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Fathers Care More for Daughters Compared to Sons: Study

Fathers Care More for Daughters Compared to Sons: Study

Fathers pay more attention to needs of toddler daughters compared to sons, as per a new study published in the American Psychological Association journal. The study team noticed that fathers of young daughters make use of analytical language compared to men caring for a son. For boys, fathers use more of achievement-related language. The study team added that a father’s brain surely responds differently to a daughter as compared to a son.

Beekeepers struggle as 21% of honeybee colonies suffer last winter: Report

Beekeepers struggle as 21% of honeybee colonies suffer last winter: Report

Beekeepers in the United States and other parts of the world are facing tough times keeping their colonies alive. For almost a decade, the massive rate of decline of bee colonies has become a major issue for beekeepers. During the last winter season, beekeepers registered 21% decline in bee colonies. The rate was the lowest decline registered over the last decade in the United States. During 2015 Winter season, the loss was 27 percent.

Babies younger than One year shouldn’t be given fruit juice: AAP

Babies younger than One year shouldn’t be given fruit juice: AAP

Fresh fruit juice can be a healthy part of a well-balanced diet but babies younger than 1 year old shouldn’t be given any fruit juice, according to a recommendation from a new study.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously recommended that kids younger than 6 months old shouldn’t be given any fruit juice. Now, it has expanded that recommendation to all kids younger than one year.

According to the researchers, fruit juices don’t offer any nutritional benefits for young kids. Instead, juices load young kids with more-than-required sugar and calories.

‘Kissing bug’ disease more lethal than previously thought

‘Kissing bug’ disease more lethal than previously thought

A new study has warned that the so-called Kissing Bugs, the insects that spread Chagas disease, are far more dangerous than previously estimated.

Kissing Bugs bite humans close around their lips and faces as they sleep, and then defecate into the wound with their feces, allowing the wound to harbor an infectious parasite, dubbed Trypanasoma cruzi.

The dangerous parasite then enters the victim’s bloodstream, causing Chagas disease that is also called trypanosomiasis.

Eastern U.S. trees moving to North, West regions due to Climate Change

Eastern U.S. trees moving to North, West regions due to Climate Change

Tree populations in the eastern parts of the United States are shifting north and even west due to man-made climate change, according to a new study.

Man-made climate change has been resulting in warmer temperatures and drastic deviations in patterns of rainfall, which is making eastern U.S. tree populations to shift north and west.

Many sunscreens provide less SPF protection than claimed on the label: Report

Many sunscreens provide less SPF protection than claimed on the label: report

In its latest annual sunscreen report, the Consumer Reports magazine has reported that many sunscreens don’t provide the SPF (sun protection factor) protection as claimed on the label.

Experts with Consumer Reports tested 58 sunscreen lotions, sticks and sprays, and found that around a third of those products provide less than half the SPF protection mentioned on the label.

J&J directed to add new warnings to diabetes drug Invokana

J&J directed to add new warnings to diabetes drug Invokana

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday directed Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to add new warnings to its widely-used diabetes drug called Invokana.

The FDA’s directive surfaced just a week after a jury in Missouri ordered J&J to pay $110 million to Virginia resident Lois Slemp, who alleged her ovarian cancer was caused by the company’s talc-based products.

Clinical trials have shown several cases of leg and foot amputations in type 2 diabetes patients who were treated with the drug Invokana, as against to those who were given a placebo.

SpaceX Falcon 9 set to carry Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite into space

SpaceX Falcon 9 set to carry Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite into space

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is all set to launch a communications satellite for Inmarsat of London from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on coming Monday, 15th of May.

The private-sector space firm is targeting a fifty-minute launch window that will open at 7:20 p.m. EDT or 23:20 GMT tomorrow.

Georgia woman’s skin ‘melts off’ due to medication error

Georgia woman’s skin ‘melts off’ due to medication error

Wrong dosage of a medication caused a Georgia woman’s body to burn from the inside out; and now the victim wants to ensure that other patients are protected from such medical blunders.

Khaliah Shaw, a 26-year-old resident of Snellville that is around 30 miles northeast of Atlanta, spent more than three weeks in a medically induced coma while her skin gradually peeled off.

Cotton-tip swabs send dozens of American kids to the ER daily

Cotton-tip swabs send dozens of American kids to the ER daily

Cotton-tipped swabs that are used to clean ears send almost three dozen American children to hospital emergency departments every day, a new research revealed.

The highest rate of visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments for ear injuries from cotton swabs was found in kids up to age 3.

Study author Dr. Kris Jatana, a pediatric ear, nose & throat surgeon at Columbus, Ohio-based Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said that the findings highlighted the misconception that people need to clean their ears in the home setting.

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