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Man With Brain Tumor First Patient Treated In Michigan Proton Therapy Center

A Michigan man who had been diagnosed with brain tumor became the first patient to undergo proton beam therapy in the state. The treatment is considered safer compared with conventional radiotherapy since it only attacks specific cancer cells.

Medicine July 14, 2017

London Natural History Museum Unveils 'Hope' The Blue Whale As Its Newest Attraction

The London National History Museum has unveiled 'Hope' the blue whale as the new centerpiece for its atrium. It will replace the much-loved 'Dippy' the dinosaur, which had been on display in the museum for more than 100 years.

Animals July 14, 2017

Mentally Ill Inmates Held In Confinement Longer, Federal Watchdog Says

The Office of Inspector General revealed that mentally ill inmates in federal prisons are being placed in confinement for long periods. The report alleges that the Bureau of Prisons has done a poor job at providing care for such inmates.

July 13, 2017

Canadian Fisherman Killed By Whale Moments After Freeing It From Net

A fisherman in Canada was killed by a North Atlantic right whale that he had just helped rescue from entanglement. The man's fellow rescuers said he was struck just as the creature was about to swim away from them.

Animals July 13, 2017

Scientists Code GIF Image Into DNA Of Bacteria: Here's How They Did It

Harvard researchers have successfully encoded a five-frame GIF into the DNA of living E. coli bacteria. The new method could lead to a more stable, long-term data storage than silicon memory.

Material Science July 13, 2017

Vatican Says No To Gluten-Free Communion

The Roman Catholic Church has reaffirmed its ban on the use of gluten-free altar breads to celebrate the Eucharist during mass. The Vatican only allows low-gluten hosts provided they still contain enough gluten to obtain the confection of bread.

July 12, 2017

Nepalese Teen Dies In 'Menstruation Hut' Ritual

A teenage girl in Nepal died after being bitten by a poisonous snake while undergoing the traditional 'menstrual hut' ritual. The practice involves having women on their period being separated from the families as they are considered 'impure' by society.

July 11, 2017

Ohio Mom Gets Death Threats After Posting Fake Photo Of 'Pierced' Baby

An Ohio woman is being accused of bad parenting for posting a photo of her child on social media with a 'pierced' cheek. However, the mother claims that it was really meant to protest the practice of having children pierced.

CULTURE July 10, 2017

Smelling Your Food First Can Make You Fat: UC Berkeley Study

A new study by UC Berkeley researchers suggests that a person's sense of smell can affect how the body will deal with calories. The results show a relationship between the olfactory system and brain regions known to control metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2017

Coco Loko: New 'Snortable' Chocolate Can Get You High

A Florida-based businessman is marketing his 'snortable' chocolate powder as a new way to get a quick boost of energy. Health experts, however, warn that inhaling such powders into the nose could cause serious health risks.

Public Health July 6, 2017

Photo Of Louisville Zoo Visitor Sharing Videos With Gorilla Has Gone Viral

A photo of a woman seemingly showing videos to a gorilla at a zoo has become viral on the internet. Jelani, a gorilla at the Louisville Zoo, has become popular for his apparent love for watching videos on visitors' phones.

Animals July 6, 2017

Google DeepMind Medical Trial Violated UK Privacy Law

A top privacy watchdog has revealed that the Royal Free NHS Trust broke UK law when it shared patient health records with Google DeepMind. The data was used in a medical trial involving the artificial intelligence division in 2015.

July 5, 2017

This Prehistoric Giant Crocodile Had T-Rex-Sized Teeth

Scientists have discovered the remains of a massive crocodile-like creature with T-rex-sized teeth in Madagascar. The new discovery may help uncover the mystery behind the 74-million-year-long gap in the evolutionary history of crocodiles.

Animals July 5, 2017

Australian Class Action Case Filed Against Johnson & Johnson Over Vaginal Mesh Implants

More than 700 women in Australia have filed a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over its vaginal mesh implants. The plaintiffs argued that the devices caused them to suffer excruciating and irreparable pain.

Public Health July 5, 2017

Heart Transplant Patient Dies Hours After Giving Birth To Baby Girl

A 31-year-old woman who had received heart transplant surgery died after giving birth to her daughter. She had developed complications hours after the delivery.

July 4, 2017

Painless 'Microneedle' Patches Work As Well As Flu Injections

Researchers have developed new microneedle patches that can administer flu vaccines without the pain of using regular shots. People can simply press the patches on their skin and wait for the vaccine to be absorbed by their bodies.

Medicine June 28, 2017

1 In 3 Dogs And Cats In US Are Overweight: Study

A new study has found that about one-third of pet dogs and cats in the United States can be classified as overweight. This raises questions about the eating habits of pets and the various health risks associated with gaining too much weight.

June 28, 2017

Pharmacy Head Faces Up To 35 Years In Prison For 2012 Meningitis Outbreak

Former Massachusetts pharmacy head Barry Cadden is set to receive sentencing for his role in the 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak. Cadden was convicted by a Boston federal jury in March of racketeering and fraud.

Public Health June 26, 2017

Airborne Fungal Toxins From Wallpaper Pose Serious Health Risk To Homeowners

Researchers have warned about the dangers posed by molds and fungi often found growing on the walls of homes. These organisms can release toxins that can trigger severe allergic reactions in humans and animals.

Public Health June 26, 2017

Oklahoma Doctor Charged With 5 Counts Of Murder After Prescribing High Amounts Of Opioids To Patients

The Oklahoma Attorney General has filed charges against a Midwest City doctor after several of her patients died because of opioid drug overdose. The victims had dangerously high toxicity levels as a result of taking multiple controlled substances.

Public Health June 24, 2017

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