Which defines YOU best? Researchers discover 400 genes that determine which foods we like

Whether you’re a sweet or savory person, it’s all in your genes, a study shows. Researchers have found that our preference for foods from cheese to cake has more to do with our DNA than with upbringing or cultural differences. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Edinburgh looked at … Read more

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Canada stable but higher than last summers – National

The number of hospitalizations, deaths and confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Canada is relatively stable after an early summer surge, but they remain much higher than in recent years, data shows. Canada has seen an average of 3,475 lab-confirmed cases and 44 deaths per day as of Wednesday, according to provincial and territorial data collected … Read more

Canadian seniors feel increasingly isolated as high inflation takes a toll – National

Now that inflation has been high for nearly 40 years, Canadians are feeling the financial pressure. In a six-part series this summer, The Canadian Press speaks to people at different stages of life to see where they’re being hit hardest. This final story in the series details how rising inflation is affecting older adults. Azim … Read more

Vaccine could ward off Lyme disease to help thousands of Britons

A vaccine designed to protect against Lyme disease is being tested and, if successful, could be available for use by 2025. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, spread by ticks, that affects thousands of Britons every year. There are about 1,000 laboratory-confirmed cases per year in England and Wales, although the UK Health Security Agency … Read more

Monkeypox: First possible case of human-to-dog transmission ‘not surprising,’ says WHO

The men, who live together and have a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkey pox in a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian Greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested … Read more

WHO asks public for help with name change Monkeypox | News from the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has invited the public to find a new name for monkeypox and is calling for help coming up with a less stigmatizing designation for the rapidly spreading disease amid concerns over the name. Experts warn that the name could be stigmatizing for the primates it is named after, but which play … Read more

Joe Biden Signs Groundbreaking Climate and Health Care Bill Into Law, Aims to Lift Democrats Before Midterm Election

US President Joe Biden has signed a groundbreaking bill on climate change and health care, delivering the “final piece” of his pared-down domestic agenda. Most important points: Democrats touted the legislation as a one-time investment in tackling climate change Joe Biden hopes for a boost ahead of November midterm elections Republicans say the bill means … Read more

WHO asks public for help with name change Monkeypox | News from the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has invited the public to find a new name for monkeypox and is calling for help coming up with a less stigmatizing designation for the rapidly spreading disease amid concerns over the name. Experts warn that the name could be stigmatizing for the primates it is named after, but which play … Read more

Designer Vagina Surgery DOUBLE in a year because of the trend to wear tight sports leggings

EXCLUSIVE ‘Designer Vagina’ Surgeries DOUBLE in a year because ultra-tight gym leggings have become so popular, plastic surgeon claims With the rise of tight sports leggings, more women have experienced pain and friction This, in turn, has led to an increase in labiaplasty to remove tissue that causes genital pain Surgeon says he has now … Read more

Kemp will distribute up to $1.2 billion in cash to poorer Georgians

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday he will spend up to $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 aid in payments of $350 each to more than 3 million Georgians who benefit from Medicaid, subsidized childhood health insurance, food stamps or cash assistance. Payments will begin in September, said Katie Byrd, a spokesman for the … Read more