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Man’s body brews its own beer after yeast take over his gut microbiome

By Alice Klein In rare cases, someone’s gut can make its own alcohol from carbohydratesJack Andersen/Getty Images A man in the US has started producing beer in his gut after it accidentally became colonised by high levels of brewer’s yeast. The normally healthy 46-year-old began to experience mental fogginess, dizziness and memory loss in 2011… Read More »

CBO: Pelosi drug pricing bill would save government $345B over 10 years, but stifle new treatments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill to let the government negotiate prices on some drugs would save the government $ 345 billion over seven years but stifle innovation of new treatments and cures, according to a new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. Democrats are likely to use the findings, from an initial report from the… Read More »

Alarm over flu link to heart attacks

Experts are issuing a mid-flu season call for Australians to get immunised, prompted by concerns over influenza’s links to heart attacks. Immunisation Coalition says this year’s flu season is one of the worst on record, with 486 deaths and more than 228,000 cases. The group is hoping to not only raise awareness of influenza’s potential… Read More »

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes. Ashley Avila, 11, plays with her nephew Alexander Avila, 3, outside of their home where Alexander was lead poisoned by lead-based… Read More »

Venezuela’s war on children at a ‘breaking point’ over lack of medical care

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW The cries of millions of children still languishing inside Venezuela all too often go unanswered as the deteriorating conditions and the iron-grip of the Maduro regime has set the stage for once eradicated diseases to run rampant, trauma medicine to vanish, infant mortality to drastically spike, and for simple health skirmishes… Read More »