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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Could Be Alternative For People Who Experience Side Effects From Statin

The new drug, bempedoic acid, lowered LDL levels by 18 percent with fewer side effects than statin. Esperion Therapeutic is seeking FDA approval for the cholesterol-lowering drug.

Medicine March 13, 2019

Internet Therapy Apps Effectively Reduce Depression, Psychologists Find

Psychologists found that internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy apps can effectively alleviate depression. Does this mean that people with mental health problems can forego antidepressants and face-to-face therapy?

Public Health December 9, 2018

Living Near Green Public Spaces Can Reduce Depression By 70 Percent

Previously vacant lots that were cleaned and planted with grass and trees help reduce depression and make people happier. Here are other benefits of exposure to green space.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA's MRO spacecraft has captured a landscape on planet Mars that features what look like crawling spiders. Scientists call this araneiform terrain. How does it form on the Red Planet?

Space July 13, 2018

Wearing Neckties Can Reduce Blood Flow To The Brain By 7.5 Percent

Wearing necktie may hamper a person's creative and thinking abilities as it obstructs blood flow. An earlier study also found a link between wearing ties regularly and the risk for blindness.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 8, 2018

Strongest Coffee In The World Is Headed To International Space Station

Death Wish Coffee is sending what is hailed as the world's strongest coffee to astronauts at the ISS. The blend contains 200 percent more caffeine than standard coffee.

Space June 27, 2018

More High School Students Are Depressed, Attempting Suicide: How To Recognize Signs Of Teen Depression

CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey revealed that fewer teens do sex and drugs but many have persistent feelings of hopeless and sadness. What are the signs of teen depression?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Epilepsy Drug With Marijuana-Based Ingredient Could Be Available In The US This Year

A clinical trial involving 171 patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome showed GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex can reduce seizures. What are the side effects of this marijuana-based drug?

Medicine January 25, 2018

Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Can Bring Medical Marijuana To School

Ashley Surin is now back in school. She was earlier prohibited from attending class because she uses a prescribed marijuana patch and cannabis lotion. Can school staff help her with her medication?

Feature | Health January 23, 2018

Coffee Could Become Less Available, More Expensive Because Of Climate Change

Coffee production may decline because of global warming. Climate change is predicted to drive out species of coffee-pollinating bees and reduce coffee-growing areas in Latin America, Asia and Africa.

Earth/Environment September 13, 2017

Cannabidiol From Marijuana Reduces Seizures In Kids With Rare Epilepsy

A compound present in marijuana was shown effective in treating children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. What are the side effects of the treatment?

Medicine May 25, 2017

Titanic Locket Found On Ocean Floor To Be Displayed At Exhibit

A locket found on the oceanfloor belonged to Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark, who boarded the Titanic with her husband from a belated honeymoon in Europe. What happened to the couple after the ship sank?

Life & Style April 10, 2017

Pink Star Diamond Fetches $71.2 Million At Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction And Gets New Name

Hong Kong jeweler Chow Tai Fook was the winning bidder of the Pink Star diamond auctioned by Sotheby's. The gem fetched $71.2 million and now has a new name.

Life & Style April 5, 2017

How To Brew More Flavorful Coffee According To Science: Chill Coffee Beans

Brewing a more flavorful coffee is as simple as chilling the beans before grinding. How does colder temperature help boost coffee flavor?

Feature | Science June 14, 2016

Keep the dentist away by drinking a cup of strong coffee. Here's why

The type of coffee you drink appears to influence the health of your teeth. Robusta coffee is rich in compounds known to prevent oral diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 11, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline's MAGE-A3 cancer vaccine hits wall of disappointment, trial continues

GlaxoSmithKline has disclosed that the experimental cancer vaccine MAGE-A3 did not help patients with non-small cell lung cancer in a late-stage Phase III trial of the treatment but it will continue the trial until an analysis of the third co-primary endpoint is complete.

Life March 20, 2014

New stool-based DNA test screens for colorectal cancer: Say goodbye to colonoscopy

The researchers have found that the Cologuard, which has not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was 94 percent effective in spotting early stage cancers when they are still more curable.

Life March 20, 2014

Colombia's most obese baby at 55-pounds rescued from parents, doctors order strict diet

Santiago Mendoza had already been hospitalized several times and suffers from complications because of his abnormal weight. If nothing is done about his condition, he'll likely face worse health problems.

Life March 20, 2014

EA Games servers hacked to snatch Apple IDs, fake websites shut down

Security firm Netcraft has reported that hackers compromised one of EA Game's servers to host a phishing site that showed a fake Apple login screen. The site worked by posing as a legitimate login screen to trick visitors into submitting their Apple ID and password.

Business Tech March 20, 2014

MH370 update: Debris spotted near Australia, FBI tapped to recover and examine flight simulator data

Satellite has spotted two objects, possibly pieces from the missing MH370, in the waters near the west coast of Australia. The FBI has also been tapped to help with the investigation.

Society March 20, 2014

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