Pet Rat bite leads to life-threatening infection

Pet Rat bite leads to life-threatening infection

Have you ever thought that being bitten by a rat or rodent could prove life-threatening? Yes, about 13% of rat-bite fever caused by a bacterium found in rat saliva could prove life-threatening. Fever, joint pain and rash are some of the symptoms associated with rat-bite fever. Rat-bite fever, dating back to 2,300 years ago, is rare disease known with only 200 cases have been reported in past 150 years. Dr. Carina Brown, a resident physician at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, said that teens are more likely to suffer with rat-bite fever. The study published today (Dec.

Samsung launches Ultrathin, All-Metal Galaxy A9 in China

Samsung launches Ultrathin, All-Metal Galaxy A9 in China

During the Galaxy A Party 2016 event, Samsung announced its most high-end Smartphone in the Galaxy A lineup, Galaxy A9, with 4,000 mAh battery in China. The largest of the Galaxy A-series family of devices has now been announced by Samsung. From past few weeks, Samsung has been revealing the specifications and physical design of the Galaxy A9. The company also showcased the recently announced Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) during the event along with the Galaxy A9.

UK couple flies to South Korea to witness birth of two identical puppies cloned from their dead dog

UK couple flies to South Korea to witness birth of two identical puppies cloned from their dead dog

What a gift this British couple is going to get on Christmas who has travelled to South Korea to witness the birth of two puppies cloned from their dead dog. Laura Jaques and Richard Remde have become the first couple in the UK to use the dog cloning services offered by the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, South Korea.

Brazilian Health Officials: Don’t Get Pregnant Spreading Zika Virus

Brazilian Health Officials: Don’t Get Pregnant Spreading Zika Virus

Though, it seems really weird message when heard from health officials in Brazil: Don’t Get Pregnant, but, the message seems beneficial for the would-be parents living in Northeast region in Brazil. The area has been linked with an outbreak of mosquito-borne virus called Zika that is increasingly causing microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can result in incomplete brain, in newborn babies. Angela Rocha, the pediatric infectologist at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Brazil's hardest-hit state, said that being pregnant is a personal decision.

Plutonium-238 would be helpful for future deep space missions: ORNL

Plutonium-238 would be helpful for future deep space missions: ORNL

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have successfully produced Plutonium-238, the isotope which American space agency NASA was running out to fuel its Mars rovers. The success of project to create Plutonium-238 is considered as a major milestone by chemists and space technology experts. ORNL team has produced 50 grams of plutonium-238 and it will be helpful in future deep space missions.

Electronic toys may slow language development in toddlers

Electronic toys may slow language development in toddlers

If you have been looking for perfect gift for your children this Christmas then do not even think for electronic toys that light up, talk or play music as a new research has found them to slow language development in toddlers.

These toys attract one’s attention, but as per researchers, they should not have any place in your house. These pricy toys are considered by many to be an idea present for developing minds, said researchers at Northern Arizona University, but in their research, they have found completely opposite to it.

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton has declared a $2 billion annual effort on Tuesday to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Clinton has asked for making the federal spending to battle the illness, double. The Democratic frontrunner has planned to come up with her proposal in Iowa at her last presidential campaign swing ahead of the holidays.

The funding has joined proposals to help the 15 million Americans worried for the ones afflicted by the illness.

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Bariatric surgery safe, produces unrivaled health benefits, says Study

Bariatric surgery safe, produces unrivaled health benefits, says Study

According to a latest study, weight-loss surgery can cut the vulnerability to heart attack, type 2 diabetes and other health problems related to obesity. Study co-author and head of the Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery at University College London Hospital, Rachel Batterham said that bariatric surgery is risk free and gives unparalleled health advantages that are cost-saving and can alter the life of patients.

Batterham is also a professor at the Centre for Obesity Research at University College London in England.

Light Streak Brightens Nevada Skies

Light Streak Brightens Nevada Skies

A streak of light brightened up the Nevada skies on December 22 2015, reported Fleischmann Planetarium Director, Dan Ruby. People in Bakersfield and Sacramento in California, as well as in and around Las Vegas saw the light. It was reported that the celestial object causing light, disintegrated in the sky. Also, it was revealed by the Los Angeles Astronomical Society that the peak of the Ursids meteor shower was to appear over the night of December 22.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Produces 50 Grams of Plutonium-238

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Produces 50 Grams of Plutonium-238

A team of scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) today announced that they have been successful in producing 50 grams of Plutonium-238. The recently produced isotope is just the size of a golf-ball, said its makers.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said that it is for the first time that scientists have produced any Pu-238 since its Savannah River Plant is South Carolina ceased production in the late 1980s.

The ORNL has been working on this project since past few years using the finding provided by NASA via the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.

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