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The Only Times It's OK Not to Get the Measles Vaccine

New York City declared a public health emergency this week in light of an ongoing measles outbreak, as Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that unvaccinated individuals could face fines of $1,000. Measles cases are at a five-year high in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reported this week, […]

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The woman with NO vitamin D

The woman with NO vitamin D: 58-year-old loses 20cm in height, breaks bones and endures crippling pain due to a never-before-seen mutation that prevents her absorbing the ‘sunshine supplement’ Unnamed woman endured decades of pain in her back, neck, shoulders and hips Blood sample revealed she had ‘almost undetectable levels of vitamin D’  Does not […]

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Researchers identify ‘beauty spots’ in the genome

Genes play a role in determining the beauty of a person’s face, but that role varies with the person’s sex, according to a new study by Qiongshi Lu and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published 4th April in PLOS Genetics. Humans tend to be preoccupied with beauty—a person’s attractiveness is associated with academic performance, […]