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New Study Finds MERS Vaccine to Be Effective on Camels

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a respiratory illness that originated in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Symptoms of this disease include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, nausea, diarrhea, and possible renal failure. Since its discovery, researchers have been working hard to develop a vaccine that will effectively prevent people from developing MERS. Now, they have found […]

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Even Sugar-Free Soft Drinks Are Bad for Your Teeth, According to New Study

It’s a well-known fact that sugary sodas and sports drinks can directly harm to your dental health, but according to new research from the government-sponsored group The Oral Health CRC, even sugar-free drinks could be causing major damage. As reported by Men’s Journal, the new study suggests that sugar-free soft drinks cause just as much […]

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Several Indiana Counties Funding Pre-K Program to Prepare Local Children for Kindergarten

A publicly-funded pre-kindergarten program in Indiana is paving the way for thousands of children to hit the ground running when they enter elementary school. According to local Indiana news affiliate WANE, the state of Indiana is currently funding the On My Way Pre-K Pilot, a trial preschool program that is the first of its kind […]

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Pharmacists in Oregon and Cali Will Soon Be Able To Prescribe Birth Control Pills

California and Oregon will be the first two states to allow customers to purchase over-the-counter birth control pills without a prescription from a doctor. According to the new regulations, pharmacists will be able to give out birth control pills to all women over the age of 18; customers under 18 can still be prescribed contraceptives, […]

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Telepsychiatry and Pharma Firm Merger Further Evidence Telehealth Here to Stay

One of the nation’s biggest behavioral health specialty pharmacies, Genoa, announced earlier this month that they acquired 1DocWay, one of the largest outpatient telepsychiatry software providers. The acquisition is part of Genoa’s launching of their new Genoa Telepsychiatry branch, which will allow them to offer a simple, easy-to-use platform for patients and their mental health […]

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Requested Silence on #BrusselsLockdown Inexplicably Leads to Barrage of Cat Memes

As law enforcement authorities in Brussels tracked down suspected terrorists, they asked locals to refrain from using social media to post about police whereabouts. The internet responded in the best way possible: cat memes. According to NBC News and USA Today, Belgian authorities placed the nation’s capital on lockdown on Saturday, Nov. 21. They believed […]

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IBM Data Shows That More Than Half of Amazon’s Black Friday Web Traffic Came from Mobile Devices

Smartphones are slowly but surely replacing standard computers in the lives of many Americans, and industry numbers from Black Friday show a dramatic increase in the use of mobile devices for holiday shopping. According to MobileSyrup, IBM Watson Trend, a division of the multinational company that analyzes online shopping data, said that approximately 60% of […]

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Virtual Divorce: Welcome to the 21st Century

It seems technology is increasingly becoming the answer to everything. Marriage and divorce have been societal institutions for virtually thousands of years, and it’s uncommon when one occurs that’s somewhat groundbreaking, but that’s what recently happened in a case involving an Indian couple from Telangana. In a rare situation, Senior Civil Judge M. Venkata Ramana […]

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Army Will Support New Research on Air Travel Safety

A research team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will be conducting a study to attempt to make air travel more safe and cost effective. They will focus on expanding the understanding of stress and fatigue and how they cause damage. Currently, an electrochemical fatigue crack sensor system detects cracks down to 0.01 inches in actual […]