabetes Risk A new study published Monday in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care found that women who worked more than 45 hours a week had a 63% greater risk of diabetes compared to those who worked 35 to 40 hours a week. Gilbert-Ouimet, the postdoctoral fellow, explained, "Even when men and women do similar work, women earn less". The study showed no such increased risk for diabetes among wo... [Full Article...]

Complete list of Fourth of July celebrations around San Antonio

Complete list of Fourth of July celebrations around San Antonio With Fourth of July right around the corner, some critics believe Michigan's fireworks have gotten too big, too many and too often. The fireworks will be set off from barges on the East River, spanning a mile from 23rd to 42nd Streets, making it Macy's largest display in 42 years . [Full Article...]

After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails

After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails The unidentified patient's nails separated from her first three toes over the six months since she received the spa treatment, in which garrarufa fish, or "doctor fish", nibble off dead skin around the feet. Another species of fish, which "grows teeth and can draw blood", is sometimes mistaken for Garra rufa and used in fish pedicures, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevent... [Full Article...]

You're probably washing your hands all wrong, study says

You're probably washing your hands all wrong, study says The USDA study also offered guidelines on how to properly wash your hands before a meal or while preparing food. "The basic safety practice you can employ in your kitchen, which is washing your hands, is not something our participants did", said Carmen Rottenberg, a top food safety official at the USDA. [Full Article...]

AccuWeather Alert: Excessive heat warning in effect

AccuWeather Alert: Excessive heat warning in effect Today's temperatures as expected to be in the mid-90s with higher humidity, prompting the advisory. Thursday will likely be our last day 90 or higher, making it a 7day heat wave! A heat dome, or an area of high pressure at high altitudes, is expected to cover most of the United States by the middle of the week, according to the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Large study shows drinking coffee could extend your life

Ten years after the start of the study, 14,225 people had died . And it also doesn't matter what version of the "coffee gene" people have. Half-a-million British adults who consumed coffee for more than 10 years were observed. "There has been concern about the health effects of heavy coffee drinking, particularly in participants with common genetic polymorphisms that affect caffeine metabolism... [Full Article...]

Terrifying moment as woman feeding sharks is pulled into water

Terrifying moment as woman feeding sharks is pulled into water The footage of the video shows the shark pulling her into the water before she is rescued by her friends the crew. Brunning said that she initially thought her right pointer finger was taken off during the attack, but after being pulled to safety, it was revealed that her finger was still in tact. [Full Article...]


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