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Researchers find link between Parkinson’s disease and gut bacteria

Researchers find link between Parkinson’s disease and gut bacteria

The best target for treatment of Parkinson’s disease may be the gut and not the brain because there is a functional link between the brain disorder and the bacteria in the gut, a new study suggested.

Veteran Affairs Dentist Resigns after Reports of Widespread Infection

Veteran Affairs Dentist Resigns after Reports of Widespread Infection

Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin has informed that the dentist involved with nearly 600 serious infection cases, has resigned. The dentist was still working at Veteran Affairs after the reports of infections surfaced. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson expressed outrage after it was reported that the dentist was still working with VA Medical Center.

Researchers explore how human brain ‘store’ and ‘hide’ memory

4A---Researchers explore how human brain ‘store’ and ‘hide’ memory

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has attempted to explore and reveal how the human brain 'store' and 'hide' memory.

The human brain's working memory allows it to determine what to store and what to set aside. But, scientists have long been struggling to determine how it works. Now, the researchers' new paper titled "Reactivation of latent working memories with transcranial magnetic stimulation," claims to have solved that mystery.

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Utah has lowest rate of diabetes in United States

Utah has lowest rate of diabetes in United States

A new report has revealed that Utah has lowest rate of diabetes in United States, thanks to the state’s high rate of physical activity and relatively low rate of obesity.

According to the newly released Gallup Healthways report, the rate of diabetes in the state of Utah was 7.4 per cent in 2015, significantly lower than the national estimated rate of 11.4 per cent.

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New HIV vaccine study to enroll thousands of people in South Africa

New HIV vaccine study to enroll thousands of people in South Africa

A new, experimental HIV vaccine is being tested in South Africa as part of an extensive study that aims to enroll thousands of people, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced.

The study called HVTN 702 involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever shown to grant some defense against the deadly virus. It aims to enroll more than five thousand men and women in South Africa, where more than one thousand people become infected with the deadly virus every day.

A quick look at Australia’s deadly thunderstorm asthma

A quick look at Australia’s deadly thunderstorm asthma

A bizarre combination of adverse weather conditions that led to a freak illness called “thunderstorm asthma” earlier this month has left at least six people dead in Australia, authorities confirmed.

The freak illness was a result of a massive storm containing pollen that caused allergy asthma attacks across Melbourne and its surrounding areas on November 21. Thousands of people were rushed to hospitals with breathing issues in the southern state of Victoria as emergency ambulance and health services struggled to cope.

Washington, Minnesota witness decline in child obesity rates

Washington, Minnesota witness decline in child obesity rates

Obesity rates for young children from low-income families in Washington, Minnesota and many other states in the U.S. slipped during the four-year period ending 2014, stats released by the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Department of Agriculture (DoA) showed.

Minnesota’s rate of obesity rate among kids in the age group of 2 to 4 years from low-income families participating in the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program slipped from 12.7 per cent in 2010 to 12.3 per cent in 2014.

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Bei Bei panda cub recovering after emergency surgery

Bei Bei panda cub recovering after emergency surgery

Smithsonian National Zoo officials have announced that Bei Bei is recovering following an emergency surgery that was required after an ultrasound revealed a blockage at the top of the panda cub's small intestine.

The one-year-old panda was taken to a vet hospital early Friday after it showed signs of stomach discomfort and nausea. The little panda stopped eating and was also sleeping more than normal.

An ultrasound revealed a lemon-sized mass of bamboo stuck at the top of the small intestine. A team of vet experts successfully removed that mass of bamboo through surgery.

Turkey feast on Thanksgiving

Turkey feast on Thanksgiving

Turkey is perhaps the most common main dish of a Thanksgiving dinner. That is why many people have even started colloquially calling Thanksgiving Day as “Turkey Day.

As hunting a turkey is not easy, most people go for farm-raised turkeys. Domestication of wild turkey was started by the ancient Mayans around Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula as many as 2,300 years ago. All of the domestic breeds of the bird later produced in the rest of the world obliquely originated from those American common birds.

Recalled toys still being sold online: public interest group cautions

Recalled toys still being sold online: public interest group cautions

Potentially hazardous recalled toys such as those that have toxic paints and those with small parts that can easily come off are still being sold online, a public interest group has cautioned.

In its latest “Trouble in Toyland” report, the WashPIRG Public Interest Research Group Foundation listed potentially hazardous toys that were recalled between Jan. 2015 and Oct. 2016, but they are still available online for purchase.

According to the new report, the following potentially hazardous recalled toys are still alluring kids through online stores:

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