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How likely are you live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size

How likely are you live to 90? Depends on your gender and body size

Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size — both height and weight — as well as your level of physical activity, and seems to influence a woman’s lifespan more than it does a man’s, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal BMJ. The study…MORE

A two-child policy in overpopulated India? It won’t work, say experts

A two-child policy in overpopulated India? It won’t work, say experts

Some politicians in India are clamoring for what they believe to be a quick fix to the country’s population problem: a two-child policy for Indian citizens. As activists and experts scramble to educate the public on the need for contraception and family planning, these politicians want to limit each family to have just two children.…MORE

3-week-old baby in urgent need of new heart dies

3-week-old baby in urgent need of new heart dies

Carter Cookson, the three-week-old baby who urgently needed a new heart, passed away on January 19 after a donor was not found in time. The Facebook group, Find a Heart for Carter, shared a post from his mother Saturday letting followers know that he had died. His parents, Sarah and Chris Cookson, started the social…MORE

Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal

Chinese authorities say world’s first gene-edited babies were illegal

Authorities in China say experiments which led to the birth of the world’s first gene-edited babies broke the country’s laws, state-run Xinhua news reported Monday. In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui sparked international outrage when he announced that twin girls — Lulu and Nana — had been born with modified DNA to make them resistant…MORE

This “brain training app” can help you stay focused, says new study

This “brain training app” can help you stay focused, says new study

Our digital lives make concentration difficult. Everybody has experienced working on a task, then being interrupted by the swooshing sound of the email icon popping up, only to be side-tracked by the pinging notification of a text on our smartphones, or digital watches. By the time we return to our original project it feels as…MORE

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