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Nigeria Prepares To Treat Rape, Sexual Trauma Of Kidnapped School Girls

“What is happening to the girls is an open secret: sexual abuse.”<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's public health officials are preparing medical support for the 276 kidnapped girls being held by Boko Haram to treat them for the effects of rape, sexually transmitted infections, and the possibility that …

U.S. troop leader in South Korea wants deployment of new missile defense against North | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea said on Tuesday he had proposed deploying an advanced missile-defense system to the country, to counter the growing threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities.<p>U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and commander of combined …

Ebola forms a 'fist' and punches its way into cells - Futurity

Researchers have discovered how the deadly Ebola virus—a disease that many fear may be used for bioterrorism—smashes its way into healthy cells.

The Month In Plagues: A Polio Emergency, A Tornado of Mosquitoes, And More

<b>In pathogens news</b><p>Health experts are still arguing whether or not to save the last stores of smallpox, which are in high-security labs in the US and Russia. Quartz, io9, and Nature News have stories. And speaking of smallpox, a new smallpox-like-virus emerged in Georgia (the country).<p>Polio continues …

Public Health

Monstrous rocky planet nicknamed 'Godzilla of Earths'

The 'mega-Earth' Kepler-10c is the most massive rocky planet ever discovered and its surface may be cool enough for life<p>A giant rocky planet roughly twice the size of Earth and with nearly 20 times as much mass has been spotted in orbit around a faraway star. The planet is the first to be classed …

Browse The FDA’s Photostream Of Recalled Products

Salmonella, Listeria and unlisted active pharmaceutical ingredients, oh my!<p>It’s like a police lineup for medicines and snacks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintains a Flickr album just for pictures of drugs, supplements and pet and people foods it’s recalled from the market. How did we …

Forget fillings, scientists just discovered how to regrow full teeth using lasers

Good news for all you taffy addicts and crystal meth smokers out there — a Harvard-led team of scientists has just devised a way to regrow teeth. If …

Stem Cells

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Watch out, cancer cells. Humanity is learning how to use our built-in weapon – our own white blood cells – to kill you.<p>Early results showing that genetically modified white blood cells, called T-cells, can make cancer cells disappear, at least temporarily, in 50% to 90% of patients with certain …

Skip the Humans: Drug Discovery by Simulating Cells

Virtual clinical trials would combine big data and computer simulation.<p>The future of medicine, we're often told, will be personalized. We'll have gene therapies, wearables to monitor our vital signs—maybe even new kinds of vital signs—and robot doctors to diagnose our illnesses.<p>But the real promise …