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New Jersey man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing has forearms, hands amputated, family says

New Jersey man who contracted flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing has forearms, hands amputated, family says

Angel Perez, 60, had his forearms and hands amputated this week, part of his battle since contracting a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in New Jersey, his family said.  (FOX29) A New Jersey father who contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing in early July underwent surgery this week to have his forearms and hands amputated, his […]

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

WASHINGTON — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916. “Just like we have heat waves on land, we also have heat waves in the ocean,” said Art Miller of […]

Thyroid medications recalled due to risk of impurities

Thyroid medications recalled due to risk of impurities

Story highlights Westminster Pharmaceuticals has recalled some of its medications Customers using the pills should check with their doctor or pharmacist The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand […]

Satellite Data Show How California Breathes Water

Satellite Data Show How California Breathes Water

Using satellite radar images, researchers have revealed the effects of intensive groundwater pumping on California’s surface throughout the year. The dramatic animation shows that the ground in California rises and falls as water is pumped in and out of its underground aquifers. “What we see through the rising and falling of the ground surface is […]

County Leaders Mull Notifying Doctors Each Time A Patient ODs

County Leaders Mull Notifying Doctors Each Time A Patient ODs

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to consider notifying prescribing physicians when a patient dies of an opioid overdose, as a way to make doctors think twice about prescribing the drugs. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis recommended the alerts, citing research published by Dr. Jonathan Lucas, the […]

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Only you can prevent hothouse earths. Flickr, CC BY-SA Even if carbon emissions are reduced to hold temperature rises at the 2°C guardrail of the Paris Agreement, changes already afoot in the environment such as melting permafrost and forest die-back could accelerate warming well into the future, potentially pushing our planet into what is being […]

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

DeepMind's AI spots early signs of eye disease

Alphabet’s DeepMind says it has used artificial intelligence (AI) to spot signs of eye disease as effectively as world-leading expert doctors. The results of the partnership with Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, detailed in Nature Medicine, suggest that the scanning technology could provide quicker diagnoses of sight-threatening eye diseases, ensuring that patients don’t have to […]

NASA's Opportunity rover still hasn't woken up from a Mars dust storm, and engineers are getting nervous

NASA's Opportunity rover still hasn't woken up from a Mars dust storm, and engineers are getting nervous

NASA’s Opportunity rover has had an incredible career already, spending years upon years studying the Martian surface and proving to be an incredibly reliable and hardy piece of hardware. Unfortunately, a NASA dust storm that began kicking up in May may have abruptly ended its historic run. In mid-June, the solar-powered Opportunity ran out of […]

Mom sounds alarm after son's mosquito bite causes seizures, brain swelling

Mom sounds alarm after son's mosquito bite causes seizures, brain swelling

Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE A North Carolina mother is issuing a public warning after her 6-year-old son nearly died from an infection caused by a bug bite. LoriAnne Surrett says she thinks her little boy, Noah, got bit while playing outside. But the bite came from a mosquito carrying the virus that causes […]

Forty-five new exoplanets discovered

Forty-five new exoplanets discovered

Scientists have discovered a trove of forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations from extrasolar surveys. The findings will improve existing models of solar systems, and may help researchers investigate exoplanet atmospheres. Astronomers pooled data from NASA’s Kepler and the ESA’s Gaia space telescopes. They […]