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E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells

E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells

(Reuters Health) – The vapor from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs, while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study suggests. In a series of laboratory experiments, researchers found that e-cigarette vapor impairs the activity of cells called macrophages, which normally remove allergens, bacteria and other particles that […]

SpaceX just let people crawl into its new spaceship for NASA astronauts — here's what it's like inside

SpaceX just let people crawl into its new spaceship for NASA astronauts — here's what it's like inside

SpaceX SpaceX allowed a few reporters into its Hawthorne, California headquarters on Monday for close-up looks at a new spaceship and spacesuit for NASA astronauts. The aerospace company, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, built its Crew Dragon hardware as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing also designed a new seven-person space capsule […]

'Haunted' Enniskillen bomb survivor reveals suicide attempt

'Haunted' Enniskillen bomb survivor reveals suicide attempt

A survivor of one of the most notorious IRA bombings of the Troubles attempted to take their own life because he was haunted by what happened. Joe Holbeach, from Lurgan in Co Armagh, was metres from a massive Remembrance Sunday explosion at the war memorial in Enniskillen in November 1987. Twelve people died and he […]

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before. If all goes […]

More blood pressure, heart failure medications added to FDA recall

More blood pressure, heart failure medications added to FDA recall

More companies have been added to an FDA recall of blood pressure medicine containing a possible carcinogen. Click or tap here to see the updated list, which expands upon the original valsartan-containing drugs to at least 40 products with varying pill counts. An impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was found in the drugs. NDMA is classified […]

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online

The peak of the summer’s best meteor shower – the Perseids– peaks overnight tonight (Aug. 12), but you’ll need good weather to see it. Just in case your night sky cloudy or hazy, you can check out the annual meteor shower on webcasts online by Slooh, NASA and others. You can watch the Perseid […]

Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Discovery Bay

Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Discovery Bay

Two dead birds found in Discovery Bay have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. In addition, mosquitoes found in Oakley and Discovery Bay also tested positive, the district said Friday in a news release. There have been a total three dead birds and five groups […]

Scientists Explore Huge Underwater Canyon At The Edge Of Irish Coast

Scientists Explore Huge Underwater Canyon At The Edge Of Irish Coast

An international team of researchers has returned from an expedition onboard the RV Celtic Explorer, mapping a giant submarine canyon off Ireland’s continental shelf. The canyon, named Porcupine Bank Canyon, is deep and covers an area twice the size of Malta, but little is known about it. Until now, the canyon has barely been explored. […]

'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats. Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog […]

Allergies Are On the Rise, and Scientists Have a Good Idea Why

Allergies Are On the Rise, and Scientists Have a Good Idea Why

Astronauts are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. They’re rigorously trained, vetted, and quarantined before they’re allowed up in space—and yet, despite all those precautions, they do sometimes get sick. Apollo 13‘s Fred Haise, for example, had to deal with a painful kidney infection during the dangerous mission that gave us the […]

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