Taiwan reports first case of new SARS-like virus

Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as the government warned the public against travelling to Chinese city where it emerged. The patient is a Taiwanese woman in her fifties, living in Wuhan, who returned to the island on Monday with symptoms including fever, coughing and a sore throat. Asian countries have ramped up […]

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Loss of function in key Y-chromosome genes increases cancer risk in men

Numerous studies have shown that men are more susceptible to cancer than women; however, the reason for this difference remains poorly understood. A new study by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has identified a key biological mechanism that puts men at higher risk of cancer: loss of function in certain genes of the sex-determining Y chromosome. […]

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Prince William Confuses Childhood Photo of Himself With Princess Charlotte

A cute mix-up! Prince William had trouble telling himself and daughter Princess Charlotte apart while looking at childhood photos of the royals. The Duke of Cambridge, 37, and Duchess Kate were presented with cupcakes that featured pics of the couple throughout their lives during a visit to Khidmat Centre on Wednesday, January 15. The display included shots from their childhoods […]

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Celebrity Pregnancy Announcements of 2020

Babies on board! Celebrities from Topher Grace to Grimes announced in 2020 that they are expecting little ones. The That ‘70s Show alum’s wife, Ashley Hinshaw, debuted her baby bump at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala on January 4 in a V-neck floral dress. The True Blood actress, who already shares daughter Mabel with the actor, told Us Weekly exclusively […]

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Peering into the genome of brain tumor

Researchers at Osaka University have developed a computer method that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and machine learning to rapidly forecast genetic mutations in glioma tumors, which occur in the brain or spine. The work may help glioma patients to receive more suitable treatment faster, giving better outcomes. The research was recently published in Scientific Reports. Cancer treatment has undergone […]

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Survivors of childhood cancers at risk for shortened life span

(HealthDay)—Survivors of childhood cancer remain at risk for shorter life spans, especially when they receive radiotherapy, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in JAMA Oncology. Jennifer M. Yeh, Ph.D., from the Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues conducted a microsimulation model of competing mortality risks using data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study on five-year survivors of […]

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Artificial intelligence can now predict long-term risks of heart attack and cardiac death

A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that machine learning, the patterns and inferences computers use to learn to perform tasks, can predict the long-term risk of heart attack and cardiac death. Indeed, machine learning appears to be better at predicting heart attacks and cardiac deaths than the standard clinical risk assessment used by cardiologists. Researchers here studied subjects from […]

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