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‘Rest in peace, your work is done’: Athletics world reacts to paralympian Marieke Vervoort’s death by euthanasia

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Tributes are pouring in following the death of Belgian paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who chose to end her own life through euthanasia at the age of 40 after battling an incurable degenerative disease. The death of Vervoort, who won gold and silver medals at the London Paralympics in 2012 as well as two further medals in Read More

Paralympic gold medalist dies by euthanasia after battling degenerative spinal pain

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Belgian paralympian Marieke Vervoort, who won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the 2012 London Paralympics and silver at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, died by euthanasia Tuesday, officials said. Vervoort, 40, suffered from incurable, degenerative spinal pain. She said in an interview in Rio de Janeiro three years ago that she only got Read More

Oil falls on U.S. stockbuild; deeper output cut prospects give support

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil fell on Wednesday after gaining over 1% in the previous session as U.S. industry data showed a bigger-than-expected build in crude stockpiles, but the possibility of deeper output cuts from OPEC and its allies contained the decline. FILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen during sunset at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang Read More

Babies born at 22 weeks ‘can now survive’

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Improving survival rates for extremely premature babies mean it is now possible to save the lives of babies born at 22 weeks, guidance says. Previously it was recommended that only babies born at 23 weeks or later were given treatment to save their lives. But there is now evidence those born earlier can survive – Read More

Prime editing: DNA tool could correct 89% of genetic defects

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A new way of editing the code of life could correct 89% of the errors in DNA that cause disease, say US scientists. The technology, called prime editing, has been described as a “genetic word processor” able to accurately re-write the genetic code. It has been used to correct damaging mutations in the lab, including Read More

Viewpoint: Let’s not wait any longer for the male pill

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Scientists have been working on the male contraceptive pill for almost half a century. Yet despite encouraging news reports, an over-the-counter version is not just around the corner. Lack of funding and presumed disinterest from men means that one has never been mass produced. Instead, women are still generally expected to take responsibility for not Read More

Opioid crisis: Aberration, or logical outgrowth of for-profit US healthcare system?

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Four major drug companies have reached a partial settlement over their role in the opioid epidemic, dodging a federal trial. The drug plague is less of an accident than an inevitable consequence of a for-profit healthcare system. US drug distributors AmerisourceBergen Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corp. – as well as Israel-based drug manufacturer Read More

Reporter’s Notebook: With Schiff, Pelosi’s actions speak louder than words

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CAPITOL HILL – Just last year, a lost studio album by the jazz great John Coltrane was unearthed. Coltrane recorded the tracks in 1963. The album is titled “Both Directions at Once.” The name of Coltrane’s work epitomizes what Democrats are trying to do with impeachment right now – and everything else on Capitol Hill. Read More

Woman could hear her own heartbeat from inside her ear

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Karrie Aitkens was living a typical life as amom in California. That is, until one day sounds from that normal, everyday life turned into sheer torture for the middle-aged mom. Aitkens woke up one morning with a strange feeling in her left ear and chronic dizziness, according to a retelling of her story in Reader’s Digest. Her Read More

Why did this man’s taste buds disappear?

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His tongue’s strange appearance would turn out to be a sign of an underlying blood condition that required a relatively simple treatment, (iStock) When a 64-year-old man stuck out his tongue for a physical exam, doctors could immediately tell something was off: Instead of a typical, textured tongue, his was smooth and shiny. It didn’t Read More