Health

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,…

Asthma carbon footprint ‘as big as eating meat’

Making the swap would have as big an “eco” impact as turning vegetarian or becoming an avid recycler, they say.…

‘Milestone’ in polio eradication achieved

The second of three forms of the polio virus has been eradicated, experts have announced. There are three types of…

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

A new way of editing the code of life could correct 89% of the errors in DNA that cause disease,…

Microphone could diagnose ‘noisy’ arthritic knees

It involved a tiny microphone being attached to participants’ knees to pick up high-frequency sounds. Although not audible to humans,…

Why Are Healthy People Dying From Vaping?

The mysterious vaping outbreak in the U.S. has led to nearly 1,300 lung injuries and 26 deaths as of last…

How to lose your love handles

If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell you two things: No…

Payments giants abandon Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

Mastercard, Visa, eBay and payments firm Stripe have pulled out of Facebook’s embattled cryptocurrency project, Libra. Their move, first reported…

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…

‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

Olaparib could become a revolutionary treatment for prostate cancer – the first genetically targeted drug for fighting the disease, say…
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