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e-cigarette
E-Cigarettes Health Risks: Study Finds Latest Smoking Craze Is Just As Harmful As Actual Cigs
Aug 28, 2013 12:10 PM E
E-cigarettes pose health risks similar to those of actual cigarettes, says a study from France.
cocaine
Cocaine Rewires The Brain After Just One Use, New Study Says
Aug 27, 2013 22:18 PM E
Cocaine rewires the brain after just one use, say researchers in California. While it has long been known that long-term use of cocaine screws with the brain’s reward pathway, this is the first time that research has shown that the drug alters brain function the first time someone uses.
internet
Internet ‘Fasting Camps’ In Japan Will Treat Web-Addicted Kids By Forcing Them To Socialize Outdoors
Aug 27, 2013 16:30 PM E
Internet fasting camps are cropping up in Japan after fears that kids are addicted to the Web. These digital detox retreats could help children with sleep and eating disorders caused by too much time online.
chicken
Stop Washing Chicken! Rinsing Raw Poultry Only Spreads Germs, Doesn't Kill Them [VIDEO]
Aug 27, 2013 13:38 PM E
Washing chicken only spreads germs like salmonella and cross-contaminates surfaces, says food safety researcher Jennifer Quinlan of Drexel University. About 90 percent of people rinise raw poultry before cooking it, says Quinlan.
bubonic plague
Bubonic Plague Kills Kyrgyzstan Teen: How Did Temir Issakunov Contract Deadly Bacterial Disease?
Aug 27, 2013 12:29 PM E
A teen in Kyrgyzstan died last Thursday after becoming infected with the bubonic plague. He is the first case of the deadly bacterial disease in Kyrgyzstan in 30 years.
brain eating amoeba
Brain Eating Parasite Kills Florida Boy Zachary Reyna, 12: 5 Things To Know About The Deadly Naegleria Fowleri Amoeba [VIDEO]
Aug 26, 2013 10:29 AM E
Brain eating parasite Naegleria Fowleri has killed 12-year-old Zachary Reyna of Florida. Read what you should know about the deadly amoeba.
spontaneous combustion baby
Spontaneous Combustion Baby In India? 3-Month-Old Rahul Startles Doctors; What Really Caused The Infant's Burns? [VIDEO]
Aug 23, 2013 21:18 PM E
Did spontaneous combustion burn a 3-month-old baby in India?
bed sheet
Are Men Really That Unclean? Single Guys Only Wash Their Bed Sheets 4 Times A Year, Says Survey
Aug 22, 2013 17:59 PM E
Single men between the age of 18 and 25 only change their bed sheets once every three months, according to a survey conducted by British mattress maker Ergoflex UK. Half of male respondents only owned one set of sheets.
immortal marine animal
‘Immortal’ Irish Marine Animal Regenerates Indefinitely: Can Hydractinia Echinata Unlock The Secret To Human Ageing?
Aug 21, 2013 14:41 PM E
An “immortal” Irish marine animal can regrow any lost body part, doesn’t age biologically and can even clone itself. Could hydractinia echinatais provide scientists with some clues about human ageing?
a U-2 plane
Airforce Investigation Uncovers High Risk of Brain Lesions For High-Flying Pilots
Aug 20, 2013 13:18 PM E
U-2 Airforce planes fly at high altitudes, exposing their pilots to a higher risk of deadly brain lesions.
Clinical trial samples of LSD
LSD And Other Psychedelic Drugs Could Actually Improve Your Mental Health, Study Says
Aug 20, 2013 13:03 PM E
Researchers find that use of LSD does not increase a person’s risk of mental health problems and may even be beneficial for some.
Copper pipes
Copper Linked To Alzheimer's Disease: What Is The Real Risk Of Copper In Your Diet?
Aug 20, 2013 11:43 AM E
Copper is essential to normal bodily functions, but a new study shows that, over time, its accumulation in the brain could trigger the development of the toxic plaques that cause Alzheimer's.
asha mandela
Asha Mandela's Hair: 55-Foot Dreadlocks Could Paralyze Atlanta Woman, Say Doctors [VIDEO]
Aug 19, 2013 17:36 PM E
Asha Mandela's 55-foot dreadlocks could paralyze her, her doctors say. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Mandela, of Atlanta, Ga., has been growing her hair out for 25 years.
Drawing of a Brain
Myth Of The Left-Brained Vs. Right-Brained Personality Debunked, Say Researchers
Aug 19, 2013 16:30 PM E
Although it's commonly believed that a right-brained or left-brained personality type exists, new research suggests that this is an inaccurate portrait of how our brains really work.
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