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https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2019/10/17/545715.htm
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Insurance Journal
Some Britons living in the Europe Union are worried about losing access to free healthcare after Brexit, opening up a potentially lucrative new market for
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https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a19277/scientists-can-now-radically-expand-the-lifespan-of-mice-are-humans-next/
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Popular Mechanics
Medical researchers at Mayo Clinic have made this decade's biggest breakthrough in understanding the complex world of physical aging.
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/startupnationcentral/2020/05/31/covid19-coronavirus-india-agriculture-food-tech-health/?sh=381412827bf0
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Forbes
While the world prepares to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries are still scrambling to control the virus. India is currently facing a huge number of active cases, and Israeli startups are well positioned to help the highly populated country in the fields of health and AgriFood-tech.
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https://curiousmatic.com/future-fashion-fact-checking-tyra-banks-beauty-predictions/
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Curiousmatic
In July of 2014, fashion model superstar Tyra Banks published her predictions on the future of fashion and beauty in the Wall Street journal.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/war-drugs-has-made-no-difference-number-users-and-actively-harms-public-health-major-study-concludes-a6956836.html
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Independent
Report authors call for 'scientifically grounded' policies including regulated markets for cannabis
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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-07-erasing-drug-associated-memories-addiction-relapse.html
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Medical Press
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https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2020/03/20/coronavirus-research-is-being-published-at-a-furious-pace
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The Economist
Such efforts could help speed up development of a vaccine
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https://www.drugtargetreview.com/news/35232/anti-pd-l1-cancer-vaccine/
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Drug Target Review
An experimental cancer vaccine that boosts the immune system's ability to fight cancers could work in tandem with other cancer therapies
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https://mercatornet.com/is-transhumanism-really-the-worlds-most-dangerous-idea/21009/
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Mercatornet
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https://www.wired.com/story/could-crispr-be-the-next-virus-killer/
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Wired
Stanford scientists are exploring whether gene-editing technology can be used to fight pandemics. But so far, they have just one piece of a larger puzzle.
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https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/how-to-grow-human-organs-in-a-pig/
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Scientific American
Infographic shows new research developments and future hopes for human/animal chimeras
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/08/world-faces-antibiotic-apocalypse-says-chief-medical-officer
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The Guardian
The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/fashion/france-laws-thin-models.html
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The New York Times
Will requiring models to have medical certificates stating they are not excessively underweight, or labeling of retouched photographs, really protect models’ health?
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https://www.medgadget.com/2020/04/mits-comfortable-shirts-loaded-with-body-sensors.html
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Medgadget
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https://www.ucdavis.edu/coronavirus/news/coronavirus-economic-effects-might-last-decades-uc-davis-research-suggests/
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UC Davis
The economy could be suffering the effects of the coronavirus for decades, suggest economists at the University of California, Davis, who researched the financial effects of pandemics dating back to the 14th century. “If the trends play out similarly in the wake of COVID-19 — adjusted to the scale of this pandemic — the global economic trajectory will be very different than
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https://news.mit.edu/2019/explain-infections-fever-reduce-autism-1218
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MIT News
A study from MIT and Harvard Medical School sheds light on the cellular mechanisms that may account for how behavioral symptoms of autism diminish during a fever. In a study of mice, the researchers found that in some cases of infection, an immune molecule called IL-17a is released and suppresses a small region of the brain’s cortex that has previously been linked to social behavioral deficits i
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https://www.businessinsider.co.za/5-massive-ways-the-nhi-will-affect-you-2018-6
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Business Insider
By 2022, all South Africans may become members of the National Health Insurance (NHI) fund.
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https://futurism.com/lsd-works-brain-scans
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Futurism
By scanning the brains of people while they tripped on LSD, researchers think they've figure out how the drug causes its effects.
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https://www.vox.com/2019/3/27/18194710/abortion-will-be-considered-unthinkable-50-years-from-now
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Vox
It could be indicative of shifting attitudes towards abortion.
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https://www.wired.com/story/ml-brain-boost/
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Wired
If we can’t understand our own brains, maybe the machines can do it for us.
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https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/california-lawmakers-pass-bill-to-erase-old-pot-convictions
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Bakers Field Now