Doctors, For The First Time, Successfully Transplanted A Pig’s Heart Into A Human. The Genetically Modified Pig’s Heart, In A 7 Hours Operations, Was Transferred To A 57-Year-Old David Bennett, Who Suffered A Life-Threatening Arrhythmia And Was Deemed Ineligible To Recieve A Human Heart Transplant. This Feat Could Curb Organ Donor Scarcity Crisis.
First Successful Transplant Of Pig Heart To Human Patient Performed In Maryland
New Zealand, In A Bid To Become Smoke-Free By 2025, Will Be The First Country To Ban Cigarettes By Preventing People Aged 14 And Under From Ever Buying Cigarettes, Begining From The Year 2022. The Plan Would Also See The Reduction In Cigarettes Nicotine Levels Available To Older People. While Also Raising The Smoking Age Year By Year.
New Zealand will become first country to ban cigarettes
Researchers Have Discovered A New Strain Of Coronavirus That Has About 50 Mutations, Compared To The Fewer Than 20 Mutations In The Delta Variant. The New Strain, Called Omicron, Is Said To Pose Very High Risk, And Is Probably The Most Contagious Strain. Omicron Has Been Found In More Than A Dozen Countries Across At Least Five Continents.
A 6-Year Research, Based On 88,926 Adults, With An Average Age 61, Is Indicating That Falling Asleep Between 10 to 11 p.m May Minimise The Risk For Heart Disease. The Study Shows That Folks Who Fall Asleep Earlier Than 10 p.m. Or At Mid Night/ Later Were Associated With Respective 24% Or 25% Increase In Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease.
WHO Has Approved The World’s First Malaria Vaccine. The RTS,S Vaccine, From GlaxoSmithKline, Is Also The First Ever Approved For Use Against A Parasitic Disease In Humans. The Vaccine Was Approved Based On Its Positive Results In Ghana, Kenya, And Malawi, As It Was Found To Reduce Malaria Cases By 40% And Hospitalizations By Nearly A Third.
Researchers Used Chunks Of Tumour From The Brain Of Patients With Glioblastoma To Print A 3-D Model Similar To What They See In The Patients’ MRI Scans. And Then, Pumped The Patients’ Blood Into The 3-D Model With A Compound That Mimics The Brain, To Test The Efficacy Of A Potential Treatment Before Using It On The Real Body. Cool!
Researchers, For The First Time, Injected CRISPR Drug Into The Blood Of People Afflicted With Transthyretin Amyloidosis—A Rare Deadly Liver Disease. And Early Results Show That, In 3 Persons, The CRISPR Drug Alleviated Toxic Protein Production Close To The Liver, Indicating Possible Success For Injectable CRISPR Treatment.
A New Study, Based On Sleep Data From 85,000 Participants And Self Reported Data, Has Found A Link Btw Misaligned Sleep Cycle And Depressions/Anxiety. For Example, Night Folks Are More Likely To Be Depressed/Anxious When Working In The Morning, Relative To Morning Folks, Who Are Also More Exposed To Sunlight, Which’s Great For Depression.
A Questionable Analysis, Based On 7 Cancer Studies Published Between 1966 And 2020, Seem To Indicate That Eating 2 Medium-Sized Mushrooms Daily Could Reduce The Risk Of Cancer By 45%. But Researchers Don’t Yet Know The Working Mechanism, The Specific Cancers Impacted, And If Other Factors, Like Diet And Physical Activities, Are Involved.
Researchers Successfully Tested A New Cancer And Bacterial Killing Drug, SeNBD, By Embedding It, Like A Trojan Horse, Into Food Compounds For Cancerous Cells To Ingest. And SeNBD Only Activates In Visible Light, Enabling Doctors Decide When To Precisely Activate It, To Reduce The Chance Of Healthy Tissue Destruction And Other Side Effects.
Researchers May Have Proven An Alternative Method Of Breathing Oxygen Via The Anus/Bottom. They Discovered That Severe Oxygen-Deprived Animals, Like In Mice And Pigs, Could Absorb Oxygen From Oxygen-Rich Liquid Squirted Into Their Rectums. This Alternative Would Be Most Welcome If It’s Practical In Patients With Severe Lungs Disease.
A Blind Man Had His Eyesight Partially Restored, In A First Of Such Successful Treatment In Human Using Optogenetic Therapy And Engineered Goggles. The 58-Year-Old Man, For 40 Years, Was Afflicted With A Neurodegenerative Eye Disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Which Changes How The Retina Responds To Light, Which Could Lead To Total Blindness.
The First Global Study Conducted BY WHO And ILO Showed That Long Working Hours Resulted In The Death Of 745,000 People, In 2016, From Stroke And Heart Disease. And That More Than 55 Hours Work Week Was Associated With A 35% Higher Risk Of Stroke And 17% Higher Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease, Compared With 35-40 Hours Work Week.
The US FDA Has Authorized The Use Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Children, In The US, Btw The Age Of 12 To 15 Years. This Authorization Is Most Welcome, Especially For Schools Effectively Opening, And Other Adolescents Centered Activities Like Summer Camping, And Sleepovers. The Pfizer-BioNTech Is Already Available To Anyone Over 16.
FDA Authorizes Pfizer Vaccine For Emergency Use In Children Ages 12-15 | MSNBC
The Largest 4-Year, 350 Patients Involved Case Study On Essential Oil (EO) Related Seizures, Specifically, Eucalyptus And Camphor Oil, In Adults, Provides New Evidence On EO Related Seizures Caused By Inhalation, Ingestion Or Topical Use Of EO, As Majority Of The Seizures Stopped In The 55 Seizure Patients Who Discountinued Using EO.
The US Gov. Has Launched A Couple Of Tools To Make It Easier To Find The Closest COVID-19 Vaccination Sites. One Of The Tools, An Improved Version Of VaccineFinder, Is Located On Vaccine.gov. The Other Tool Is A Zipcode Text Hotlines—GETVAX Or VACUNA (Spanish Speakers). 1-800 Hotline, In Dozens Of Languages, Is Still In The Pipeline.
US CDC Is Stating That Covid-19 Fully Vaccinated People Can Unmask At Small Outdoor Gatherings Like When Dining Outside With Friends From Multiple Households. But They Should Mask-Up In Large Indoor Gatherings Or Crowded Outdoor Events. Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Folks Are Advised To Wear Masks In Indoor Public Spaces, Like Malls.
A Researcher, Based On Peer-Reviewed Research Studies, Is Indicating That Human Penises Are Shrinking And Genitals Becoming Malformed In New Babies, As A Result Of Pollution From Phthalates, A Chemical Used When Manufacturing Plastics. Phthalates Are Also Said To Mimic Hormone Oestrogen, Causing Behaviours In Adults That Lower Fertility.
A Study, In A First Of Its Kind, Is Indicating That Conotoxins, From Venomous Cone Snail, Has Potential For Developing Novel Anti-Adhesion Treatment For Severe Malaria Like P. Falciparum. Conotoxins Could Disrupt Protein-Protein And Protein-Polysaccharide Interactions That Directly Contribute To Malaria, And Possibly To AIDS And COVID-19.
The FDA, On 2/27/2021, Issued An Emergency Authorization For The Johnson & Johnson (JJ) 66.1% Efficacy Covid-19 Vaccine For Adults Aged 18 And Older. This Will Be The Third Vaccine Approved In The USA And The First Single-Shot Vaccine. The JJ Vaccine Also Does Not Have Tedious Cold Requirements Like Those Of Moderna And Pfizer/BioNTech.