Sex recession: young people are having less sex. Who cares? – Vox.com

Sex recession: young people are having less sex. Who cares? – Vox.com

“These should be boom times for sex,” Kate Julian muses in the opener to the cover story for the Atlantic’s December 2018 issue. And yet she notes, with a nod to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, General Social Survey, and Match.com, as well as other sources, the reverse seems to be […]

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals – CNN

Gun deaths in US reach highest level in nearly 40 years, CDC data reveals – CNN

A similar analysis was first conducted by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, a non-profit gun policy advocacy group. CNN replicated that analysis and found that 39,773 people died by guns in 2017, which is an increase of more than 10,000 deaths from the 28,874 in 1999. CDC statisticians confirmed with CNN on Thursday […]

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says – CNN

Asian tick that clones itself could spread fast and far in the US, study says – CNN

“This tick can bite humans, pets, farm animals and wildlife,” said Ilia Rochlin, author of the study and an entomologist and researcher associated with the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology. Until recently, this species was found only in China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Russia as well as in parts of Australia, New Zealand and […]

The case for raising the alcohol tax – Vox

The case for raising the alcohol tax – Vox

It’s time to raise the alcohol tax. Yeah, yeah, this isn’t going to win me many friends at parties. But there’s a strong case this is something America should do. It’s a simple policy change that won’t significantly affect a huge amount of people (particularly those who drink more responsibly), but will save thousands of […]

Study finds genetic testing for breast cancer is outdated – 13WHAM-TV

Study finds genetic testing for breast cancer is outdated – 13WHAM-TV

Brighton, N.Y. – Jessica Salamone, ScM, CGC, has seen genetic testing change and save lives. Salamone is the Director of Genetics Counseling at Elizabeth Wende Breast Center. “While they’re called the breast cancer genes, they are so much wider than that, so much broader than that. That it is important,” Salamone said. According to the […]

Surgery Adds Three Years to Lives of Prostate-Cancer Patients, Study Finds – The Wall Street Journal

Surgery Adds Three Years to Lives of Prostate-Cancer Patients, Study Finds – The Wall Street Journal

A three-decade study found that prostate-removal surgery added an average of nearly three years to lives of men with prostate cancer, compared with those who didn’t get surgery and were monitored. The results suggest the benefits of surgery in men with advanced prostate cancer. Yet men in the early stages of the slow-moving but life-threatening […]

Trump administration halts research into potential HIV cure – The Independent

Trump administration halts research into potential HIV cure – The Independent

The Trump administration has put limitations on using human fetal tissue in research, compromising research into treating HIV, according to reports. The National Institute of Health (NIH) receives federal funding for medical research, meaning the federal government has more oversight on what they can spend their money on. Some scientists at NIH were focusing on learning […]

Ohio woman's cancer disappears after groundbreaking clinical trial – ABC15 Arizona

Ohio woman's cancer disappears after groundbreaking clinical trial – ABC15 Arizona

YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Denise and Jim Keenan of Youngstown recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. This milestone taking on even greater meaning, with Denise diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2009. “….so I started getting used to the idea of not being here anymore.” Denise, 66, went in and out of remission several times over […]

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