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Op-Ed: Theories abound on the reason for rise in Legionnaires’ cases


Public health officials have done an about-face in talking about the prevalence of Legionnaires’ disease this year. Two days ago, officials said the number of cases seen this year wasn’t unusual. Now they say there has been a dramatic increase in cases.

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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Deaths of 60,000 saiga antelopes still confounds scientists


In May, 2015, a mysterious illness killed off half of the world’s saiga antelopes, a critically endangered species that roam the steppes of central Kazakhstan.

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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Hunt is on for escaped eight-foot king cobra in Orlando, Florida


Residents of one Orlando, Florida neighborhood are being extra careful this week after it was learned one of their neighbor’s reported his eight-foot long king cobra had escaped its enclosure.

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Posted by on September 4, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

COTSbot to be used to track and kill crown-of-thorns starfish


A unique robot with a vision system that can identify crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) is close to being ready for trials in the Great Barrier Reef this month.The one-of-its-kind, selective killer dispenses of COTS with a chemical injection.

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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Skeletons found in mass graves are Scottish prisoners of war


Archaeologists at Durham University on Wednesday published the results of over 18 months of research into the mystery of a mass grave with a jumbled mix of from 17 to 28 skeletons that have lain untouched for over 350 years.

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Posted by on September 3, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Legionnaires’ outbreak at veterans home worsens -Seven now dead


The course of the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a veterans’ home in Quincy, Illinois took a rapid and deadly turn on Wednesday, with seven deaths reported, up from four on Monday, and 39 confirmed illnesses, up from 25 the day before.

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Global life expectancy rises, but there is a down-side


An international study on the global burden of disease has found that since 1990, life expectancy worldwide has risen by six years. But even with the increase in longevity comes a number of challenges for staying healthy.

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Posted by on September 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

 
 
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