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US Teen Birth Rate Drops: 50 Percent Decline Seen Among Minority Groups

U.S. teen birth rates have dropped in the latest report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Significant declines of teen pregnancy were specifically noted among minorities.

Public Health April 29, 2016

Explosion Of Nearby Massive Star As Powerful As Detonation Of 100 Million Suns

Experts found that a nearby massive star exploded at a rate as powerful as 100 million suns. The study paves the way for information about how supernova explodes and dies in general.

Space April 29, 2016

People With Mental Illness Experience More Complications After Hip Replacement Surgery: Study

Patients with mental disorders are most likely to develop complications after hip replacement surgery, a new study has found. This is because of their lack of self-management, higher risk of other medical conditions and lack of ability to follow post-surgery instructions, among others.

April 28, 2016

HIV Cases Higher Among Young Adults, Minorities In Minnesota

Minnesota saw an increase of HIV cases from 2014 to 2015 in certain populations. Among the most affected groups include young adults and minorities.

Public Health April 28, 2016

Antibody Shot Shields Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection For Months

A single injection of antibody was able to provide protection for monkeys against an HIV-like virus. The study brings hope that someday, antibodies may be used to prevent the disease.

Medicine April 28, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Cause Lasting Sleep Problems

People who suffered from traumatic brain injuries may have long-term sleep problems, a new study has found. Experts found that these people have excessive daytime sleepiness, which they are not aware of.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2016

NASA's Cassini Specacraft Explore Methane Sea On Saturn Moon Titan

A new study has found that some parts of Saturn moon, Titan, is made up of methane sea. Data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft confirmed previous speculations, enhancing existing expert knowledge about the moon.

Space April 27, 2016

Apple Q2 Earnings See First Quarterly Revenue Drop Since 2003

Apple's Q2 earnings dropped for the first time since 2003. The company also predicted further decline in revenue after this quarter.

Business Tech April 27, 2016

Research Shows Why Disciplinary Spanking Isn't Good For Your Child

Research shows that spanking is not good for children. There are a variety of reasons why and these include defiance, absence of compliance and anti-social behaviors among many others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016

Ravens, Crows As Clever As Chimps Despite Brain Size

A new study found that ravens and crows are as clever as chimps despite their smaller brain size. Animal intelligence, therefore, may be attributed to other factors such as brain cell density and structure, and not just to brain size alone.

Animals April 27, 2016

Y Chromosomes Show Explosion Of Male Population 50,000 Years Ago

A new study of Y chromosomes found that male population explosion occurred 50,000 years ago. Modern DNA revealed the progress in male population that may have resulted due to migration and technology.

Earth/Environment April 27, 2016

Polar Bears Increasingly Swim Life-Threatening Long Distances: Here's Why

Polar bears were found to swim more life-threatening distances. The reasons why are varied and do not involve climate change alone.

Animals April 26, 2016

CVS Recalls Herbal Tea Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

CVS pharmacy announced that it has recalled an herbal tea product due to possible salmonella contamination risk. No reports of illnesses have been reported and the store has already removed all the recalled items from its shelves.

Public Health April 26, 2016

This Is How Ads Lure Kids To Start Using E-Cigarettes

A new study shows advertisements increase teen use of e-cigarettes. How these ads lure kids is a question that must be looked into to mitigate the problem.

Public Health April 26, 2016

Laundry Pods More Dangerous To Children Than Other Types Of Detergent

Laundry pods are more dangerous than traditional detergents, a new study has found. Aside from the higher cases of poison report among children, laundry pods also pose more serious consequences, even death.

Public Health April 26, 2016

University Of Florida Holds World's First Race Of Mind-Controlled Drones

The University of Florida held the world's first mind-controlled drone race and sparked hope about the future of this technology. Devices that use brain control are becoming more popular and in the future, experts think these could tremendously change how people live their lives.

Gadgets April 25, 2016

4,500-Year-Old Female Mummy Sheds Light On Ancient History Of Peru

Archaeologists were able to discover a 4,500-year-old mummy, which may shed light into the ancient history of Peru. Aside from the mummy, experts also found some other artifacts including a necklace and pendant, which signify that the woman belonged to high-class society.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

Methane Ice On Pluto's 'Halo' Craters Baffles Astronomers

Scientists were left baffled after New Horizons released a new set of photos showing bright halo craters on Pluto. Why the craters made of methane ice were present in one of the regions is a mystery.

Space April 25, 2016

KFC Launches Investigation After BBC Probe Finds Feces Bacteria On Ice

KFC has started an investigation after a BBC program revealed that feces from bacteria was present on its ice. Experts say the bacteria may cause illness to anyone who consumes it.

Public Health April 25, 2016

200-Year-Old Betty Tree Holds Key To Fighting Ash Dieback Disease

A 200-year-old ash tree may hold the key to ending the ash dieback disease problem. The tree, which scientists named Betty, offers clues on how to fight the disease.

Earth/Environment April 25, 2016

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