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Scientists Hold Secret Meeting About Creating Synthetic Human Genomes

Scientists held a secret meeting to discuss the possible creation of synthetic human genomes from scratch. Such technology may pave the way for modifying human embryos and creating humans without biological parents.

Biotech May 16, 2016

Dental Clinic Offers Free Dental Care To Uninsured Children

Uninsured kids received free dental services at Kool Smiles in Baltimore. The event called 'Sharing Smiles Day' provided kids with free tooth extraction, filling, root canal procedures and dental health education.

Public Health May 16, 2016

Celebrities Speak Up About Struggles With Mental Health

Celebrities have opened up about their struggles with mental health problems. One of those celebrities is Kristen Bell, who openly shared her experiences to help others.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 16, 2016

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Legislations To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushes to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state. The leader set out new legislation to curb the problem by enhancing testing and access to treatments for patients.

Public Health May 15, 2016

Puerto Rico Reports First Case Of Microcephaly Related To Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

The first case of microcephaly in Puerto Rico related to Zika virus has been reported. The U.S. government plans to extend their support to help curb the spread of the mosquito-borne infection.

Public Health May 15, 2016

Obama Administration Takes Step To Protect Rights Of Transgender Patients

The Obama administration took steps to protect the rights of transgender patients in the country. Among the inclusions in the final rule is banning of health insurance discrimination among people with different age, sex, disability or ethnicity.

Public Health May 14, 2016

Artificial Sweetener Used In Chewing Gums Can Kill Dogs

Artificial sweetener found in sugarless gum may kill dogs, the U.S. FDA warns. A substance called xylitol may cause blood sugar to drop tremendously, eventually leading to death if left uncontrolled.

Animals May 13, 2016

NASA Probes Witness Magnetic Explosions That Influence Weather In Space

NASA probes were able to detect magnetic explosions that influence space weather. The new discovery may pave the way for better understanding of space weather and prevention of unwanted events.

Space May 13, 2016

Strange Microbe Survives Without Cell Powerhouse Mitochondria

Eukaryotes without mitochondria exist, a new study has found. The surprising discovery proves that microbes can survive without the cell powerhouse.

Animals May 13, 2016

US House Passes Opioid Legislation To Fight Prescription Drug Addiction

U.S. Congress passed a package of opioid legislation to address the addiction problem in the country. The White House, however, thinks the lack of necessary funding will make these bills amount to nothing.

Public Health May 13, 2016

Abortion Rates Plummet In Developed Countries, Steady In Poor Nations

Abortion rates have plummeted in developed countries but have remained steady in poor nations. The findings may suggest that socio-economic status and availability of contraceptive education and tools may play a role in abortion rates.

Public Health May 12, 2016

Brain Scan Identifies Protein Tau As Better Marker Of Alzheimer's

Brain scans reveal that tau protein is a better marker for Alzheimer's disease. By developing an imaging agent, experts were able to detect these proteins in brain scans and provide more valuable information than amyloid plaques alone.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 12, 2016

Prince's Death Highlights Problems With Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone

Prince's death is said to highlight problems about opioid antidote naloxone. If authorities confirm that the pop star's cause of death is indeed opioid overdose, then it would spark a surge of frustrations among authors of naloxone access programs.

Public Health May 11, 2016

Experts Debunk Teen's Discovery Of Ancient Mayan City Using Star Maps

Experts have debunked a teen's claim that he discovered a lost Mayan city using star maps. While satellite images show the presence of structures in the location, there is no guarantee that it was indeed a long-lost ancient Mayan civilization.

Ancient May 11, 2016

Search Warrant Identifies Doctor Who Prescribed Drugs To Prince

Search warrant after review of Prince's medical records involved Minnesota doctor who prescribed drugs to the singer. The doctor was said to have visited the singer twice, including on the day of the tragic death.

Life & Style May 11, 2016

Obese And Non-Obese People Now Have The Same Risk Of Dying Early: Study

Obese and non-obese people now have the same risk of dying early, a new study found. This means that overweight individuals may need not worry too much as before.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2016

Low-Cost Paper Diagnostic Test May Reduce Spread Of Zika Virus

Experts were able to develop a low-cost paper test that can detect Zika virus. The test can also detect specific strains of viruses, making it more attractive than existing tests.

Public Health May 10, 2016

Obama Administration Announces Contest To Redesign Medical Bill

The Obama administration launched a contest to innovators to redesign the U.S. medical billing process. The challenge aims to create simpler and more patient-friendly systems when dealing with their medical bills.

Public Health May 9, 2016

Cosmic Rays, Space Particles Unravel Ancient Secrets Of Egypt's Pyramids

Cosmic rays were able to unravel the secrets of ancient Egyptian pyramids. The project paves the way for finally unlocking what is inside the pyramids.

Ancient May 9, 2016

Pregnant Teen Infected With Zika Wants To Keep Baby

A pregnant teen with Zika virus chose to keep her baby despite the risks of birth defects. The teen from Connecticut said the baby is a miracle and that she would not go into abortion.

May 9, 2016

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