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Teva Pharmaceuticals Agrees To Pay $85 Million As Settlement In Oklahoma Opioid Case

Teva Pharmaceuticals has reached a settlement with Oklahoma state attorneys over allegations that the company contributed to the state's opioid crisis. The Israel-based company is the second company to agree in a settlement in the historic lawsuit.

Public Health May 27, 2019

Mount Everest Climber Robin Haynes Fisher Warned Of Summit Overcrowding Before Dying From Altitude Sickness

Prior to his death, Robin Hayes Fisher was concerned about overcrowding in the summit of Mount Everest. The British mountain climber posted a video on his Instagram that described the dangers of climbing the summit.

Earth/Environment May 27, 2019

World's Most Expensive Gene Therapy Zolgensma Treats Rare Genetic Disease In Infants

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of Zolgensma in treating a rare genetic disease in infants. At a one-time treatment, Zolgensma costs at least $2.1 million.

Medicine May 25, 2019

Fugitive Jose Simms Makes Deal With Police To Turn Self In If Wanted Poster Gets 15K Likes On Facebook

Police in Connecticut are searching for a fugitive who made a deal to turn himself in if his wanted poster gets 15,000 likes on Facebook. The deal was reached, but the suspect is still on the run.

Viral May 24, 2019

Traveler IV Rocket Built By USC Students Blasts Off Into Space For Record-Breaking Launch

A team of engineers has blasted off into space the first ever single stage rocket build entirely by students. During a record-breaking launch, the rocket flew higher than the boundary between Earth and outer space.

Space May 24, 2019

Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2019

Improper Use Of Car Seats For Sleeping Babies Is Dangerous: Study

A new study warns against the improper use of car seats for sleeping babies because it could increase the risk for early death. What must parents do to keep their babies safe?

Public Health May 23, 2019

Here's How Genetic Makeup Can Influence Dog Ownership

Researchers from Sweden and Britain found that a person's genetic makeup can highly influence whether they want a dog or not. The findings of the study can support why some people are more drawn to dogs than other pet companions.

Animals May 19, 2019

Processed Foods Can Make You Gain Weight: Study

A new study revealed that consuming more ultra-processed foods instead of minimally processed foods can lead to weight gain. Researchers explained that it all depended on the speed of which the person is eating.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 19, 2019

Ocean Explorer Victor Vescovo Completes Deepest-Ever Dive In Mariana Trench

A team of ocean explorers has set their sights on reaching the bottom of the world's oceans. One of them has completed the deepest-ever dive in the Mariana trench.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2019

Can Brain Implants Treat Drug Addicts? Chinese Doctors Use Eye Deep Brain Stimulation For Opioid Addiction Treatment

Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.

Biotech May 9, 2019

Hackers Steal More Than $40 Million Worth Of Bitcoin From Crypto Exchange Binance

Crypto exchange company Binance lost more than $40 million worth of bitcoin to hackers in a large-scale security breach, the CEO said on Tuesday. The Binance hack poses a question: is cryptocurrency safe?

Security May 9, 2019

Climate Change Favors Growth Of Fungus That Causes Banana Disease Black Sigatoka

Climate change favors the growth of a fungus that causes disease among bananas, a new study revealed. The findings of the report could have major implications on the food supply.

Earth/Environment May 8, 2019

Sunscreen Chemicals Absorbed By Skin Can Enter Human Bloodstream

Certain sunscreen chemicals absorbed by the skin can enter the bloodstream. The Food and Drug Administration urges sunscreen manufacturers to conduct more research on their ingredients to see if there are health risks.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2019

Drones With Bird Claws Could Save More Battery Life

Adding a bird-like claw to drones could extend and save more of its battery life. The talon-like gripper could allow the drone to perch on the side of buildings and continue its monitoring while resting.

Robotics May 8, 2019

Astronomers Reveal Secrets Of Blue Supergiant Stars

Blue supergiant stars are elusive and rare, which makes them difficult to study. For the first time ever, astronomers have uncovered the secrets of blue supergiant stars thanks to highly advanced equipment.

Space May 7, 2019

Teen Suicide: Increasing Number Of Girls 10 To 15 Years Old Trying To Kill Themselves By Poisoning

A new report revealed that there has been a disturbing increase in the number of young girls trying to kill themselves by poison. The data emphasized how much of an urgent matter teen suicide prevention is.

Public Health May 2, 2019

Viagra-like Erectile Dysfunction Drug May Be Effective For Heart Failure Treatment

A Viagra-like erectile dysfunction drug may be effective in treating the damage caused by heart failure, a new study revealed. Researchers tested out the Viagra-like drug on sheep and got promising results.

Medicine May 2, 2019

Denisovan Jawbone Fossil Found In Tibet Cave Offers Clues What The Ancient Human Species Looked Like

The fossil of a Denisovan jawbone found in a Tibetan cave may offer scientists clues as to what the mysterious ancient human species looked like. There is only one caveat: there were no preserved DNA in the jawbone.

Ancient May 2, 2019

Australia Allows CRISPR Editing Of Plants And Animals Without Government Approval

Australia has approved the use of CRISPR gene editing tool on plants and animals without the oversight of a governmental body. The controversial move has been called a 'middle ground' compared to regulations on other countries.

Animals May 1, 2019

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