The Malta Independent 17 January 2019, Thursday

Health

Think teens need the sex talk? Older adults may need it even more

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 08:58 Last update: about 2 days ago The Conversation

Humans are sexual beings. This urge does not stop when the clock strikes 60. Or even 90. Young adults may deny older relatives are having sex, but sexual activity is a strong indicator of healthy...

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 08:57 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Last year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday. It's still not clear what's causing the kids to lose the ability to...

How to know when holiday drinking is hurting your brain

Monday, 14 January 2019, 08:55 Last update: about 2 days ago

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol...

Younger school entry could set stage for ADHD diagnosis

Friday, 11 January 2019, 09:18 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

The youngest children in kindergarten are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in early grades, a study shows, an intriguing finding for parents on the fence about...

Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

Friday, 4 January 2019, 17:30 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a...

Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?

Thursday, 3 January 2019, 17:29 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its...

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