Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer Black death researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Archaeologists and forensic scientists who have examined 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago believe they have uncovered the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.
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10 Vestigial Traits You Didn't Know You Had Let's not forget that crease between the middle of your upper lip and your nose (the philtrum), left over from the days when we had a split down the middle of our snout like rodents, cats, dogs, etc. (Why did that evolve, anyway? Reptiles don't have it...) Also, on the subject of male nipples:
Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again Nine years after a Denmark man lost his left hand, electrodes surgically implanted in his nerves and connected to a prosthetic hand have allowed him to feel again. Researchers from Ècole Polytechnique Fédéral De Lausanne, in Switzerland and the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in Italy, implanted the electrodes into the amputee's arm in February 2013. The study, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, details the first time sensory feedback has been restored allowing an amputee to control an artificial limb in real-time. Dennis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand after a firework exploded during a New Year's Eve celebration in 2004. On a whim, Sørensen said he took part in a clinical study where researchers implanted electrodes the size of a pin, into his left arm.
Bulletin Today | News Roundups Print “Is there anybody willing to help this lady and not let her die?” That was the plea of a fire department dispatcher in Bakersfield, Calif., on Feb. 26 when she learned that the nurse on the other end of the line would not perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, an 87-year-old resident of the Glenwood Gardens independent living facility. Woman Dies, Nurse Refuses to Give CPR, Independent Living Community
Chill Out: Frozen Foods Are Just Fine Illustration: Mark Matcho So imagine this: You're out for dinner at a trendy restaurant. You know the type—its name is a verb, the glasses are mason jars, and the date is printed at the top of the menu in Courier font. Scanning the dishes, you notice the following: Housemade tagliatelle/local chèvre/canned tomatoes/frozen bell peppers
8-Year Old Doesn't Age Due to Rare Condition Gabby Williams is eight years old but has the skin of a newborn and only weighs 11 lbs. An ultra-rare genetic condition, for which doctors have no discernible explanation, keeps Williams from physically aging and has her parents caring for her nearly the same as the day she was born. Williams shares her rare condition with only a handful of people around the world, including a 29-year-old man from Florida who has the body of a 10-year-old, and a 31-year-old Brazilian woman who appears no older than two.
State of U.S. health 'mediocre': report By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:04am EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind its economic peers in most measures of health, despite making gains in the past two decades, according to a sweeping study of data from 34 countries.
A new skin study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirms what doctors have long preached. Daily, year-round sunscreen use can significantly slow the skin's aging process by as much as 24 percent. (June 3) A new study from Australia provides the strongest evidence yet that regular sunscreen use helps keep skin looking younger. While dermatologists have long believed sunscreen fights wrinkling, the study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine is the first to demonstrate it in a years-long human trial. Regular sunscreen use slows skin aging, study shows
Colorado marijuana regulations signed into law DENVER (AP) — A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper called the laws the state's best attempt to navigate the uncharted territory of legalized recreational pot. The laws cover how the drug should be raised and packaged, with purchasing limits for out-of-state visitors and a new marijuana driving limit as an analogy to blood alcohol levels. Hickenlooper didn't support marijuana legalization last year, but he praised the regulatory package as a good first crack at safely overseeing the drug. "Recreational marijuana is really a completely new entity," Hickenlooper said, calling the pot rules "commonsense" oversight, such as required potency labeling and a requirement that marijuana is to be sold in child-proof opaque packing with labels clearly stating the drug may not be safe. Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana as a constitutional amendment last year.
Family Medical Costs Still Rising The good news is health care costs are going up more slowly. The bad news is that families continue to see larger medical bills. The typical cost to cover a family of four now exceeds $22,000, including the amount paid in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, according to the latest Milliman Medical Index for 2013. Milliman, an actuarial and benefits consultant, puts the cost at slightly less than the amount a family might pay to send a child to an in-state public college for a year.
By Robert Christie | May 14, 2013 08:48 AM EDT 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life (Photo : REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado) 39-year old Colin Fielder from Victoria, Australia was clinically dead for 40 minutes—that is until a new resuscitation technique from The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne brought him back to life, according to Herald Sun . The new technique is one of two being performed by the hospital. Australian Man Dead for 40 Minutes Brought Back to Life By New Resuscitation Technique : News : Headlines & Global News
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13 May 2013Last updated at 13:00 GMT Over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger
As part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being released that show significant variation across the country and within communities in what providers charge for common services. These data include information comparing the charges for the 100 most common inpatient services and 30 common outpatient services. Providers determine what they will charge for items and services provided to patients and these charges are the amount the providers bill for an item or service. Please use the navigation bar to the left to view more information on the inpatient and outpatient analyses and to access the data for download. Data are being made available in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx) format and comma separated values (.csv) format. Medicare Provider Charge Data - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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