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Pentagon Agrees To Provide Military Technology For Fighting California Fires

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the U.S. Department of Defense has given the state permission to use Cold War-era satellite technology to help fight wildfires. The DoD is also giving the state's National Guard access to unmanned drones.

Earth/Environment June 7, 2019

Marcia Cross' Anal Cancer Linked To HPV That Caused Husband's Throat Cancer

Former 'Desperate Housewives' star Marcia Cross recently opened up about her battle with anal cancer. The 57-year-old actress, whose cancer is now in remission, said she wants to change people's misconceptions about the disease.

Public Health June 6, 2019

Liquid Laundry Pods Cause About 40 US Injuries A Day

New research showed the dangers that liquid laundry detergent packets pose to children and adults alike. In 2017, public health agencies received an average of one call related to substance exposure almost every 42 minutes.

Public Health June 5, 2019

US To Lose Measles Elimination Status If Outbreak Continues Until October 2019

The CDC warned that the United States may lose its measles elimination status if the current outbreak is not contained by October. The country already has 981 confirmed cases of infection in the first five months of 2019.

Public Health June 4, 2019

Novartis Drug Kisqali Boosts Survival Rate Of Young Breast Cancer Patients

Clinical trials featuring Novartis' Kisqali revealed the potential of the drug to extend the life of breast cancer patients. Results showed that when Kisqali was used along with hormone therapy, it could increase survival rates by 70.2 percent.

Medicine June 4, 2019

Michigan Doctor Yasser Awaad Faces Trial Over Wrong Epilepsy Diagnosis

A Michigan woman has accused former Oakwood Healthcare physician Dr. Yasser Awaad of misdiagnosing her epilepsy. Awaad allegedly misread her test results to convince her to undergo more testing and medication to make more money for his employer.

Public Health June 3, 2019

Surgeons Had To Put Out Fire In Man's Chest During Heart Surgery

Surgeons from Australia present the strange case of a flash fire suddenly erupting in the chest cavity of a man under surgery. They point to several risk factors, including the patient's illness, that may have led to the accident.

Public Health June 3, 2019

Some Antidepressants May Help Treat Multiple Infections, Study Says

A multi-organizational study has identified a potential of certain antidepressants to inhibit the spread of infections. The class of drug known as FIASMAs can target an enzyme in cells needed by pathogens to survive within their host's body.

Medicine June 2, 2019

27-Year-Old Chelsie Thomas Left Infertile After Surgeon Mistakenly Removed Healthy Fallopian Tube

Chelsie Thomas had suffered an ectopic pregnancy, forcing her to undergo surgery to address the condition. However, her doctor had accidentally removed the wrong fallopian tube, which left her unable to conceive a child again without IVF treatment.

Public Health June 1, 2019

Night Shift Work Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

New research funded by British charity group Breast Cancer Now has found little to no link between shift work and breast cancer development. The results contradict an earlier report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Ready Meals, Other Heavily Processed Food Increase Risk For Heart Attack And Early Death

Researchers from France and Spain have conducted two separate studies on the adverse effects of eating ultra-processed food. The French paper explores its impact on disease risks, while the Spanish paper discusses how it can increase early death rates.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Chimpanzees Spotted Fishing For Crabs May Hold Clues About Human Evolution

A new study from Kyoto University described how mother and child chimpanzees in West Africa engage in freshwater crab-fishing. Researchers believe such behavior can help explain how ancient humans picked up the crabbing skill themselves.

Animals May 30, 2019

Forbidden Planet Spotted In Neptunian Desert Where It Should Not Exist

NGTS-4b is a rogue exoplanet located some 920 light-years away from Earth, in a region known as the Neptunian Desert. It is believed to be 20 percent smaller than Neptune but is about three times the size of the human world.

Space May 30, 2019

84-Year-Old Frank Dewhurst Becomes Oldest Living Kidney Donor In US

Wimberly, Texas-native Frank Dewhurst donated one of his kidneys to his neighbor who was suffering from lupus. Despite already being an octogenarian, Dewhurst proved to be healthy enough to undergo transplant surgery.

Public Health May 29, 2019

Meet AntBot, The Ant-Inspired Robot That Could Replace GPS

Two separate teams in France and the United Kingdom are developing new technologies that could replace GPS soon. Their designs both take inspiration from the ability of desert ants to find their way even across great distances.

Robotics May 29, 2019

Ontario Man Ippolit Bodounov Fined $15,000 For Trying To Smuggle Bag Of Leeches From Russia To Canada

Niagara Falls-native Ippolit Bodounov pleaded guilty to smuggling more than 4,000 of medical leeches into Canada last year. He violated the country's Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

Life & Style May 29, 2019

Ancient Supernova May Have Led Humans To Walk On Two Legs

A new study suggests that an explosion of stars in the Milky Way may have spurred early humans to learn how to walk upright. The cosmic event caused a chain reaction on Earth that drastically transformed the environment.

Space May 29, 2019

Tam, Last Surviving Male Sumatran Rhino In Malaysia Dies

Wildlife experts mourn the loss of Tam, the only remaining male Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia. Tam's death is a huge blow to conservation efforts, given that the species is already considered a critically endangered species in the world.

Animals May 28, 2019

Medical Student Claudia Martinez Survives 6 Brain Surgeries While Pursuing Dream To Be A Doctor

Twenty-eight-year-old Claudia Martinez received six brain surgeries to address a Chiari malformation in her brain. Despite her struggles, she is now on track to recovering and is about to become a doctor herself.

Public Health May 28, 2019

Maine Becomes 4th US State To End Religious, Philosophical Vaccine Exemptions

Governor Janet Mills has signed a bill formally lifting all non-medical exemptions to immunization in the state of Maine. Residents will have to secure a written statement from healthcare professionals if they wish to secure an exemption.

Public Health May 28, 2019

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