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Being Single Is Now A Disability, According To The World Health Organisation

According to the Telegraph, the World Health Organisation will change its definition of disabilities to classify people without a sexual partner as “infertile”. The controversial new classifications will make it so that heterosexual single men and women, as well as gay men and women who are seeking in-vitro fertilisation to have a child, will receive the same priority as couples. This could make access to public funds for IVF available to all.

Rates Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach 'Unprecedented' Levels In The US 

Image: Wikimedia An alarming report put out by the Centres for Disease Control shows that the total combined cases of several sexually transmitted diseases have reached an “unprecedented” high in the United States.

Scientists Create Fully Functional Eggs From Skin Cells

Using skin cells extracted from mice, researchers in Japan have produced fully functional egg cells that were used to produce healthy mouse pups. Should the method work in humans, it could introduce powerful new ways of treating infertility — and even allow same-sex couples to produce biological offspring.

Hospital Ward Gripped By Mysterious Hallucinations Quarantined After Five Fall Ill

This week, an emergency room in the US’ Pacific Northwest was briefly quarantined after five people — including two police officers and a hospital worker — experienced mysterious hallucinations from an unidentified illness believed to be spread by touch.

Chicago Doctor Busted For Making His Own Vaccines From Cat Saliva And Vodka

Regulators in the state of Illinois have suspended a Chicago doctor who allegedly gave patients vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka.

FDA Approves World's First Automated Insulin Pump For Diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G, a medical device that monitors a diabetic’s sugar levels, and then automatically injects the required dose of insulin.

This Blooming Flower Isn't What It Seems At All

Scientists have been working on materials that change shape for a while now. But as New Scientist points out, these metamorphoses usually require external stimuli to get going — until now. New research published in Nature Communications shows that some non-living substances can be made to transform all on their own.

Dogs Suck At Sniffing Out Lung Cancer

A team of European researchers put six highly-trained sniffer dogs to the test to see if they were any good at detecting lung cancer. The results were surprisingly bad, but the scientists say factors other than the canine sense of smell were responsible for the poor performance.

Anonymous US Pharmacy Claims Supplying Execution Drugs Is Protected Speech

In a bid to keep its identity secret, an anonymous pharmacy filed a motion Friday night arguing that selling the lethal agents used in 16 executions was protected political speech, “no different than signing a referendum petition or selling a t-shirt.”

Controversial 'Head Transplant' Doctor Claims Success In Animal Experiments

An Italian neuroscientist who wants to perform the world’s first human head transplant next year is claiming to have conducted radical spinal cord experiments on mice, rats and a dog. Experts say the results are vague and incomplete, and that talk of human head transplants are grossly premature.

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