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Foot And Leg Amputations Risk Linked To Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Drug Invokana

FDA required Johnson & Johnson to include a boxed warning about the risk for foot and leg amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who use Invokana. Who are most at risk for amputations?

Public Health May 16, 2017

Most US Soldiers Dismissed For Misconduct Suffer From Mental Illness

GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?

Neuroscience May 16, 2017

Caffeine Overdose Blamed For Death Of 16-Year-Old Teen

A highschool student collapsed in his class after drinking three caffeinated beverages over a period of two hours. The coroner said that the teenager died due to caffeine-induced heart event.

Public Health May 16, 2017

Climate May Affect Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes Linked To Outdoor Temperature

Pregnant women exposed to hot average temperature have higher risk for gestational diabetes than soon-to-be mothers who are exposed to colder temperatures. Here's how a warmer climate affects health during pregnancy.

Public Health May 15, 2017

Extinction By Chance? Dinosaurs Would Have Survived If Chicxulub Asteroid Struck Earth 30 Seconds Earlier

The asteroid that created the Chicxulub crater and was blamed for the extinction of dinosaurs may have hit the waters of the Pacific or Atlantic if it arrived late. What could have happened if it was delayed for 30 seconds?

Animals May 15, 2017

Stephen Hawking, 32 Other Scientists Pen Angry Letter About Origin Of Universe Theory

Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?

Space May 15, 2017

What Are Narwhal Tusks For? Drone Footage Of The Toothed Whales Off Waters In Canada Offers Answer [Video]

Drone footage of narwhals confirms one theory about how they use their mysterious tusk. Watch how these toothed whales use their protruding tooth.

Animals May 13, 2017

Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Reveals How Planets Form Around Stars

The metallicity of planets can help scientists determine how and where they formed around their host star. What is metallicity and what does it tell about the warm Neptune exoplanet HAT-P-26b?

Space May 13, 2017

Gigantic Sea Creature That Washed Up On Indonesia's Shores Is Not A Giant Squid: What Is It?

The mysterious creature that washed up on the shores of an Indonesian island was initially thought to be a boat. It was later described as a giant squid but marine experts think it is something else.

Animals May 12, 2017

Avocado Hand: Slicing For Guacamole Sends People To The Hospital

Doctors have seen an increase in injuries caused by slicing avocados. What is behind incidents of people lacerating their hands while preparing the green fruit for their guacamole?

Public Health May 12, 2017

Preserved Soft Tissues Found In Dinosaur That Looked Like Ghostbusters Monster

Fossils of the Zuul Crurivastator, an ankylosaur dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous period, were found to have preserved soft tissues. How does this make the specimen a rare find?

Animals May 11, 2017

Charles Darwin Is Right: 3.5 Billion-Year-Old Hot Spring Deposits In Australia Show Life Emerged On Land

The ancient Pilbara hot spring deposits in Australia offer the oldest evidence for microbial life on land. Fossils add credence to Charles Darwin's idea of 'warm little pond that suggets life on Earth started on land.

Earth/Environment May 11, 2017

Oreo Contest Offers $500K For New Flavor Idea

Oreo released a new flavor dubbed 'Firework.' Its maker Nabisco also announced a new contest that will allow cookie fans to suggest a new flavor and get a chance to win $500,000 and other perks.

Life & Style May 10, 2017

Cotton-Tipped Swabs Send Dozens Of Children To The Emergency Room Every Day

About 34 children are sent to the emergency room each day for using cotton-tipped applicators to clean the ear. Why is it not safe to use these products?

Public Health May 10, 2017

EpiPens May Still Work More Than 4 Years After Expiration Date: Study

EpiPens may still have 84 percent of stated concentration of epinephrine more than four years after the stamped expiration date. Are experts willing to use expired auto-injector for allergic reactions?

Medicine May 9, 2017

Baldness And Gray Hair Cure Could Be On Horizon With Accidental Discovery

Researchers studying cancer tumors accidentally learned what causes hair to turn gray and stop growing. The discovery may pave the way for a cure for baldness and gray hair.

Public Health May 8, 2017

International Space Station Astronaut Participates In French Election: Here's How Astronauts Vote While In Orbit

ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?

Space May 8, 2017

Is Lou Gehrig's Disease Finally Curable? FDA Approves New ALS Treatment

FDA has approved a new ALS treatment for thousands of Americans suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. How is it different from the older drug riluzole, which extends survival in patients?

Medicine May 7, 2017

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover Samples Active Linear Dune On Red Planet

After conducting analysis of the crescent-shaped dunes on Mars, the Curiosity rover has taken samples from a linear dune on the Red Planet. What are the differences NASA observed between the crescent and linear dunes?

Space May 7, 2017

Starbucks Faces Lawsuit Over Claims It Copied Unicorn Frappuccino From New York Coffee Shop

The End Brooklyn cafe in New York claims that Starbucks's hit blended beverage Unicorn Frappuccino infringed its Unicorn Latte drink. The coffee shop wants compensation and an apology.

Life & Style May 7, 2017

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