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The environmental footprint of your pet is bigger than you think

Bad news for environmentally conscious pet owners: cats’ and dogs’ eating habits are responsible for dumping as many as 64 million tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year — roughly the equivalent of driving over 13 million cars. That’s due to all the meat our furry friends gobble down, according to new research. […]

Deadly salmonella outbreak: 64 more cases linked to papayas

WASHINGTON — One death, 109 infections, including 35 hospitalizations in 16 states have resulted from salmonella linked to yellow Maradol papayas from Mexico, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. “CDC recommends that consumers not eat, restaurants not serve, and retailers not sell Maradol papayas from Mexico until we learn more,” the […]

Fentanyl suspected as cops at OD crash site hospitalized

Three Chelsea police officers, responding to a simple minivan accident, were hospitalized yesterday after they were exposed to a cigarette box allegedly containing the deadly synthetic opiate fentanyl, in a late afternoon scene that quickly escalated into a hazmat alert. The overdose-reversing drug Narcan had to be used on the occupants of the vehicle, officials […]

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson’s Disease Patients : HEALTH : Tech Times

WannaCry ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins arrested over malware creation A drug that’s mainly used by patients with diabetes shows promising results in treating Parkinson’s disease. Participants who used exenatide reported experiencing improvement in motor ability even after the period of exposure.   ( Pixabay ) A drug that is primarily used by people with diabetes could […]

Diabetes Drug Exenatide Shows Promise In Helping Parkinson’s Disease Patients : HEALTH : Tech Times

WannaCry ‘hero’ Marcus Hutchins arrested over malware creation A drug that’s mainly used by patients with diabetes shows promising results in treating Parkinson’s disease. Participants who used exenatide reported experiencing improvement in motor ability even after the period of exposure.   ( Pixabay ) A drug that is primarily used by people with diabetes could […]

Yaba tablets Trade in Dhaka: Devils within

The trade of illegal drug Yaba is booming in the capital under political patronisation. A section of policemen, who are supposed to clamp down on Yaba traders, are also working as the patrons, according to police findings. Some of the corrupt cops could not be transferred while they remained assigned to a known drug spot […]

Suicide rate among teen girls at all-time high, report says

A startling report says suicides among teenage girls have spiked to an all-time high. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows the suicide rate doubled between 2007 and 2015 for girls between the ages of 15 and 19, and it tripled between girls aged 12 to 14. The government’s been tracking these numbers […]