Chinese Lunar Rover Yutu has discovered a different kind of volcanic rock on Moon compared to what has been earlier brought by Apollo and Luna lunar missions. The Chang'e-3 lunar mission sent by Chinese space agency has discovered a new type of rock on the moon, for the first time in last 40 years. With the help of Yutu rover, a team of geologists led by Zongcheng Ling, astronomer at Shandong University in Weihai, China, has identified a different type of rock on lunar surface.
A meta-analysis conducted by Harvard Research team has found that skin-to-skin contact (kangaroo mother care) between mother and infant during the first few days of life improves the survival rates for infants with low birth weight. The study team found that infant death cases were down by more than 35 percent when there was more skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The study was conducted by a team of medical researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
While looking for a cholesterol-lowering statin to check a heart attack, deciding what is good, what is not requires calculation of more than a normal cholesterol level. A government task force said that the common medications are going to be most useful to some people from age group 40 years to 75 years, whose cardiovascular disease risk is at least 10% over the coming decade.
A gap has been noticed between abundance of wild bees and demand for pollination in California due to some crops such as almonds, a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has reported.
Due to Central Valley's love for almonds, a steep imbalance has been found between bee populations and the need for the pollination services they provide, according to the study. The findings have been reported amid warning over the steep decline in the numbers of commercial bees that are used to pollinate crops.
Many tech companies including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Infosys and YC Research, have promised to provide a financial support of US$1 billion for the OpenAI project. The project aims at developing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a way that it benefits the entire human race. The companies are not expecting any financial profits in return of their funding.
The Nuffield Trust report has revealed the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England and the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The report suggests a 63.6% rise in the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol during 2005-6 and 2013-14. Further breakdown reveals a 53.9% rise in emergency admissions from 374.9 per 100,000 to 577.1 per 100,000 population.
Due to a whooping cough outbreak, health officials in northern Kentucky have urged people to get shots against the disease. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said that since November 1, the region has encountered 31 cases of whooping cough. They said that in comparison, 7 cases were reported in November and December previous year.
A loyal Blue Bell ice cream customer of Rouses Market, named Michael Wood, went to the market on December 21 having forgotten that his favorite ice cream is returning. When he reached the market and saw his favorite, he could not resist the idea of taking a selfie with it. He added that during the absence of Blue Bell since April due to listeria outbreak in March, he had to buy its expensive substitute Häagen Dazs. Like him, several other customers are more than overjoyed with the return of Blue Bell ice cream.
A new study suggests that ‘pill mills’ crackdown in Florida has saved thousands of people. Due to the crackdown, there were fewer heroin overdose and narcotic painkillers deaths, it reported.
Pill mills are those doctor-run clinics where physicians allegedly recommend narcotic painkillers for cash. In most of the cases, doctors prescribe painkiller, such as Percocet, Oxycontin and Vicodin, even without examining an individual.