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Texas’ new rules over fetal remains could attract legal action

Texas’ new rules over fetal remains could attract legal action

The Satanic Temple has severely condemned the Texas Department of Health & Human Services’ new rules that require burial or cremation of aborted fetal remains.

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Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

Australian students reproduce $750 malaria drug for just $2 per dose

A group of Australian students successfully reproduced an active ingredient for a life-saving, anti-parasitic drug called Daraprim for just $2 per dose, a little fraction of the drug’s current list price of $750 a dose.

Global media, pharmaceutical executives and others have praising the students from Sydney Grammar School, saying they proved that of that science and technology will solve problems of human suffering in the 21st century.

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Spending more time outdoors reduces nearsightedness: study

Spending more time outdoors reduces nearsightedness: study

Those who spend more time outdoors early in their lives receive some additional protection against nearsightedness, a new study published suggested.

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Religious thoughts stimulate same part of brain as love, drugs, music and sex: study

Religious thoughts stimulate same part of brain as love, drugs, music and sex

Religious thoughts, love, drugs and sex all stimulate the same part of a person’s brain, a new conducted by University of Utah researchers suggested.

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Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption linked to reduced stroke risk

Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption linked to reduced stroke risk

Light-to-moderate consumption of alcohol reduces risk of ischemic stroke, a fresh review of more than two dozen previous studies suggested.

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Avian flu outbreaks hit several European and Asian territories

Avian flu outbreaks hit several European and Asian territories

An increasing number of European and Asian territories are being hit by the highly pathogenic virus H5N8, which is commonly known as avian flu, the World Organisation for Animal Health confirmed.

New pre-IVF treatment calculator predicts odds of having a baby

New pre-IVF treatment calculator predicts odds of having a baby

A team of British researchers claimed to have developed a pre-treatment calculator that allows couples see their chances of success with in vitro fertilization (IVF) even before completion of the first cycle of treatment.

Traditionally, doctors have been reluctant to estimate a woman’s odds of having a baby before she completes at least one cycle of IVF. But the new calculator allows women to get an estimate of their odds before IIVF’s first cycle.

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Indiana mother faces felony charges for injecting feces into her son’s IV lines

Indiana mother faces felony charges for injecting feces into her son’s IV lines

An Indiana mother is facing felony charges for allegedly injecting feces into her teenager son’s IV lines while he was undergoing cancer treatment, prosecutors confirmed.

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CWD posing big threat to deer

CWD posing big threat to deer

Deer in Alabama are at risk because of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that isn’t spread from bacteria or virus but by a little minuscule varmint called a prion, the state’s Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR) cautioned.

Prions can be described as infectious, single proteins that affected infected animals’ brain by causing sponge like degeneration of brain cells. This microscopic varmint is can ruthlessly withstand long periods of time and a number of decontamination methods.

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A quick look at the disease of prostate cancer

A quick look at the disease of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, a disease that mostly affects elderly males, is luckily one of the slowest growing cancers to date. Nevertheless, as many as 209,000 U.S. men are diagnosed with the disease per year.

Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in the early stage, and the most vulnerable men are normally 65 years and older.

Speaking about the disease, Oncologist Charles Smith said, “A disease that we are very optimistic about when the diagnosis is made. We can't always unfortunately say that about a lot of cancers, but with this disease we do feel optimistic about treatment.”

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