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Water found on asteroid by OSIRIS-REx explorer

Water found on asteroid by OSIRIS-REx explorer

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, reached the asteroid Bennu only a week ago, but it’s already learning more about this time capsule from the early solar system. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, has found water within the clays on Bennu. Bennu was worth the two-year wait to…MORE

Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness. In its weekly update on cases of the illness, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been 158 confirmed cases in 36 states this year. This is the…MORE

Maintaining your weight through the holidays

Maintaining your weight through the holidays

The average person gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and those who are overweight often gain more, including children. Research shows that holiday weight gain is a major contributor to total yearly weight gain, so why not resolve to maintain your weight this holiday season? Here are 10 tips that…MORE

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study

The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. “Unfortunately, insurance companies pay attention to these guidelines,”…MORE

Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says

Holiday hospitalization carries higher risks, study says

Research has shown that going to the hospital in July or over the weekend can be riskier for patients because of factors such as medical errors, understaffing or staff fatigue. The holiday period can also be added to the list, according to a new study. “In taking care of patients who are admitted over the…MORE

How to check your medical records for dangerous errors

How to check your medical records for dangerous errors

When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string. Two days after their arrival, Tidyman’s father fell, which hadn’t happened before, and went to a hospital for an…MORE

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman’s neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba. Her case is reported this week in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases. The 69-year-old, whose name was not given, had a lingering sinus infection. For a month, she tried to get rid of it using a…MORE

Ancient plague helped determine genetics of the modern European, study says

Ancient plague helped determine genetics of the modern European, study says

The fearsome disease known as the plague might help explain a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years. Between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, Neolithic farming communities in Europe dramatically declined, and there is still no definitive answer as to why. Now, however, a team of researchers in Sweden has found a new strain of…MORE

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

Sedative addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show

An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication addiction and the number of young people seeking counseling for the disorder. Childline, the phone counseling service run by UK children’s charity the NSPCC, took 21,297 calls about anxiety in the…MORE

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4 Christmas Light Displays In Central Indiana You Gotta See!

4 Christmas Light Displays In Central Indiana You Gotta See!

    The Reynolds Farm Equipment store in Noblesville has become a major hot spot this time of year. Sure they have cool John Deer equipment, but it’s the impressive ‘drive-thru’ display of Christmas lights. Located just off State Road 37 and 126th street. (source Reynolds Farm Equipment John Deer FREE Christmas Lights Display via…

A Missouri Newspaper Folds Because Of It’s Embarrassing Name…

A Missouri Newspaper Folds Because Of It’s Embarrassing Name…

    Of allllllllllll the possible names you could choose for a newspaper, THIS is the one you chose?! I get it that it’s the name of the small town in Missouri, but they knew some people were gonna chuckle.    (source WFLA via Facebook) (featured image from Hilo Tribune, March 21, 1905 [Public domain], via…

How Much For “The 12 Days of Christmas” This Year?

How Much For “The 12 Days of Christmas” This Year?

The 12 Days of Christmas.  We all know the song….right? And every year, they put out a study to let us know how much it would cost to get the items in the song.  (I mean, my wife was really wanting those 10 lords a leapin’ this year, and I was hoping for those nine…