Be ready to watch King of Meteor Showers: Geminid Meteor Shower

Be ready to watch King of Meteor Showers: Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminid meteor shower, which enjoys the title of the biggest meteor shower of the year, will be at its peak this weekend. Stargazers should be ready to witness a spectacular show to be put up by the Geminid meteor shower.

Not only it is the biggest, but Geminid meteor shower is also considered to be one of the best meteor showers. In fact, it is called the ‘King of Meteor Showers’, as it can produce over a hundred meteors per hour.

California Hospital Employee exposes over 1,000 to Tuberculosis

California Hospital Employee exposes over 1,000 to Tuberculosis

An employee working at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose has exposed more than 1,000 people, including 350 infants, 368 mothers or parents and 308 employees, to tuberculosis. The hospital officials said that they were notified in mid-November about one of its employees being suspected to have active tuberculosis.

Stress during old age can trigger cognitive decline and results in Alzheimer’s disease

Stress during old age can trigger cognitive decline and results in Alzheimer’s disease

Excessive stress during old age could lead to decline of cognitive function and can lead on onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a research conducted at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System. During old age, many people suffer from memory issues, lack of attentiveness and decline in cognitive abilities. The research team found a link between stress during old age and higher incidents of developing aMCI (amnestic mild cognitive impairment).

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT coming this Spring with price tag of $28,645

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT coming this Spring with price tag of $28,645

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT will be launched by the company in spring. The hybrid Malibu will be the first full gas and electric car in its segment. Chevrolet Malibu will offer better fuel economy and has been designed keeping in mind customer safety and mid-size sedan customers in mind. Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT will cost $28,645 and customers will have to pay additional $875 as destination charges.

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Chemotherapy and ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ yield positive results for Prostate Cancer

Chemotherapy and ‘Suicide Gene Therapy’ yield positive results for Prostate Cancer

Offering experimental ‘suicide gene therapy’ along with chemotherapy has yielded positive results for prostate cancer patients in a study conducted at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. The suicide gene therapy works by triggering immune system to kill prostate cancer cells. The research team manipulated some of the cancer cells by introducing herpes virus and the body’s immune system killed the cancer cells.

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Enjoy Full Moon during Christmas After 38 Years

Enjoy Full Moon during Christmas After 38 Years

Full moon will add more grace to Christmas this year. The thing that makes this full moon so special is that it will shine for the first time almost after 38 years. Last time this happened when Jimmy carter became the US president.

Fred Espenak, moon and eclipse expert at the American space agency NASA said that the full moon will reach at its peak on Christmas night at 6:11 am EST. According to experts, the next time the full moon will shine on Christmas Eve will be in 2034.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill taking strong measures to deal with infection issues

Chipotle Mexican Grill taking strong measures to deal with infection issues

Chipotle Mexican Grill has been in the news for E. Coli and Norovirus outbreaks in several states over the past few weeks. The issues with Chipotle restaurants started in July this year when the first case of infection linked to food served at Chipotle surfaced. The company has taken a few steps to ensure safety of customers. However, in the wake of new incidents of infections, Chipotle could face further scrutiny. After the restaurant chain has been on the receiving end for the last few weeks due to E.

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There Exist Strong Link between High Stress and Alzheimer ’s Disease

There Exist Strong Link between High Stress and Alzheimer ’s Disease

High-stress, which has already been blamed of causing numerous health problems from depression to high blood pressure, has now been charged on causing Alzheimer’s disease. According to scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers said there is huge link between high stress and type of memory decline that is often as a prelude of Alzheimer’s disease. They added that people with high stress are more likely to develop MCI and so the disease.

Martin Shkreli again in Highlights for Increasing Prices of Decades-Old Drug for Chagas Disease

Martin Shkreli again in Highlights for Increasing Prices of Decades-Old Drug for Chagas Disease

You might have heard of Martin Shkreli, who was in the highlight earlier this year for widely increasing the prices of a 62-year-old drug for toxoplasmosis from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Shkreli recently announced that he will increase the price of the decades-old drug for a serious infectious disease, the Chagas disease, a parasitic infection known to cause lethal heart problems. The 32-year old former hedge fund manager has again provoked alarm among Chagas community and some organizations that supply drugs for neglected diseases.

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New Superbug discovery sheds light on overuse of antibiotics in agricultural industry

New Superbug discovery sheds light on overuse of antibiotics in agricultural industry

Antibiotic resistance reached to a new level when a new strain of E.coli was found that was impervious to the last line of defence medication and also has the ability to infect other bacteria. First time, it was found in China.

The strain was identified in a pig then it raw pork meat and then in a small number of people. The strain has been found in Germany, in a Danish man and also in Malaysia. Scientists have found that the strain to be carrying a gene known as mcr-1 and this gene makes it different from other E.coli. The gene could be the power house of the strain.

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