Lake temperatures across globe on alarming rise: Study

Lake temperatures across globe on alarming rise: Study

After studying 235 lakes across the world for at least 25 years, researchers have concluded that climate change is increasing the temperature of lakes. The study is unique as it is the first one to use a combination of satellite temperature data and long-term ground measurement.

The study, which is largest of its kind, has found lakes to be warning an average of 0.61 degrees Fahrenheit every decade. It is greater than the warming of ocean and atmosphere, said the researchers.

Study Links Exposure to Secondhand Smoke with Infertility in Women

Study Links Exposure to Secondhand Smoke with Infertility in Women

Researchers through a recently conducted study have found that exposure to secondhand smoke can cause infertility in women. It can even result in early menopause, warned researchers.

The study researchers compared their findings with lifetime non-smoking women who are not at all exposed to passive smoking.

Researchers for their study involved over 93,000 women who took part in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI OS) between 1993 and 1998. They analyzed the data on natural menopause age fertility issues and smoking habits.

With arrival of peak flu season, medical officials urging people to get flu shots

With arrival of peak flu season, medical officials urging people to get flu shots

As the Tri-state is heading into peak flu season, local medical officials have recommended people to get their flu shots. Monique Murphy-Mijares, Valley View Medical Center spokeswoman, has suggested everybody to ‘get vaccinated’.

Murphy-Mijares added that this was the best accessible kind of protection from the virus. She mentioned that though there are still chances of contracting the flu after getting a vaccination, they are quite low.

Every year, on average, 5 to 20% Arizona population contracts the flu, and over 4,000 people were hospitalized from flu complications.

Drug developer Advaxis Inc’s shares up as much as 38%

Drug developer Advaxis Inc’s shares up as much as 38%

On Wednesday, drug developer Advaxis Inc said that the US Food and Drug Administration had lifted a clinical ban on its three experimental cancer therapies. The move has sent the shares of the company up by as much as 38%.

In October, the US health regulator had put the mid-stage trials of the lead therapy of the company, axalimogene filolisbac, on hold following the death of a patient.

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FDA gives green-signal to Basaglar, cost-effective version to Lantus, to treat diabetes

FDA gives green-signal to Basaglar, cost-effective version to Lantus, to treat diabetes

Basaglar, a cheaper alternative to the drug Lantus from Sanofi AG, to treat diabetes has received a go-ahead by FDA. The diabetes drug by Eli Lilly & Co. is the first ‘follow-on’ insulin glargine product meant to improve glycemic control in adult and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults having type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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New Temperature Record Set in the Arctic as per NOAA Data

New Temperature Record Set in the Arctic as per NOAA Data

Grim picture has been portrayed of the Arctic, which for second consecutive year continues to warm faster than any other place in the world. The annual Arctic Report Card: 2015 Update released by the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has unveiled that Arctic warming has resulted into decline in walrus population as they are heavily dependent on the ice sheets.

Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

Researchers Hunt for Christmas Spirit using MRI Scan

This holiday season, Danish researchers are looking for where the Christmas spirit resides in different people. They used MRI technique and tongue-in-cheek scientific methods as a way to bring some humor into the scientific field. During the research period, researchers looked at 10 participants who celebrated Christmas and 10 who didn't celebrate the holiday.

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

Makers of WEN hair care products to vigorously contest allegations filed in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the makers of the hair-care line WEN. The case filed by over 200 women from 40 different states has alleged that the products have made them bald and in some cases rashes.

The case has been filed against hairstylist Chaz Dean and direct marketing company Guthy-Renker, marketing head of the product in the in California Federal Court. It is not the first lawsuit against WEN, as many such have been filed in recent years. This particular case has attracted the attention owing to its size of scope.

Lonesome George could stage a comeback from extinction

Lonesome George could stage a comeback from extinction

The world mourned the death of Lonesome George and said that the last tortoise on that Galapagos Island has gone, and yet another subspecies was extinct. However, three years after its death, scientists in Ecuador and the US now believe that they might have discovered a way to ‘bring it back’ with the help of pioneering methods for reviving both the extinct Pinta Island species to whom George belonged.

High Energy Gamma Rays from Faraway Galaxy spotted by VERITAS

High Energy Gamma Rays from Faraway Galaxy spotted by VERITAS

NASA said its astronomers have detected powerful gamma rays in the universe. A flare of gamma rays that the astronomers have spotted is generated by a galaxy halfway across the universe, the space agency reported.

When many high energy gamma rays slammed the earth’s atmosphere, large amount of light is produced. It is the first time when astronomers have spotted such powerful high energy light coming from a faraway galaxy. NASA believes the new observations may allow astronomers look into that distant galaxy, known as PKS 1441+25, and the black hole present in its center.

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