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Drug-resistant ‘superbug gonorrhea’ is emerging, WHO warns

Untreatable cases of “superbug gonorrhoea” have occurred, the World Health Organization says, as it calls for new drugs to treat the bacterial infection. On Thursday, WHO and a global team…

Menopause weight gain can carry serious health risks

What does your waistline say about your health? Why is belly fat more common after menopause? Does it pose a dangerous health risk? As you get older, you might notice…

Martin Shkreli reported too-good-to-be-true returns, investor tells trial

An investor who put $ 300,000 US into one of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli’s health care industry hedge fund testified Thursday that he reported eye-popping returns before abruptly shutting down…

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

Banning of junk food sales in Canadian schools having a positive effect: study

In Canada’s ongoing battle against childhood obesity, one simple weapon appears to be working. Over the past 12 years, six provinces have banned junk food from schools, and a new study says…

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

Today more than ever, it’s easy to focus on all that separates us, but our DNA tells another story. Having just landed in a small boat, a refugee family walks…

The Legacy of Loving

The Legacy of Loving

A generation ago it was a felony to marry across racial lines in Virginia and 15 other states in the south, and the repercussions of those laws are still felt…

The African American Sequencing Project

The African American Sequencing Project

In a move to improve diversity in genetic research, this week 23andMe will start recruiting eligible customers to participate in the creation of an African American sequencing panel for research.…

Newborns sickened with Legionnaire’s disease in home water births

Two infants born in birthing tubs last year in the U.S. were infected with Legionnaire’s disease, health officials warn. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe lung infection that causes pneumonia .…

Do you really need to go to the emergency room?: Doctors’ Notes

It’s 8 o’clock on a Wednesday night. You’re feverish, exhausted and your joints are aching. You know you should see a doctor, but you’re not sure you should wait to…

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

How far back can you trace your maternal line? To your mother? Your grandmother? How about your maternal great-great-great-grandmother? Whether you know your maternal-line genealogy back ten generations or none…