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We are disgusted by ourselves and our species. We tell ourselves that we are in decline and fundamentally to blame for it.

HPV vaccine linked to ‘dramatic’ drop in cervical disease in Scotland

Researchers said the vaccine has nearly wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women since an immunization programme was introduced 10 years ago.

Biotech firm treats first patient in Western world with CRISPR technique for blood disease

A Switzerland-based startup called CRISPR Therapeutics just used gene-editing name to treat someone with the blood disease beta thalassemia. It marks the first time CRISPR gene editing has been used in a Western clinic.

First-of-its-kind study finds cannabis oil ‘significantly’ improves the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers from Israel have shown that cannabis can produce clinical remission in up to 65% of individuals after 8 weeks of treatment.

Frontline workers push Guinea worm disease to the brink of eradication

There have been just 26 cases of Guinea worm in 2017 so far, down from 3.5 million cases in 21 countries in Africa and Asia in 1986.

FDA announces comprehensive regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease, death

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death.

World Health Organization hails major progress on tackling tropical diseases

WHO director general says significant strides have been made in fight against sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and other neglected tropical diseases

The Garden of Eden

Today’s modern story of self-loathing is nothing new. In fact, it is one of humanity’s oldest stories.

AI system develops new drug for OCD patients, cutting costs and moving it to trail faster

AI could reduce costs of labor and R&D of pharmaceuticals by 80%. The front-loaded savings means that more drugs for more diseases can be synthesized and moved into trials.

U.S. life expectancy goes up for the first time since 2014

Life expectancy in the United States went up for the first time in four years in 2018, thanks largely to a decrease in death rates from cancer and drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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