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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

Researchers Working On Novel Approach To Treat Hearing Loss

The ears have a fluid that tend to flush things out, even if it is medicine. A research team's novel approach could actually make the drug stick to the ears, allowing damaged cells to regenerate.

Neuroscience April 7, 2018

New Jersey E.Coli Outbreak Possibly Linked To Panera Bread: Report

An E.coli outbreak in four counties of New Jersey has had eight people hospitalized. The state's Department of Health is currently conducting an investigation with help from the CDC and the FDA.

Public Health April 7, 2018

Hypothesis Suggests Toxic Flowers Helped Wipe Out Dinosaurs: Here Are Some Unusual Old Ideas About Dinosaur Extinction

How exactly did the dinosaurs go extinct? There's yet to be a precise answer, but here are some of the ideas about their extinction that were once suggested.

Animals April 7, 2018

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

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