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Hepatitis A case confirmed in Genesee County restaurant worker

Hepatitis A case confirmed in Genesee County restaurant worker

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – The Genesee County Health Department is warning residents that may have been exposed to hepatitis A at a local restaurant to receive treatment. A public health advisory from the county health department notes an employee at Sweetwater Bar and Grill, 3015 E. Grand Blanc Road, has tested positive for the virus. […]

Astronomers A Step Closer To Imaging Milky Way's Black Hole

Astronomers A Step Closer To Imaging Milky Way's Black Hole

Researchers have long wanted to take a direct image of a black hole. Thanks to APEX radio telescope in Chile, they are getting closer to having one. The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) data combined with Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) could create the ultimate picture of the black hole shadow and reveal new details about the […]

Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?

Food trends like cronuts and charcoal come and go, but one bizarre “superfood” is back, two years after it first debuted: Cockroach milk. The pesky bug is actually filled with an energy-rich milk-like substance. It’s not your typical non-dairy milk alternative like almond milk, but cockroach milk is gaining popularity once again, after coming to […]

Antarctica has mountain ranges and valleys bigger than Manhattan deep beneath its ice

Antarctica has mountain ranges and valleys bigger than Manhattan deep beneath its ice

Mountain ranges and valleys hundreds of miles long have been sitting deep beneath Western Antarctica’s vast ice region, a discovery that scientists say could contribute to rising global sea levels. A team of British researchers used “ice penetrating radar” to map the subglacial landscape, which they say adds a key piece of evidence to understand the frozen […]

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

Hepatitis A outbreak infects 14 in Nashville; vaccines advised for gay men, drug users

CLOSE Learn all about Hepatitis A with these 5 facts. An outbreak of hepatitis A is causing concern at the Metro Public Health Department.(Photo: jarun011, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Fourteen people have contracted hepatitis A in Nashville in the last six months, causing the Metro Public Health Department to offer free vaccinations for illicit drug users, gay […]

Not white? Ancestry services don't work so well. Companies are looking for fixes.

Not white? Ancestry services don't work so well. Companies are looking for fixes.

Ever wondered where you come from? Like, every wanted to look far back? Really, really far back? Beyond calling up your oldest relative and combing through there family tree, there’s a whole industry that wants to help: Direct-to-consumer genetic ancestry products ranging from Ancestry.com to 23andMe. They say they provide a way to dive into your […]

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

Third Indian state checks suspect cases in outbreak of rare brain-damaging virus

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Officials in a third Indian state were checking on Friday if two people had been infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 in southern Kerala, although the government described the outbreak as minor. Relatives wearing masks attend the funeral a victim, who lost his battle against the brain-damaging Nipah […]

This Fossil May Reshape Our Idea on When Supercontinent Pangaea Split

This Fossil May Reshape Our Idea on When Supercontinent Pangaea Split

A 130 million-year-old skull of an ancient animal that likely resembled a squirrel has shaken up the scientists’ idea on when the supercontinent Pangaea likely split up, and suggests this break-up occurred about 15 million years later than previously believed. The near-complete skull, which is described in a new study published online in Nature Wednesday, […]

Phototherapy Delays Radical Prostate Cancer Tx

Phototherapy Delays Radical Prostate Cancer Tx

Action Points Note that these studies were published as abstracts and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. SAN FRANCISCO — Men with low-risk prostate cancer had more than a 50% decrease in conversion to definitive therapy if they underwent […]

The Asteroid That Smote the Dinosaurs Burned the Birds Out of Trees

The Asteroid That Smote the Dinosaurs Burned the Birds Out of Trees

Around 66 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, an asteroid the size of Mount Everest smote the Earth. It landed in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, punching a 20-mile deep crater into the ground. That impact, and the climatic upheaval that happened afterwards, ended the long reign of the dinosaurs. Of this dynasty […]

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