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Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Rising Among Young Whites

Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Rising Among Young Whites

Death rate due to devastating colorectal cancer for adults aged 20 to 54 are on the rise in the United States, the American Cancer Society stated in its latest report.

According to the newly published report, death rates from colorectal cancer among White people in the aforementioned age group are rising by 1 per cent each year.

The researchers also found that the rise in death rates from colorectal cancer was confined to White individuals. Rates for African-Americans were found to be dropping in the same age group.

Telescope-equipped NASA jets to track & capture solar eclipse footage

Telescope-equipped NASA jets to track & capture solar eclipse footage

A team of NASA scientists have retrofitted powerful telescopes to the noses of a couple of research jets to chase and capture the upcoming solar eclipse across the U.S.

The longest time for anyone positioning themselves along the path of “totality” will be just minutes and forty seconds. Thus, scientists don’t want to leave any stone unturned to capture the rare celestial event that will occur on 21st of August.

Copper cocktail mugs may cause Food Poisoning: Iowa Health Officials

Copper cocktail mugs may cause Food Poisoning: Iowa Health Officials

The increasingly popular copper mugs that are used in trendy cocktails like Moscow Mules may cause food poisoning, Iowa health officials warned on Monday.

Iowa health department’s Alcoholic Beverages Division issued the warning after examining copper’s poisonous nature and the material’s mixing with food.

Issuing the warning, the Alcoholic Beverages Division said, “When copper and copper alloy surfaces contact acidic foods, copper may be leached into the food.”

Over-mothered puppies more likely to fail Dog training: Study

Over-mothered puppies more likely to fail dog training: Study

Puppies that receive over-attention and extreme care from their mothers are more likely to fail successfully complete dog training program, a new study revealed.

A team of researchers at University of Pennsylvania studied puppies and were surprised to find that just 70 per cent of dogs that enter training were able to successfully complete it. They also found that over-mothered puppies were more likely to fail.

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

Scientists find fossil of shark-like ancient sea creature

A team of scientists claimed to have found fossilized remains of a new fish species that they believe looked and ate like a shark.

An analysis of the fossil revealed that it belonged to a previously unknown bony, sharp-toothed species that would have been nearly six-feet or 1.83 meters in length with long jaws and multiple layers of sharp teeth.

The long jaw and layers of teeth on the ancient fish called Birgeria Americana suggest that members of this species would have chomped down on its prey prior to swallowing it whole, like sharks.

FDA approves new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C

FDA approves new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved the first drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C for patients who weren’t cured by prior treatment.

The just approved pill combination known as Mavyret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) is from AbbVie Inc. Mavyret joins a couple of other AbbVie hepatitis C drugs that are already of the market.

The approval of the new drug is for all sorts of hepatitis C. Its approval will provide doctors and patients with more options. Insurers will get more leverage to mangle discounts out of firms to cover the pricey drugs.

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Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

Astronomers detect stratosphere on a distant exoplanet

A team of American astronomers have discovered evidence for existence of a stratosphere on an exoplanet, a planet outside our solar system.

It may be noted here that a stratosphere is a layer of atmosphere on a planet in which temperature rises with increase in altitude.

The scientists detected the stratosphere on WASP-121b, a planet outside our solar system dubbed a “hot Jupiter,” which is 900 light-years away from Earth.

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Researchers detect never-before-seen neutrino interactions

Researchers detect never-before-seen neutrino interactions

Using the world’s smallest neutrino detector, a team of scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has detected never-before-seen neutrino interactions.

The detection of the elusive, electrically neutral particles interacting only weakly with matter provided compelling evidence for a process predicted by theorists more than four decades ago.

The breakthrough was made as part of the COHERENT experiment, a collaboration of eighty researchers from nineteen institutions and four nations.

Study reveals link between variations in immune-system proteins and CFS

Study reveals link between variations in immune-system proteins and CFS

A team of researchers has spotted a strong link between variations in seventeen immune-system signaling proteins and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is also known as myalgic encephomyelitis (ME).

The researchers also found evidence that inflammation is a key driver of ME/CFS, which has eluded researchers for decades.

Senior author Mark Davis, a professor of immunology & microbiology, said that their study showed that it an inflammatory disease.

Schumer urges FDA to probe fast-food packaging health effects

Schumer urges FDA to probe fast-food packaging health effects

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday urged the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to launch a probe into the consequences of using phthalates in fast-food packaging.

Phthalates can be described as a chemical that has been banned in other household products. But its ongoing use in fast-food wrappers, cups and cartons has raised concerns among health experts and many politicians.

In a letter to the federal agency, Schumer underlined that six forms of the controversial chemical have already been banned from being used in toys and child care products.

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