The Malta Independent 18 August 2018, Saturday


How summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 08:52 Last update: about 4 days ago The Conversation

Today, your body will accumulate quadrillions of new injuries in your DNA. The constant onslaught of many forms of damage, some of which permanently mutates your genes, could initiate cancer and prove...

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

Friday, 17 August 2018, 08:50 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox — a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago — in case the virus is used in a terror attack. Smallpox, which...

Science Says: How family separation may affect kids' brains

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 12:03 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children's well-being. More recent research has shed some light on how that may happen: Severe early adversity...

Melding mind and machine: How close are we?

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 12:00 Last update: about 12 days ago The Conversation

Just as ancient Greeks fantasized about soaring flight, today’s imaginations dream of melding minds and machines as a remedy to the pesky problem of human mortality. Can the mind connect...

How to build a better, safer, more welcoming hospital

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:58 Last update: about 12 days ago The Conversation

We spend much of our time in buildings, and they can have a profound effect on our well-being, for better or for worse. As long ago as 1943, Winston Churchill told Britain’s House of Commons...

What should a hospital do when critical drugs are in short supply?

Monday, 6 August 2018, 12:07 Last update: about 12 days ago The Conversation

Four years ago, just before Christmas, my hospital ran out of cytarabine, an essential drug used to treat and cure certain kinds of acute leukemia. This drug was suddenly in short supply across the...

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