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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

Standing Desks Could Be Harmful For Your Health

Using standing desks for long periods of time could be as dangerous as prolonged sitting. Standing for two hours has been linked to discomfort and decreased mental reactiveness.

Public Health February 27, 2018

DNA Analysis Reveals Interbreeding Among Woolly Mammoth And Other Ancient Elephants

Researchers sequenced the genomes of 14 species of living and extinct species of elephants, including the mastodon and the woolly mammoth. Results revealed that the ancient species practiced widespread interbreeding.

Animals February 27, 2018

Pediatricians Recommend All Kids 12 To 21 Years Old To Undergo Depression Screening

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued guidelines recomming that all kids between 12 and 21 years old undergo depression screening. Pediatricians are urged to talk to their parents alone.

Public Health February 27, 2018

Beech Trees Are Booming In Forests Because Of Climate Change

A 30-year study revealed that the American beech, a large tree often used for firewood, is dominating the woodlands. Here's why this is bad news for the forests and those who work in them.

Earth/Environment February 26, 2018

Children Struggle To Hold Pencils Due To Excessive Use Of iPads

Children are having difficulty holding a pencil because of excessive use of devices that prevents the development of muscles needed for holding pencils and writing correctly. Some children do not even know how to receive a pencil or paintbrush.

Public Health February 26, 2018

E-Cigs Contain Toxic Metals That Can Kill You: How Many Are In Danger In The US?

E-cigarette users may be exposed to potentially toxic amounts of metals such as lead, nickel, manganese, and chromium. Here are the number of people in the United States that are at risk of the adverse effects of using these vaping devices.

Public Health February 26, 2018

Big-Nosed Males Are Attractive For Female Proboscis Monkeys: Other Unique Animals Traits That Attract Mates

Male proboscis monkeys tend to have larger testes and more females in their harlem. Here are other animal traits that help attract potential mates during breeding season.

Animals February 25, 2018

Astronomers Find Widespread Water On The Moon: Can This Sustain Future Lunar Habitat?

Lunar data show that water on the moon is widespread and appears to be present regardless of the time of day. Can this water help future moon explorers and lunar colonies?

Space February 25, 2018

Most Popular Antidepressant Among Least Effective In Treating Depression

A popular antidepressant drug is found to be among the least effective of the medicines used for treating depression. What were the best antidepressants based on efficacy and tolerability?

Medicine February 23, 2018

Instant Pot Warns One Of Its Multicooker Models Is Overheating And Melting

In a Facebook post, Instant Pot informed Gem 8-in-1 Multicooker users about reports of the cooker overheating and melting. The company is working with CPSC to replace the defective units.

Public Health February 23, 2018

Should You Drink Alcohol To Live Longer? Studies Show Risks Of Booze May Outweigh Benefits.

The 90+ Study involving 14,000 seniors showed a link between drinking alcohol and longevity. Earlier studies, however, suggested that drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol can cause adverse health effects.

Public Health February 23, 2018

All Wild Horses Are Now Extinct, Genetic Study Reveals

Biologists thought that the Przewalski's horses were the last wild horses partly because of their appearance. Genome sequencing revealed that these were feral descendants of earliest-known species of domesticated horses.

Animals February 23, 2018

Doctors Remove World's Largest Brain Tumor In 7-Hour Operation

A brain tumor weighing 1.8 kg had been removed from a 31-year old man in India. After checking medical texts, doctors said it was the largest tumor to be excised successfully.

Public Health February 22, 2018

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