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Chinese 'CRISPR babies' may be at risk of premature death

Chinese 'CRISPR babies' may be at risk of premature death A rogue Chinese scientist who caused outrage past year when he said he had created the world's first "gene-edited" babies in an attempt to protect them from HIV may also have put them at risk with a "foolish" choice of gene, experts said on Monday. [Full Article...]

Data for 12 million Quest patients may have been exposed

Data for 12 million Quest patients may have been exposed AMCA first notified Quest on May 14 of "potential unauthorized activity" on its payment page, Quest said. Quest said that it hasn't used AMCA for collections since it learned of the incident and that it is "working with forensic experts to investigate the matter". [Full Article...]

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers Christopher Sweeney , one of the lead researchers, from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, US, said: "Physicians and patients with prostate cancer now have a new treatment option with enzalutamide , and this is especially relevant for men who can not tolerate chemotherapy and have a lower burden of disease seen on scans". [Full Article...]

Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart

Even 25 cups of coffee a day not bad for heart Experts from Queen Mary University of London divided 8,412 participants into three groups for their study. Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, who analyzed more than 8,000 people in the United Kingdom, claim that even those with heavy java habits show no worse effects on arteries than those not even drinking a full cup. [Full Article...]

Almost 12M patients may be affected in Quest Diagnostics data breach

According to the company, American Medical Collection Agency informed Quset that an unauthorized user had access to AMCA's system containing personal information they received from various entities, including Quest. Quest also hasn't been able to independently verify the information provided by AMCA so far, it said. The company said it has not received "detailed or complete" information from AMC... [Full Article...]

Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019, says WHO

Measles cases up 300% worldwide in 2019, says WHO Most of the NY cases have been unvaccinated people in the ultra-Orthodox community. "After just one dose of MMR vaccine about 95 per cent of people will be protected from measles, and 99 per cent of people who have had both MMR doses will be protected from measles". [Full Article...]

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates

New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates The test, which takes minutes as patients begin treatment, identifies those whose tumours are expected to shrink and those whose cancer is likely to return. This year alone, it is estimated that 627,000 women died from breast cancer worldwide, which is about 15% of all cancer deaths among women, according to the WHO. [Full Article...]

Genetically Modified Fungus Kills 99% Of Malaria Mosquitoes

Knowing that malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year and that Africa is one of the continents worst affected by this awful disease, trials of the fungus were carried out in a simulated village in Burkina Faso, one that replicated the normal conditions that mosquitoes would thrive in, complete with plants, huts and water and food sources for the mosquitoes. [Full Article...]


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