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When is dead really dead? | Human World – EarthSky

A recent study of the brains of decapitated pigs showed activity in their brains four hours later. Image via Ivan Loran/Shutterstock.com. By Katharina Busl, University of Florida For the longest time, “death” used to be when the heart stopped beating and breathing stopped. Then, machines were invented in the 1930s that enabled people to receive…

Five tricks of the senses – The Guardian

Why using a white spoon can be preferable to a black one when eating yoghurt and other quirks of human perception Tastebuds bear odour-detecting proteins, research has found. Photograph: Alamy Tongues can smell Researchers in Philadelphia revealed last week that tastebuds also bear odour-detecting proteins, calling into question the idea that smell and taste come…

Parents in LA area on high alert amid measles outbreak, quarantine orders – KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Quarantine orders are still in effect for hundreds of students and faculty at Cal State Los Angeles and UCLA, who may have been exposed to measles earlier this month. There have been 875 people at Cal State LA who have been quarantined and 129 at UCLA after possibly being exposed to…

‘Sincerely, Upset Father’: Man returns package with diabetes medicine that his son took – WCVB Boston

'Sincerely, Upset Father': Man returns package with diabetes medicine that his son took 'Sincerely, Upset Father': Man returns package with diabetes medicine that his son took A New Mexico man recently received a package on his front porch containing his medication, but it wasn’t a delivery driver who left it there.Bill Bayes looked at his…

Fatal illness detected in another Michigan cattle herd – KCRG

By Associated Press&nbsp|&nbsp Posted: Sat 10:45 PM, Apr 27, 2019 LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Officials say a small beef cattle herd in northern Michigan has been infected with bovine tuberculosis. The state Department of Agriculture and Rural Development says the herd was in Alpena County, which is part of an area in the northern Lower…

Pittsburgh-area doctors sound alarm about deadly fungal superbug – TribLIVE – Tribune-Review

A deadly fungus that is outsmarting major antifungal medications is slowly spreading across the United States, prompting infectious-disease doctors in Western Pennsylvania to prepare for its eventual arrival. The fungus, called Candida auris, has been confirmed in New York and New Jersey, but no cases have been reported in Pennsylvania, according to the state Department…

Trump: Parents must vaccinate children in face of measles outbreak – East Idaho News

Maegan Vazquez, CNN National   Published at 7:18 pm, April 27, 2019 | Updated at 7:25 pm, April 27, 2019 (CNN) — President Donald Trump weighed in on the recent measles outbreak in the United States, appearing to do an about-face on his previous claims linking child vaccinations to autism. “They have to get the shots. The vaccinations…

Woman diagnosed with Lyme disease after hike in central Utah – Salt Lake Tribune

A Utah woman contracted Lyme disease after she was bitten by a tick during a hike near Nephi earlier this week. Bonnie Smith told FOX 13 she felt fine until she woke up Thursday, the day after the hike. “Really painful, achy joints, muscles and really, really weak,” Smith said. “I don’t have the energy…

This is how much you should be moving for a good night’s sleep, according to science – Well+Good

A good night’s sleep is a luxury. Because, really, is there anything better than waking up feeling well rested? And on the other side of the mattress coin, is there anything worse than tossing and turning until 4 a.m. and then spending your day in a total zombie fog? Well, I’ve got good news: According to…
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