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Medicine

UK military health worker diagnosed with Ebola
A UK military health worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.

11.03.2015 16:51

Children’s Tylenol maker to plead guilty for knowingly selling tainted drugs
The maker of Children’s Tylenol agreed to plead guilty to a federal criminal charge of knowingly selling adulterated bottles of its painkillers for children and infants. The drugs were recalled in 2010 because they contained metal particles.

10.03.2015 19:57

Joint action: Bipartisan medical marijuana bill heads to US Senate
Medical marijuana now has some powerful, bipartisan supporters in the US Senate. In what pot activists say is a historic first, three senators announced they will introduce a bill that would end the federal ban on medical marijuana.

09.03.2015 20:49

​US mom faces prison sentence for blocking son’s circumcision
A mother who has taken flight with her son to prevent his circumcision could face a prison sentence if she fails have the boy undergo the procedure, a judge ruled, in a case that has become a rallying cry for ‘intactivists.’

07.03.2015 11:01

Virginia’s forced sterilization victims each to get $25k restitution payments for eugenics program
Virginia is set to become the second state to compensate the victims of its eugenics program ‒ people whom the state deemed mentally or physically unfit to procreate and were then forcibly sterilized without their knowledge or consent.

05.03.2015 21:14

​No to dolce vita: WHO urges limitation of daily sugar intake to less than 50 grams
The World Health Organization recommends consuming less than 50 grams of sugar a day for the sake of preventing obesity and tooth decay.

04.03.2015 21:36

​Stoned rabbits a concern for DEA as Utah debates medical marijuana bill
Utah is considering a bill that could make it the 24th state, along with Washington, DC, to legalize medical marijuana. But one Drug Enforcement Agency official is worried the move could impact the environment and even result in too many stoned rabbits.

03.03.2015 04:12

Skydiver saved after epileptic fit at 2,700m (DRAMATIC VIDEO)
A 22-year-old student from Perth, Australia, has posted a shocking video of a narrow escape. Christopher Jones had a seizure while skydiving, but luckily was saved mid-air by his instructor.

02.03.2015 11:50

Sleepy Hollow reborn: Kazakhstan villagers report new cases of mysterious disorder
New cases of the inexplicable disorder, dubbed “Sleepy Hollow,” have appeared in Kalachi, the village in Kazakhstan where every tenth villager, including children, has mysteriously fallen asleep in broad daylight, some unable to wake up for days on end.

02.03.2015 08:37

Ebola survivor nurse to sue Texas hospital over neglect
A Texas nurse who survived Ebola says she will file suit against her employer, claiming the hospital where she worked and its parent company failed her and other employees as they dealt with the first diagnosed case of Ebola on US soil.

01.03.2015 22:02

(Un)happy brains: Research shows how opioids help to cope with romantic breakups
Apparently, moving on from a tough breakup isn’t as easy for some people as for others. According to new research, it has to do with their brains releasing less of the stress-reducing natural opioids than others.

28.02.2015 12:56

3-parent babies ‘violate human dignity,’ breach EU law – MEPs
Britain’s recent decision to allow the creation of co-called ‘three-parent babies’ has breached EU laws and “violated human dignity,” a group of MEPs have said.

27.02.2015 13:16