Attacking Our Water

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an enforcement alert advising water utility systems to take immediate action to safeguard the nation’s drinking water from cyberattacks. This alert underscores the growing concern about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to malicious cyber activities. The EPA recently reported that 70% of the water systems inspected in the…

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Coasters & Kidney Stones

Know anyone suffering from those little crystalline monsters we call kidney stones? The ones that can take a grown adult to tears in half-a-millisecond?  Well, there may be a secret to getting rid of them that’s actually… fun.  And, it’s according to actual Science. A study published in 2016 in The Journal of the American…

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That’s not ice cream.

EVERYONE likes ice cream. You may prefer the basics or go for the fruity stuff… but everyone likes ice cream. Unfortunately, not everything in the “ice cream” aisle is actually what it says… According to Mordor Intelligence, the United States Ice Cream Market size is estimated at $19.03 Billion (USD) in 2024 and is expected…

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Cars & Cancer

In the United States, the majority of cars use flame retardants in their seat foams, coverings, and other parts of the vehicle cabins. This complies with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 302) and helps make sure we don’t burst into flame… At least, that’s the theory. Unfortunately, some studies have shown that exposure…

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Got Bird Flu?

*Update* The FDA has continued dairy products and has reaffirmed the safety of pasteurized dairy. You can read the latest from the FDA as they update here. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted initial tests on pasteurized milk purchased from grocery stores in areas where cows have tested positive for H5N1 influenza…

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Am I Old?

What age is “old?” It depends on who you ask… but the trend is, well, older. A new study conducted by a team of researchers from Germany and the United States and published in the journal Psychology and Aging reveals that the definition of “old age” is changing.  People now consider themselves “old” later in…

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Vampire Bacteria!

Scientists have finally discovered why specific bacterial strains are so deadly: they’re vampires! No, really! They literally have a thirst for human blood. Washington State University researchers discovered that the world’s deadly bacteria consume nutrients in the blood as food, including common infections like salmonella and E. coli. Scientists have discovered that certain bacteria are…

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Annoying & Dangerous

It’s more than just difficult to sleep next to. It could be dangerous. We’re talking about snoring.  Snoring can be a warning sign and cause life-threatening effects on the heart… and many don’t even know they’re doing it. When we’re asleep, the muscles and tissues in our nose, sinuses, mouth, and upper throat tend to…

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The Maternal Mortality Myth

For years, birth workers and maternal advocates in the US have been horrified by the rates of maternal mortality reported yearly. How could the best funded healthcare system in the world be failing mothers so badly? New research by Rutgers Health and other universities suggests that it may not be. In fact, they believe the…

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Goodbye Colonoscopies?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in adults in the United States. While early detection can prevent over 90% of those deaths, more than one-third of the population eligible for screening are not up to date. Often, the discomfort and…

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