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Bayer Essure System For Permanent Birth Control Receives Label Update

Once again, the American Food and Drug Administration slapped restrictions on Bayer for its controversial Essure implant. The device now comes with a checklist that must be signed by the patient before insertion.

Public Health April 10, 2018

World's Smallest Mechanical Heart Valve Saves Life Of 3-Year-Old Girl

Sadie Rutenberg was born with a huge hole inside her heart. Thanks to this miraculous heart valve by Abbott, she is now thriving at three years old.

Medicine April 10, 2018

First Luxury Space Hotel To Offer 'Astronaut In Training' Experience For $9.5 Million

Aurora Station guests can enjoy out-of-this-world comfort with a spacious facility while completing their 12-day basic spaceflight training. By the end of the orbital vacation, they are coming home with an astronaut certification from Orion Span.

Space April 7, 2018

Snow Monkeys Cut Stress During Winter By Taking Hot Baths

Who says hot baths are relaxing only for humans? Japanese macaques are fluffy primates who love lounging in hot springs but for a good reason: it helps in regulating their body temperatures during harsh winter months.

Animals April 5, 2018

Animated Maps Of Mars Reveal Where Humans Can Build First Martian Colony

To build a human colony on Mars, a suitable location must first be determined. Using existing data from NASA and ASU, researchers from the Netherlands have identified several locations where crops can grow and sustain communities.

Space April 5, 2018

Debris Collector Launched Inside Falcon 9 May Help Solve Space Junk Problem

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is delivering more than just supplies and scientific equipment. It contains a revolutionary RemoveDebris collector that may be the ultimate solution to the Earth’s space junk problem.

Space April 5, 2018

Protein Derived From Parasitic Worms Shows Potential Against Crippling Bladder Disease

Chemotherapy patients often develop hemorrhagic cystitis, a painful bladder disease that can lead to death. Existing treatments are limited but scientists recently discovered an alternative derived from a parasitic worm.

Medicine April 4, 2018

Glycemic Index: Here's What You Should Know (Even If You're Not Diabetic)

Pasta was just proven to have no adverse effects on blood sugar level due to its low ranking in the glycemic index. What is this GI and how can it help improve one's health?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 4, 2018

Sinus Infections Are Treated Too Long With Antibiotics: CDC Study

Even when new regulations have been passed, U.S. physicians are still prescribing too many antibiotic medications for sinus infections. This puts patients at risk of side effects and drug resistance.

Public Health April 2, 2018

SpaceX Gets The Green Light For Falcon 9 Launch In Cape Canaveral

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now ready to take off, April 2, from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it receives 80 percent clearance from the Air Force. Launch window will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Space April 2, 2018

World Autism Awareness Day 2018: How Is ASD Different In Girls?

This year, the World Autism Awareness Day puts the spotlight on female patients, including young girls who are often misdiagnosed. Know the sex differences for early detection.

Public Health April 2, 2018

SIDS May Be Genetic: Here's How To Prevent Crib Death

A new study has identified a genetic mutation known as SCN4A to be among the causes of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. However, crib death can still be caused by many other factors which, luckily, are preventable.

Public Health March 29, 2018

China's Space Station Actually Had A Productive Lifetime Despite Devastating Fate

Although it's crashing back to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry, the Tiangong-1 has achieved impressive feats throughout its lifetime. For instance, it has helped in providing emergency control during two major global disasters.

Space March 29, 2018

New Organ Found In Connective Tissues May Explain How Cancers Spread

A new organ, interstitium, was found to facilitate the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body. It's also filled with lymphatic fluid, which can be used as a specimen for a less invasive diagnostic test.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 28, 2018

Viagra 20 Years Later: Here's Why Young, Healthy Men Use The Blue Pill

Twenty years since Viagra became available in the market, the erectile dysfunction medication has evolved into a recreational drug. It is now frequently taken by younger men who are reliant on it for sexual dependence.

Medicine March 28, 2018

NYC Sees The Largest Increase Of Tuberculosis Patients Since 1992

In 2017, a total of 613 verified cases of tuberculosis were recorded by the NYC Health Department. Among these, 14 cases were caused by a multidrug-resistant organism.

Public Health March 27, 2018

NASA To Test Supersonic Parachute For Future Mars Mission

Landing on Mars is not easy, which is why there is a need for advanced parachutes that can be deployed at supersonic speed. On Thursday, March 29, NASA put its ASPIRE to the test in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Space March 27, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Captures Violent Death Of Cocooned Star

For the first time, an international team of astronomers chanced upon a Fast-Evolving Luminous Transit. The rare explosion of the cocooned star has occurred 1.3 billion light-years away from the Earth.

Space March 27, 2018

Short Bursts Of Exercise Still Beneficial: Here Are Physical Activities For People With Busy Schedules

Running is just one of the many types of exercise that can be incorporated in one's high-intensity interval training. Even ordinary and everyday routines such as gardening can be beneficial, as well.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 2018

Artificial Meteor Showers Will Soon Be Available For Under $40,000

The rich can now pay for their own meteor showers that will come in hues of orange, blue, or green. According to a report, the show will cost less than fireworks displays in Tokyo priced at around $40,000.

Space March 26, 2018

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