Jennifer Lee

October 11, 2019
New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient – Fox News

New cancer vaccine shows promise, helped kill cancer cells in patient – Fox News

A vaccine undergoing testing at the Mayo Clinic has reportedly removed cancer cells in a breast cancer patient. Florida resident Lee Mercker became the first patient to participate in a clinical trial for a new vaccine after being diagnosed in March with ear…
October 11, 2019
Middlesex County man is state’s 3rd human case of West Nile virus – Boston.com

Middlesex County man is state’s 3rd human case of West Nile virus – Boston.com

State public health officials on Thursday announced the confirmation of the third human case of West Nile virus in Massachusetts this year. The virus was identified in a man in his 60s from Middlesex County last month, a spokeswoman for the state Department …
October 10, 2019
Humans have a ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage, study finds – CNN International

Humans have a ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage, study finds – CNN International

(CNN)Humans may not be able to regrow amputated limbs like salamanders can -- but we do have a "salamander-like" ability to regrow damaged cartilage, a new study has found. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, found that "cartilag…
October 10, 2019
Surprise Result in Experiment With Mice Reverses Core Symptom of Schizophrenia – ScienceAlert

Surprise Result in Experiment With Mice Reverses Core Symptom of Schizophrenia – ScienceAlert

A drug that's currently in development for treating leukemia has delivered a surprise in mouse studies by reversing a previously untreatable symptom of schizophrenia - the impairment of spatial working memory. In humans, schizophrenia has proved extremely di…
October 10, 2019
Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor – BBC News

Ban and tax our way out of obesity – top doctor – BBC News

Image copyrightGetty Images Snacking should be banned on public transport and extra taxes placed on unhealthy foods to tackle child obesity, England's outgoing chief medical officer says. In her final report as CMO, Dame Sally Davies also called for tighte…
October 9, 2019
STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US – msnNOW

STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US – msnNOW

STDs on the rise: Cases of 3 common infections reach all-time highs in the US - msnNOW
October 9, 2019
Time to get a flu shot: 11 cases reported in Maryland – WTOP

Time to get a flu shot: 11 cases reported in Maryland – WTOP

Flu season has come early to Maryland. The Maryland Department of Health is already reporting 11 laboratory-confirmed cases since Sept. 1. State health officials said the onset of flu only emphasizes the need for a flu shot. “Get your flu shot now. Don’t pu…
October 9, 2019
California passes bill making HIV-prevention drugs available without prescription | TheHill – The Hill

California passes bill making HIV-prevention drugs available without prescription | TheHill – The Hill

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia creates first toll-free statewide mental health lineCalifornia inspires other states to push to pay college athletesEx-FCC counselor calls for federal consumer privacy lawMORE (D) has signed legis…
October 8, 2019
This Is Your Body On The Keto Diet – HuffPost

This Is Your Body On The Keto Diet – HuffPost

The ketogenic diet isn’t new. But over the past few years, it has emerged as one of the most popular and polarizing ways to lose weight.  The eating plan has many people slashing their carb intake and loading up on healthy fats in an effort to reach the holy…