FDA says U.S. will now produce critical MRI component
Feb 08, 2018
(HealthDay)—A long-feared shortage of a substance used in millions of medical imaging procedures each year in the United States appears to have been avoided, federal officials report.
Are redheads with blue eyes really going extinct?
Feb 07, 2018
For every 100 people in the world, only one or two will have red hair.
Radical new technology prevents 'freezer burn' in cells, tissues
Feb 05, 2018
Everyone knows that freezing things is an imperfect process. Take frozen food, for example - most have experienced those frozen ice crystals that change the texture and taste of their favourite meal.
Longevity industry systematized for first time
Feb 02, 2018
The Biogerontology Research Foundation has embarked on a year-long mission to summarise in a single document the various emerging technologies and industries which can be brought to bear on aging, healthy longevity, and everything ...
The virtual door to online child sexual grooming is wide open
Feb 01, 2018
The nature of sexual offending has changed with most interactions occurring online and involving younger victims. This change is seeing people taking more risks by virtually opening their door to "strangers".
Top US health official resigns in conflict of interest
Jan 31, 2018
The top US public health official resigned Wednesday due to financial conflicts of interest, a day after US media reported she bought tobacco stocks while heading the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
France's Sanofi buys biotech company Ablynx for $4.8 billion
Jan 29, 2018
French drugmaker Sanofi has made another big purchase aimed at strengthening its position in rare disease treatments, buying Belgian biotech company Ablynx for 3.9 billion euros ($4.8 billion).
India has 21 million 'unwanted' girls
Jan 29, 2018
The desire of Indian parents for sons has created an estimated 21 million "unwanted" girls because couples keep having children until they produce a boy, the government said Monday.
Monkey deaths prompt FDA probe, new controls on animal research
Jan 26, 2018
(HealthDay)—A U.S. government study using monkeys to investigate nicotine addiction has been halted and an investigation launched after four monkeys died.
Why aren't you a lefty?
Jan 26, 2018
In graduate school, I earned beer money by modelling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don't judge, grad school doesn't pay well and beer isn't free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey ...