7-Eleven store among 4 retailers caught for selling cigarettes to underage persons: HSA

The errant retailers had been caught through HSA’s floor surveillance and enforcement actions. (Picture: Well being Sciences Authority) SINGAPORE: A number of retailers, together with a 7-Eleven outlet, have had their tobacco retail licences suspended for six months after they had been caught promoting cigarettes to underage prospects, the Well being Sciences Authority (HSA) stated … Read more

People are living longer despite care inequalities

The World Health Organization report that life expectancy has increased by 5 years, but data show inequalities in access to health services among countries. A new global report finds that people are living longer, despite disparities in healthcare access. The World Health Statistics series is an annual snapshot of global health compiled by the World … Read more

Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50 percent two years after fecal transplant

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in every 59 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism, up from one in every 150 in 2000. They report that “about half a million people on the autism spectrum will become adults over the next decade, a swelling tide for which the … Read more

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000: WHO

While most people who die in rich countries are old, nearly one in three deaths in poorer countries are children under five. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker) GENEVA: Global life expectancy grew by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the World Health Organization said on Thursday (Apr 4), warning though that unequal income and access to healthcare translates … Read more

Harvard geneticist: No population’s DNA is ‘pure’

DNA reveals we are all genetic mutts David Reich talks about the deep history of people in Europe and Southeast Asia relating to ancient DNA, at the Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Geneticist David Reich discusses how migration shaped modern human populations Examination of ancient DNA can provide profound insights into human history, according … Read more

Commentary: How instant noodles became a symbol of workaholics everywhere

Originally invented to solve world hunger, the humble instant ramen has come to represent sustenance for those who are too busy to eat proper meals, says Karen Tee. (Photo: Unsplash/@charlesdeluvio) SINGAPORE: My love for instant noodles began when I was a teenager. A latchkey kid through my secondary school and junior college years, instant noodles … Read more

Three years after undergoing gene therapy, his ‘last shot’ hit the target

Gene therapy was a ‘last shot’ In late 2015, Brenden Whittaker was the first subject in a CGD gene therapy trial at the Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. He is with David A. Williams, the Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Rose Lincoln/Harvard file photo Young man, who rebounded after … Read more

Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Seeing the forest for the trees Redwoods can grow more than 300 feet tall and can live for more than 1,000 years. Creative Commons National Book Award winner Richard Powers discusses how writing his latest novel affected his view of humans and nature Novelist Richard Powers’ latest book, “The Overstory,” entwines the tales of human … Read more

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