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Possible Health Hazards Of Fireworks And How To Prevent Them This New Year

There are potential health hazards when it comes to using firecrackers and fireworks. What are they and how can one avoid them this coming new year?

Feature December 29, 2018

The Most Common New Year's Resolutions And How To Really Stick To Them

What were the most common new year's resolutions in 2017? With a new year on the way, learn the ways one can really commit to a new year's resolution.

Feature December 27, 2018

Feeling Blue During The Holidays? Maybe It's Seasonal Affective Disorder

Feeling blue during the holidays might not just be a result of the stress that comes with the season. Seasonal affective disorder may be the culprit.

Feature December 22, 2018

Holiday Activities That Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk On Christmas Eve

A recent study revealed that 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve is the peak time for vulnerable people to get a heart attack. What are the activities that may increase the chances of a heart attack this holiday season?

Feature December 21, 2018

What To Know About Veterans With PTSD Before Lighting Up The Firecrackers This Holiday Season

Can firecrackers trigger PTSD among veterans? What are some important things to know before lighting up the firecrackers this new year.

Feature December 31, 2018

Flesh-Eating Infection Left Texas Prison Inmate Disfigured After He Was Denied Immediate Treatment In Jail, Lawsuit Claims

Inmate Harold Millican contracted a flesh-eating infection while in a Texas jail. He spent a week in the prison infirmary with a rotting wound because no one was available to transport him to the hospital.

Feature December 18, 2018

Parachutes Do Not Save People Who Fall Out Of Airplanes: Study

An experiment sought to test the effectiveness of parachutes at preventing injuries in people falling out of an airplane. Researchers did not find any change in death rate because no one died during the experiment.

Feature December 17, 2018

Frank Sinatra's Last Car, A Chrysler LeBaron, Is Up For Auction

A Chrysler LeBaron, which used to belong to Frank Sinatra, one of the most influential singers, will be up for auction in February next year. The car was allegedly one of the performer's favorites.

Feature December 16, 2018

New ECG App On Apple Watch 4 Not Always Accurate, Doctor Warns

Can people rely on the new ECG app on their Apple Watch? A doctor is warning users to be very careful when using the app.

Feature December 16, 2018

552-Carat Yellow Diamond Unearthed In Canada Is Largest In North America

The rough 552-carat yellow diamond found at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada in October is about the size of a chicken egg. It is now the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and seventh-largest ever found.

Feature December 15, 2018

Ant-Man Technology? MIT Researchers Develop Method To Shrink Objects To Nanoscale

Using a process known as implosion fabrication, researchers from MIT said that they can shrink objects to the nanoscale level. What are the potential applications of this technology?

Feature December 15, 2018

Woman Who Nearly Died Of Heart Attack Now Training For 'American Ninja Warrior'

A woman is now training for 'American Ninja Warrior' after nearly dying of a heart attack. Until then, she was unaware that she was born with congenital heart disease.

Feature December 15, 2018

Dash Cam Video Captures Huge Fireball From Geminid Meteor Shower

Missed the geminid meteor shower? An Indiana officer got an incredible footage of one of the best meteor shows of the year on his dash cam.

Feature December 14, 2018

Here Are The Healthiest And Most Challenged States In 2018, According To A New Report

Which of the states are the healthiest and which are the most challenged? Hawaii nabbed the number one spot in 2018 after dropping to number two in 2017.

Feature December 14, 2018

Microscopic Signaling Chips May Pave Way To Smaller Mobile Devices With Better Functionalities

Mobile devices today have limited capabilities to transmit and receive high-frequency signals. But a new research on quantum computing showed that manipulation of phononic devices at the atomic level can drastically improve its functionality.

Feature December 14, 2018

Inherited Neanderthal Genes Influence Shape Of Human Skull And Brain

Researchers found two Neanderthal gene variants with a subtle effect on the skull shape of modern humans. Does having more Neanderthal DNA make people more likely to have an elongated head?

Feature December 14, 2018

Mothers Not Informed By Doctors About Link Between Breastfeeding And Breast Cancer Risk Reduction: Study

Do doctors tell mothers about the link between breastfeeding and reduced risk of getting breast cancer? A new study shows that most of those who know about it did not get their information from their doctor.

Feature December 8, 2018

Woman Dies Of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Using Neti Pot: Are Neti Pots Safe?

Are neti pots safe? Authorities and experts say they are safe and effective as long as instructions are followed, and only the right kind of water is used.

Feature December 8, 2018

Mom Searching For Bone Marrow Donor Finds A Match, Gives Birth To Twins

A mother's plea for a bone marrow donor succeeded, as she has finally found the right match. About 40,000 people signed up to be a donor after her story came out.

Feature December 8, 2018

SouljaGame: Rapper Soulja Boy Releases Handheld Game Console

Rapper Soulja Boy says he has already earned $250,000 in just 24 hours off of his game console sales. One of his latest products is SouljaGame, a handheld game console.

Feature December 7, 2018

Oregon Zoo Mourns The Death Of Youngest Elephant A Day Before Her Sixth Birthday

Lily, the Oregon Zoo's young elephant, suddenly passed away just a day before her birthday. She died from a rapidly progressing and often-fatal disease that often affects calves.

Feature December 1, 2018

Mom With Leukemia Expecting Twins This December, Hopes For Bone Marrow Donor

A mother with leukemia is hoping for a bone marrow donor, especially since she is about to give birth to twins this December. Her mixed heritage is making it harder for her to find a donor match.

Feature November 24, 2018

Life Expectancy Gap Between Rich And Poor In UK Increasing: Study

The life expectancy between the poorest and the most affluent people in the UK has increased in recent years. The 'worrying' trend shows the poorest members of society dying nearly 10 years earlier.

Feature November 23, 2018

ISS Astronauts Have Thanksgiving Meal In Space

Three International Space Station astronauts shared turkey and pound cake more than 250 miles away from Earth on Thanksgiving. In a clip, two of the flight engineers sent their well-wishes.

Feature November 23, 2018

Doctor Mistakes Healthy Kidney For Cancerous Tumor, Removes It During Routine Back Surgery

A surgeon mistook a patient's healthy kidney for a cancerous tumor and removed it during a routine surgery. An administrative case is now filed against him for the unfortunate mistake.

Feature November 3, 2018

Doctors Livestream Texas Woman's Surgery For Breast Cancer Awareness

Doctors at a Texas hospital livestreamed a patient's breast cancer surgery for everyone to see. It was their way of honoring this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Feature October 26, 2018

Obituary For Woman Who Died Of Opioid Addiction Goes Viral, Highlights Crisis

A woman's obituary went viral for its moving message about the opioid crisis. She leaves behind a young son, highlighting the devastating effects of the opioid crisis on the families of the affected.

Feature October 21, 2018

China Planning To Launch 'Artificial Moon' Predicted To Be 8 Times Brighter Than The Real One

China is reportedly planning to launch an artificial moon above the province of Sichuan by 2020. Should it prove successful, the country will launch three more in 2022.

Feature October 21, 2018

10-Foot Inflatable Colon Used To Educate People About Colon Cancer Stolen

A $4,000-worth giant inflatable colon was stolen while on its way to a scheduled relay walk. It is an important asset to the colon cancer awareness campaign called 'Get Your Rear In The Gear.'

Feature October 20, 2018

'Vampire Burial': Remains Of Child With Stone In Mouth Discovered At Ancient Burial Site

Are the children's remains at an ancient site in Italy proof of Roman vampire burials? More than from evil, the children likely suffered and died from malaria.

Feature October 15, 2018

Young Boy's Rare Condition Causes Fragile And Blistering Skin: What Is Epidermolysis Bullosa?

An Arizona family shares the story of their little boy to raise awareness for his rare skin condition. What makes his fragile skin blister and "fall off"?

Feature October 15, 2018

Cancer Survivor Says He Was Asked By Store Owner To Cover His Disfigured Face

A cancer survivor with a facial disfigurement went home in tears after a South Carolina store manager allegedly treated him rudely. He says he was told to cover his face if he was going to eat at the store.

Feature October 13, 2018

Healthy Mouse Brood Born From Same-Sex Parents Via Stem Cells And Gene Editing

Stem cell technology and gene editing allowed scientists to create a healthy brood of baby mice from same-sex parents. It was also easier to create the baby mice from two females compared to two male parents.

Feature October 11, 2018

October 1918 Remembered As One Of History's Deadliest Months Because Of Spanish Flu Pandemic

October 1918 is considered as one of America's deadliest months, and it was not because of the ongoing war. The Spanish flu took over 195,000 American lives in that month alone.

Feature October 8, 2018

Fifth Grader With Diabetes Dies After Dramatic Blood Sugar Drop During Sleepover At A Friend's House

Sophia Daugherty dealt with Type 1 diabetes her entire life. Last Wednesday, she died of complications just days after her blood sugar dramatically dropped at a sleepover.

Feature September 21, 2018

Researches On Voodoo Dolls And Roller Coaster For Kidney Stones Among Winners Of 2018 Ig Nobel Prize

This year's Ig Nobel Prize winners have been announced and honored at a ceremony at Harvard. The Nobel Prize parody celebrated the funniest and strangest researches of the year.

Feature September 15, 2018

ADHD Prevalence Increase: 10 Percent Of US Children Diagnosed In 2015-2016

Are there more children diagnosed with ADHD today compared to two decades ago? New federal data shows an increase in ADHD diagnoses among U.S. children since 1997-1998.

Feature September 1, 2018

Newborn Surrounded By IVF Needles In Viral Photo

The photo of a newborn surrounded by IVF syringes is going viral for its unique and inspiring concept. The syringes symbolize the four years, seven attempts, three miscarriages, and over 1,600 shots it took just to have her.

Feature August 19, 2018

Top 5 Best Technology Law Firms In Chicago, IL In 2018

The rise in data privacy lawsuits, as well as lawsuits relating to infringement of patent, trademark and copyrights, a handful of technology law firms in Chicago have grown to make a formidable name for themselves, effectively representing and advising clients in matters relating to copyright, domains, patent, social media, trademarks, trade secrets and more.

Feature August 19, 2018

CDC Releases Graphic Novel About Variant Flu And Disease Detective Work

What could a CDC- and USDA-released graphic novel possibly be about? Naturally, it's about a mystery illness and the meticulous disease detective work that happens during outbreaks.

Feature August 17, 2018

Toy Whistle Stuck In Airway Causes 4-Year-Old's 'Whistling Cough'

A 4-year-old child's whistling cough was found to be caused by a toy whistle that was lodged in his airway. Doctors say foreign objects in airways are common, but the whistling made his case rare.

Feature August 12, 2018

Genetic Study Involving 1.1 Million Participants Finds Genes Play Role In Educational Attainment

A large genetic study has identified 1,271 gene variants linked to a person's educational attainment. Researchers also developed a scoring system that can give a rough prediction of how educated a person is based on his or her DNA.

Feature July 24, 2018

Experts Say DNA Study Of Atacama 'Alien' Mummy Is Flawed And Unethical

Experts raised concern that the DNA study of the Atacama mummy known as Ata is flawed and unethical. They said that the genetic study of the bizarre specimen should not have been conducted in the first place.

Feature July 23, 2018

World’s First Colored Human X-Ray Applies CERN Technology Used In Search Of ‘God Particle’

The world’s first colored x-rays of a human’s body parts were released on July 10. The historic images were taken by the breakthrough technology called the MARS spectral x-ray scanner.

Feature July 13, 2018

3-Year-Old Girl FaceTime's Mom At Work To Save Dad Who Had A Stroke

More than 85 percent of people who experience the same stroke as Trevor McCabe end up dead. His survival is thanks to his 3-year-old daughter's quick thinking to call her mom for help.

Feature July 13, 2018

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