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Image copyright Getty Images Hate eating certain vegetables? It could be down to your genes, say US scientists who have done some new research. Inheriting two copies of the unpleasant taste gene provides a “ruin-your-day level of bitterness” to foods like broccoli and sprouts, they say. It could explain why some people find it difficult…

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A deadly virus impacting seals may be spreading faster due to the loss of Arctic sea ice from warming temperatures.Phocine distemper virus (PDV), which was responsible for the death of thousands of European harbor seals in 2002, was found in northern sea otters in Alaska two years later, leading scientists to wonder how the virus…

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption”I’m unlucky to need it but I’m lucky enough to be approved by the panel,” says John Davies A patient has become the first in Wales to start on a revolutionary new genetic treatment for blood cancer.CAR-T therapy involves genetically modifying a type of the body’s immune…

November 11, 2019 | 9:54pm Enlarge Image Statins have helped treat high cholesterol. Shutterstock Break out the bacon! Cholesterol levels are dropping nationwide — and patients are having fewer heart attacks, thanks to new treatment methods and more cholesterol-lowering drugs, a new study has found. Average levels of “bad cholesterol” dipped 21 points and the…

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COBB COUNTY, Ga. – State health officials confirm a metro Atlanta child has a case of the measles. Authorities said the unvaccinated student may have exposed others to the measles at school. Cobb and Douglas Public Health said that a student with measles was present at Mabry Middle School on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Officials are…

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Researchers say computer systems are learning from lots and lots of digitized books and news articles that could bake old attitudes into new technology.VideoCreditCredit…By Kiel MutschelknausNov. 11, 2019SAN FRANCISCO — Last fall, Google unveiled a breakthrough artificial intelligence technology called BERT that changed the way scientists build systems that learn how people write and talk.But…

An unvaccinated Cobb County middle schooler contracted measles and exposed others who were unimmunized to the highly contagious virus, the Georgia Public Health Department said Monday.  School district officials confirmed that the student attended Mabry Middle School through Nov. 1. A total of 17 unvaccinated people — mostly students and at least one adult —…