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Humpback whale rescued off Boston

Humpback whale rescued off Boston

The 30-foot humpback whale that had caught in fishing gear off the coast of Boston last Thursday was finally disentangled and freed on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

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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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