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Bees develop a taste for some pesticides the way humans get addicted to nicotine, say scientists

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Bees can become addicted to pesticide-laced foods the same way that humans become hooked on nicotine, according to a new study. Agricultural pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids — a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine — have long been believed to be detrimental to bee populations, affecting their ability to reproduce, limiting lifespans and other potential consequences …

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Daughter loses 55 pounds to donate kidney to her ‘superhero’ father

Courtesy Dawn Muhammad (NEW YORK) — After being told she was too overweight to donate a lifesaving kidney to her father, a Georgia woman lost more than 55 pounds in order to save the life of her “superhero” dad. “He is my superhero. He is the man I have looked up to all my life,” Dawn Muhammad of Atlanta told …

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Mysterious substance sickens Ohio prison officers, nurses and inmates, requiring overdose-reversal drug

iStock/Thinkstock(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) — Multiple inmates and employees at an Ohio state prison received an overdose-reversal drug Wednesday morning after being exposed to an unknown substance, authorities said. A total of 24 people at the Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe — including officers, nurses and inmates – were exposed and then transported to the nearby Adena Regional Medical Center for treatment. …

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Selfless mom donates more than 100 gallons of breast milk

Courtesy Tabitha Frost(CARLSBAD, Calif.) — When Tabitha Frost learned she was overproducing breast milk, she wanted to use her surplus to help other mothers. The mother of three has since pumped and gifted an impressive 15,000 ounces, more than 117 gallons. “I’m happy to help,” Frost, a blogger from Carlsbad, California, told “Good Morning America.” “I do know of certain …

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Ketamine may be helpful in treating depression, study shows

PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ketamine, typically considered a recreational drug, has been shown to help people suffering from depression who haven’t responded to other medications, a new study has shown. Researchers at Stanford University assigned a group of 30 people suffering from depression to receive either ketamine and naltrexone, a drug known to block opioid receptors in the …

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Texas nurse fired after posting about patient’s measles on anti-vaccination page

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A nurse at a hospital in Texas where a toddler tested positive for measles has been fired after she posted about the diagnosis on an anti-vaccination website, according to hospital officials. The employee’s firing comes just one day after Texas Children’s Hospital said it was investigating the incident. “We were made aware that one of our nurses posted …

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As teens turn to cosmetic surgery, study outlines new age-appropriate guidelines

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In an age of social media, when teens are frequently comparing themselves to others and receiving instant comment on their appearance, a greater number of teens than ever are seeking — and having — cosmetic surgery procedures. But, many of these procedures have not been tested on teens. The safety is uncertain and other questions about whether …

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Texas nurse under investigation after posting about patient’s measles on anti-vaccination page

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A nurse at a hospital in Texas where a toddler tested positive for measles is now under investigation, according to hospital officials. Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston said it stopped a nurse from seeing patients after she reportedly posted about a young boy’s condition on an anti-vaccination group on Facebook, according to a statement. She allegedly wrote about …

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Yoga class done on water tests your mind, body, spirit and balance

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Pools are not just for swimming anymore. They are now places you can downward dog, chair pose, child’s pose or namaste your way to ultimate relaxation, if you’re able to — literally — stay on board. TMPL GYM in New York City holds its yoga class right in the middle of the gym’s saltwater pool. The …

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Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide now outpace diabetes, study shows

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deaths from self injury, a category that includes drug and alcohol use and committing suicide, has surpassed diabetes as the seventh-leading cause in the U.S., a study has shown. Self-injury mortality is a term that encompasses deaths due to accidental and non-accidental drug-intoxication, as well as suicide, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. …

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