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Chinese Authorities Issue Public Warning Over 'Serious' African Swine Fever Crisis

Chinese authorities issued a rare public warning about the African swine flu crisis hitting country's farm since August. The strain is so virulent that it has killed 100 percent of affected pigs.

Public Health

Man's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

A man thought it was his runny nose that ruined his family's Thanksgiving dinner last year. What he didn't know was that his 'runny nose' was actually leaking brain fluid.

Neuroscience

Milk Allergy The Most Common Allergy In Kids, Many Are Undiagnosed: Study

How common are milk allergies? A new study found that only less than half of children who are allergic to milk are properly diagnosed by a physician.

Public Health

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness

CDC Report Shows Increasing Suicide Rates Among American Workers

CDC data show an increase in suicide rates across many occupational groups in the United States. As such, the agency is working on comprehensive suicide prevention resources that include work-based approaches.

Public Health November 16, 2018

Teen Dies After 'Huffing' Deodorant Spray To Get High

How can deodorant be misused and abused? A case study shows how a teen lost his life after inhaling deodorant spray to get high.

Public Health November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

Raccoons Thought To Be Rabid Actually Drunk On Fermented Crabapples

Two supposedly 'rabid' raccoons turned out to be drunk from eating fermented crabapples. Authorities captured them after receiving several reports of strange behavior from neighborhood residents.

Public Health November 16, 2018

Dog Food Products Recalled Due To Elevated Vitamin D Levels

The FDA recalled tainted dog foods with dangerously high vitamin D content. At abnormally high levels, vitamin D may cause serious health problems in dogs.

Public Health November 12, 2018

Legal Battle Ended: Scientists Reveal Origin Of World's Oldest Natural Mummy

DNA sequencing revealed that the world's oldest natural mummy was Native American. The legal battle for world's oldest natural mummy has finally ended, giving custody of the mummy to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe.

Ancient November 10, 2018

Exposure To Common Pesticide Affects Bees' Social Behavior: Study

Can common pesticides affect bee behavior? A new study found that exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides significantly affects bees' all important social behavior among other things.

Animals November 10, 2018

DNA Tests Reveal Discovery Of Rare Triple-Hybrid Bird

A rare triple hybrid bird is a combination of the Golden-winged warbler, a Blue-winged warbler, and a Chestnut-sided warbler. The combination of the three species has never been recorded before.

Animals November 10, 2018

Salmonella Cases Linked To Raw Turkey Up To 164, 1 Death Reported

A death has already been reported in relation to an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey meat. The total number of cases has now risen to 164.

Public Health November 10, 2018

FDA Approves Return Of Non-Prescription Asthma Inhaler After 7 Years

Seven years after it was taken off the market, asthma inhaler Primatene may now be purchased again for asthma relief. The new version no longer contains ozone-depleting CFC propellants.

Medicine November 9, 2018

Utah Man's Rabies Death Is First In State Since 1944

A man in Utah has died from rabies from a possible bat exposure in their property. Evidently, he and his wife were unaware that bats were rabies carriers.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Newborn Child Of Mother Who Drank Kratom While Pregnant Treated For Withdrawal: Report

A newborn had to undergo withdrawal treatment after his mother drank kratom during her pregnancy. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that this case is not unique.

Public Health November 9, 2018

Palau Becomes First Nation To Ban Reef-Toxic Sunscreen

Palau has become the first country to place a ban on reef-toxic sunscreen. The ban was signed into law last Oct. 25 and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1, 2020.

Earth/Environment November 8, 2018

Skin Cancer Death Rates Among Men In Developed Countries Significantly Increased In Past 30 Years

Since 1985, skin cancer death rates among men in developed countries saw a sharp increase. On the other hand, skin cancer death rates among women increased more slowly or even declined.

Public Health November 6, 2018

First Cannabis-Based Drug Approved By FDA Now Available Nationwide

The first FDA-approved cannabis-based medication is finally available across the United States. Epidiolex is an oral solution that is approved for use in patients 2 years and older.

Medicine November 4, 2018

4-Year-Old Finds STD-Positive Condom In School Playground

A 4-year-old child is undergoing precautionary treatment for chlamydia after she was found playing with a condom on the school playground. Evidently, the school is located directly across a popular concert spot.

Public Health November 4, 2018

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