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Peanuts, Pecans May Lower Death Risk Of Colon Cancer Patients: Here Are More Reasons To Eat Nuts

Consuming tree nuts and peanuts may help Stage III colon cancer patients. Studies also showed that nuts could benefit healthy individuals through fat loss and reduced risk for early death.

Public Health March 3, 2018

Tummy Tuck Not Just A Cosmetic Procedure: Abdominoplasty May Reduce Back Pain, Urinary Incontinence

Women who had abdominoplasty with repair of the abdominal muscles reported major improvements in disability caused by back pain and urinary incontinence. How does tummy tuck help address these health issues?

Public Health March 3, 2018

'Flying Brain' That Can Recognize Astronaut Alexander Gerst To Assist International Space Station Crew

CIMON will serve as an artificial intelligence assistant to help astronauts conduct experiments at the ISS. It can recognize and even greet its handler Alexander Gerst with a friendly face.

Space March 3, 2018

Selfies Can Make Your Nose Look 30 Percent Bigger

A mathematical model revealed that people's nose may look bigger in their selfies. What's a good distance between the face and the camera to avoid this distortion in photos?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2018

Tree Nuts Such As Pecans, Almonds, And Walnuts May Help Improve Colon Cancer Survival

Stage III colon cancer patients who consumed nuts were found to have reduced risk for cancer recurrence and death. Disease-free survival was better among nut consumers who ate tree nuts instead of peanuts.

Medicine March 2, 2018

Penguin Supercolony In Antarctica Discovered Through Pictures From Space

NASA satellite imagery revealed telltale signs of guano suggestive of a previously undiscovered penguin supercolony on the Danger Islands in Antarctica. How many birds did researchers survey in the area?

Animals March 2, 2018

NASA Finds Lots Of Water In Hot Saturn's Atmosphere: Can Exoplanet WASP-39b Host Life?

The exoplanet WASP-39b that circles a quiet sun-like star 700 light-years away has three times the amount of water in Saturn. Does the presence of water vapor in its atmosphere mean the planet can host life?

Space March 2, 2018

New Tardigrade Species That Lays Unique Eggs Dicovered In A Parking Lot In Japan

The newly identified Macrobiotus shonaicus is the 168th tardigrade species discovered in Japan. What are the special characteristics of this microscopic organism that make it different from other previously known tardigrade species?

Animals March 1, 2018

Stars That Formed 180 Million Years After The Big Bang Offer Clues About Dark Matter

Astronomers reported finding the apparent fingerprint of the first stars of the universe, which formed about 180 million years after the Big Bang. What does this tell about dark matter?

Space March 1, 2018

Dolphins Plan Their Hunting Dives Ahead Of Time

Recordings of the sound that dolphins make when hunting for their prey revealed that the cetaceans learn from past dives and plan their next dives. Other air-breathing marine animals may also have a similar ability.

Animals February 28, 2018

1 In 14 Women In The US Smokes While Pregnant: CDC

West Virginia has the highest rate of women who smoked while they were pregnant. Babies born to women who smoked during pregnancy are at higher risk for birth defects.

Public Health February 28, 2018

Common Skin Bacteria Produces Chemical That Can Help Prevent Cancer

A strain of bacteria that commonly lives on the human skin produces 6-HAP that can kill cancer cells without harming other cells. About 20 percent of healthy humans have 6-HAP-producing Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Public Health February 28, 2018

Study Reveals Why You Should Put Smartphones Away While Dining With Family And Friends

Earlier studies showed that just the presence of a mobile phone can reduce the quality of in-person conversations. A new study shows the unwanted effects of using mobile phones during dinner with family and friends.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2018

Lawsuit Seeks Money To Cover Treatment Of Babies Born Addicted To Opioids

A medical-legal team filed the first lawsuit in the United States that aims to protect children born with NAS. The suit was filed to several drug makers and distributors, which include Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, Johnson & Johnson.

Public Health February 28, 2018

Alien Life Possibly Producing Methane In Saturn Moon Enceladus

A microbe that thrives in harsh environments on Earth can grow well in conditions similar to the hydrothermal vents on Enceladus' seafloor. They even produced methane, raising possibility that methane detected by Cassini has biological origins.

Space February 28, 2018

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster May Contaminate Planet Mars With Bacteria From Earth

Scientists at Purdue University think that Elon's Musk's Tesla car currently in orbit around the sun was not sterilized before it was launched into space. What could happen if it contaminated Mars?

Space February 28, 2018

Minnesota Toddler Is Allergic To Water And Her Own Tears: Other Odd Allergies You May Not Know Exist

A toddler in Minnesota was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition that makes her allergic to water. Here are other things that oddly cause allergic reactions to some people.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

Varicose Veins Linked To Potentially Deadly Blood Clots

People with varicose veins were found to have higher incidence of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, and peripheral artery disease. Do varicose veins cause blood clots?

Public Health February 27, 2018

Popular Diet For Hypertension Also Reduces Depression Risk: How To Start The DASH Diet

The DASH diet can reduce cholesterol levels and help prevent hypertension and reduce risk of depression. Here are tips on how to start this diet that limit intake of food high in salt, sugar, and saturated fat.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

New Study Confirms Prevalence Of Sexting Among Teens

Analysis of 39 sexting studies showed that one in seven teens have sent sexts and one in four have received them. Up to 13 percent of kids forward sexually explicit images and videos they received without sender’s consent.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

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