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Surgeon General Issues New Advisory On Naloxone: What To Know About The Opioid Overdose-Reversal Drug

The Surgeon General wants more people to carry Naloxone with them in case of opioid overdose emergencies. How can members of the general public help with this public health crisis?

Public Health April 7, 2018

Disease Caused Ohio Raccoons' Zombie-Like Behavior: What Is Distemper?

Ohio's 'zombie-raccoons' turned out to be distemper-infected raccoons. What are the symptoms of distemper, and what can one do if they suspect a creature to have it?

Animals April 6, 2018

Pet Owners Beware: 10 Sickened After Common Fish Tank Coral Released Potentially Deadly Toxin

Ten individuals including responding firefighters and two dogs got sick after a common coral released potentially deadly toxins. The incident happened overnight after the fish tank was cleaned out.

Public Health April 6, 2018

Surgeon General Advisory Urges The Public To Carry Opioid Antidote Naloxone To Potentially Save Lives

To combat the opioid epidemic, the Surgeon General calls on the public to carry naloxone and to know how to administer it. This is the first surgeon general advisory in 13 years.

Public Health April 6, 2018

7,000 Pounds Of Raw Beef Recalled For Being Produced Without Federal Inspection

A Texas company has recalled over 7,000 pounds of raw beef products that were not inspected. The Federal Meat Inspection Act requires all meat products for commercial use to pass federal inspection.

Public Health April 1, 2018

Is Africa Splitting Into Two? Sudden Appearance Of Massive Crack In Kenyan Valley Proves It Could

A massive crack suddenly appeared in Kenya's Rift Valley, splitting roads and houses into two. Evidently, a part of Africa could split from the continent in 50 million years.

Earth/Environment April 1, 2018

Thousands Mourn At Stephen Hawking's Funeral In Cambridge, Eddie Redmayne Among The Many Who Paid Tribute

Stephen Hawking's funeral was a private one, but the streets of Cambriidge were reportedly filled by thousands of respecting supporters. Cambridge was the home of Professor Hawking for over 50 years.

Feature | Science April 1, 2018

Researchers Find The Science Behind The Popping Sound Of Cracking Knuckles: The Good And Bad Sides Of Knuckle-Cracking

Researchers of a new study confirmed a 1971 theory which describes the mechanisms behind the popping sound of cracking knuckles. Are the negative effects of cracking knuckles just myths?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Study Finds Uncertain Results On E-Cigarettes As Useful Tool To Quit Smoking

Within six months, 10 percent of smokers who used cigarettes were able to quit smoking, while 28 percent of those who did not use e-cigarettes successfully quit. More research is needed to study e-cigarettes' effectiveness to help quit smoking.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Man's Massive Tumor Thought To Be Beer Belly For Years: Can Beer Really Cause A Belly Bulge?

Can drinking beer really lead to a beer belly? There are various ways in which beer can cause fat storage in the belly, and men are more at risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018

Health Officials Warn Of Synthetic Marijuana That Can Cause Severe Bleeding

Illinois officials are conducting an investigation after several people were rushed to the hospital due to synthetic-marijuana-induced severe bleeding. The product is called synthetic pot, but its effects vary greatly from marijuana.

Public Health March 25, 2018

Report: Earth Is Losing Plants And Animals At A Dangerous Rate

Despite progress on some conservation efforts, UN reports showed that biodiversity on the planet remains to be on a serious decline. Is humanity on the verge of living in a lonelier planet?

Earth/Environment March 25, 2018

Radar Images Reveal Major Ground Movement And Sinking In Texas Oil Patch

Major land deformations were found in a Texas oil patch thanks to radar satellite images. The deformations occurred as a result of decades of oil production in the area.

Earth/Environment March 25, 2018

Norovirus Outbreak Reported At 2 Vermont Restaurants, Over 50 Sickened

The Vermont Department of Health is conducting an investigation regarding a norovirus outbreak among 50 restaurant customers. What are some important things to know about the norovirus?

Public Health March 24, 2018

Short Bursts Of Exercise Just As Beneficial To Long-Term Health As Vigorous Exercise: Study

A study finds that accumulated minutes of exercise is just as beneficial to long-term health as sustained blocks of exercise. A hundred minutes of exercise a day, whether accumulated or sustained, cuts death risk by 76 percent.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 24, 2018

LOOK: Street Snake Charmer Passes Out When Python Strangles Him During Live Show

A snake charmer in India passed out in front of a crowd after his python wrapped itself around his neck. Here are some things you may want to know about pythons.

Animals March 23, 2018

Man's Hand Lump Found After Dental Procedure Turns Out To Be Sign Of Serious Heart Infection

A Vancouver man went into the emergency department with a strange hand lump and a recent history of flu-like symptoms. Could his condition be related to his recent dental procedure?

Medicine March 23, 2018

Experimental Weight Loss Treatment Involves Freezing 'Hunger' Nerves

Can weight-loss be achieved by freezing the nerve responsible for telling the brain that the stomach is hungry? An experimental procedure proved that this unusual technique can be quite effective and safe.

Neuroscience March 23, 2018

Woman Dies After 'Bee Acupuncture' Treatment: How To Minimize Risks Of Alternative Therapies

Almost half of Americans have tried at least one complementary or alternative therapy. A woman's death from her apitherapy reminds people to be careful when trying unconventional health care approaches.

Medicine March 23, 2018

American Adults Drink 17.5 Billion Drinks A Year: What Binge Drinking Does To The Body

The CDC found that American adults can binge drink up to seven drinks on a single occasion. Such a practice can affect the brain, heart, pancreas, liver, and even the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2018

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