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Scientists Just Discovered a Brand New Shape: The Scutoid!

Scientists Just Discovered a Brand New Shape: The Scutoid! The scientists then discovered that scutoid-shaped cells were found in fruit fly salivary glands and zebrafish cells, and they suspect that scutoids could be found in humans as well. Luis Escudero, a developmental biologist at the University of Seville in Spain and co-author on the work, told Gizmodo that it was hard to define what the new shape actually looked in the early stages of computer ... [Full Article...]

Legal rulings not needed to remove life-support, London court says

Legal rulings not needed to remove life-support, London court says Supreme Court Justice Lady Black said in the ruling: "Having looked at the issue in its wider context as well as from a narrower legal perspective, I do not consider that it has been established that the common law or the ECHR (European Convention on Human Rights), in combination or separately, give rise to the mandatory requirement, for which the Official Solicitor contends, to involve the court ... [Full Article...]

78 million babies not breastfed within first hour of life, reports UNICEF

78 million babies not breastfed within first hour of life, reports UNICEF Accordingly, the first milk they drink, the so-called colostrum, is very rich in nutrients and antibodies that the newborn needs to avoid any risks in the early days of life. The benefits of breastfeeding can extend into later life too, with the Lancet study finding that infants fed in this way for an extended period tend to perform better in school, with researchers believing that the econo... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All'

Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All' Bernie Sanders' " Medicare for All " plan would cost the federal government an additional $32.6 trillion over 10 years. Total national health spending would be $2 trillion lower between 2022 and 2031 under the Medicare for All plan, according to the report . [Full Article...]

Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection

Man’s limbs amputated after dog licks lead to blood infection Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat", Dawn Manteufel said. Capnocytophaga Canimorsus is a bacteria commonly found in dogs, cats and humans, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . However, the damage was not just limited to Manteufel's limbs. A family friend has started a GoFundMe page to raise money to help cover his mountain medical bills. [Full Article...]

Legionella Bacteria Found in Water Supply at NYC Hospital

Legionella Bacteria Found in Water Supply at NYC Hospital New York City officials are now investigating 27 cases of Legionnaires' disease in Manhattan, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported. Administrators say the risk to patients and the surrounding community is very low. Some of the steps include using bottled water, installing new water filters on showers, and making packaged bath wipes for daily hygiene available... [Full Article...]

First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas

First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas Most people don't develop any symptoms, but those who do may have fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours. Make sure you have good screens on yo... [Full Article...]

Public housing in states including OH to go smoke

Public housing in states including OH to go smoke They are also not allowed to light up within 25 feet of public housing buildings. But eviction after just one violation "is not grounds for eviction", and smoking on public housing premises is a civil violation, not a crime, the agency said in setting guidelines for local enforcement. [Full Article...]


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