Evie Toombes, a woman with spina bifida, is suing her mother’s doctor for millions

An English woman with spina bifida is suing her mother’s former doctor for millions of dollars in health care and compensation expenses, claiming she should never have been born. Evie Toombes, a 20-year-old equestrian from Lincolnshire, is suing her mother’s GP, Dr. Philip Mitchell, for “miscarriage,” after he allegedly failed to advise his mother to … Read more

Britain alerted over new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa

Vaccines may be less effective against new variants Variant has twice as many mutations than Delta Britain bans flights from six African countries Spike protein of B.1.1.529 dramatically different LONDON, November 25 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it was concerned about a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa that could make vaccines … Read more

The UK government wants to sequence your baby’s genome

In November 2019, Matt Hancock, then the UK’s health minister, unveiled a lofty ambition: to sequence the genome of every baby in the country. It would usher in a “genomic revolution,” he said, with the future as “predictive, preventive, personal health care.” Hancock’s dreams are finally coming true. In October, the government announced that Genomics … Read more

The number of unemployed in the United States drops to 199,000, the lowest in 52 years

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than half a century, another sign that the US labor market is rising rapidly after last year’s corona recession By PAUL WISEMAN AP Finance November 24, 2021 at 13.42 • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail … Read more

Vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found in Montco’s laboratory did not contain the virus, the CDC said

The vials labeled smallpox found in a Montgomery County laboratory did not contain smallpox, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Fifteen intact, frozen vials labeled “smallpox” were discovered at the Merck Upper Gwynedd facility Monday, about 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and government officials stepped in to investigate. The freezer was immediately secured … Read more

Camden County Starbucks employee gets hepatitis A, customers are encouraged to get vaccinated

Starbucks customers who recently visited the coffee shop’s location at 1490 Blackwood Clementon Rd. in Gloucester Township is strongly recommended to be vaccinated against hepatitis A after an employee was tested positive for the disease this week. Camden County health officials said Thursday they received notification of a positive infection Wednesday from a health care … Read more

The role of the intestinal microbiome in autism is becoming increasingly murky

The study “validates much of what people have thought,” says Calliope Holingue, a psychiatric epidemiologist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Maryland, about whether the link between autism and the microbiome may be due in part to diet. “That said, I do not think it completely erases … Read more

Vial labeled ‘smallpox’ discovered in Merck lab near Philly, prompting FBI investigation

A Merck vaccine research lab in the Philadelphia area was temporarily closed Tuesday night after the discovery of “questionable” vials inside a freezer labeled “smallpox” and “vaccinia,” according to a warning received by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Fifteen frozen vials were found at the research facility, including 10 labeled as “smallpox” and five … Read more

Vial labeled ‘Smalpox’ discovered in Pennsylvania laboratory freezer

Frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” were recently discovered by a laboratory worker at a facility in Pennsylvania conducting vaccine research, federal officials said. The vials were found while the worker was cleaning out of a freezer at the unspecified facility, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The CDC, its administrative partners and law … Read more