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Retired Prison Guard Eats His 30,000th Big Mac

Don Gorske has already eaten 30,000 Big Macs since the early 1970s, when he first tried McDonald's signature burger. Does consumption of Big Macs daily make him sick?

Life & Style May 6, 2018

Woman Hospitalized Due To Microblading Infection: Other Health Risks Posed By Tattooed Eyebrows

A woman was hospitalized for three days due to an infection linked to eyebrow microblading. What are the other dangers of getting makeup tattoos and other cosmetic procedures?

Public Health May 5, 2018

Dropping Fast Food Can Increase Fertility: Other Ways To Increase Chances Of Getting Pregnant

Women who want to get pregnant fast may want to ditch fast food, findings of a new study suggest. Here are other ways women and their partner can boost fertility.

Public Health May 5, 2018

Carbon Dioxide In Atmosphere Is Highest In 800,000 Years: Here Are The Top Sources Of Emission

The concentration of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is highest in the last 800,000 years. Here are the primary sources of greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA.

Earth/Environment May 5, 2018

Older Americans Have Active Sex Life: Why Physical Intimacy Still Matters Even In Old Age

Americans between 65 and 80 years old are still sexually active. Here are some of the reasons why physical intimacy is a good thing for aging populations.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 4, 2018

Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.

Medicine May 3, 2018

Hawaii Bill To Ban Sunscreens That Kill Coral Reefs: What Are Oxybenzone And Octinoxate?

Hawaii could become the first U.S. state to ban sunscreens that use oxybenzone and octinoxate. What are these chemicals, and how do they harm coral reefs and human health?

Earth/Environment May 3, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Diet High In Rice And Pasta Linked To Earlier Menopause

Earlier onset of menopause is linked to cardiovascular disease, low bone density, and osteoporosis. What food was linked to early and later onset of menopause in women?

Public Health May 1, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Can Cannabis Help People With Insomnia? Study To Investigate Effect Of Medicinal Cannabinoid On Sleep

Frequent lack of sleep can have detrimental consequences to health. Researchers in Australia will conduct a study that will probe the effects of medicinal cannabis on people with chronic insomnia.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Harvard Study Reveals 5 Healthy Habits That Can Prolong Life By More Than A Decade

Harvard researchers discovered that adherence to five lifestyle practices is associated with more than 10 years of increased longevity, as well as reduced risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease. What are these five healthy habits?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Baking Soda May Reduce Inflammation Of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Other Health Benefits Of This Kitchen Staple

Drinking a solution of baking soda may help reduce the inflammation of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Sodium bicarbonate can also help people suffering from chronic kidney disease, itchy skin, sunburns, and cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2018

Bill Gates Pledges $12 Million For Universal Flu Vaccine: Here Are Other Ways Microsoft Founder Is Saving Lives

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is donating money for research on universal flu vaccine. The billionaire is known to embark on philanthropic efforts that are improving health and saving lives.

Public Health April 30, 2018

DSTART Designing Evolving Starship Made From Hollowed-Out Asteroid

The DSTART team is designing a starship that can keep generations of crew alive as they travel through deep space for an extended period. Why should the interstellar spacecraft use an asteroid?

Space April 29, 2018

Telomerase Structure Discovery May Lead To Drugs That Combat Aging And Cancer

Researchers revealed a more detailed structure of the enzyme telomerase linked to cellular aging. Why is it important in the development of drugs that fight cancer and delay aging?

Medicine April 29, 2018

Fruit's Pungent Smell Causes Gas Leak Scare At Australian University

The smell of a rotting fruit left on a cupboard was mistaken as a potentially dangerous gas leak. The incident prompted the evacuation of more than 500 people in a university in Melbourne.

Feature | Health April 29, 2018

Toxic Aquarium Coral That Releases Airborne Poison Nearly Kills Texas Family

A woman and her family were hospitalized after the palythoa coral in their fish tank released an airborne toxin called palytoxin. What causes these colorful creatures to release the poison?

Animals April 29, 2018

Australia Commits $500 Million To Save Great Barrier Reef From Climate Change

The federal government of Australia is allocating half a billion dollars to save the Great Barrier Reef from climate change and other threats. Here's how this funding will be used to save the world's largest coral reef system.

Earth/Environment April 29, 2018

Disease-Free Population Of Tasmanian Devils In Australia May Save Marsupial Species From Extinction

A new population of Tasmanian devils was found untouched by the Devil Facial Tumour Disease that has brought the marsupial species to the brink of extinction. How did this newly found devils evade the disease?

Animals April 29, 2018

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