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Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say

Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say

What could cancer have in common with broken heart? These researchers are working to find out. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it’s also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It’s triggered by intensely stressful situations, like losing a loved one. You know how some couples die within just a few days of…MORE

Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies

Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies

A database charting the course of opioid pills across the country is being made public following a judge’s decision, shedding new light on the scope of the drug industry’s alleged role in the opioid crisis. The Washington Post reports that 76 billion prescription pain pills from the country’s biggest pharmaceutical companies poured into the US…MORE

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on two Chinese islands

A population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species was almost completely wiped out by an experiment on two islands in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, according to a study published Wednesday. The experiment successfully reduced the female Asian Tiger Mosquito population — the main source of bites and disease transmission — by up…MORE

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says

The human body was built to function best with gravity as a grounding force, but astronauts on a mission to Mars could spend between six to nine months on a spacecraft without it. “Our bodies love force,” said John DeWitt, senior biochemist who works as a contractor for NASA and focuses on crew health. “Force…MORE

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

Ground bison meat recalled after 21 people get sick in E. coli outbreak

A Canadian exotic meat company is recalling ground bison after 21 people in seven states were infected with strains of E. coli, US federal agencies announced Wednesday. Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. of Saint-Leonard, Quebec, on Tuesday recalled the meat that was sold in the eastern and central United States. According to the Centers for Disease…MORE

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

Ebola outbreak in Congo is a public health emergency of international concern, WHO says

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday. “The risk of Ebola spread in DRC and the region remains very high, and the risk of spread outside the region remains low,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of…MORE

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal recalls nearly 90 hummus products over listeria concerns

Pita Pal Foods is recalling 87 types of hummus products over concerns about potential listeria contamination, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The recalled products were made between May 30 and June 25 before being distributed across the United States and to the United Arab Emirates. An FDA inspection at a manufacturing facility…MORE

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

US drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined 5.1% in 2018, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The slight decline in drug overdose deaths marked the first such drop in decades. “The reason to be hopeful is that for the past…MORE

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

German government backs mandatory vaccinations for all schoolchildren

Parents in Germany who fail to vaccinate their children could face hefty fines after the German government backed a bill requiring all children to receive a measles jab before entering school or kindergarten. If the German parliament approves the bill, parents will be required to provide evidence that their child has been vaccinated before they…MORE

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report. That means each person could have about a burger and a half each week.…MORE