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How our gut bacteria affect cancer risk and response to treatment

The trillions of bacteria living in our gut (called the gut microbiota) can help determine our risk of cancer, as well as how we might respond to …

Vermont’s governor just vetoed marijuana legalization

The state was set to become the ninth (excluding DC) to allow cannabis for recreational purposes.<p>Vermont was set to become the ninth state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. But on Wednesday, the Republican governor, Phil Scott, vetoed the bill.<p>The bill, approved by the state …

Fears Britain faces stroke epidemic fuelled by bulging waistlines

Britain is facing an “shocking” stroke epidemic as bulging waistlines take their toll, a major report by Kings College London has found.<p>The study of 35 countries warns that within two decades, the number of strokes is set to rise by 44 per cent - far above the average across Europe.<p>The UK already …

Johnson &Amp; Johnson Just Paid a Woman Millions in a Case Linking Talcum Powder With Cancer

This is just the beginning.<p>Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out the largest amount yet in a series of lawsuits brought …

FDA Approves Combining Merck's Keytruda With Chemotherapy in Lung Cancer Patients

U.S. health regulators approved expanding the use of Merck & Co.'s cancer drug Keytruda to include adding it to chemotherapy to treat lung cancer, broadening the drug's potential market though evidence for the combination's benefit is mixed.<p>Keytruda, introduced in 2014, is one of a new wave of …

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The alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a brutal practice that's inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It's often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health …

Female Genital Mutilation

A Breakthrough in How We Treat Cancer Is on The Horizon

But the field is like the Wild Wild West right now.<p>There's been a push in the past few years to use genetic information to guide the treatment …

Gene-Editing Technology Has Successfully Targeted Cancer's "Command Centre"

CRISPR is killing it.<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool has already shown a lot of potential for helping doctors treat the most stubborn diseases, and now …

How to Hack the Genes That Impact Weight Loss & Metabolism

Something that never seemed fair: Two people can eat the same diet, but one gains weight, while the other doesn’t. Why?<p>Gynecologist and aging and …

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

SMART cells open door to arthritis vaccine

Combining two cellular-editing processes, researchers have developed cartilage that fights inflammation. The scientists hope that the breakthrough …

Why we need to redefine the “cure” for cancer

The war on cancer has created more treatments, but could do more on prevention.<p>In his final State of the Union address one year ago, President Obama announced a “moonshot” initiative to “cure cancer once and for all.”<p>Though the moonshot will be one of Obama’s few health programs to continue under …

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …