It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1616 shots to make this baby

It took 4 years, 3 miscarriages and 1616 shots to make this baby

(CNN) — This photo is testament to an undying hope in the face of heartbreak after heartbreak. Wearing a rainbow swaddle, the 2-week-old is encircled with hundreds of syringes showing her parents’ IVF struggles. The heart around her is made of the blood-thinner needles her mom used twice a day. The next ring shows the […]

Baldwin County sees 8 rabid fox bites since May

Baldwin County sees 8 rabid fox bites since May

The Alabama Department of Public Health issued a warning about avoiding rabies exposure after a rabid fox attacked a dog in rural Loxley Tuesday. Rabid foxes have bitten six people and two dogs in Baldwin County since the end of May, ADPH officials said. The fox, later found to be rabid, attacked a […]

Some Americans smell odors that aren't there, study says

Some Americans smell odors that aren't there, study says

Have you ever smelled something distinct, like an ash tray or burning, only to realize nothing is there? The condition is pretty common, according to a new report. » RELATED: Inability to smell peppermint linked to dementia, study says Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) recently conducted […]

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Some low-carb diets are rich in animal fats and proteins A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But […]

New Jersey man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing has forearms, hands amputated, family says

New Jersey man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing has forearms, hands amputated, family says

Angel Perez, 60, had his forearms and hands amputated this week, part of his battle since contracting a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in New Jersey, his family said.  (FOX29) A New Jersey father who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in early July underwent surgery this week to have his forearms and hands amputated, his […]

Measles reported in 21 states, DC, so far this year, CDC says

Measles reported in 21 states, DC, so far this year, CDC says

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that in 2018, 107 D.C. residents and people from multiple U.S. states have had the virus as of July 14.  (REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON) More than 100 people and residents of almost two dozen states have contracted measles so far this year, The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Why is cancer so rare in elephants? They might thank their 'zombie gene'

Why is cancer so rare in elephants? They might thank their 'zombie gene'

Why is cancer so rare in elephants? They might thank their ‘zombie gene’  Los Angeles Times Elephants rarely get cancer. Here’s why this matters to humans  WPTV.com Elephants’ Cancer Resistance Due To ‘Zombie’ Gene: Can Humans Benefit From It?  Tech Times Mapping the Genome Jungle: Unique Animal Traits Could Offer Insight into Human Disease | University of Utah […]

Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis Rate 67% in Danish Low-Dose CT Trial

Lung Cancer Overdiagnosis Rate 67% in Danish Low-Dose CT Trial

Roughly two thirds of lung cancers detected with low-dose CT (LDCT) represent overdiagnosis (ie, detection of indolent cancers), report investigators from the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial (DLCST). This rate of overdiagnosis is far higher than that found in two other major studies, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), which estimated that 18.5% of screen-detected […]

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

Alphabet’s DeepMind says it has used artificial intelligence (AI) to spot signs of eye disease as effectively as world-leading expert doctors. The results of the partnership with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, detailed in Nature Medicine, suggest that the scanning technology could provide quicker diagnoses of sight-threatening eye diseases, ensuring that patients don’t have to […]

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