Two babies born under lockdown were just named after the coronavirus

Once 2020 comes to an end, there are words we’ll never want to hear again. Like COVID-19. Or coronavirus. But one Indian mother who gave birth to twins during the country’s lockdown apparently felt a bit differently, and opted to call her new babies Covid (son) and Corona (daughter) to remind them of the challenges they faced as they were trying […]

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Two Swiss high school classes quarantined over coronavirus

Two high school classes and their teachers have been quarantined in Switzerland after a student tested positive for the deadly new coronavirus, regional authorities said Sunday. The move at the Bienne technical high school marks the first measures against COVID-19 that affect a school in Switzerland, where over 20 people have tested positive since a first case emerged less than […]

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Two enzymes control liver damage in NASH, study shows

As much as 12 percent of adults in the United States are living with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an aggressive condition that can lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. After identifying a molecular pathway that allows NASH to progress into liver cell death, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to halt further liver damage in mouse […]

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Mother with TWO wombs has baby after doctors said she’d be infertile

Mother with TWO vaginas, wombs and cervixes defies the odds to give birth after doctors told her she would be infertile Eleanor Rowe, 36, found out about her unique anatomy five years ago  Doctors told her it would be difficult to carry a baby before she met her husband Mrs Rowe miscarried one baby before conceiving again in November 2018 […]

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Two women die needlessly of heart attack every day

Two women die ‘needlessly’ of a heart attack every day because doctors think it’s a ‘man’s disease’ and they get worse treatment, experts warn British Heart Foundation say 8,243 women in England and Wales died in 10 years Equivalent of 69 preventable deaths a month or two every single day Women are treated slower, not given scans or are discharged […]

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Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years

Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers, a new study from Finland shows. However, the researchers, from the University of Jyväskylä, found that increased physical activity did not necessarily result in improved academic performance. Previous cross-sectional studies have reported that physically more […]

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Ronda Rousey Posts New Graphic Video After Revealing Her Middle Finger Almost Snapped in Two

Hey, remember on Tuesday when professional wrestler Ronda Rousey shared an extremely graphic photo of her middle finger, which had nearly broken in two? Well, she's back—and this time, she's got some behind-the-scenes video footage of what happened in the hospital after her finger break.  In her new video, shared Thursday on YouTube (and promoted on her Instagram page), Rousey, 32, went […]

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Government watchdog tells two merged med-tech firms to split

Government orders two merged med-tech firms to SPLIT amid concerns the £11million deal could cause the NHS to pay higher prices for their gadgets for disabled patients Tobii makes special gadgets to help severely disabled patients to communicate  It bought out its rival Smartbox, which is based in the UK, for £11million last year The Competition and Markets Authority has […]

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Two Meningitis B Vaccines Have Been Approved in the US. So Why Are Young People Still Dying From It?

When it came to her sons’ medical care, Aracelly Bibl did everything right. She prioritized the health of her three boys, knew their pediatrician's phone number by heart, and made sure they were up to date on their recommended vaccinations. But all of her diligence still didn't protect her oldest child, Joseph Clouse, from meningitis B, which killed him this past […]

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