NASA in the Park a big success

NASA in the Park a big success

A huge crowd flooded downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park East for NASA in the Park Saturday June 16th. The event was sponsored by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Downtown Huntsville Inc.  The event featured more than 60 exhibits and demonstrations by NASA experts, as well as performances by Marshall musicians, educational opportunities, games and hands-on activities for […]

Dogs Might Have the Secret to Losing Weight

Dogs Might Have the Secret to Losing Weight

Like humans, some dogs are more prone to obesity than humans. A new study on dog behavior may help us better understand how human personalities affect obesity. Scientists in Budapest, Hungary asked volunteers to bring in their pet dogs, which the scientists would separate into groups based on whether they were average weight or obese. […]

Lack of sleep in teens tied to factors that underlie heart ailments: Report

Lack of sleep in teens tied to factors that underlie heart ailments: Report

Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease such as high blood pressure and excess body fat, a US study suggests. “Sleep matters,” said Dr. Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health […]

New strategy in suing opioid maker blamed for addiction crisis: Target the family who runs it

New strategy in suing opioid maker blamed for addiction crisis: Target the family who runs it

Juliet Sorensen, a former federal prosecutor in Chicago who is now a professor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, said that the Sacklers are known for their philanthropy — “not for being the driving force behind the opioid epidemic through which they gained their billions.” “The Sacklers’ collective silence signals a lack of remorse […]

Dogs can teach humans new tricks about obesity

Dogs can teach humans new tricks about obesity

Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, a study has found. The study suggested dogs could be used as models for research into the psychological impacts of human obesity, scientists from Budapest’s ELTE University wrote in the […]

Food parasite outbreak linked to Sonora Grill in Minneapolis

Food parasite outbreak linked to Sonora Grill in Minneapolis

Sonora Grill, Facebook An outbreak of intestinal illnesses in Minnesota has been linked back to Sonora Grill in Minneapolis.   The Minnesota Department of Health says 17 people who ate at Sonora Grill between May 18-20 have been sickened by Cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by a parasite in food or water.  The MDH is asking anyone […]

What Is West Nile Virus? Case of 'Dangerous' Condition Confirmed in Los Angeles

What Is West Nile Virus? Case of 'Dangerous' Condition Confirmed in Los Angeles

Health officials have urged residents of Los Angeles County to protect themselves against the potentially dangerous West Nile virus after a resident was hospitalized. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed in a statement a resident of San Gabriel Valley was taken ill in mid-May, and diagnosed with WNV. WNV is spread during mosquito […]

Plant that causes third-degree burns & blindness found in Virginia — and it also grows in Ohio

Plant that causes third-degree burns & blindness found in Virginia — and it also grows in Ohio

Plant that causes third-degree burns & blindness found in Virginia — and it also grows in Ohio  fox8.com What Is Giant Hogweed? Burns, Blindness-Causing Plant Found In Virginia  International Business Times Plant that causes third-degree burns, blindness found in multiple states  FOX10 News FACT CHECK: Giant Hogweed Toxicity Warning – Snopes.com  Snopes.com Full coverage Source link