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BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

The Heartbreaking Reality Of Migrant Parents Searching For Their Children

Advocates describe painful conversations with parents who have been separated from their kids at the border.<p>Every day, Zenén Jaimes Pérez goes to the courthouse in McAllen, Texas, to speak with devastated parents who were separated from their children after crossing the border.<p>As a group of 60 to …

Immigration

Hamburg forces Germany to confront colonial legacy with forgotten genocide exhibition

Franz Ritter von Epp arrived in Africa as an ambitious young infantry officer in 1904. Over the next two years, he took part in a colonial campaign of racial extermination that left 100,000 Africans dead. Tens of thousands were driven into the desert to die of dehydration. Others died in …

Angela Merkel

These volunteers want to get malaria. The goal? A better vaccine.

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — It’s hot and sticky in Silver Spring in June, and the mosquitoes are everywhere, breeding at construction sites, in backyard ponds and in the swampy pools left behind by two weeks of torrential rains.<p>It seems unthinkable that anyone would be breeding more mosquitoes on …

Public Health

That ‘Living Will’ You Signed? At The ER, It Could Be Open To Interpretation.

“Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document.<p>Williams-Murphy looked at …

Medicine

What Was Causing a Healthy Older Man to Be Nauseated by Food?

“Dad, you have to come home, right away,” the woman said calmly but insistently on the phone to her 73-year-old father. He and her mother had just embarked on a two-week European vacation with close friends, but he told his daughter that he had never felt this sick. It frightened her that this man, …

Medicine

Medicine for her diabetes kept her alive -- and it was killing her, too

<b>Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Emmy Reeves shows off the My Little Pony mural she painted in her sister's room.<p>She points out other displays of her work around the family home: a portrait of a cat, a painting of a hillside overlooking Lake Superior, a small sculpture of her riding a wolf.<p>At 13, …

Type 1 Diabetes

This 'Weight-Loss Balloon' Procedure Is Landing People in the Hospital

The FDA has issued three safety alerts about gastric balloons like Orbera and ReShape. At least seven deaths have been connected to the devices in the US, while others have had to be hospitalized.<p>In the summer of 2016, desperate to lose weight, 48-year-old Laurie Bell Parker took money out of her …

Weight Loss

Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients

Doctors shouldn't routinely perform electrocardiograms on patients at low risk for heart disease, an influential federal panel is recommending.<p>While an ECG test of the heart's electrical activity is safe and inexpensive, the benefits for patients at low risk of heart disease are very low and the …

Medicine

I Was Addicted to Running High. It Almost Cost Me.

Getting stoned out of my mind made me a monster marathon runner, but not invincible.<p>It’s a blistering hot morning in downtown Denver, and I’m running as fast as I can. Harry Nilsson's “Jump Into the Fire” is playing at full volume on my headphones as I dodge traffic, turn cartwheels, and leap over …

Death Metal

China Is Genetically Engineering Monkeys With Brain Disorders

A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism<p>Guoping Feng applied to college the first year that Chinese universities reopened after the Cultural Revolution. It was 1977, and more than a …

Genetics

Having sex and reproducing in space comes with serious scientific and ethical problems. We may need to create a new species of human to make it work.

This tiny blue rock upon which we hurtle through the vastness of space is the perfect home for us.<p>We can breathe the air and drink the water — both of which are essential to life as we know it. Our atmosphere protects us from radiation that could mutate our DNA and cut our lives short. We and the …

Stephen Hawking

Family of Black Man Killed by White Cop Awarded $4 By Florida Jury

How much is the life of a man killed in his own garage by police officers worth these days? According to a federal jury in Florida, the answer is …

Middle School

A Woman Dedicated to Saving Lives Loses Hers in Gaza Violence

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip — She had become a fixture at the weekly protests along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip from Israel, a young woman in a white paramedic’s uniform rushing into harm’s way to help treat the wounded.<p>As a volunteer emergency medical worker, she said she wanted to prove that women …

Israel

Black Subjectivity and the Origins of American Gynecology

In her new award-winning book, <i>Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology</i>, historian Deirdre Cooper Owens describes the …

Black History

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …

Nutrition

The Conflicting Educations Of Sam Schimmel

On Aug. 24, 1952, the Silook and Oozevaseuk families of Gambell, Alaska, welcomed a baby girl into the world and introduced her to the island that had been their home for centuries. Gambell is at the western edge of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. When the weather is clear, you can see …

Middle School

'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

The first time I failed to pay up, I was a high school student at a bowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and talked to me while he shot pool. Smoking and drinking in that grungy bowling alley bar in the seediest part of town, I felt cosmopolitan and …

Feminism

Disturbing image reveals how alcohol affects your heart

Shocking pictures show the difference between a healthy heart and the heart of someone who drinks too much.<p>It shows the enlarged heart of someone …

Biomedicine

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a small group of foreign journalists watched.<p>The explosions at the test site deep in the …

North Korea

'They Were All Slaughtered': Amnesty Says Rohingya Militants Massacred Hindus

Last September, military officials in Myanmar told international journalists that they had found a mass grave of Hindus in Rakhine state, a month after the country began abloody crackdown on the minority Rohingya Muslim population.<p>There, in the center of a region already submerged in widespread …

Amnesty International

Victim Serving Life for Killing Man Who Trafficked Her Pleads for Clemency

At 16, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex. Now, her fate rests in the hands of Tennesse Governor Bill Haslam.<p>Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old when she was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in 2004: She told a Tennessee …

The war on gluten

The patients weren't crazy—Knut Lundin was sure of that. But their ailment was a mystery. They were convinced gluten was making them sick. Yet they …

University of Chicago

A Black Preacher Gave a Word, and 4 Other Blackity-Black Moments From the #RoyalWedding

Meghan Markle brought all the black she wanted to her royal wedding to Prince Harry, my second-favorite gingy ever (Malcolm X being the first), now …

Why Trump should be intimately acquainted with both HIV and HPV

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told his staff at the Gates Foundation, in a recently publicized video obtained by MSNBC, that he has had two meetings with Donald Trump since the president was elected.<p>Gates said he tried to persuade the president during both meetings to be a “leader who drives …

#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.</i><p>Mary Turner was eight months pregnant when she …

Alleged shooter at Texas high school spared people he liked, court document says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The teenager who allegedly used a shotgun and a revolver to kill 10 people and wound 10 others at a Texas high school Friday admitted he didn't shoot people he liked and meant to kill the ones he did target, a probable cause affidavit says.<p>Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated …

Santa Fe

Yanny or Laurel solved: Check out these waveforms

By now you’ve probably heard about the audio version of the Great Dress Debacle that’s turning citizens of the internet against each other in a battle of perception. If you haven’t, here’s the tl;dr: There’s an audio clip of a male computer-generated voice saying a word. To some people, the word …

Music Production

'Dirty jokes' revealed on mystery pages of Anne Frank's diary

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mystery has swirled around the two pages of Anne Frank's diary where brown paper was pasted over the writing. But today it was revealed what lay behind the covered up pages.<p>Thanks to modern image processing technology, the writing from 1942 was uncovered, and four "dirty jokes" …