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A man who went missing in Indonesia earlier this week was near his own garden — inside the stomach of a 20-foot long snake. The family of 25-year old Akbar became worried when he did not return home from a...
New research from Autism Speaks has identified an additional 18 gene variants that appear to increase the risk for autism. The new report appears this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience. It involved the analysis of 5,205 whole genomes from...
A particularly deadly strain of avian flu, currently found in China, has infected more people there this flu season than it has in any season since the virus was identified, a new report finds. The Chinese National Health and Family...
People living near major roadways have an increased risk of dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Lancet. However, the study stopped short of establishing causality between living near the roads and incidences of dementia. The observational...
Restaurant-goers in Ontario are going to notice a little extra something on some menus as of Jan. 1: calorie counts. Starting January 1st, Ontario will be the first province in Canada to require food service providers with 20 or more...
Drug Companies Poured 780 Million Painkiller Pills Into West Virginia. As increasing numbers of rural and poor West Virginians overdosed on prescription painkillers, a local newspaper launched an investigation into the source of the millions of pills that have flooded...
Not getting enough vitamin D while pregnant could increase the chance of your child having autism, says new research. The study, led by Queensland Brain Institute scientist Professor John McGrath and involving Dr Henning Tiemeier from the Erasmus Medical Centre...
Caesarean section (or C-section) deliveries can save lives when babies are too large to be born naturally - or if there are other health complications - but they also appear to be affecting how humans are evolving, scientists report. According...
A researcher at Walter Reed Army Institute for Research holds a sample being tested for superbugs. Scientists from The Ohio State University found bacteria resistant to the carbapenem class of antibiotics in the piglet nurseries of a pig farm. While carbapenems...
Playing tennis, squash and other racket sports is associated with almost 50% lower risk of premature death. Scientists have found that certain sports offer more health benefits than others and can help people live longer. In this large-scale study, researchers from...

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