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CDC Latest Report: Abortion Rate Drops to New Low Level in US

CDC Latest Report: Abortion Rate Drops to New Low Level in US

According to a new report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), abortion rate in the United States has reached lowest levels in past 25 years. The latest statistical report released has shown that the abortion rate in 2010 was 1.1 million down from 1.6 million in 1990. The abortion rate in 2010 hit a new low level with 17.7 of the procedures performed per 1,000 women of childbearing age in 2010, which the rate was 29.4 abortions per 1,000 women in 1980.

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Sale of Antibiotics Approved For Use in Livestock Went Up In US

Sale of Antibiotics Approved For Use in Livestock Went Up In US

According to a recent data released by federal regulators, the sale of medically important antibiotics that have been given approval for use in livestock increased by 23% between 2009 and 2014 in United States.

Federal regulators said the data is alarming and has raised concerns among officials about the harm to humans from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The data showed that in the last year alone, the domestic sale and distribution of such drugs increased by 3%.

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Sweet Leaf Tea Company recalls 1.5 million Iced Tea bottles over possible glass fragments’ presence

Sweet Leaf Tea Company recalls 1.5 million Iced Tea bottles over possible glass fragments’ presence

The Sweet Leaf Tea Company has made a voluntary recall announcement of 1.5 million bottles of ice tea because of the possibility of glass fragments. The recall is active for iced tea coming in six flavors in 16-ounce glass bottles distributed between February 27 and December 6, 2015.

US Schools not teaching all sex education topics as per CDC recommendations

US Schools not teaching all sex education topics as per CDC recommendations

US schools are not covering all the 16 sex education topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for children in grades six through 12. How to get and use condoms were the topics that were least taught in every age group, finds the CDC study.

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30-Year Struggle Finally Pays Off with Birth of Baby Beagles by In Vitro Fertilization

30-Year Struggle Finally Pays Off with Birth of Baby Beagles by In Vitro Fertilization

More than 30 years of struggle has finally come to an end on a good note, as scientists have figured out how to create healthy puppies in the lab. For the first time, they have been able to born baby beagles by in vitro fertilization in Alexander Travis' lab. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of fertilizing an egg with sperm in a lab. Since 1970s, the process of IVF has been practicing successfully on humans and other animals, but scientists were struggling hard to figure out how it works on dogs.

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IARPA Awards IBM Multi-Year Grant To Continue Research into Building Quantum Computers

IARPA Awards IBM Multi-Year Grant To Continue Research into Building Quantum Computers

It has been known that quantum computing is more powerful than the most advanced supercomputers present today. IBM has been working on quantum computers for decades, and now it said it has received the support of the US intelligence agencies as well.

Classical computers consist of several billions of tiny transistors. Those are switches, essentially, that can be turned on or off, represented on computers as 1 or 0. In quantum computing, a transistor consists of a single atom, which can exist as a sort of combination of 1 and 0 at the same time.

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Study: Huge Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among US Kids

Study: Huge Increase in ADHD Diagnosis among US Kids

The analysis of large national study on parental reports found 43% increase in diagnoses of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among US children and teens between 2003 and 2011. In 2011, 12% of children and teens were diagnosed with ADHD with 5.8 million US children carry the diagnosis of ADHD known to cause inattention and behavioral difficulties.

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Should Radiotherapy be needed after Breast Cancer Surgery?

Should Radiotherapy be needed after Breast Cancer Surgery?

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy is a highly targeted way to destroy cancer cells in the breast that may stick around after surgery. Radiation therapy can be used to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by about 70%. Jay R. Harris, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, said that radiotherapy after breast cancer will occur less frequently in the future. Also, there exists strong evidence that hypofractionated radiotherapy schedules should be ‘used frequently’.

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DigniCap, Chemotherapy Cooling Cap to Reduce Hair Loss gets FDA Approval in US

DigniCap, Chemotherapy Cooling Cap to Reduce Hair Loss gets FDA Approval in US

Today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for marketing the first cooling cap to reduce hair loss (alopecia) in female breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy in the United States. Hair loss is the common side effect of certain types of chemotherapy, commonly associated with the treatment of breast cancer. Hair may fall gradually, entirely or may become thin, but hair loss while cancer treatment in temporary. Dr.

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Concentrating with extreme focus on visual object turns you inattentional deaf

5A--Concentrating with extreme focus on visual object turns you inattentional deaf

A rare announcement was made Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General that they will take legal action of two nonprofits in Dauphin County continue with a merger leading to the creation of a regional health system with revenues of $2.4 billion.

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