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News & Observer
Chemicals burning at Texas plant are unstable if not cooled
News & Observer
The chemicals that exploded at a Texas plant are so unstable hat they must be kept cool or they can ignite a runaway scenario. Experts say that's what happened when the Arkema Inc. chemical plant lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in floods ...

The Mercury News
Leukemia-fighting gene therapy has ups (it usually works) and downs ($475K price, brutal side effects)
The Mercury News
This photo provided by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, taken in May 2017, shows Emily Whitehead five years after she became the first pediatric patient in the world to receive an experimental therapy at the hospital that has put her leukemia ...

HiTechFacts
Woman posts picture of premature baby born in amniotic sac
Washington Post
PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh woman gave birth to her premature son in a vehicle on the way to the hospital — with the baby still in its amniotic sac. Raelin Scurry posted an Instagram photo of the newborn taken on the way to Magee-Womens Hospital of ...

UPI.com
Study: Regular use of e-cigs may help smokers quit
UPI.com
THURSDAY, Aug. 31, 2017 -- E-cigarettes can help smokers quit, but only if they discard tobacco in favor of vaping nearly every day, a new study suggests. Former smokers are nearly three times more likely to abstain from cigarette smoking if they puff ...

CNN
Petition calls for FDA to remove ultra-high-dosage opioids from market
CNN
(CNN) Groups representing public health officials and doctors banded together Thursday to petition the US Food and Drug Administration to take ultra-high-dosage opioid pills, tablets and nasal sprays off the market. When prescribed, these opioids equal ...

BBC News
What happens in the brain to make us 'catch' yawns
BBC News
You may well be yawning just reading this - it's contagious. Now researchers have looked at what happens in our brains to trigger that response. A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function. The ...

U.S. News & World Report
1 in 3 American Adults Are Obese
U.S. News & World Report
A report released by two nonprofit group shows 1 in 3 U.S. adults are obese, West Virginia has the highest rate at 37.7 percent. Aug. 31, 2017, at 12:19 p.m.. 1 in 3 American Adults Are Obese. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to Reddit.

TIME
Older Dads Are More Common Than Ever Before
TIME
Women aren't the only ones putting off having children in the United States these days. The average age of fathers has also increased—by three and a half years over the past four decades, according to a new study in Human Reproduction. The average ...

Patch.com
Wayland Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus
Patch.com
WAYLAND, MA—Three mosquitoes collected in Wayland on Aug. 25 tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Wayland Health Department, which was informed by the State Department of Public Health. The mosquito species identified were Culex ...

Press Herald
On Overdose Awareness Day, Maine communities mourn those lost to drugs
Press Herald
About 150 people attend a ceremony in Portland's Monument Square, one of more than 300 across the country and around the world. By Dennis HoeyStaff Writer. Follow on Twitter · Email Writer · 207-791-6365. Share. facebook · tweet · email · print. Comment.

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