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Senator to investigate opioid makers' role in drug crisis

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
This post has been updated. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri demanded information Tuesday from five top opioid manufacturers, saying she would investigate their alleged role in the drug epidemic responsible for more than 200,000 overdose deaths since ...
McCaskill investigating opioid producers
Top Democrat Goes After Drug Makers For Fueling Opioid Addiction

'Progression!': April the giraffe closer to giving birth, zoo says

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV - ‎2 hours ago‎
HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. - April the giraffe is showing a change that usually happens just prior to birth, her keepers said Tuesday, further heightening the anticipation surrounding the animal's looming labor.

DIY slime project brutally burns 11-year-old girl, family says

Fox News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A Massachusetts family is warning others about the dangers of do-it-yourself homemade slime after their 11-year-old daughter suffered second- and third-degree burns on her hands, which doctors said is likely the result of prolonged exposure to one of ...

It would only take spiders 1 year to eat everyone on Earth

The Week Magazine - ‎1 hour ago‎
The next time you spot a spider and are headed for it with a shoe, ask yourself if you really want to be squishing a critter that could theoretically band together with all of its arachnid brethren and wipe out the entire human race in a single year ...

Lead exposure alters the trajectory of children's lives decades later, study finds

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Children with elevated blood-lead levels at age 11 ended up as adults with lower cognitive function and lower-status occupations than their parents, according to new research that offers one of the clearest looks yet at the potential long-term health ...

The weirder side of obesity: genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous

CNN - ‎Mar 27, 2017‎
(CNN) While scientists have been aware of about two dozen genetic conditions that can cause obesity, a new study published Monday in the journal Obesity Reviews finds there are many more.

Device Mimicking Female Reproductive Cycle Could Aid Research

NPR - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Scientists say they've made a device in the lab that can mimic the human female reproductive cycle. The researchers hope the device, assembled from living tissue, will lead to new treatments for many medical problems that plague some women, ranging ...

Marathons can lead to kidney injury, but don't stop running yet - ‎3 hours ago‎
Lacing up your running shoes to run a marathon this spring? You might experience an unseen injury. A small study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows marathon running can cause acute kidney injury, but that doesn't mean ...

Avoiding All Nuts Simply Because You're Allergic To One Might Be, Well, Nutty

Forbes - ‎3 hours ago‎
The conventional wisdom has been that if you're allergic to one nut, you should assume you're allergic to them all, even ones you've never tried.

How to protect your dog from growing threat of leptospirosis - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARAMUS -- More than 10 dogs treated in North Jersey for a potentially fatal infection were likely sickened after they drank water contaminated with urine from infected wildlife, officials said.

White House Proposes Large Cuts to NIH Research This Year

Bloomberg - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Donald Trump's administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators.

Cats Actually Like Getting Petted, Study Says

Immortal News - ‎2 hours ago‎
The long-held belief that cats are aloof animals that don't like spending time with their owners may not be true, a new study suggests.

No Need To Get Screened For Celiac Unless You Have Symptoms, Panel Says

NPR - ‎3 hours ago‎
Celiac disease, the autoimmune disorder that prevents people from digesting gluten, affects about 1 percent of the population. But there's not enough evidence to recommend screening everybody to find that 1 percent, an advisory panel said Tuesday.

America's prison population is getting whiter

Washington Post - ‎Mar 27, 2017‎
The 21st century has witnessed remarkable decay in the well-being of many non-Hispanic white Americans. In a new report, economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton document that non-Hispanic whites who have a high school education or less have ...

'Immortalized' Stem Cells Enable Researchers to Mass-produce Artificial Blood

Laboratory Equipment - ‎28 minutes ago‎
Researchers from the University of Bristol and NHS Blood and Transplant have discovered a way to mass-produce red blood cells in the lab, which could potentially allow hospitals and clinics to have an unlimited supply of blood donations.

New gene changes linked to greater risk of brain and ovarian cancer

CNN - ‎Mar 27, 2017‎
(CNN) Genetic changes and variants linked to the development of brain and ovarian cancers have been discovered in two new studies.

House passes medical marijuana bill

WXIA-TV - ‎9 minutes ago‎
ATLANTA -- A bill to expand treatments eligible for medical marijuana overwhelmingly passed the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday.


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