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Ben & Jerry's Wants To Make CBD-infused Ice Cream

Food companies in the United States are jumping into the cannabidiol bandwagon. Ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's said it plans to produce CBD-infused ice cream once it is legal.

Life & Style May 31, 2019

81 Percent Of Antibiotics Prescribed By Dentists Prior To Dental Procedures Are Unnecessary

A large percentage of antibiotics prescribed to patients prior to a dental procedure are not aligned with national guidelines. The finding is significant because dentists are behind 10 percent of antibiotic prescriptions in the United States.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Bees In Argentina Are Building Nests Using Plastic Waste

This is the first time researchers found a bee nest made entirely of plastic materials. The wild bees usually build their nest using leaves, mud, tree resin, stones, and petals.

Earth/Environment May 31, 2019

Doctors Remove Huge Clump of Hair In Stomach Of 16-Year-Old Girl With Rapunzel Syndrome

Doctors performed emergency surgery on a teenager who had been chewing on her own hair over the past 10 years. The girl suffers from a rare condition known as Rapunzel Syndrome.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Genetically Modified Fungus Kills 99 Percent oF Malaria Mosquitoes In Just 45 Days

Researchers tested the fungus in a fake village called the MosquitoSphere. By the end of the 45-day trial, the spider toxin fungus wiped out 99 percent of the mosquito population.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Newly Discovered Virus Infecting People In China May Be Transmitted By Ticks

The taiga tick could be spreading the Alongshan virus, which has sickened more than 80 farmers and forestry workers in northeastern China. What are the symptoms of the infection and how is it treated?

Public Health May 30, 2019

WATCH: Video Shows Shark Stalking Unsuspecting Woman Swimming Off Florida Beach

The woman was not aware a shark was following her as she was swimming off the coast of Panama City Beach. She managed to go back to the shore safe and unharmed.

Animals May 30, 2019

Extinction Of Neanderthals Likely Caused By Slight Drop In Fertility Rates

Researchers explored several factors that may have driven the Neanderthals to extinction. Computer models suggest the extinct human relative disappeared due to a slight drop in the fertility rates of young Neanderthal women.

Ancient May 30, 2019

E-cigarette Flavorings Can Raise Cardiovascular Risk : Here Are The Most Dangerous Flavors

Researchers found that exposure to e-cigarette flavorings can cause damage to the endothelial cells, which can lead to cardiovascular disease. These are the e-cigarette flavors that pose the biggest risk to heart health.

Public Health May 28, 2019

Gaming Disorder Now A Recognized Disease By The World Health Organization

All member states of WHO agreed to adopt the ICD-11, which added gaming disorder to the list of recognized illnesses. The condition is in a subcategory called 'Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviors'.

Neuroscience May 28, 2019

Shark Attack Kills California Man Thomas Smiley Who Was Bitten While Swimming Off Maui Coast In Hawaii

Thomas Smiley was unconscious and missing a leg when he was rescued and brought to the shore. He later succumbed to injuries, which authorities thought were likely caused by a tiger shark attack.

Animals May 27, 2019

Submerged Forest Linked To Mythical Sunken Kingdom Appears From Underwater After Storm Hannah

Storm Hannah, which struck Wales last month, and a lower-than-usual tide uncovered a Bronze Age forest buried under water and sand. The submerged forest is linked to the mythical kingdom Cantre'r Gwaelod.

Ancient May 27, 2019

American Tourist Contracts Rat Lungworm In Hawaii After Eating Slug On A Dare

Three tourists from the mainland contracted rat lungworm while visiting Hawaii. One contracted the illness after eating a slug on a dare. How does the parasite Angiostrongylus cantonensis infect humans?

Public Health May 26, 2019

Eating Egg Everyday Does Not Raise Stroke Risk Even In APOE4 Carriers

Researchers found that neither dietary cholesterol nor daily consumption of eggs is associated with risk of stroke. They did not find a link even in individuals who are genetically predisposed to greater effects of dietary cholesterol.

Public Health May 26, 2019

Seawater From The Ice Age Squeezed Out Of Ancient Rock From Maldives

The ancient water was squeezed out of rock samples drilled from underwater limestone deposits that form Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean. What hinted the water was from the Ice Age?

Earth/Environment May 26, 2019

Exotic Matter In Sun's Atmosphere Could Be Key To Safe And Clean Nuclear Energy Generators

Studying how plasma behaves in the sun's atmosphere may help researchers learn how to control this exotic matter on Earth. This could pave way for more efficient and safer nuclear energy generators

Energy May 26, 2019

Study Identifies Dog Breeds Most Likely To Bite Children

Researchers have identified the dog breeds that pose the highest risk of biting children. They also found that large dogs with wide and short head tend to bite children.

Animals May 25, 2019

Dog Owners Warned Of Serious Hand Injury Risk From Misusing Leads And Collars

Improper use of dog leads and collars may lead to serious hand injuries, which may require long and even costly treatments. How should pet owners handle their dogs to avoid injury?

Public Health May 25, 2019

High-Intensity Exercise May Reverse Heart Function Loss In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

HIIT could be an inexpensive way to improve heart health of type 2 diabetes patients. High-intensity interval training is also beneficial for the elderly and obese individuals.

Public Health May 25, 2019

Oldest Meteorite Collection On Earth Found In Chile's Atacama Desert

A collection of well-preserved meteorites was found in the driest place on Earth: the Atacama Desert in Chile. Some of the space rocks are older than 2 million years.

Space May 25, 2019

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