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More Children Ending Up In Hospitals For Suicidal Tendencies

Researchers found that children’s hospital and emergency room visits for suicidal tendencies have increased more than twice since 2008. They also found that schools may have played a role in the increased rate of hospitalization.

Public Health May 16, 2018

This Robot Teaches Itself How To Help People Get Dressed

A robot at Georgia Institute of Technology is successfully helping people get dressed through simulations. Rather than relying on the sense of sight, the robot uses its sense of touch to perform the task.

Robotics May 15, 2018

Antipsychotic Drugs More Likely To Be Prescribed To Disadvantaged Kids

Children from disadvantaged families are more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs than any other children, a new national study in Australia has revealed. Apparently, 81 percent of these children who were prescribed in their first year were male.

Neuroscience May 14, 2018

Cannabis Use On The Rise Among US Parents

Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Public Health May 14, 2018

New Study Suggests Leprosy Began To Spread From Europe To The World

Scientists have turned to ancient DNA to retrace the history and origins of leprosy. In the biggest study to date, they found that both humans and squirrels may have played a role in the transmission of the disease in Europe.

Ancient May 11, 2018

New Mysterious Magnetic Phenomenon Discovered In Earth’s Outer Atmosphere

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.

Space May 10, 2018

NASA Chief Bridenstine Sees Moon Missions As Railroad In Space

During the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s new administrator, explained to Mars mission supporters the agency’s vision of the return to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine also spoke about InSight and Mars 2020 rover missions.

Space May 10, 2018

Discovery Of Stone Tools In India Rewrites History Of When Humans Left Africa

Archaeologists recently discovered ancient stone tools in India that date back to 385,000 years ago. They believe the finding could rewrite the history of when early modern humans migrated out of Africa.

Ancient February 2, 2018

Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco: FDA Reviews Philip Morris iQOS Device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently reviewed a new handheld electronic device that was developed by Philip Morris International. The device, which heats tobacco without burning it, is claimed to contain 95 percent less harmful chemicals than cigarettes.

Public Health January 23, 2018

How To Protect Your Pet Animals From Dog And Cat Flu

A recent outbreak of canine influenza in the United States has left pet owners terrified about their pets catching the virus. The good news is that the disease can be prevented. Here’s what you can do to protect your pets.

Public Health January 23, 2018

ADHD Drug Use Spikes Among Young Women: CDC Report

The number of young women who are using prescription drugs to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has skyrocketed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It grew by around 344 percent over the last decade.

Medicine January 19, 2018

Baby Delivered During Flight From Paris To New York

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on a plane that was making its way from Paris to New York. The baby's delivery had been successful, thanks to a 27-year-old medical doctor Dr. Sij Hemal.

January 19, 2018

Angelina Jolie Gene Test: Testing Women For Faulty Genes May Prevent Cancer

A new recently published research found testing all women aged 30 and above for the 'Angelina Jolie gene' mutation, even when not at risk, may prevent cancer. Researchers say the approach is also cost-effective compared to today's methods.

Medicine January 18, 2018

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space January 18, 2018

Astronomers Caught Supermassive Black Hole Burping Twice For The First Time

Astronomers caught a supermassive black hole burping twice after munching on gas. Such an act was caught for the very first time using data from a number of telescopes and observatories.

Space January 16, 2018

Surfers More Likely To Have Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Their Stomachs

Surfers are more likely to have their stomachs colonized by antibiotic-resistant bacteria than non-surfers, a new study found. Researchers attempted to test the strength of the E. coli bacteria in the presence of cefotaxime, and here’s what they discovered.

Public Health January 15, 2018

Do Lobsters Feel Pain? Here’s What Science Has To Say

Can lobsters feel pain the same way humans and other animals can? Scientists have tried to answer this question for quite some time now but have reached different conclusions. Here's what they have to say about it.

Animals January 15, 2018

Pet Owners Warned Not To Feed Animals With Raw Meat Products

Researchers are warning pet owners about the dangers of feeding their pets raw meat products, as they pose a risk not only to animals but also to themselves. These products were often found to be infected with parasites and bacteria.

Public Health January 13, 2018

Delta 4 Rocket With US Spy Satellite Makes Successful Launch From California

The United Launch Alliance successfully launched a Delta 4 rocket into orbit on Jan. 12 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket is carrying a secretive spy satellite that could be used as a radar reconnaissance.

Space January 13, 2018

Most People Who Try One Cigarette Likely To Become Habitual Smokers: Study

A new research suggested that it only takes one cigarette for the majority of people to become regular smokers. The research is based on surveys that were conducted between 2000 and 2016 in eight English-speaking countries.

Public Health January 12, 2018

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