New York confirms boy, 17, was first to die of vaping in the state

First vaping death in New York confirmed: 17-year-old boy who died after using e-cigs brings US toll to 22 New York reported its first fatality from the mysterious vaping-linked lung illness on Tuesday  21 deaths have now been reported in 18 US states and another 1,080 are ill The CDC warned last week that all […]

Why Hoda Kotb Returned to 'Today' Following Daughter's Birth

Hoda Kotb’s maternity leave ended in September, five months after her second daughter Hope’s arrival, but the journalist wasn’t always sure she’d return to Today. “There was probably a minute there where I was thinking to myself, ‘I’ve worked for, like, 30-plus years of my life and now I get this. Do I really want […]

Tau-mediated RNA splicing errors linked to Alzheimer’s disease

A collaborative study published today in the journal Cell Reports provides evidence for a new molecular cause for neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, integrates data from human brain autopsy samples and fruit flies […]

Research identifies a new drug candidate to starve and suffocate breast cancer cell stem growth

Scientists have identified a new drug candidate that is able starve and suffocate cancer stem cells, paving the way for new therapies to treat breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer is one the most common types of cancer in the UK. It is predicted that one in seven women will be affected by the illness in […]

How CT scans continue to play a fundamental role in cancer treatment

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you have probably received at least one CT scan, before or during the course of your treatment, and possibly many more. A CT scan, or CAT scan as it’s also known, stands for Computerised Tomography, and uses X-rays taken from multiple angles around the body to create cross-sectional […]