Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Who is at risk and how do we know?

For many of us, the threat of coronavirus suddenly feels much closer to home. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of cases in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Now officially a pandemic, the virus has proven ...

Genetics

DNA tests make fun holiday gifts, but beware of the hype

You've likely heard about direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits. In the past few years, at-home genetic testing has been featured in the lyrics of chart-topping songs, and has helped police solve decades-old cold cases, including ...

Genetics

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing shows very low risk of mistakes

Along with the promise that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology can offer new human therapies is the need to ensure its safety. A recent study showed that CRISPR-Cas9 did not produce off-target gene mutations in zebrafish. ...

Health

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver—increasingly popular among teens—may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.

Neuroscience

Serum biomarker linked to brain atrophy in multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—Serum neurofilament light chain (sNFL) levels are significantly associated with clinical and neuroimaging outcomes in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Neurology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Does anyone have a pad? TV is finally dismantling the period taboo

Last week, menstrual pad brand Libra launched their Blood Normal commercial in Australia, running it during prime time television shows including The Bachelor, The Project, and Gogglebox. Australia is a little late to the ...

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