Tag Archives: Human

NY Gov. Cuomo says he won’t sacrifice human lives to reopen the economy: The argument is ‘absurd’

Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference of the Coronavirus briefing at Northwell Feinstein Institute For Medical Research in Manhasset. Ron Adar | Barcroft Media | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that he’s not willing to trade people’s lives to reopen the state’s economy, saying it’s “absurd” to argue… Read More »

Human knee evolved in lockstep with osteoarthritis, Harvard study says

The human knee is a triumph of design. The joint, which evolved fairly rapidly from our common ancestor with the chimpanzee to accommodate bipedalism, likely contributed to our success as a species. However, as the human lifespan extended, the flaw in the design emerged: pain, in the form of osteoarthritis. In a new paper published… Read More »

UN Expert: Human Rights, Lives Facing ‘Climate Apartheid’

Cars move slowly through a flooded roadway on June 7, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Getty An report submitted to the United Nations this week warns that human rights — along with many of our planet’s poorest residents — may not survive the ongoing climate crisis. Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, said in… Read More »

Medical News Today: In mice: Are animal studies relevant to human health?

The media is rife with claims of breakthrough biomedical studies performed in animals. However, can animals ever faithfully model human health? What can animal models tell us about human health? Avid readers of medical news will be familiar with the widespread use of animal models in biomedical research. From nutrition to cancer research and studies… Read More »