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Scientist Have Finally Solved Life’s Biggest Mystery: How To Break Spaghetti Into Two

Scientist Have Finally Solved Life's Biggest Mystery: How To Break Spaghetti Into Two

Researchers from MIT have figured out a way to break a dry spaghetti into just two pieces. The unique study was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ( Jan Vašek | Pixabay ) People who have at least attempted to make a pasta dish know…
Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus

Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. — A horse in Fauquier County, Virginia, was the first of the year to test positive in the Commonwealth for West Nile virus. Officials with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) announced the find Wednesday. VDACS said in the news release that the horse was unvaccinated. The department confirmed the…
China Vaccine Scandal: Total Number of Faulty Vaccine Doses Up to Nearly 1M

China Vaccine Scandal: Total Number of Faulty Vaccine Doses Up to Nearly 1M

The grim saga of Changsheng Biotechnology continues to roil China with news Wednesday that the embattled pharmaceutical firm produced a second huge batch of substandard vaccine doses for children, doubling the number of doses originally estimated. The South China Morning Post reported that the first batch of 252,600 suspicious vaccine doses was sold entirely in the…
Thyroid medication recalled: Chinese manufacture’s failed inspection leads to recall

Thyroid medication recalled: Chinese manufacture's failed inspection leads to recall

A medication used to treat hypothyroidism has been voluntarily recalled due to quality concerns. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing specific products labeled  "Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP)," according to an August 9 release. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones contained in the thyroid tablets. The voluntary national recall alert says there have been no "adverse events" associated with the…
Mayo says it suspected abuse in ‘medical kidnapping’ case

Mayo says it suspected abuse in 'medical kidnapping' case

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic says it suspected abuse in the case of patient who “escaped” from its care. CNN published the story “Escape from Mayo Clinic” on Monday. You can see that story by clicking here. In it, a family accused Mayo of “medically kidnapping” their daughter and details their efforts to get her…
Rabid fox attacks dog in Baldwin County in 8th fox attack since May

Rabid fox attacks dog in Baldwin County in 8th fox attack since May

The Alabama Department of Public Health issued a warning about avoiding rabies exposure after a rabid fox attacked a dog in rural Loxley Tuesday. Rabid foxes have bitten six people and two dogs in Baldwin County since the end of May, ADPH officials said. The fox, later found to be rabid, attacked a dog while…
UCSD Study Finds Healthy Aging Link Between Parents And Daughters

UCSD Study Finds Healthy Aging Link Between Parents And Daughters

LA JOLLA, CA – Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine Wednesday released a study that found that women whose mothers lived to 90 years old are more likely to live to 90 themselves. The study, which appears in "Age and Ageing," found that women whose mothers lived to 90 or older are…
Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies

Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies

A sick bat found on the ground near a Lake Harriet walking path has tested positive for rabies, prompting state health officials to issue an alert about the potentially deadly disease. Anyone who handled the bat could have contracted the rabies virus and might need a series of shots to counteract the disease, the Minnesota…
County Leaders Mull Notifying Doctors Each Time A Patient ODs

County Leaders Mull Notifying Doctors Each Time A Patient ODs

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to consider notifying prescribing physicians when a patient dies of an opioid overdose, as a way to make doctors think twice about prescribing the drugs. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis recommended the alerts, citing research published by Dr. Jonathan Lucas, the…
Hospital Patient Rights

Hospital Patient Rights

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