Scientists are giving octopuses MDMA to reveal the origins of social behavior

They have a complex nervous system that has evolved in a dramatically different way from that of humans, with bundles of neurons in each of their eight legs connected to a central bundle of neurons. For the study, researchers placed octopuses into a ... More..

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Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060 — CDC
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060 — CDC

But we are making little progress against Alzheimer's and the CDC's latest figures suggest that the burden of the disease will only loom larger as time goes on. Non-Hispanic whites have the highest number of ...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

On ecstasy, octopuses reached out for a hug

Researchers studied the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then tested its behavioural reaction to a popular mood-altering drug also known as ecstasy. Octopus brains ar...More..

2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

U.S. Northern Command said in a news release late Tuesday that about 5,600 personnel are active-duty and reserve forces. The sheriff's deputies survived after rescue teams arrived on the scene and brought...More..

West Nile Virus in Brazos County — Focus at Four
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

West Nile Virus in Brazos County — Focus at Four

There have been no reported cases of West Nile virus among humans in Vermont this year. There is no documented evidence that West Nile virus can be transmitted directly between horses to humans. The West Nile...More..

Health Department offering stronger flu shots
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Health Department offering stronger flu shots

The CDC encourages everyone to get a flu vaccination, especially young children, older adults, pregnant women, children and adults with chronic diseases. "There is no live virus in the flu vaccines we provide",...More..

Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Sugar in yogurt leaves a sour taste

With the exception of natural/Greek yogurts, the average sugar content of products in all the categories was well above the low sugar threshold. The results reveal that the mid-value for nearly all cate...More..

Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Low-dose aspirin doesn't extend healthy living in older people

The researchers did not state whether healthy older people who have been taking aspirin should stop. For people trying to prevent a second heart attack or stroke, evidence in support of baby aspirin therapy r...More..

The DOJ just approved Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

The DOJ just approved Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts

The Department of Justice on Monday said it will not challenge Cigna's $67 billion acquisition of Express Scripts because the deal "is unlikely to result in harm to competition or consumers". "We are please...More..

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

One patient was from Waccamaw Mental Health and the other was from the Loris Hospital. Due to risky conditions and rising waters, additional search and rescue teams are arriving to assist in the recovery of t...More..

Are Cleaning Products Making Children Fat?
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Are Cleaning Products Making Children Fat?

Data was analyzed from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development birth cohort on microbes in infant fecal matter between 2009 and 2012 in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto . "We did not fi...More..

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

As a result of the third study , researchers concluded that there was a higher cause of death in the aspirin test group, in those who were believed to be healthy, than in the placebo test group. There is evide...More..

Apple Series 4 Smartwatch Gets the Hermès..
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Apple Series 4 Smartwatch Gets the Hermès..

Only certain Apple Watch models support cellular calls , but those that don't can still make emergency calls when near a paired iPhone or Wi-Fi service. This joins a host of other Apple Watch heart features ...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Aspirin dose every day unnecessary for healthy older people

Aspirin is not recommended for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active or previous stomach ulcer, or have a medical condition associated with bleeding. Experts said the findings showed many o...More..

Washoe County Reports Human Case of West Nile Virus
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Washoe County Reports Human Case of West Nile Virus

Use an approved insect repellent and follow the manufacturer's instructions. WNV was already known to be present in mosquitoes in the region. Health officials emphasize the importance of people taking preca...More..

RECORD levels of rainfall PLAGUE the Carolinas region
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

RECORD levels of rainfall PLAGUE the Carolinas region

In North Carolina alone, there were 777,937 power outages as of 1:20 p.m. ET, according to North Carolina's Department of Public Safety. The homes of about 10 million were under watches or warnings for the hurr...More..

Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone XS Models
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About The New iPhone XS Models

Apple launches the new, affordable iPhone XR . iPhone XR will have a display measuring 6.1 inches with an LCD display . The XR features numerous same specifications as the XS duo but has only a single ...More..

West Nile Virus found in Fountain County | Wcinews
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

West Nile Virus found in Fountain County | Wcinews

The health unit says the reminder follows confirmation Tuesday that a second mosquito pool in Corunna tested positive for West Nile virus . The Clark County Health Department will continue to collect and tes...More..

IPhone Xs Max: 5 Reasons Why to Go to the Max
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

IPhone Xs Max: 5 Reasons Why to Go to the Max

Apple's annual September press conference kicked off on Wednesday at the Steve Jobs Theater on its circular Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. Display While competition is now offering nearly near-b...More..

FDA announces 'historic' crackdown on e-cigarettes sales to kids
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FDA announces 'historic' crackdown on e-cigarettes sales to kids

And it highlighted e-cigarettes' role as a way for adult smokers to transition off cigarettes. USA health officials on Wednesday declared the teen use of e-cigarettes an epidemic and issued more than 1,300...More..

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

Gottlieb announced a number of steps the agency plans to take as part of a broader crackdown on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes to minors. More than 2 million middle and high school students were curre...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the plan Wednesday, saying the agency is giving the manufacturers of Juul , Vuse, MarkTen, Blu, and Logic-which make up more than 97% of the United States e-cigarette...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Half Of People Experience Poor Mental Health At Work, Study Finds

A "STEP CHANGE" in workplace culture is needed in order to address mental health issues, a charity has said, after it revealed that nearly half of workers have experienced problems such as anxiety, low mood a...More..

FDA Threatens to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Over Rise of Youth Vaping
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

FDA Threatens to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Over Rise of Youth Vaping

To gain clearance to return to the market, the companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes in order to stop smoking traditional cigarettes outweigh the risks associated with y...More..

Cape May County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cape May County Man Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

Repellents help keep mosquitoes from biting. The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to avoid mosquito bites. Routine testing of the blood supply identified West Nile in six MI blood donorsSt...More..

No Immediate Ruling in GOP’s Latest ‘Obamacare’ Lawsuit Led by Ken Paxton
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

No Immediate Ruling in GOP’s Latest ‘Obamacare’ Lawsuit Led by Ken Paxton

Rates in MS rose 56 percent this year and 30 percent the year before for a mid-tier silver plan. "And we don't believe Americans are ready to see that their children are no longer able to see a doctor or that t...More..

Why you should always wash your hands after passing airport security
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Why you should always wash your hands after passing airport security

Other germ hotspots were shop payment terminals, staircase rails, passport checking counters, children's play areas and - unavoidably - in the air. Four of 8 samples contained the rhinovirus or adenovirus, ...More..

by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Common painkiller linked to increased risk of major heart problems

Researchers analysed the cardiovascular risks that come with diclofenac compared with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Then, the researchers followed and studied these individuals for the...More..

West Nile Fever cases soar - English
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

West Nile Fever cases soar - English

West Nile virus can lead to serious illness and death, although a majority infected will not show symptoms. Find out more on Halton Region's West Nile virus program . In addition to treating that area for t...More..

News Controversial Silicon Valley health tech firm 'dissolves'
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

News Controversial Silicon Valley health tech firm 'dissolves'

Enjoying this story? Subscribe to FierceBiotech! In 2015, Forbes declared Holmes to be the world's youngest self-made female billionaire - with a personal net worth of $4.5 billion . The unraveling of Theran...More..