Tag Archives: People

Ancestry firms have DNA on 26 million people; researchers can analyze almost everyone's data

More than 26 million people — more people than in all of Australia — have shared their DNA with one of the four leading ancestry and health databases, allowing researchers to extrapolate data on virtually all Americans and raising some serious privacy concerns, according to the MIT Technology Review.

More people die after surgery worldwide than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined

Around the world, 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days of surgery, and this translates to the third leading cause of death worldwide, a new study reveals. Since 50 per cent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where surgery is less accessible, it reveals the disproportionate burden of postoperative death globally.… Read More »

Air travel tips for people with hearing loss

It’s no secret that air travel has become more unpleasant in recent years. Oversold flights, minimal food service and airlines’ desire to squeeze more passengers in by eliminating legroom are just a few of the indignities travelers must suffer in order to get to their destinations. You do not need to remove your hearing aids while going through… Read More »