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Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer's, study says
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:29:16 GMT
Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's or how to treat it best, but they have new evidence to suggest that a common virus may play a role in who gets it. The study, out Thursday, is running in the journal Neuron. It suggests the human herpes virus, 6A and 7 to be specific, may have a role in the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions.
Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:32:40 GMT
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say.
Pediatrician: Separated children 'trying to find ... anyone to hold on to'
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:08:44 GMT
A pediatrician in Colorado examines young children newly separated from their parents and shares her observations with CNN. She says that while their physical condition was fine, emotionally "they were the opposite of stable."
He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:22:34 GMT
Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges.
Test your poison ivy knowledge before the plant ruins your summer
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:15:00 GMT
It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.
WHO will stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:39:40 GMT
The World Health Organization no longer classifies transgender people as mentally ill.
Millennials may be less happy and healthy than their parents by middle age
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:21:30 GMT
Why the old way of parenting no longer works
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:08:59 GMT
Every couple of years a book or article arrives diagnosing parents with catastrophic spinelessness. The power pyramid has been inverted, they warn, and the children are in, and therefore out of, control.
India sees sharp fall in heat wave deaths
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:52:19 GMT
These patients are forced to choose between deafness and death
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:14:30 GMT
The terror crept over Khumbulani Shandu.
Weapons reveal how this 5,300-year-old ice mummy lived -- and died
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:22:29 GMT
Although he's older than the Giza pyramids and Stonehenge, the 5,300-year-old mummy of Otzi the Tyrolean Iceman continues to teach us things.
The war against childhood cancer: Who's winning?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:59:58 GMT
Every day, the terrifying reality of a cancer diagnosis changes a child's life. But as technology and treatments improve, many more children could be able to call themselves survivors.
While Americans focus on nuclear war, a larger threat looms
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:09:54 GMT
With all eyes on the United States and North Korea, experts warn that biological warfare could be more catastrophic than a nuclear attack.
How to be an ally to your LGBT friends, relatives and co-workers
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:40 GMT
Pride Month offers numerous events where members of the LGBT community can celebrate who they are.
ICE detainee held in California prison diagnosed with chickenpox
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:39:32 GMT
Four reasons to skip an activated charcoal 'detox'
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:47:50 GMT
Sunscreen 101: Your guide to summer sun protection and sunburn care
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:47:41 GMT
What drinking alcohol means for your cancer and death risk
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:30:31 GMT
The science is clear: Drinking too much alcohol is bad for your health, but exactly how low-risk is light drinking?
'Incredibles 2': Theaters post warnings due to seizure concerns
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:41:32 GMT
Warning signs have been posted in theaters across the United States for fans with photosensitive epilepsy. The animated movie contains scenes of flashing lights.
Hospital drugs policy killed 456 patients. Now families want justice
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 01:44:40 GMT
His son's battle with cancer inspired his epic run
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:39:49 GMT
WHO to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:19:40 GMT
Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.
Woman kills parents, takes her own life over eczema torment
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:42:07 GMT
A former nursing student murdered her parents before killing herself on Father's Day, according to Hong Kong police, who suggested her skin condition may have motivated the attack.
FBI official, dead of 9/11-related cancer, remembered as number of cases grows
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:51:43 GMT
Hundreds of FBI officials in dark suits bowed their heads in a Virginia chapel Friday as a pastor offered a prayer to God: "Your son gave his life so that we may live."
Woman's selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:32:28 GMT
In selfies, a woman documented a lump under her skin for weeks before doctors were able to remove it -- and it didn't stay in one place, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:25:55 GMT
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language and showed the world what great apes can do, has died.
India facing its worst water shortage in history, report says
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:40:48 GMT
India is facing its worst water shortage in history. Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government.
Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this still haunts me
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 00:59:01 GMT
Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.
Here's when most kids start social media
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:22:07 GMT