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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

Researchers Identify Which Animal Is The Most Likely To Spread Diseases

Scientists have identified which specific mammals are the most likely source of animal-to-human diseases. They also mapped out different areas of the world where these animals are located to find out where potential outbreaks could occur.

Public Health

Sheep Delivers 'Half-Human' Lamb In South Africa

A sheep in a village in South Africa gave birth to a stillborn lamb that had human-like features. This led superstitious villagers to believe that the creature may have been 'sent by the devil.'

Viral

This Tick Can Make You Allergic To Meat With One Bite

Health experts have warned the public about a rare form of illness known as Alpha-Gal allergy that could be acquired through tick bites. The condition can cause the body to develop an adverse reaction to eating meat and poultry.

Public Health June 23, 2017

More US Teens Are Using Contraception When They Have Sex For The First Time: CDC

A new CDC study suggests that more American teenagers are now using contraceptives during sex than in previous years. Many even choose to use some form of contraception when they have intercourse for the first time.

Public Health June 22, 2017

More Americans Are Taking Too Much Vitamin D Supplements: Study

Health experts warn that more American adults are taking high doses of vitamin D supplements. This could lead to an over-absorption of calcium, resulting in soft tissue damage.

Public Health June 21, 2017

Yoga As Good As Physical Therapy For Treating Lower Back Pain: Study

Chronic back pain sufferers can look to yoga as an alternative form of treatment for their condition. A new study suggests that the practice could provide the same amount of pain and function improvement as physical therapy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2017

Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are The Latest Victim Of Climate Change

Global warming is starting to affect the livelihood of millions of coffee farmers in Ethiopia. Data shows that the country could end up losing as much as 60 percent of its coffee growing regions if climate conditions don't improve soon.

Earth/Environment June 20, 2017

Zika Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Detected In Long Beach: How To Avoid Getting Bitten

Public health officials in Long Beach, California have detected disease-carrying mosquitoes in the area for the first time. Residents and visitors have been advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent getting bitten by these insects.

Public Health June 20, 2017

Acupuncture May Ease Pain In ER Patients: Study

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese medical procedure, has been shown to be an effective alternative to painkillers. It could soon be used to provide long-term relief for patients suffering from considerable pain.

Medicine June 20, 2017

Summer-Smart Tips: 5 Ways To Naturally Prevent And Treat Sunburn

Spending too much time under the sun may end up increasing your risk for sunburns. If you happen to develop these painful skin sores, these five simple tips can help reduce the discomfort you might feel.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2017

Binge Eating Fatty Food Even Once Can Lead To Fatty Liver Disease And Insulin Resistance: Study

Researchers discover that eating a meal rich in saturated fats even once can already impact the body negatively. A single episode of binge eating fatty food is enough to trigger insulin resistance and affect liver metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

How Do Blood Vessels Grow? Neurons Hold The Key

A new study featured in the journal Nature Communications suggests that neurons may be responsible for creating new blood vessels in the body. This finding contradicts previous assumptions that vessel cells are the ones that control the process themselves.

Neuroscience January 24, 2017

Your Genes May Be Causing Your Insomnia

Researchers have identified genes that may be linked to sleeping disorders such as insomnia. Their findings could provide a way for newer and better drugs to be developed that could address these issues properly.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2017

Falcon 9 Launch Postponed To January 14: Bad Weather Caused SpaceX To Push Back Launch Date

SpaceX has moved its scheduled Falcon 9 liftoff from Jan. 9 to Jan. 14 because of bad weather at its California launch site. This is supposed to be the company's first rocket launch since August 2016.

Space January 8, 2017

Doctors Can Now Practice Surgical Procedures Through Augmented Reality

London-based tech company Touch Surgery offers surgeons an opportunity to train for various surgical procedures using augmented reality. AR wearable devices allow them to learn about operations in a deeply immersive training environment.

January 7, 2017

Inspired By A Caterpillar, This Soft Robot Crawls To Get Around

Researchers take inspiration from caterpillars to help develop better control over their soft robot's body movement. Their invention can inch and crawl on various surfaces by deforming each of its four body sections using sensors and motors.

Robotics January 7, 2017

'Levitating' Moon Dust? How Dust Particles Travel Across The Lunar Surface Through Static Electricity

A new study suggests that UV radiation or plasmas are the ones responsible for making dust particles appear to 'levitate' on the moon. These forces can lift the material several centimeters above the surface by charging them with static electricity.

Space January 7, 2017

Stem Cell Research: How Scientists Grew Stomach Tissue In A Lab

Researchers have successfully developed a tissue-engineered human stomach in a laboratory using stem cells. The resulting organ can be used to understand various diseases in the digestive system, as well as develop better treatment for them.

Biotech January 6, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment 2017: New Chemical Compound Promises To Stop Spread Of 90 Percent Of Melanoma Cells

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new chemical compound capable of stopping the spread of melanoma. The drug has been shown to curb the spread of up to 90 percent of malignant cells.

Medicine January 6, 2017

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