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Obesity is first and foremost a brain disease
Obese peopleFriday February 1, 2019 7:12AM ET
Obesity as research in the past decade has shown is first and foremost a brain disease.
Everyone will be able to hear your thoughts: Brain signals converted to speech
ThinkingThursday January 31, 2019 6:35AM ET
In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech.
Since 'dying-well' law passed, nearly 35,000 South Koreans opted to die
Korea hospitalWednesday January 30, 2019 7:04AM ET
Tens of thousands of terminally ill patients decided to die without life-saving medical assistance over the past year after a new that allowed \"dying with dignity\" came into effect, a news report said on Wednesday.
Smart bands don’t measure calorie burn accurately
Smart bandsWednesday January 30, 2019 6:34AM ET
A recent study has revealed that smart bands, wristwatch-like devices that measure physical activity, fall short of precisely measuring the quantity of calories burned.
Ingestible, expanding pill monitors the stomach for up to a month
MIT pillWednesday January 30, 2019 5:55AM ET
MIT engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an extended period of time.
U.S. health officials warn of measles outbreak in northwest
measlesTuesday January 29, 2019 8:04AM ET
U.S. public health officials have been worrying about recent measles outbreak in the northwest of the country, citing the low vaccination rate in the region.
2 dead, over 3,700 affected by dengue in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka hospitalTuesday January 29, 2019 6:44AM ET
Two people have died and over 3,700 affected by the dengue virus across Sri Lanka within the first three weeks of January, the Epidemiology Unit said here on Tuesday.
Death toll 405 from Ebola in Congo
Congo EbolaTuesday January 29, 2019 5:59AM ET
The death toll now stands at 405 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from Ebola since the start of an outbreak in late July last year, the country’s Health Ministry said Monday.
14,200 individuals with HIV in Singapore illegally disclosed online
Singapore hospitalMonday January 28, 2019 9:13AM ET
The Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore has ascertained that confidential information regarding 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 2,400 of their contacts, is in the possession of an unauthorised person.
Gene-edited chickens could prevent future flu pandemic
poultryMonday January 28, 2019 2:43AM ET
British researchers are genetically engineering flu-resistant chickens in an effort to prevent the next deadly human flu pandemic.
Frenchmen to pay zero for glasses
France glassesFriday January 25, 2019 5:29AM ET
People needing glasses in France will be able to get a free pair from January 2020 with costs fully covered by state healthcare and their insurance.
Scientists discover new blood vessels in bone
new blood vesselsThursday January 24, 2019 8:30AM ET
Researchers at University Duisburg-Essen, Germany have discovered new blood vessels in the long bones of mice, as well as similar new vessels in human long bones.
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