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Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030, study warns

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:33 AM

The study, published on World Pneumonia Day, finds scaling up existing vaccination coverage, coupled with cheap antibiotics and ensuring good nutrition for children, could save a total of 4.1 million lives

World's first penis, scrotum transplant done in U.S.

Apr 25, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The operation is performed on an American military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan

This undated handout photo obtained April 23, 2018 courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine shows the medical team (L-R) Drs. Richard Redett,Trinity Bivalacqua, Brandacher Gerald, Arthur Bud Burnett and W.P. Andrew Lee(R), professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine standing near a mannequin. Doctors at Johns Hopkins University said April 23, 2018 they have performed the world's first total penis and scrotum transplant on a US military serviceman who was wounded in Afghanistan.The 14-hour operation took place on March 26, and was performed by a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urology surgeons, JHU said in a statement."We are hopeful that this transplant will help restore near-normal urinary and sexual functions for this young man," said W.P. Andrew Lee, professor and director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The entire penis, scrotum without testicles and partial abdominal wall came from a deceased donor.   / AFP PHOTO / Johns Hopkins Medicine / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE/HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test – report

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The preparations come amid a tense escalation of threats between the United States and North Korea over the latter s recent gains in nuclear weapons technology

Activity at North Korea rocket site fuels test concerns

Oct 09, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Speculation that Pyongyang is preparing a show of force has been linked to Monday s October 10 anniversary of the founding of the North s ruling Workers Party

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 20, 2016 shows the ground jet test of a new type high-power engine of a carrier rocket for the geo-stationary satellite at the Sohae Space Center in North Korea. KCNA/File/AFP

North Korea building new submarine – US think tank

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Analysts say that while Pyongyang has made faster progress in its submarine launched missile system than originally expected it is still years away from deployment

Canned food linked to hormone-disrupting BPA – study

Jun 30, 2016 - 2:29 PM

The study also suggests that specific canned foods are linked to higher levels of Bisphenol A a hormone disrupting industrial chemical

Missile test could give N. Korea ICBM by 2020 – US think-tank

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The US Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University says the test of a so called Musudan missile was a partial success that demonstrated the full performance of the weapon s propulsion system

MISSILE TEST. An undated picture provided by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, on June 23, 2016 shows a surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, also known by the name of Musudan missile, being launched at an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo by KCNA/EPA

No 'imminent' signs of North Korea nuclear test – US think tank

May 11, 2016 - 8:53 AM

South Korean officials and North Korea watchers elsewhere earlier warn of a high possibility that Pyongyang might – as a show of strength – carry out a test in the run up to or during the North Korean conclave

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk – study

Apr 02, 2016 - 9:01 PM

We specifically found that waist circumference appears to be a stronger predictor for left ventricle dysfunction than total body weight or body mass index says the study s principal investigator

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N. Korea nuclear test site ready for new tests – monitor

Mar 19, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The US Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University says activity at the Punggye ri underground facility suggests the North is maintaining tunnels as well as cleaning up after its internationally condemned detonation in January

READY FOR NEW TESTS? A lab employee from the Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety's regional office in Gangneung, east of Seoul, checks for radioactive traces in the air, in Gangneung, January 6, 2016, soon after North Korea announced it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. File photo by Yonhap/EPA

Doctors set for first penis transplant in US

Dec 08, 2015 - 8:32 AM

The first such operation is planned for a soldier who suffered genital injuries in a bomb blast in Afghanistan

North Korea may have 100 atomic arms by 2020 – US experts

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:06 AM

Cutting edge European companies could be unwittingly contributing to Pyongyang s suspect nuclear program with their equipment diverted to the isolated country via China

A file photo dated October 2010, then released by the North Korean Central News Agency KCNA, showing a 'Musudan' missile appearing during a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. KCNA/EPA

No sign of imminent North Korea nuclear test – US think-tank

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:43 AM

Pyongyang earlier raised the possibility of what would be the reclusive nation s 4th test in response to a UN resolution condemning its human rights record

A view of a North Korean Scud-B missile at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Caffeine stirs memory – study

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:37 AM

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland found that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least a day after they were formed

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North Korea restarts plutonium reactor - institute

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:48 AM

Satellite imagery taken on August 31 shows white steam coming out of a building next to the five megawatt plutonium reactor at Yongbyon

N. Korea halts work at long-range rocket site: website

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:35 PM

Fresh satellite images confirm that North Korea has halted construction at a facility to launch a new generation of long range rockets

Baby cured of HIV - researchers

Mar 04, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Child now two and a half years old received intensive drug treatment shortly after birth for 18 months and is now considered functionally cured by researchers

Black hole swallows a star

May 04, 2012 - 5:03 PM

NASA says it is the first time scientists are able to observe a black hole swallow a star

CAUGHT IN THE ACT. This computer-simulated image shows gas from a tidally shredded star falling into a black hole. Some of the gas also is being ejected at high speeds into space. Astronomers observed a flare in ultraviolet and optical light from the gas falling into the black hole and glowing helium from the stars's helium-rich gas expelled from the system. Photo courtesy of  NASA, S. Gezari (The Johns Hopkins University), and J. Guillochon (University of California, Santa Cruz)