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'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 […]

Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up

Cancer Care, Prevention: How New Jersey Measures Up

New Jersey does well when it comes to helping patients obtain cancer screenings and care, according to a new national report, but it could improve efforts to support palliative care and access to pain medications. However, the recommendations may not account for recent changes to state policy. The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network released […]

Omega Centauri, Milky Way's Largest Globular Star Cluster, Unlikely To Host Life

Omega Centauri, Milky Way's Largest Globular Star Cluster, Unlikely To Host Life

Astronomers have ruled out a major chunk of stars from the list of Milky Way candidates that could possibly host life-brewing worlds in their proximity. The chunk, officially named Omega Centauri, is a densely packed globular cluster with an estimated 10 million stars. It sits some 16,000 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Centaurus […]

Ketogenic Diet May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Ketogenic Diet May Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Ketogenic diets, which are very low in carbohydrate and high in fat, can help weight loss and are generally considered metabolically healthy, but new research in animal models suggests that they may also increase the risk of type 2 diabetes (TD2). Comparing the metabolic effects of a western-style high-fat diet (HFD) and ketogenic diet (KD) […]

Astronomers discover most distant radio galaxy ever known using Indian telescope

Astronomers discover most distant radio galaxy ever known using Indian telescope

There is an Indian telescope behind the discovery of a distant radio galaxy. Astronomers have made use of the Indian telescope to discover the most distant radio galaxy ever known. It is located at a distance of 12 billion light-years. The radio galaxy belongs to a time when the universe was only seven per cent […]

Poppy Seed Bagel Causes Woman Giving Birth To Fail Drug Test

Poppy Seed Bagel Causes Woman Giving Birth To Fail Drug Test

TOWSON, Md. (CBS Local) – A pregnant woman’s poppy seed bagel caused Maryland health officials to incorrectly believe her baby was at risk when the mother’s drug test came back positive for opiates. Elizabeth Eden was headed to St. Joseph Medical Center on April 4 and had a poppy seed bagel for breakfast before going into labor. […]

You have questions about the Perseid meteor shower. We have answers.

You have questions about the Perseid meteor shower. We have answers.

This weekend, if you head outside after sunset and it happens to be a clear night, look up. The sky will be putting on its annual production of the Perseids, and here at Popular Science we’re answering all the questions you might have about the upcoming display. Let’s dive right in. What’s the difference between […]

The star endorsed diet that might be making you sick

The star endorsed diet that might be making you sick

It’s a fashionable diet, endorsed by a range of A-list celebrities including Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox. But trying to lose weight by following an expensive keto diet can lead to nausea, insomnia and dizziness, claims a dietitian. Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King’s College […]

Walrus bones provide clues to fate of lost Viking colony

Walrus bones provide clues to fate of lost Viking colony

WASHINGTON — Clues to the mystery of why Viking colonies in Greenland flourished and fell have been found in the DNA of medieval walrus bones housed in more than a dozen European museums. For almost 500 years, the Norse descendants of Erik the Red built churches and manor homes and expanded their settlements on the […]