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San Francisco Forms a 'Poop Patrol' to Clean Feces Off Its Sidewalks
Residents of San Francisco complain not only about the high cost of housing but also the often-unsanitary conditions of the city's sidewalks. Now the city is taking steps to address at least one of those problems. According to the San Francisco ...

New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the living world. It's a phenomenon that has baffled scientists since the 1970s. After all, at their size, they ...

Christopher Bunch: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Christopher Bunch battled for his life for more than a week, after a headache turned out to be something much worse. But sadly, he could not hold off the rare disease. 14-year-old Christopher passed away Tuesday, August 14. His father shared the news ...

Second West Nile Virus case confirmed in Montgomery County
Officials with Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack's office have confirmed Tuesday a second person has contracted the West Nile Virus in Montgomery County. Andy Dubois, a spokesman for Noack's office, said in a press release that ...

The FDA approved an app to prevent pregnancy. Can an app do that?
Contraception? Yes, there's an app for that. And an FDA-approved app at that. Last week, Natural Cycles became the first app approved by the government to prevent pregnancy. The Swedish-based company had been cleared in Europe in 2017 and is an ...

New Kratom Death Reports Still Leave More Questions Than Answers
In December, in a house in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Joseph Overholt died alone in the room he'd been renting. He was 28. It would be days before another tenant discovered his body laid out on a bed in the early stages of decomposition. There was no ...

Face transplant gives woman 'second chance' 3 years after suicide attempt
A 21-year-old survivor of a suicide attempt became the youngest person in the United States to undergo a face transplant after three years of reconstructive procedures and more than 15 hours on the operating table. Katie Stubblefield, who is featured ...

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'
Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She could feel the portions that were missing. That was ...

Sleep Deprivation May Play Role in 'Global Loneliness Epidemic'
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems can play havoc with your social life, a new study suggests. A series of experiments revealed sleep-deprived people feel lonelier and less eager to engage with others. That, in turn, makes others ...

Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e ...


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