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This Gene Allows Birds To Produce The Color Red

Scientists were able to discover a gene that is responsible for producing the color red in birds. The study involved zebra finches, which are known for their red beaks.

Animals May 20, 2016

US House Approves $622.1 Million Zika Funding Bill

U.S. House approved $622.1 million for Zika virus funding. The said approval was released just a day after the Senate also issued its own version of the bill.

Public Health May 20, 2016

Thousands Of Public Pools Set To Close Due To Serious Health Violations: CDC

CDC has reported that thousands of public pools close due to serious health violations. Inspections of swimming pools revealed that these public water venues may pose health risks if operation continues.

Public Health May 20, 2016

Woman Announces Pregnancy Using IVF-Related Drugs, Syringes To Show Her Infertility Journey

A woman used IVF treatment drugs to make her pregnancy announcement. She posted an Instagram photo of a onesie alongside vials and syringes to represent her struggle to conceive.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2016

Fatal Mix Of Drugs May Be Cause Of Prince's Death

Police suspect that a fatal mix of drugs may be the reason for singer Prince's death. Although the investigations are not yet finished, the authorities are particularly interested to see if combination medicines are present in his body.

Medicine May 19, 2016

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Will Kill Every 3 Seconds By 2050

Drug-resistant bacteria may kill every 3 seconds by the year 2050, a new report has suggested. The increasing cases of antimicrobial resistance pose serious threats to public health and therefore must be addressed as soon as possible.

Public Health May 19, 2016

Infant Bike Helmets Sold at Target Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Infant bike helmets sold at Target have been recalled due to choking hazards. No injuries have been reported so far, but the company wants to ensure the safety of consumers.

Public Health May 19, 2016

Seaweed-Like Fossils Found In China Divide Scientific Community About Evolution Of Complex Life On Earth

Seaweed-like fossils found in China suggest that the evolution of complex life on Earth started earlier than previously thought. The discovery divides the scientific community about evolution.

Ancient May 19, 2016

Antimicrobial Agent In Toothpaste, Soap Does Not Impact Our Gut Microbiome: Study

Antimicrobial agent triclosan was found to have no impact on gut microbiome. The antibiotic, which is found in household and personal hygiene products, may cause some changes in oral and gut flora, but nothing major on microbial communities.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Decision-Makers For Critically Ill Patients Hold Overly Optimistic Beliefs About Prognosis

Decision-makers of critically ill patients have overly optimistic beliefs when it comes to prognosis, a new study has found. While this may have benefits, being overly positive may result in more invasive treatments, which may increase suffering.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

South Carolina Bans Abortion After 19 Weeks

South Carolina has passed a bill to ban abortion after 19 weeks of pregnancy. The said bill will hold no exceptions, including pregnancies due to rape or incest.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Cancer Charities Express Concern Over Changes To Cancer Drugs Fund

Cancer charities in the UK are concerned about the impending changes in the Cancer Drugs Fund. The groups believe it would be much more difficult to get approval for innovative medicines from NICE.

Medicine May 18, 2016

Obama Administration Extends Overtime Pay Eligibility To Millions Of Workers

The Obama administration has announced new rules to extend overtime pay eligibility to millions of workers. The new rules aim to strengthen the status of middle class families and improve quality of life.

Business Tech May 18, 2016

Woman Dies In Florida Following Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure: What Happened

A woman died in Florida after undergoing a cosmetic surgery called Brazilian butt lift. The cause of death is said to be fat embolism syndrome, wherein the patient developed fat clots.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Weed Killer Glyphosate Unlikely To Pose Cancer Risk To Humans: UN Report

UN experts discovered that weed killer glyphosate is unlikely to cause cancer. A new report found that consuming the herbicide via oral route and exposure to the chemical do not result in carcinogenic effects.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Woman Who Never Wanted A Baby Wins Battle With NHS To Get Sterilized

A woman who never wants to have children won the battle against NHS. She was finally sterilized, something she had been fighting for in the last four years.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Australian Athletes To Get Anti-Zika Condoms For Rio Olympics

Australian athletes will be provided with anti-Zika condoms for the Rio Olympics. The said products may help protect the players as they travel and stay in the Zika-affected country.

Public Health May 18, 2016

Cancer Patient Receives First US Penis Transplant

A cancer patient who lost his private organ to amputation received the first penis transplant in the U.S. The operation gave hope to other people with similar problems, especially soldiers and service members.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 17, 2016

Scientist Documents Female Gorillas Having Homosexual Acts

A scientist documented homosexual acts between female gorillas. The study may help better understand such behaviors in humans because the two species are closely related.

Animals May 17, 2016

Beaked Whale Found Washed Up On Australian Beach Could Be Evolutionary Throwback

Scientists found two extra teeth on a rare beaked whale that was washed up on a beach in South Australia. The discovery is believed to be an evolutionary throwback rather than a deformity.

Animals May 16, 2016

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