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Octopuses get friendlier on ecstasy, just like humans
You might not imagine humans have got a lot in common with octopuses. The bizarre, clever, gelatinous, shape-shifting creatures, with eight tentacles, three hearts, blue blood, and the ability to change colors and taste with their skin seem as close to ...
Puppies, What Did You Do Now? Antibiotic Resistant Infections In 118 People
How can those so cute cause so much diarrhea? It's campy. Not campy as in "ha, ha," but campy as in the nickname for Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria that each year in the United States alone causes approximately 1.3 million diarrheal illnesses ...
Number of Americans with Alzheimer's expected to soar in coming decades
The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will double by 2060, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States ...
Flea, tick pills can cause nerve reactions in pets, FDA warns
Chewable products that protect dogs and cats against fleas can cause neurological problems such as stumbling or seizures, and pet owners need more warning, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The FDA issued an alert to owners and ...
Girl, 10, with Type 1 diabetes dies after blood sugar dropped during sleepover
NEW CASTLE, Pa. - A small town in Lawrence County is dealing with a huge loss. Sophia Daugherty, 10, a fifth-grader with Type 1 diabetes at Laurel Elementary, died Wednesday after her blood sugar dropped suddenly during a sleepover last weekend.
This Ivy League food scientist was a media darling. He just submitted his resignation, the school says.
A Cornell professor whose buzzy and accessible food studies made him a media darling has submitted his resignation, the school said Thursday, a dramatic fall for a scholar whose work increasingly came under question in recent years. The university said ...
Most nations falling short of UN targets to cut premature deaths from chronic diseases
People in the UK, US and China have a higher risk of dying early from conditions like cancer, heart disease and stroke than people in Italy, France, South Korea and Australia. These are the findings of the most detailed global analysis of deaths from ...
Wall Street Journal
Cocaine, Meth, Opioids All Fuel Rise in Drug-Overdose Deaths
Wall Street Journal
It isn't just opioids behind a surge in deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. Death rates from overdoses have been on an exponential-growth curve for nearly 40 years, involving methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs in shifting patterns around the ...
West Nile Virus survivor urges others to better protect themselves from mosquitoes
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A West Nile Virus survivor who lost sight, motor skills and the ability to breathe hopes his story moves others to better protect themselves from mosquito bites. Mike Sechelski could not move a muscle. He could not see or breathe ...
3 huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting major doubts on the keto diet
Low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet are popular strategies for rapid weight loss and appetite control. Keto diets require eaters to essentially forgo all carbohydrates and fuel up on fats and limited amounts of proteins instead. Because sugar is a ...