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There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Love

Don't let shingles get you the way it got me

Shingles tried to kill me. Like an insidious invading army, the virus that more commonly causes chickenpox in children attacked the right side of my head, leaving me permanently deaf in my right ear. Shingles almost destroyed my voice box, too, and it caused my right eyelid and lower lip to …

Public Health

Trump's HHS secretary nominee boosted drug prices while at Eli Lilly

His record suggests he’s unlikely to push pricing policies that would hit pharmaceutical companies’ pocketbooks.<p>President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that his nominee for HHS secretary, Alex Azar will “be a star for … lower drug prices!” But the record of the former top executive for Eli Lilly, …

Pharma

Legionnaires sickens 12 in California, including 9 at Disneyland

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Disneyland has shut down and decontaminated two cooling towers following an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that sickened 12 people, nine of them guests or employees at the theme park in Anaheim, county health officials said on Saturday.<p>One of the three cases of the …

Public Health

Mexican baby weighing 62 pounds confounds doctors

Like any other 10-month-old, Luis Manuel Gonzales babbles and touches anything within reach. But he stands out in a stunning and perhaps …

Health

South Korea's Sex Ed Guidelines Suggest Victims Are To Blame For Date Rape

As the #MeToo movement spread across the Internet, with women coming forward sharing tales of sexual assault and harassment, South Korean women were quick to identify.<p>Overall, violent crime numbers are considered low in South Korea, but in recent years, government statistics have shown a steady …

Sexual Harassment

Correction: FDA-Shingles Vaccine story

In a story Oct. 20 about U.S. approval of GlaxoSmithKline's shingles vaccine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the drugmaker is testing …

Public Health

California governor signs drug pricing transparency law

(Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed state legislation requiring drug companies to report certain price hikes for prescription medicines in a move that could set a model for other states to follow.<p>The law, which aims to provide more transparency around pharmaceutical and …

Jerry Brown

UN moves staff after mobs kill five in Malawi vampire scare

Workers relocated from southern districts hit by vigilante violence Lynchings followed ‘stories of blood sucking and possible … vampires’<p>The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have …

Africa

A Texas Woman Has Died From 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' in Harvey's Floodwaters

Just awful.<p>Don't go in the water.<p>That's been the warning from public health experts for weeks in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which left …

FDA OKs continuous blood sugar monitor without finger pricks

U.S. regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests.<p>Current models …

Diabetes

Report: Drug company faked cancer patients to sell drug

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When Insys Therapeutics got approval to sell an ultra-powerful opioid for cancer patients with acute pain in 2012, it soon discovered a problem: finding enough cancer patients to use the drug.<p>To boost sales, the company allegedly took patients who didn't have cancer and made it …

Medicine

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

In the past few years, there have been so many "superbugs" appearing in hospitals around the world that we here at Goats and Soda haven't had the time or resources to report on all of them.<p>But a new type of pneumonia emerging in China seems so important that we dropped what we were doing to write …

Microbiology

40-year campaign to exhume baby's body produces empty coffin

Lydia Reid believed that the remains of her son Gary, who died at the age of seven days, were missing. She has been proved correct<p>A mother who campaigned for more than 40 years to find out what happened to her dead baby’s remains has found out his coffin was buried without a body inside.<p>Lydia Reid, …

Archaeology

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer Cells

Trump administration removes Obama surgeon general pick Vivek Murthy

The Trump administration has removed Dr Vivek Murthy as US surgeon general, leading one Democratic senator to accuse the president of “politicising the position”.<p>March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump<p>Read more<p>Murthy was appointed by Barack Obama and confirmed by the …

Donald Trump

Trump administration moves make scientists nervous. Here's what they're planning to do about it

It may not be the most romantic way to spend Valentine's Day, but Dr. Georges Benjamin had been looking forward to a trip to Atlanta.<p>On Feb. 14, he said, he was scheduled to speak along with former Vice President Al Gore at the opening session of a conference hosted by the<p>Centers for Disease …

Social Media

Why Nobody's Funding the HIV-Prevention Strategy Ten Times More Effective than PrEP

TasP—or Treatment as Prevention—aims to promote awareness that it's incredibly difficult to get HIV from someone who's undetectable. But that idea is proving a hard pill to swallow<p>"This is a world that is run mostly by HIV-negative people, and they're focused on protecting their own interests," …

Public Health

Obamacare in jeopardy, states protect no-cost contraception, including vasectomy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even before President Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of "replace and repeal" inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill.<p>California, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont have passed laws over the past two …

Health Care

'Superbug from India resistant to all available antibiotics'

A woman in the US died after being infected by a superbug during her visit to India, say doctors who found that the "nightmare" bacteria was …

Microbiology

Obama’s surprising answer on which part of Obamacare has disappointed him the most

There was this moment, about 50 minutes into our interview with President Barack Obama last week, that genuinely surprised me (and surprised other health care journalists, like David Nather, too).<p>My colleague Ezra Klein had asked the president a question about which part of the law had …