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Trump Wants NASA Out of Space Station by 2025, Businesses In

Trump Wants NASA Out of Space Station by 2025, Businesses In

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.Under President Donald Trump's 2019 proposed budget released
Life's Going Swimmingly for All-female Fish Species

Life's Going Swimmingly for All-female Fish Species

An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.Scientists
Satelites Show Warming Is Accelerating Sea Level Rise

Satelites Show Warming Is Accelerating Sea Level Rise

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows.At the current rate, the world’s oceans on average will be at least
Interior to Replace Obama-Era Rule on Methane Emissions

Interior to Replace Obama-Era Rule on Methane Emissions

The Interior Department is replacing an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.A rule being published in the Federal Register
Opioid Makers Gave $10 Million to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Opioid Makers Gave $10 Million to Advocacy Groups Amid Epidemic

Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday
Russian Cargo Ship Launched to ISS After 2-Day Delay

Russian Cargo Ship Launched to ISS After 2-Day Delay

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station, two days after the original launch was scrubbed.The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of
Stomach Virus Creates Headache for Olympic Officials

Stomach Virus Creates Headache for Olympic Officials

The Pyeongchang Olympic organizers and the Korean public health organization have created a task force to contain an outbreak of the norovirus at the winter games, where more than 100 people have come
Surgical Infections More Common in Low-Income Countries, Study Finds

Surgical Infections More Common in Low-Income Countries, Study Finds

Surgeries in low-income countries had higher rates of infections than those in higher-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.The authors said their
Reviving Traditional Treatment, Polish Company Breeds Leeches for Export

Reviving Traditional Treatment, Polish Company Breeds Leeches for Export

The use of blood-sucking leeches in treating disease may seem like a relic of the Middle Ages, but one Polish company says there is growing demand by doctors for the worms. Faith Lapidus reports.
How Best to Treat Opioids' Youngest Sufferers? No One Knows

How Best to Treat Opioids' Youngest Sufferers? No One Knows

Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery
Study: Partial Dose of Yellow Fever Vaccine Provides Protection

Study: Partial Dose of Yellow Fever Vaccine Provides Protection

When stockpiles of yellow fever vaccine run low, partial doses are effective, according to a new study.The report on the vaccine, which currently is in short supply, comes as officials in Brazil
Flu-stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus on Antivirals

Flu-stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus on Antivirals

A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after getting sick from the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription for an
First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets US OK

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets US OK

The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.The move means Banyan Biomarkers can commercialize its test, giving the company an early lead in
Which ultra-processed foods are linked to cancer?

Which ultra-processed foods are linked to cancer?

Credits Cate Gillon/Getty Images Alt Text Burger, food Ready meals made with ingredients unknown to the domestic kitchen are thought to increase the risk of developing the disease
WHO: Alarming Spike in Unneeded Medical Interventions for Healthy Pregnant Women

WHO: Alarming Spike in Unneeded Medical Interventions for Healthy Pregnant Women

The World Health Organization (WHO) warns healthy pregnant women are undergoing unnecessary medical interventions at an alarming rate. Given the trend, WHO is launching new recommendations aimed at
US Flu Season Report: Child Deaths Up to 84

US Flu Season Report: Child Deaths Up to 84

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says 84 children have died in this year's flu season, one of the most intense flu seasons since the swine flu pandemic in 2009.In Friday's report from the nation's

Ethics Dispute Erupts in Belgium Over Euthanasia Rules

A disputed case of euthanasia in Belgium, involving the death of a dementia patient who never formally asked to die, has again raised concerns about weak oversight in a country with some of the
British Government Temporarily Halts New Funding to Aid Group Oxfam

British Government Temporarily Halts New Funding to Aid Group Oxfam

The British government has suspended new funding to the aid organization Oxfam following allegations that some of its staff had paid for sex with prostitutes in Haiti after the country’s 2010
Fashionable and Able: Designers Strive to Help the Disabled

Fashionable and Able: Designers Strive to Help the Disabled

A new exhibit showcases gadgets and inventions by designers striving to make disabled people's lives easier — in style. Faith Lapidus reports.
Lia, a Pregnancy Test You Can Flush

Lia, a Pregnancy Test You Can Flush

Taking an at-home pregnancy test is stressful enough, but users also have to contend with how to discretely dispose of the test and its results. Now there's Lia, a pregnancy test that can safely