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Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:39 PM EDT

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

'Human Project' Study Will Ask 10,000 to Share Life's Data

Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years.

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 at 03:50 PM EDT

Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens

Too Hot to Handle: Study Shows Earth's Killer Heat Worsens

Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a...

Sunday, Jun 18, 2017 at 06:40 PM EDT

Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Six Experts Resign From President's HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel

Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council in protest of the Trump administra...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 04:14 PM EDT

Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia

Laundry Pods Can Be Fatal for Adults With Dementia

Within the past five years, six adults with cognitive impairment have died from ingesting brightly colored laundry detergent pods. During the same time, two children died from doing the same. According to...

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:50 AM EDT

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

App for Air Pollution Could Make City Living a Lot Safer

Out of a pollution study an app, that can pinpoint pollution hot spots block by block, is being developed for city dwellers, reported NBC News. A study suggests that it might be possible for local authorities...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 03:41 PM EDT

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Fewer Teens Are Vaping and Smoking, CDC Survey Finds

Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, NBC News reported. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 at 11:56 AM EDT

Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods

Study Finds Traces of Lead in Some Baby Foods

A startling new report finds detectable levels of lead in baby food, a finding that may concern parents. But experts say it's important to stay vigilant about bigger sources of lead poisoning in kids. Crumblin...

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017 at 07:14 PM EDT

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

GOP Health Care Law Could Cost Nearly 1 Million Jobs: Report

The American Health Care Act, the GOP’s answer to Obamacare, could end up costing the U.S. economy close to 1 million jobs, researchers predicted Wednesday. If the bill passes, it would initially boost jobs and...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 06:00 PM EDT

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Iraq: Food Poisoning Strikes Hundreds at Camp for Displaced

Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday. The incident at the Hassan Sham U2 camp, about 20...

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 03:06 PM EDT

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

Drones Carrying Defibrillators Could Aid Heart Emergencies

It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18...

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