Jennifer Lee

December 10, 2019
Study finds new factors linked to suicide – Medical Xpress

Study finds new factors linked to suicide – Medical Xpress

First-of-its-kind study used machine learning and health data from the entire Danish population to create sex-specific suicide risk profiles, illuminating the complex mix of factors that may predict suicide. A new study led by Boston University School of Pub…
December 10, 2019
‘It comes down to pure greed’: Insulin prices double, causing many diabetics to turn to extremes – USA TODAY

‘It comes down to pure greed’: Insulin prices double, causing many diabetics to turn to extremes – USA TODAY

The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why. (May 28) AP COLUMBUS, Ohio Mindi Pattersons family pays nearly $1,000 each month for insulin. Her husband, Roc, 47, and he…
December 9, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein-Funded Geneticist Is Building a Dating App That Only a Eugenicist Could Love – Gizmodo

Jeffrey Epstein-Funded Geneticist Is Building a Dating App That Only a Eugenicist Could Love – Gizmodo

Renowned Harvard Medical School geneticist George Church has focused his work on reversing the effects of aging, helping humans become immune to viruses, and eradicating genetic diseases. Hes hoping to come closer to accomplishing at least one of those goals …
December 9, 2019
First flu-associated deaths of season reported in Missouri – KMBC Kansas City

First flu-associated deaths of season reported in Missouri – KMBC Kansas City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday the state has received three reports of influenza-associated deaths this season. The MDHSS said they are the first flu-associated deaths of the season. Reports of influen…
December 9, 2019
Diabetes drug investigated for possible cancer-causing contaminant – WJXT News4JAX

Diabetes drug investigated for possible cancer-causing contaminant – WJXT News4JAX

ATLANTA A popular diabetes drug is being investigated by the FDA for containing a possible cancer-causing agent. WSB reports Metformin may contain the carcinogen N-Nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, which has led to previous recalls in blood pressure and heartbu…
December 8, 2019
Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years – Al Jazeera English

Malaysia reports first polio case in 27 years – Al Jazeera English

A three-month-old Malaysian infant has been diagnosed with polio, the first case reported in the Asia-Pacific country in 27 years, health authorities have said. The baby boy from Tuaran in Malaysia's Sabah state on Borneo island tested positive for polio on …
December 8, 2019
Eugenia Zukerman: The acclaimed flutist and broadcast journalist on keeping her sense of humor and dignity in the face of Alzheimer’s – CBS News

Eugenia Zukerman: The acclaimed flutist and broadcast journalist on keeping her sense of humor and dignity in the face of Alzheimer’s – CBS News

Eugenia Zukerman is an internationally acclaimed flutist.  ("I really fell in love with it. It became my friend. It became my constant companion," she said of the flute.) And, if she looks familiar, it may just be because she spent more than 20 years bringing…
December 8, 2019
Why Do Smells Trigger Strong Memories? – Livescience.com

Why Do Smells Trigger Strong Memories? – Livescience.com

The delicious scent of baking bread wafting out from the open doors of a nearby bakery can act like a time portal, instantly sweeping you from a busy street in New York to a tiny cafe in Paris that you visited years ago. Scent particles, in general, can reviv…
December 8, 2019
Flu season off to a fast start, driven by unexpected virus, CDC says – NBCNews.com

Flu season off to a fast start, driven by unexpected virus, CDC says – NBCNews.com

The U.S. winter flu season is off to its earliest start in more than 15 years. An early barrage of illness in the South has begun to spread more broadly, and theres a decent chance flu season could peak much earlier than normal, health officials say. The la…