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High levels of lead and copper found in Detroit public schools

Nearly two-thirds of Detroit public schools tested positive for high levels of copper, lead or both in its drinking fountains, leading the superintendent to even shut down the water systems last month.

Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic resistant illness, CDC reports

Over the past two years, pet store puppies were exposed to an antibiotic resistant illness infected over 100 people in multiple states across the country.

Man lost limbs, nose after contracting rare bacteria found in the...

A man contracted a rare disease caused by bacteria in the mouths of animals which subsequently led to a bacterial infection in his blood, causing him to lose limbs and part of his nose.

Pharma exec battles online with FDA over 400% drug price increase

An article about a hike in drug prices for an antibiotic used for urinary tract infections caused a controversy between the president of the company and FDA commissioner.

Unsterilized ‘vampire facial’ closes New Mexico spa

A spa performing 'vampire facials' was closed in New Mexico after an inspection revealed it was practicing in a way that could expose clients to blood-borne infections.

Group claims HPV vaccination recommendations incomplete, lacks half clinical trials conducted

Researchers debate the validity of an HPV vaccination review because they claim half the clinical trials missing are important in assessing the safety of the vaccination for children.

Science

Global warming could double the cost of beer around the world

Recent study outlines how global warming will affect barley yields, posing a threat to the cost of beer if temperatures are not stabilized.

SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts requests ethics review complaints on Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts requested an ethics review concerning the conduct of Brett Kavanaugh in the recent controversy over his appointment.

Space

Global warming could double the cost of beer around the world

Recent study outlines how global warming will affect barley yields, posing a threat to the cost of beer if temperatures are not stabilized.

Environment

Cuba proposes same-sex marriage to constitution

In a new effort to protect LBGT citizens, Cuba recently proposed an amendment to its constitution that would allow for same-sex marriage. Lawmakers, 600 to...

A dangerous asteroid will hit Earth? Astronomers talk about probablity

There is a 100 percent certainty that a giant asteroid capable of wiping out all or most of life on Earth will strike our...

Trump blocks Broadcom hostile bid to Qualcomm

President Donald Trump ordered the Singapore-based company Broadcom to cease its attempts to buy the US company Qualcomm, for which it had launched a...

Post-Castro in Cuba

The election of a successor to Raoul Castro and a new Council of State in Cuba next month will mark the coming to power...

Health

Global warming could double the cost of beer around the world

Recent study outlines how global warming will affect barley yields, posing a threat to the cost of beer if temperatures are not stabilized.

SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts requests ethics review complaints on Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts requested an ethics review concerning the conduct of Brett Kavanaugh in the recent controversy over his appointment.

Summer swimming deaths down for 2018

Swimming deaths accounted for a decrease in drownings this summer compared to last but still made up for 148 drownings of children under 15 years old.

Deadliest Flu Season Last Year on Record, Every Demographic Affected

United States experienced the worst and deadliest flu season since 1976 and accounted for over 900,000 flu-related hospitalizations and the death of 181 children.

CDC reports rates of syphilis doubled, ‘outpacing’ any others STDs in...

The rate of syphilis in the United States doubled in only four years, putting newborn babies at risk of contracting the potentially fatal disease from untreated mothers.