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Can Maple Syrup Extract Make Antibiotics Kill Bacteria Easily?

Scientists may have discovered a way to increase the potency of antibiotics. An extract derived from maple syrup could possibly decrease the consumption of antibiotics by 90 percent.

Medicine April 4, 2017

Can Cigarette Price Hike In California Make People Quit Smoking?

Lawmakers in California imposed a strict price hike on cigarettes and other tobacco products from April 1. Many people have made up their mind to kick the habit as a result of this decision.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017

Conagra Recalls Hunt's Chili Kits Over Possible Salmonella Contamination

Conagra Brands Inc. issued a recall of a few of its Hunt’s Chili Kits batches due to probable Salmonella contamination. A supplier alerted the company to the probable existence of the bacterium inside the chili seasoning pack.

Public Health April 3, 2017

E-Cigarette Popularity Increasing, But Battery Explosion Cases Also On The Rise

E-cigarettes, also known as vaping pens, have gained popularity in recent years. However, reports of batteries explosions, that cause severe injuries and burns, question the safety of these vaping pens.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 3, 2017

SoyNut Butter Maker Facility Closed After E.Coli Breakdown

FDA suspended the food facility registration of Dixie Dew Products after inspections revealed sanitary oversight during the manufacturing process. The SoyNut maker would not be able to sell or distribute any products made in the facility due to the suspension.

Public Health April 3, 2017

Manatees Downlisted From Endangered To Threatened, Conservationists Cry Foul

Manatees were on the list of endangered species for decades. However, these creatures have now been reclassified as threatened, which could hamper conservation efforts, according to environmental groups.

Animals April 2, 2017

Carfentanil Overdose: Elephant Tranquilizer 100 Times More Potent Than Fentanyl, Kills 5 In Minnesota

An overdose of carfentanil, a deadly elephant tranquilizer, killed five people in Minnesota. The opioid is said to be 100 and 10,000 times more potent than fentanyl and morphine, respectively.

Public Health April 2, 2017

iPhone 7s, iPhone 7s Plus, And iPhone 8 Expected To Have True Tone Display Like iPad Pro

The next-gen iPhones are expected to boast a True Tone display like the iPad Pro. This feature would allow the devices to detect the ambient lights and auto adjust the screen brightness.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017

Can Insomnia Increase The Risk Of Heart Attacks And Stroke?

People suffering from insomnia may be at a higher risk of developing fatal cardiovascular conditions. This increase in risk of heart attacks and stroke was seen to be significant in people who had difficulty falling asleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 1, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy S7 Specs Shootout: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

Samsung launched its flagship device, the Galaxy S8, at its Unpacked Event on March 29. Here's a look at how the latest smartphone fares against its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 1, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX launched the recycled Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on March 30. Before the historic launch, SpaceX renovated and tested the 15-foot booster along with its nine engines.

Space March 31, 2017

Android Wear 2.0 Arrival Delayed For Some Smartwatches: Here's Why

The Android Wear 2.0 rollout is delayed for most major smartwatches barring a few. Google confirmed in a statement that this postponement is due to a bug, which the company is looking to fix before complete rollout.

Apps/Software March 31, 2017

Heroin Addiction Rises In White People, Says New Study

Heroin addiction, especially among the whites in the United States, has experienced a rise. The rise in heroin addiction is attributed to the wrongful use of prescribed opioids.

Public Health March 31, 2017

New Apple iPad Display Is 44 Percent Brighter Than First-Gen iPad Air

iFixit dismantled the new 9.7-inch iPad to check the overall repairability of the device. During the teardown, it was confirmed that the new tablet’s display is significantly brighter than the first-gen iPad Air.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2017

Microsoft Rolls Out Update To Xbox One: We Check Out What's New

Microsoft rolled out its latest Xbox One update on March 29, which brings improved multitasking ability along with an updated guide. The update will also enable users to broadcast via Beam.

Video Games March 30, 2017

Breast Cancer Patients Who Smoke At Higher Risk From Radiation Therapy Complications

Deaths due to radiotherapy for breast cancer are higher among women who continue smoking even after diagnosis according to a new study. The researchers also analyzed the adverse effects of prolonged radiotherapy on patients.

Public Health March 30, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Chip Shortage: Will It Impact Supply?

The production of inadequate chipsets may cause supply issues for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Due to the shortage of the chips, Samsung may fail to meet market demand for its upcoming smartphones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 30, 2017

Samsung Reveals 34-Foot Theater Cinema Screen With 4K And HDR Support

Samsung unveiled its first 34-foot display dubbed the Cinema Screen. This screen would be able to reach brightness levels that are 10 times more than that of ordinary current-gen theater displays.

Gadgets March 29, 2017

Italy Debates Implementing Paid 3-Day 'Menstrual Leave' Policy

A legislation proposed in the Italian parliament may lead to changes in women’s rights. The country may be the first to allow women to take paid leaves each month, on account of their menstrual pain.

Public Health March 29, 2017

Apple watchOS 3.2 Update Brings Theater Mode: Here's How It Works

Apple rolled out the watchOS 3.2 update for its Apple Watch, which brings features like SiriKit and Theater Mode users' way. Here's a guide to help one activate the Theater Mode feature on the smartwatch,

Apps/Software March 28, 2017

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