Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine […]

Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday. The implant, or “biomedical tattoo,” as researchers call it, has been tested on lab animals, lasts for about […]

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

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Coming soon: The 'male pill', sans side effects

Coming soon: The 'male pill', sans side effects

WASHINGTON D.C [USA]: A new study has detailed how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential “male pill” without side effects. “Simply put, the compound turns-off the sperm’s ability to swim, significantly limiting fertilization capabilities,” said lead investigator […]

Strong Muscle Grip An Indication of Strong Brain: 5 Protein Rich Foods

Strong Muscle Grip An Indication of Strong Brain: 5 Protein Rich Foods

Muscular strength, measured by hand grip could be an indication of how healthy and strong our brains are. According to a latest study published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, our muscle grip could have strong correlation with the health of our brain. For the study, the team analysed data collected from the 475,397 participants from all […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to collect unused, outdated medications

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to collect unused, outdated medications

The Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28. Last year Maine collected 68,840 pounds of unused and expired prescription drugs.  The day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications. Rates of prescription drug […]

Kentucky health officials respond aggressively to Hepatitis A

Kentucky health officials respond aggressively to Hepatitis A

Public health officials in Kentucky are responding agressively to a Hepatitis A outbreak, and Dr. Jeffrey Howard, acting director of the state health department issued a statement Friday saying it’s still safe to travel to Kentucky. Howard mentioned the May 5 Kentucky Derby and urged people to come on down to Churchill Downs. “As you […]

With spurt of toxic goo, 'exploding ants' sacrifice themselves to protect colony

With spurt of toxic goo, 'exploding ants' sacrifice themselves to protect colony

Found in the jungles of Southeast Asia, the tree-dwelling ants were called “Yellow Goo” before researchers aptly named them Colobopsis explodens. It’s not easy being a bug, especially one as small as an ant. The list of potential predators is lengthy for the diminutive creatures, so it’s no wonder they’ve developed an arsenal of defense […]

Autism Pioneer Alleged To Have Worked With Nazis: Who Is Hans Asperger?

Autism Pioneer Alleged To Have Worked With Nazis: Who Is Hans Asperger?

Hans Asperger was the first to describe the behaviors associated with “autistic psychopathy,” now known as Asperger’s syndrome. Despite his early descriptions, Asperger’s syndrome was only added to the DSM as a disorder in 1994.  ( Herwig Czech | Molecular Autism | WStLA, 1.3.2.202.A5, Personalakt ) A new paper sheds light into the possible support […]

Prominent Charlotte eye doctor tested positive for cocaine, state board says

Prominent Charlotte eye doctor tested positive for cocaine, state board says

Prominent Charlotte physician Jonathan Christenbury tested positive for cocaine during a drug screening test in November, the N.C. Medical Board disclosed Friday. Christenbury admitted to ingesting the drug in October to alleviate depression, according to a legal notice filed by the board. The eye doctor had surrendered his license to practice in North Carolina on […]