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Kuiper Belt Tilt Suggests Planet 10 Could Be Lurking At The Edge Of The Solar System

Scientists from the University of Arizona found evidence of a planetary mass object possibly the size of Mars in the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt. Could this be a hidden member of our solar system?


Watching The Great American Eclipse Can Cause Blindness: Where To Buy Solar Eclipse Glasses To Protect The Eyes

Many are excited about the Great American Eclipse that will happen on Aug. 21. To enjoy the phenomenon better, its best to be prepared with the proper solar eclipse glasses.


Experts Find 3 Things That Can Protect The Brain From Alzheimer's Disease

A team of experts found no strong evidence to support current intervention methods against cognitive decline and dementia. However, they found that brain training, blood pressure management, and increased physical activity show the most promise among intervention methods.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017

Pharmacy Faces Federal Charges After Selling Drugs That Sickened Newborns

The owner and director of compliance of an Indiana-based pharmacy are facing criminal charges over the sale of adulterated drugs. The case against the two includes the fraudulent acts that they allegedly committed to cover up their adulterated products’.

Medicine June 23, 2017

Laundry Pods Pose Lethal Risks To Adults With Dementia

An elderly woman with dementia passed away two days after ingesting two packets of laundry pods. Hers is the sixth death of an adult with dementia due to ingesting laundry pods.

Public Health June 18, 2017

Scanners For Carry On Luggage Tested By TSA Could Lead To Safer Flights And Shorter Lines

The TSA and American Airlines team up to conduct a demonstration of new CT scanners for carry-on luggage. The demonstration could lead to shorter queues and safer flights.

Security June 18, 2017

Concerning Coconut Oil: Here's The Deal About The Different Types Of Fats

A recent health advisory had many worried about the saturated fat content of coconut oil. Here is the low-down on the different types of fats, both good and bad.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2017

Arguments Against California's Right-To-Die Law For The Terminally Ill Will Proceed

A California judge allowed legal arguments to proceed against California’s End of Life Option Act. The act that allows terminally ill patients to seek life-ending drugs has been in effect for a little over a year.

Medicine June 17, 2017

Carrie Fisher's Death Linked To Sleep Apnea Among Other Factors: Coroner

The Los Angeles County coroner's office released a report regarding Carrie Fisher's passing in December. Sleep apnea and atherosclerosis are linked to her death among other factors.

Celebrities June 17, 2017

Yoga And Meditation Can Alter Stress-Related DNA: Study

Researchers find that mindfulness activities such as yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi can steer our DNA to react differently toward stress-inducing experiences. The reversed reaction to stress could lead to better physical and mental health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2017

Man Wins $870,000 In Malpractice Lawsuit After Doctor Removes Wrong Testicle

A man from Pennsylvania is awarded a total of $870,000 after his doctor removed the wrong testicle. The rare case of medical malpractice in the community shows the importance of competent care even in smaller counties.

Medicine June 16, 2017

E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents Declines In 2016: FDA

The number of middle and high school users of tobacco and e-cigarettes declined from 2015 to 2016. Despite the promising news, the 2011 to 2016 numbers show almost no significant change in any tobacco use.

Public Health June 16, 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Details Plans To Create Self-Sustaining City On Mars

Elon Musk shares his plans on how to make humans a multi-planetary species. If things go according to his plans, he believes that a Mars colonization could begin within a 10-year time frame.

Space June 16, 2017

China Quantum Satellite Beams Entangled Photons From Space

A team from the University of Science and Technology of China has successfully beamed entangled photons from the Micius satellite to two separate locations without losing its state of entanglement. This achievement illustrates the possibility of future quantum communications.

Space June 16, 2017

Analysis Of FDA Data Shows Presence Of Lead In Baby Food Samples As Hidden Health Threat

An analysis of various food products shows that certain infant and toddler food types have detectable lead levels. The Environmental Defense Fund calls for stricter lead regulations as children are more vulnerable to lead.

Public Health June 15, 2017

Dry Drowning And Secondary Drowning: What You Need To Know

Two incidences of dry drowning have been reported of late. Here are the things you need to know about dry drowning, secondary drowning, and the reason why some doctors shy away from using the terminologies.

Public Health June 11, 2017

Guests At Las Vegas Resort Contract Legionnaires' Disease

Two guests of a hotel and casino in Las Vegas have reportedly contracted Legionnaires’ disease. The hotel and Health District are working together to remediate the problem.

Public Health June 10, 2017

Over 2 Million Pounds Of Ready-To-Eat Meat Products Recalled Due To Mislabelling

Food product companies are conducting a recall on chicken products after learning from a supplier that some of their ingredients may have had undeclared allergens.

Public Health June 10, 2017

FDA Seeks For Removal Of Opioid Painkiller From Market: Understanding Substance Abuse

Amid the opioid epidemic, the FDA requested for a voluntary removal of an injectable prescription opioid painkiller. Just how exactly does a drug go from painkiller to an addictive drug?

Public Health June 10, 2017

Mosquito Spray Used To Fight Zika Linked To Delayed Motor Skills

Researchers find motor delays among Chinese infants who were prenatally exposed to the basic insecticide chemicals used to control the spread of Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes.

Public Health June 10, 2017

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