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Original North American Dogs Descended From Siberian Populations

The evolutionary history of dogs has always been a bit murky, as today's dogs are like a "soupy mix" of genes from various breeds, said co-lead study author Ang...


Mosquito pond in Jamaica Plain tests positive for West Nile virus

Symptoms of West Nile Virus can include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss and numbness. Jennifer Lo, th...


Drunk seagulls taken to RSPCA centres after 'drinking discarded alcohol on beach'

The soused seabird with a grimy face can hardly put one leg properly in front of the other as it tries to walk, tipping from side to side and regularly staggeri...


Hospital Evacuated After Tuberculosis Sample Accidentally Released

An accidental tuberculosis tube spill prompted a mass evacuation at two buildings on the campus of a prestigious Baltimore hospital, according to new reports. T...


CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

Recalls were issued in June for those four states as well as IL and Indiana. Additionally, Del Monte is recalling "small veggie trays", which are 28oz and incl...


'I'm walking!' Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Maya says in the video posted to social media Sunday. The incredulous young girl shrieks excitedly that she even did a "big step". "She's just kind of blowing...


Bananas are under threat of extinction - here's why

Scientists are now racing to save the fruit by developing new banana varieties strong enough to withstand the infection. Richard Allen, a scientist at Kew's R...


'Flying' spiders? Electricity may be the answer to mystery

Spiders in the process of ballooning are observed to climb to a high distance, then raise their rear legs and release silk threads into the air. The researche...


Cancer survivor serves as flower girl

The coordinator told Ryals, 26, she was a match with a little girl diagnosed with leukemia whose name she later learned was Skye Savren-McCormick. She had blo...


Diabetes risk high in women who work long hours, but not men

Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with almost 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 ...


People do not wash hands correctly 97 percent of time

The observational study - aimed at evaluating food handling behaviours in a test kitchen - was conducted in collaboration with RTI International - a non-profit ...


Coming to Virginia classrooms: Lessons on mental health

According to MHA , a major depressive episode is: "An inescapable and ongoing low mood often accompanied by low self-esteem and loss of interest or pleasure in...


'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps

With tear-jerking levels of excitement and happiness, she then turns to her brother and says, "Look, I'm walking!" Her mother, Ann Tisdale, told ABC News Wedn...


Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela

Elimination of measles can be verified once a country has sustained "interruption of endemic transmission" for at least 36 months, according to the WHO. Experts...


56 people sick with parasite in Texas outbreak

Past outbreaks were associated with consumption of fresh produce. Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness often caused by consuming food or water contaminated...


Johns Hopkins hospital buildings evacuated after possible release of tuberculosis today

From Chopper 13, a large group of people were seen being escorted out of the building. A small amount of the tuberculosis bacteria may have been released whil...


Young adults rejecting smoking

That's down from 19% just two years ago. The number of items dispensed related to smoking cessation decreased to 860,000, compared to 2.48m in 2007/08 and a...


Is the pap smear on the way out?

Ever since Georgios Papanicolaou developed his eponymous cervical smear in the 1940s, Papanicolaou (Pap) testing for cervical cytology is one of the most widely...


Warnings go out about Lyme disease in West Sussex

It's a trend the head of the state's tick-testing lab doesn't see abating. "New tick-borne diseases will emerge", Molaei said. In Trumbull, health director Rh...


Testosterone levels linked with men's desire for luxury goods | luxury

A new study showed that testosterone, a male hormone, had a measurable effect on a man's preference for luxury brands which are considered to be status symbols....


Koala gene map could help fight threat to species survival

It is believed that this new, highly accurate genomic data will provide scientists with information that could help with conservation efforts, aid in the treatm...


Researchers develop artificial ovary to prevent infertility among women suffering with cancer

Nick Macklon, medical director at London Women's Clinic, said this is an "exciting development" but added that further research is needed to prove its usefuln...


Risk of diabetes high for women who work 45 hours a week

A study performed in 2016 in Japan also showed a similar result pointing out that the workers working in non-shifts for more than forty-five hours showed a hi...


Brain stimulation can reduce physical and sexual assaults

Cromer's husband, Alan, used to have a personality which his wife described as being marked by "kindness, love, curiosity, and humor". And one can not discuss t...


West Nile Virus Safety Over The Fourth

People age 50 and older have the highest risk of severe disease if bitten by a mosquito carrying West Nile virus. Lake County Health Department officials said...


Low-dose aspirin regimen shows promising potential as treatment for Alzheimer's

But activating the cellular machinery responsible for removing waste from the brain is a promising strategy for slowing the disease down. Though the exact c...


HPV Test Beats Pap

The study documented the results of a randomized clinical trial comparing Pap smears with the use of HPV tests . Because health care is a provincial responsi...


4th of July fireworks show and events

Every Independence Day, Illinoisans hear the cracking sound of fireworks followed by bursts of color lighting up their neighborhood. There will be a summer BBQ...


Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor

Hayden Ryals poses with her flower girl, Skye Savren-McCormick. Now Skye is in remission. "I said I wanted them to know how much I love them and how much th...


Man sues govt agencies for approving substandard condoms

The man says he has suffered major losses as a result of the condom burst, including losing his wife. "Whilst I was having sexual intercourse with the woman, ...


Most consumers wash hands incorrectly, USDA study finds

This gave researchers a chance to see how people might normally wash their hands, without being prompted beforehand. The new FSIS report is based on a stud...


Artificial Ovaries Bring New Hopes For Young Cancer Patients

The early-stage follicles were isolated from patients having ovarian tissue frozen for fertility preservation ahead of other medical treatments likely to comp...


Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says

After having the fish pedicure , the woman said her toenails stopped growing and then started falling off. The young woman had partaken in a new way some peo...


Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds

Most were coffee drinkers, nearly one-third or 154,000 people drank two to three cups daily and 10,000 drank at least eight cups daily. But she said the resul...


What are the symptoms of Cyclosporias? Parasite infects dozens in Texas

Texas health officials are investigating a parasitic outbreak after dozens have fallen ill since May. People become infected with Cyclospora when they consu...