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Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are focus of new drug labeling rule

The<p>Food and Drug Administrationhas released new labeling rules that are intended to give doctors a better understanding of how specific drugs may benefit or harm their pregnant and breastfeeding patients.<p>A final draft rule, which is scheduled to be published in the National Register on Thursday, …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Agriculture

Men: the more you smoke, the more Y chromosomes you lose

Researchers who previously linked Y chromosome loss with cancer have now linked Y chromosome loss with smoking<p>Male smokers might want to start worrying about the tiniest and "manliest" of the 46 chromosomes — the Y chromosome. A new study published today in <i>Science</i> indicates that men who smoke …

How the flu vaccine turned out to be a poor match for this year's flu

When it comes to developing a seasonal<p>fluvaccine, researchers must take aim at an invisible target.<p>Not only are flu viruses constantly changing, drug manufacturers need to start producing their vaccines four to six months before the flu season starts. That means scientists must predict which virus …

Safety breaches at UK labs handling lethal viruses

Some of the organisms in the laboratories where safety breaches occurred have no vaccines or treatments<p>High-security laboratories that handle lethal viruses and bacteria have reported more than 100 accidents or near-misses to safety regulators in the past five years, official reports have disclosed.<p>…

New Jersey

Aspirin a day does more harm than good for middle-aged women, say scientists

Aspirin can trigger stomach bleeding in women under 65, researchers warn<p>The benefits for women of taking a daily dose of aspirin to stave off serious illness, such as cancer and heart disease, are outweighed by the risks, scientists have concluded.<p>Previous studies have suggested that 6,000 lives …

CDC: Dominance of H3N2 viruses may portend more deaths this flu season

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a warning for Americans: Get ready for a potentially nasty<p>fluseason.<p>So far this flu season, the influenza strains most active in the U.S. are versions of H3N2 viruses, Dr. Tom Frieden said Thursday.<p>"We know that in seasons when H3 …

Interstellar: behind the VFX

In an exclusive interview, Interstellar's visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin describes how he created the black holes and alien worlds of Christopher Nolan's film<p><b>Interstellar</b>'s Paul Frankin, who founded visual effects company Double Negative in 1998, has a working relationship with director …

Can toxic mushrooms make drugs more precise? - Futurity

An enzyme that makes some mushrooms deadly zooms in on its target like a missile. Researchers want to harness this power to make "single-minded" …

Mushrooms

'10 Things I Hate About You' star Andrew Keegan starts new religion

As Joey Donner in the 1999 film "10 Things I Hate About You," Andrew Keegan attracted his fair share of fans.<p>Now, he's attracting converts.<p>According to Vice, the actor has started a new age temple and spiritual movement in Venice, California. Full Circle is described as "advanced …

Medical examiner: Actress Misty Upham died from blunt force injuries

<b>(CNN) —</b> Actress Misty Upham, whose body was found in October along a river in suburban Seattle, died from blunt force injuries to her head and torso, the King County Medical Examiner said Thursday.<p>The manner of her death has not yet been determined, the medical examiner's office said.<p>Investigators …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology