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Obese Sisters Get Bariatric Surgery In Bid To Help Them Live Healthier Lives

Yogita and Anisha were already having breathing problems at just six and eight years old because of their obesity. Thanks to a kind doctor, the sisters received the medical care that they need for free.

Medicine April 22, 2018

Exotic Tick Species Possibly Established In New Jersey

In 2017, a sheep was discovered to be infested with a tick species that hasn't previously been seen in the United States. Recent updates reveal that the ticks survived winter and may already be established in New Jersey.

Public Health April 22, 2018

'Dance Moms' Star Abby Lee Miller Diagnosed With Rare Cancer: What Is Burkitt Lymphoma?

Burkitt lymphoma is an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that may vary depending on geographical location and affected body part. Outside of Africa, it may be associated with a compromised immune system.

Medicine April 22, 2018

Hubble Celebrates Stellar Anniversary: Highlights Of The Space Telescope's 28 Years Of Exploration

Before the Hubble Space Telescope was launched in 1990, astronomers haven't observed planets beyond the solar system. Now, Hubble is helping astronomers on the planet hunt that has since discovered more than 3,000 extrasolar planets.

Space April 21, 2018

Organic Tampons, Menstrual Cups No Safer Than Regular Tampons Against Toxic Shock Syndrome: Study

New research finds that even organic tampons and menstrual cups may also cause toxic shock syndrome. What can be done to reduce the risk of TSS?

Public Health April 21, 2018

Multistate E.coli Outbreak: CDC Expands Warning To Cover All Types Of Romaine Lettuce

The CDC has expanded its E.coli warning from chopped romaine lettuce to all types of romaine lettuce. The advisory comes after an investigation in Alaska revealed that several people fell ill after consuming whole heads of romaine lettuce.

Public Health April 20, 2018

Autism Pioneer Alleged To Have Worked With Nazis: Who Is Hans Asperger?

Who is Hans Asperger? He's credited for the first descriptions of what's now known to be Asperger's syndrome, but he's also allegedly involved in a Nazi euthanasia program.

Feature | Health April 20, 2018

Study Finds Inconclusive Results On Whether Animals Can Predict Earthquakes Despite Hundreds Of Reports

There are hundreds of reports of animals behaving abnormally before earthquakes, but does that mean they can predict such natural disasters? Researchers find that the data is still lacking.

Animals April 20, 2018

Hole In Stone Age Cow's Skull Bears Evidence Of Early Cranial Surgery

A stone age cow skull was found to have a hole that was likely made as a result of cranial surgery. Such evidence of trepanation has never been seen on animals before.

Ancient April 19, 2018

Study Finds Public Restroom Hand Dryers May Be Spreading Bacteria: What's The Best Hand-Drying Method?

Hand drying is just as important a process as hand washing in keeping bacterial transmissions at bay. What is the more effective hand-drying method available in public restrooms?

Public Health April 16, 2018

4 Baboons Escape From Research Facility In Texas

Four baboons were shortly returned to their enclosure after they had escaped earlier from a primate research facility. All the baboons that escaped are accounted for, and veterinarians confirmed that they are all okay.

Animals April 15, 2018

Second Grade Students Work Together To Support Classmate With Diabetes

A class of second-grade students worked on a project together to create purse designs for their classmate's diabetes apparatus. The children even made a belt design when they realized that boys could also get type 1 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 15, 2018

Caffeine Crackdown: FDA Takes Step To Block Consumer Sales Of Pure Caffeine In Bulk

Since 2015, the FDA has been cracking down on the sales of pure caffeine. A new guidance will make selling pure caffeine in bulk unlawful.

Public Health April 14, 2018

Police Officer Administered With Narcan After Accidental Exposure During Drug Arrest

First responders often have to bring Naloxone just in case of an opioid overdose emergency. In Ohio, police officers had to administer Narcan on a colleague after the then-unknown substance blew into his face and he fell ill.

Public Health April 14, 2018

Restaurant Workers Rank Highest In Cannabis Use Prevalence: CDC Report

A CDC report finds that workers in the food industry have the highest prevalence of cannabis use. The results could help employers create drug-related policies to ensure safety and security.

Public Health April 14, 2018

Is It Time To Rethink Alcohol Guidelines? Research Suggests New Threshold For Low-Risk Drinking, And It's Not That Much

A new study finds that even under the current national guidelines, such 'low-risk' consumption could still have dire health effects. Will lowering the limit to 100 grams of alcohol consumption per week help prevent such adverse health consequences?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2018

Model Left Partially Blind After Botched Eye Color Change Surgery

A model got a surgery to change her eye color but experienced adverse effects soon after the procedure. Despite efforts to save her vision, she has lost a majority of her eyesight in both eyes.

Medicine April 13, 2018

Study Finds Night Owls Are More At Risk Of Early Death: Other Problems Linked To Evening Persons

Definitive evening types tend to stay awake until the late hours of the night. What are some of the risks that these night owls are facing?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2018

LOOK: Atlantic Puffin Beaks Glow Under UV Light

Why is this puffin's beak glowing bright blue? To find out more about the glow, researchers are designing sunglasses so they can test the UV light on live puffins without harming their eyes.

Animals April 8, 2018

Man Donates Toes Lost To Frostbite For Famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail'

A man from Britain who lost his toes to frostbite donated the appendages for the traditional "sourtoe cocktail." What is frostbite and how can one avoid it?

Feature | Health April 8, 2018

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