Measles Makes Body ‘Forget’ How To Fight Infection

Measles has a devastating impact on the body’s immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause “immune amnesia” – meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the…

Portuguese Doctor Suspended After Baby Born Without A Face

A Portuguese obstetrician has been suspended after a baby was born without a nose, eyes or part of his skull. The parents of baby Rodrigo had not been aware of their son’s severe physical abnormalities until he was born earlier this month. Medical council officials have voted to suspend Dr…

CDC Gives Vaping-Related Lung Illnesses A Name

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late last week issued a new name for the vaping-related lung illness that has sickened more than 1,000 people and killed at least 26. DOCTOR SAYS VAPING COULD MAKE YOU MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE FLU In its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report issued on…

Paralysed Man Moves In Mind-Reading Exoskeleton

A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit, French researchers report. Thibault, 30, said taking his first steps in the suit felt like being the “first man on the Moon”. His movements, particularly walking, are far from perfect and the…

Most Plastic Products Contain Potentially Toxic Chemicals, Study Reveals

Most of the plastics that consumers encounter in daily life—including plastic wrap, bath mats, yogurt containers, and coffee cup lids—contain potentially toxic chemicals, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers behind the study analyzed 34 everyday plastic products made of eight types…

Things You Had No Idea Could Cause Blood Cancer

Blood cancers are serious and life-threatening, but treatments are increasingly saving lives. Prevention, as in most things related to health, is key. But when it comes to blood cancers, not enough is known about what triggers these diseases. Here’s what we do know about blood cancers and their causes. Most…