Instead of wiping them out, genetic engineering may have made them more ‘robust’
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Explosion at Russian research lab that stores smallpox virus: officials – Fox News – The Health Witness
A virus research center in Russia — one of two places in the world that houses the smallpox virus — exploded on Monday, officials said.
Needle-free patch could ‘protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine’ – Daily Mail – The Health Witness
Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals ‘initiated a robust immune response’.
Cheese lovers, rejoice. Antioxidants naturally found in cheese may help protect blood vessels from damage from high levels of salt in the diet, according to a new Penn State study.
Why Aren’t Cancer Drugs Better? The Targets Might Be Wrong – The New York Times – The Health Witness
Drugs can stop cancer cells if they attack the right proteins. But many of these targets were chosen with dated, imprecise technology, a new study suggests.
Fat chance – the evidence says fat shaming is more likely to lead people to put on weight.
Increased risk of prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 gene fault – Medical Xpress – The Health Witness
Men with the BRCA2 gene fault have an increased risk of prostate cancer and could benefit from PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing to help detect the disease earlier, according to researchers funded by Cancer Research UK.
Vaping-related illnesses cases linked to inhaling Vitamin E and THC – KRCRTV.COM – The Health Witness
There are questions being raised in connection to vaping related illnesses and deaths across the country, but is it vaping in general, or the substance being inhaled? According to the CDC, there have been around 380 cases of lung illnesses reported in 36 stat…
Washington cannabis thoroughly tested before hitting stores in Spokane – KHQ Right Now – The Health Witness
SPOKANE, Wash.- Legal Cannabis products in Washington state go through careful testing before being approved and sold in stores in Spokane.