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Kentucky Sues Drug Company Endo For Opioid Epidemic

Andy Beshear, the attorney general of Kentucky, is filing a lawsuit against Endo International PLC for allegedly deceiving people - through its marketing practices - about the safety of its product, Opana ER.

Medicine November 8, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

145 Million-Year-Old Rat Teeth Offer Clues On Origins Of Modern Mammals

A student recently uncovered two ancient teeth in England that belong to rat-like creatures that lived 145 million years ago. Scientists say the creatures are the oldest known ancestors of modern mammals, including human beings.

Ancient November 7, 2017

Gonorrhea Cases In Australia Rise By 63 Percent In 5 Years

Latest data on STIs show an alarming 63 percent rise in the number of gonorrhea cases in Australia in the past five years. What's behind the huge increase in this sexually transmitted disease?

Public Health November 6, 2017

More Time On Social Media Does Not Harm Mental Health: Study

Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

Heart Disease Deaths Plunge But Drug Overdoses Rise: CDC

Latest figures from the CDC showed that deaths by drug overdose in the United States have risen by around 20 percent in 2016. What's behind the increase in death rate?

Public Health November 4, 2017

Pregnant Woman Becomes Pregnant Again: Here's How It Happened

A 31-year-old woman from California named Jessica Allen became pregnant while she was already pregnant in a rare medical incident, called 'superfetation.' Here's how it happened.

Medicine November 4, 2017

Trader Joe's Salads Recalled For Possible Listeria Contamination

A public health alert has been issued for a certain type of salad sold at Trader Joe's grocery stores. Officials are warning consumers to either throw the salad product away or return them to where they were purchased.

Public Health November 2, 2017

Aging Is Inevitable: Math Shows Humans Can Never Be Immortal

A mathematical proof has shown that it is impossible to stop the natural process of aging. Here's what scientists have to say about human mortality.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 2, 2017

Surrogate Mother Unknowingly Gives Birth To Biological Son

A surrogate mother from California unknowingly gave birth to a biological son in a rare medical incident, called 'superfetation.' After realizing that the child was her own, Jessica Allen decided to take him back and the incident was brought to court.

October 28, 2017

Woman Files Lawsuit Over Unnecessary Mastectomy And Hysterectomy

A woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals over 'unnecessary mastectomy and hysterectomy.' Elisha Cooke-Moore's lawsuit claims she was misled by medical professionals who told her she was carrying 'cancer-causing genes' and that she needed to undergo surgery.

Medicine October 28, 2017

Lucid Dreaming: Study Reveals Effective Techniques To Control Your Dreams

A new research has revealed three effective techniques that could help people increase their chances of experiencing 'lucid dreams'. The research shows a '17 percent success rate' for those who managed to combine all three techniques.

Neuroscience October 27, 2017

Arctic Sea Ice Declining Faster Than Scientists Initially Predicted

A new study shows that the Artic Ocean could become ice-free sooner than what scientists predicted. As a result, global weather patterns would get affected.

Earth/Environment October 26, 2017

Prehistoric Ape Teeth Found In Germany May Rewrite Human History

Ancient teeth were found from the sediments of a river near Eppelsheim, Germany. The teeth are believed to be from a yet-to-be-described mystery primate.

Ancient October 25, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

Space October 24, 2017

Stephen Hawking Makes 1966 Doctoral Thesis Available Online

Famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his original 1966 doctoral thesis available online for the first time. The thesis is freely available to anyone who is interested to learn about the theoretical physicist's earlier views concerning the universe.

Space October 23, 2017

Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Outside Space Station Despite Frayed Tether, Bad Jetpack

An astronaut successfully completed a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Oct. 20. Astronaut Joe Acaba managed to replace a 'blurry camera' outside of the space station, despite having a frayed tether and a bad jetpack.

Space October 22, 2017

Judge Tosses $417 Million Talcum Powder Case Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

A judge in Los Angeles has thrown out a $417 million 'talcum powder' case verdict against Johnson & Johnson. Previously, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay the sum to a woman who claimed she got ovarian cancer from the company's baby powder product.

Public Health October 21, 2017

NASA's Maven Mission Finds Planet Mars Has Magnetic Tail

New research from NASA's Maven spacecraft discovers Mars's 'invisible magnetic tail.' The research indicates that the tail is 'twisted' as a result of an interaction with the solar wind.

Space October 20, 2017

Death Of Pet Dog Literally Broke Texas Woman's Heart

A woman was left literally 'broken-hearted' after her Yorkshire terrier died as a result of congestive heart failure. Joanie Simpson was rushed to the hospital and was diagnosed with 'Broken-heart syndrome'.

Animals October 20, 2017

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