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Report: Pollution Kills 3 Times More than AIDS, TB And Malaria Combined – NPR

A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A woman wears a mask and filter as she walks to work during heavy pollution in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images Exposure to polluted air, water and […]

What Happens After You Die? The Brain Keeps Working Long Enough for Thoughts to Form – Newsweek

Few things seem more absolute than death. But when it comes to actually pinpointing the moment when a person goes from alive to dead, drawing the line is a little more fraught. The current medical definition of death is when the heart stops beating. In an interview with LiveScience, NYU Langone’s Sam Parnia, a pulmonologist who studies resuscitation, notes […]

Scientists have discovered a new link between sugar and tumor growth – AOL

There’s more bad news for sugar lovers. After nine years of research, molecular biologists in Belgium have discovered that sugars stimulate tumor growth. Their results, published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, help explain a puzzle oncologists have encountered for decades — and may offer some new, diet-based cancer-fighting solutions. Most non-cancerous cells in the body get their […]

FDA approves second gene-altering treatment for cancer – SFGate

Caption Close The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer. The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, who have undergone two […]

HPV is Spread by Having Sex. So Why Don’t People Talk About That? – NBCNews.com

Study Reveals 11 Million Men Are Infected With Cancer-Linked HPV and Don

There’s a virus that almost everyone gets at some point in their lives. It can cause cancer, and rates of the cancers it causes are growing among men. The virus is the human papillomavirus or HPV, and it’s the main cause of cervical cancer, anal cancer and, more recently, mouth and throat cancer. It’s passed […]

Your Brain May Continue To Function After Your Death Long Enough For You To Be Aware Of It, Studies Suggest – Bustle

Here’s some ooky spooky science just in time for Halloween: some studies suggests that our minds still work after we die. Meaning, when we die…we know that we’re dead. Scientifically speaking, this research, which was first published in 2014, says our consciousness may still function for a period of time after our physical body is […]

Yes, you can exercise too much — and raise your risk of an early death, study finds – Sacramento Bee

Let’s face it — at some time or another, we’ve all felt guilty about not going to the gym enough. But according to a new study from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, those who go to the gym and exercise around 8 hours a week or more should rethink how much they work out, too. Conducted by […]

California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19 – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Officials in San Francisco are bracing for the liver disease to spread The death toll from California’s hepatitis A outbreak has reached 19, one week after the state’s governor issued a health state of emergency. More than 500 people in California have contracted the viral disease since November, many […]

Boy sleeps for 11 days, doctors call it a medical mystery – WCNC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An Elizabethtown second grader slept for 11 days straight inside Norton Children’s hospital. Doctors still don’t know what caused it, but now that their child is awake, his family is ready to move forward. Wyatt Shaw was the life of the party. “He was awesome, he stole the show. He stole the […]

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case – New Jersey Herald

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday that vacated a $72 million award to an Alabama woman who claimed her use of Johnson & Johnson products that contained talcum contributed to her ovarian cancer has thrown the fate of awards in similar cases into doubt. […]

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