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Extending Your Healthy Lifespan
29 May 2016 at 9:41am
At Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), our goal is to extend the healthy human lifespan and to revolutionize healthcare.You've often heard me speak about how converging exponential technologies have the potential to disrupt industries. This is a blog providing a detailed overview of the road map for reinventing medicine and extending your "healthy,...
Child in critical condition after Paris lightning strike
29 May 2016 at 6:51am
PARIS (AP) ? A child remains in critical condition after a lightning bolt disrupted a birthday party in a Paris park, injuring several.
The Best Commencement Speech The Class Of 2016 Could Hear
29 May 2016 at 5:08am
Class of 2016,Congratulations! And welcome to the rest of your historically long lives. It's worth reflecting on a semantic point for a moment: there's a reason this is called a "commencement address." The word commencement means the beginning, not the end. Never before has this been more poignant than it is today. So, here you sit, adorned in...
New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs
29 May 2016 at 4:04am
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said. "The return on investment based on the current commercial model is not really commensurate with the amount of effort you have to put into it," said David Payne, who heads GlaxoSmithKline PLC's antibiotics drug group. Other pharmaceutical companies expressed a similar sentiment.
Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF
28 May 2016 at 10:34pm
BEIJING (AP) ? China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.
WHO rejects calls to move Olympics over Zika fears
28 May 2016 at 8:05pm
The World Health Organization has ruled out any change in timing or the location of the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, shunning a call by doctors and scientists to shift the event over the Zika virus. An open letter addressed to the global health body signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers Friday had called for the August Games to be moved or delayed to help prevent the spread of Zika virus. Holding the Games in Rio, the second worst affected city in Brazil, would be "irresponsible" and "unethical" and could risk spreading the virus to "poor, as-yet unaffected places" like Africa and South Asia, said the letter.
Child still critical after lightning hits 11 in Paris park
28 May 2016 at 6:32pm
PARIS (AP) ? Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition.
Flint, Michigan, pipe-replacement cost nearly doubles: newspaper
28 May 2016 at 2:35pm
(Reuters) - The cost of replacing water lines in Flint, Michigan, has nearly doubled amid a health crisis from high lead levels in drinking water, the Detroit Free Press reported on Saturday. The average cost for replacing a service water line in Flint through a pilot project that ended this month was $7,500, the newspaper said. The figure is almost twice the $4,000 estimated by the state Department of Environmental Quality at the beginning of Flint's water crisis last fall.
Canada's Trudeau defends assisted suicide bill as deadline nears
28 May 2016 at 2:22pm
By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A bill legalizing medically-assisted suicide in Canada strikes the right balance between defending fundamental freedoms and protecting against abuses, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday, predicting confusion if it is not approved. The draft legislation, introduced by Trudeau's Liberal government in April, would allow people with incurable illnesses or disabilities to end their lives with a medical professional's help, but stopped short of extending the right to minors and the mentally ill. "There are people who think we should have gone further with this bill, there are people who think we already went too far," Trudeau told reporters at a Liberal convention in Winnipeg.
Djokovic urges wider concern over Zika
28 May 2016 at 2:06pm
By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic urged people to think about Brazilians who are having to live with the Zika outbreak on a daily basis rather than worrying about how the situation might affect those traveling to the country for the Rio Olympics in August. The World Health Organization (WHO) rejected a call on Saturday to move or postpone the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games over the outbreak after more than 100 leading scientists said new findings about Zika made it unethical for the Games to go ahead. The United Nations health agency said having the Games in Rio as planned would "not significantly alter" the spread of Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.
Tennis-Djokovic urges wider concern over Zika
28 May 2016 at 2:01pm
By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic urged people to think about Brazilians who are having to live with the Zika outbreak on a daily basis rather than worrying about how the situation might affect those travelling to the country for the Rio Olympics in August. The World Health Organization (WHO) rejected a call on Saturday to move or postpone the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games over the outbreak after more than 100 leading scientists said new findings about Zika made it unethical for the Games to go ahead. The United Nations health agency said having the Games in Rio as planned would "not significantly alter" the spread of Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.
The Latest: Child on life support after lightning strike
28 May 2016 at 1:24pm
PARIS (AP) ? The Latest on the lightning strike that struck 11 people at a park in Paris. (all times local):
Lightning hits children's soccer match in Germany, 3 injured
28 May 2016 at 1:02pm
BERLIN (AP) ? More than 30 people were taken to the hospital after lightning struck Saturday at the end of a children's soccer match in western Germany, police said.
UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics
28 May 2016 at 12:50pm
BERLIN (AP) ? The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus.
Honolulu schools to let kids with lice stay in class
28 May 2016 at 11:39am
HONOLULU (AP) ? Honolulu students who get lice next year can stay in schools that are included in a new education department policy.