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  • New Alzheimer's test predicts age disease appears

    March 23, 2017 12:02 PM 4

    31 genetic markers used to calculate any individual's yearly risk for onset (London Guardian) Scientists have developed a new genetic test for Alzheimer’s risk that can be used to predict the age at which a person will develop the disease. A high score on the test, which is based on 31 genetic markers, can translate to being diagnosed many years earlier

  • Relay for Life of Bartram Trail will honor cancer survivors

    March 22, 2017 5:56 AM 3

    The much anticipated Relay for Life of Bartram Trail event will be held from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday April 1. The community is invited to enjoy the celebration honoring survivors and anyone who has been touched by cancer. “This year, we have merged with Relay for Life World Golf Village and Relay for Life Ponte Vedra. We’ve moved the event back to the track

  • Thailand’s coin-eating turtle dies of blood poisoning

    March 21, 2017 9:51 AM 9

    A 25-year-old sea turtle in Thailand who swallowed nearly a thousand coins tossed by tourists seeking good luck died Tuesday, two weeks after having surgery to remove the coins from its stomach. Head of Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary medical aquatic animal research center Nantarika Chansue treats 25-year-old green sea turtle named “Bank” in Bangkok

  • Thais shell-shocked as coin-swallowing turtle dies

    March 21, 2017 9:43 AM 4

    BANGKOK, Thailand – A sea turtle nicknamed "Piggy Bank" has died after complications from surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed during captivity, Thai vets said Tuesday, March 21. The reptile was thought to be recovering well from the pioneering 7-hour operation earlier this month to remove 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of coins lodged in her digestive

  • Robb Stark brings Jesus to aliens in new Amazon series ‘Oasis’

    March 20, 2017 12:32 PM 6

    Set in the future, “Oasis” is about a Christian pastor named Peter Leigh, who is summoned by a multinational company to a distant planet. Said planet is called Oasis, and just so happens to be humanity’s last hope for survival. The Earth, you see, isn’t doing so well, and we need a new place to call our home. Among Leigh’s tasks is to teach the planet’s

  • Why size matters when it comes to your dental health

    March 20, 2017 7:15 AM 2

    Achieving good oral health is as easy as switching up your toothbrush You’re tucked into bed, cozy and fast asleep, when all of a sudden — ouch! there’s a jolt of pain stemming from the back of your mouth. According to an NBC News article, 90% of tooth decay happens on the biting surface of the back teeth – an area that’s largely treated with ‘out of sight

  • Common painkillers linked to greater risk of cardiac arrest

    March 17, 2017 5:10 AM 6

    SOME common pain relievers may increase the risk of cardiac arrest, according to a new study from Denmark. In the study, researchers found a link between the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including ibuprofen and an increased risk of cardiac arrest, which is when the heart suddenly stops beating. The findings add to those of previous

  • Over 800 health workers killed in Syrian 'war crimes': report

    March 14, 2017 11:48 PM 7

    More than 800 health workers have died in "acts of war crimes" in Syria since 2011, in hospital bombings, shootings, torture and executions perpetrated mainly by government-backed forces, researchers said Wednesday. The Syrian government and its ally, Russia, have turned the violent withholding of healthcare into a weapon of war, according to an analysis

  • Astex bags milestone after Novartis cancer drug approved

    March 14, 2017 1:32 PM 13

    Astex Pharmaceuticals has pocketed a milestone payment from Novartis after the cancer drug the companies worked on together a decade ago secured FDA approval. The milestone was triggered when FDA signed off on the use of Kisqali as a first-line treatment for HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer. Approval of Kisqali comes 11 years after Novartis

  • Republican plan to replace Obamacare: what's new in it?

    March 10, 2017 11:53 PM 10

    WASHINGTON: Congress is currently debating long-awaited legislation endorsed by US President Donald Trump that replaces his predecessor's health care reforms with what supporters hail as a more free-market, patient-centred system. How would it work? Trump insisted on Friday it was time to "act now to save Americans from the imploding Obamacare disaster