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Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane are on the rise: researchers warn

Atmospheric levels of methane (CH4), one of the most powerful greenhouse gases, are on the rise, a team of researchers reported in an analysis published in the journal Environmental Research Letters on Sunday.

The researchers warned that methane is surging in the atmosphere after a period of comparative stagnation in the 2000s. They also warned that efforts to tackle global warming and climate change will be undermined unless efforts are made to bring methane under tighter control.

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Scalp Cooling Cap Shows Success in Reducing Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Scalp Cooling Cap Shows Success in Reducing Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Using scalp cooling cap for chemotherapy patients during a clinical trial, researchers have reported success in reducing hair loss for cancer patients. Scalp cooling caps were approved by the U.S. FDA last year. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy face many side effects due to treatment and hair loss is a major blow to body image of cancer patients. The hair loss caused by chemotherapy has been termed as a major concern for female cancer patients.

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‘Super heroin’ becoming more dangerous and fatal

‘Super heroin’ becoming more dangerous and fatal

A strong version of a street drug, which is commonly known as “super heroin,” is becoming even more dangerous, the Cook County medical examiner’s office warned.

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Nut consumption reduces risks of cancer & stroke: researchers say

Nut consumption reduces risks of cancer & stroke: researchers say

Adding a handful of nuts to diet not only keeps heart healthy but also reduces risks of deadly diseases like cancer and stroke, a new study suggested.

Even one cigarette a day increases odds of early death: study

Even one cigarette a day increases odds of early death: study

Even those who smoke just a single cigarette a day face a higher risk of an early death than those who don’t smoke at all, according to a new research.

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Sea ice in Arctic & Antarctic regions shrinks to record lows

Sea ice in Arctic & Antarctic regions shrinks to record lows

Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic regions has shrunk to record lows for this time of year, and climate scientists are once again blaming rising global temperatures for the problem.

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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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Doctors seeking approval for three-parent IVF babies

Doctors seeking approval for three-parent IVF babies

Doctors are seeking regulatory approvals for three-person IVF that can reportedly prevent various diseases that starve the body of energy and lead to muscle wasting, heart failure and brain damage.

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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