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Most Smokers Ignore Pictorial Warnings On Cigarette Packs

The majority of smokers in India ignore visual warnings on cigarette packs, a new survey has found. Despite the government's recent rule to increase the visual warnings from 20 to 85 percent, most smokers remain unaffected.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Poor Immune System Linked To Mental Health Problems

A breakthrough study links mental health problems to a compromised immune system. Findings show that a combination of medication and immune system therapies can relive mental health symptoms.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

New Test Indicates Chance Of Comatose Patients To Wake Up

A common test can determine the awareness indication and chances of waking up among comatose patients. The test, which measures the level of the brain’s sugar metabolism, provides hope for families going through a tough time.

Neuroscience May 29, 2016

SpaceX Successfully Lands Rocket On Ship At Sea For The Third Time

Another beautiful maritime landing by SpaceX. Falcon 9’s first-stage rocket successfully landed on a droneship at sea during the THAICOM 8 satellite launch on Friday.

Space May 28, 2016

California Governor Signs Bill To Allow Organ Transplant Between HIV-Infected People

The first organ transplant between an HIV-positive donor and an HIV-positive patient in California can take place this month. California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on May 27 that made the procedure legal.

Public Health May 28, 2016

Standing Desk May Help Improve Employee's Health And Productivity

Want to accomplish more at work? Please stand up. A new study found that standing desks can improve employees’ health and productivity.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 2016

State, Tribal Officials Reach Agreement On Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Plan

Anglers, get ready. Two opposing sides have reached an agreement on the 2016-2017 Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Plan, ending a stalemate that could have affected sports, tribal and commercial fishermen in Washington.

Animals May 27, 2016

Bright Light And Food Choices: Diners Likely To Order Healthier Items From Menu In Well-Lit Room

Bright lights could encourage healthy eating. A new study found that diners are more likely to order healthier food items when dining in well-lit establishments.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 27, 2016

Physics Lab May Have Found Evidence Of Fifth Force Of Nature

Have scientists found the elusive fifth force? A recent analysis of a Hungarian experiment showed a possible evidence of nature’s fifth force, but skeptics remain unconvinced.

Energy May 27, 2016

Most US Adults Get Their News From Social Media

The majority of adults in the United States get their news from social media. As expected, Facebook is the top social media source for news based on a recent survey.

Life & Style May 27, 2016

China Startup Moxi To Launch World's First Bendable Smartphone This Year

Chinese startup Moxi Group is launching the world’s first bendable smartphone this year and it already looks promising. However, the price tag alone is enough to make you flip over.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 26, 2016

China Capital Beijing To Implement World's Strictest Vehicle Emission Standards By 2017

Beijing will roll out the world's strictest vehicle emission standards by next year to help solve the worsening air pollution crisis. The goal is to reduce hydrocarbon emissions by 5 percent.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2016

Artificial Sweeteners May Help Cut Calories But Up Type 2 Diabetes Risk

What's hiding behind the sweetness? Findings show that while artificial sweeteners, especially aspartame, can help people cut down on calories, these sugar substitutes can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016

High Sodium Intake Linked To Increased Heart Disease Risk In Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease might want to start cutting down on salt. A new study linked high sodium intake with increased clinical cardiovascular disease risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 2016

High-Speed Camera Captures Lightning Striking Earth In Slow Motion [Video]

Lightning strikes were captured in slow motion by folks at the Florida Institute of Technology. Scientists used a high-speed camera to record a lightning show at 7,000 frames per second.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2016

Bloodsucking Vampire Fish On The Rise In UK Rivers

It's too early for Halloween, but swimmers in the UK are on the lookout for bloodsucking vampire fish in the rivers. The lampreys are back and they're out to suck blood.

Animals May 26, 2016

Air Pollution Heightens Risk Of Stillbirth During Third Trimester

The plot (and air) thickens. A recent analysis strengthens the alleged link between air pollution and increased stillbirth risks during the 28th week of pregnancy or even later.

Public Health May 25, 2016

It's OK To Let Babies Cry Themselves To Sleep: Study

Let them cry it out. A new study suggests that letting babies cry themselves to sleep might be a good sleep training method that will not cause long-term emotional problems for both babies and parents.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

France Tightens Rules After Fatal Clinical Drug Trial

French regional authorities will inspect medical centers across the country to ensure they meet the standards for clinical trials. This follows the aftermath of a clinical drug study that went horribly wrong in January wherein one participant died.

Medicine May 25, 2016

Biodegradable Plastics Break Down Extremely Slow In Marine Environments: UN Report

Biodegradable plastics are not simple solutions to the growing plastic waste crisis. A United Nations report shows that they break down extremely slowly in marine environments.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2016

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