Current Health News

May 7, 2019 - Issue 4649


Monsanto Argues Roundup Cancer Victim Should Receive Less Money Because of Imminent Death

big industry wants roundup victim to receive less money

May 7, 2019

As expected, they appealed the award damages in the historic case of 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson, who's dying of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The company now asks for a reversal of the damages awarded. And you won't believe their flimsy claim. It's a new low even for them.

Genetic Editing Goes Rogue

genetic editing goes rogue

May 7, 2019

Genetic editing shows promise for treating chronic and inherited diseases, leading research to plow ahead at a feverish pace. But again science shows extreme caution is warranted, as 'tens of thousands' of unintended off-target changes are induced from this supposedly precise technology.

Vaccinated Flight Attendant in Coma

vaccinated flight attendant in coma

May 7, 2019

There has been a frenzy of media reports about a flight attendant who contracted measles and is in a coma due to a complication from the disease. One minor caveat: She was vaccinated with the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, and still contracted measles, highlighting questions about MMR vaccine failures.