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Singer Shania Twain’s Now tops Billboard 200 chart

Singer Shania Twain's Now tops Billboard 200 chart

After a 15 year absence from music, Shania Twain has returned to the very top of the Billboard 200. With more than 137,000 units sold, Twain dominated the sales charts in the United States and beyond. She became the first female country act in more than three years to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 albums chart ... Read More »

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

Now dentists are being blamed for the antibiotic crisis, says new study

DENTISTS prescribing unnecessary antibiotics could be spreading an antibiotic-resistant superbug infection, researchers have claimed. Taking antibiotics can put patients at risk for developing C. diff and illustrates the importance of using the medications only when needed. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) tracked community-associated C. diff infections — meaning those in patients who did not have an overnight stay in ... Read More »

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

New research finds increased risk of obesity in working night shifts

People who work night shifts have a 35 percent higher risk of obesity because the nocturnal schedule derails their metabolism, a new study reveals. In an analysis of 28 published studies, night shift work was associated with a 29% increased risk of becoming obese or overweight. The findings, which are published in Obesity Reviews, suggest that modifying working schedules to ... Read More »

Doomsdayer claims “end of world” has been revised to October 15

Doomsdayer claims "end of world" has been revised to October 15

Christian numerologist David Meade, who has been talking about doomsday, said the seven-year Tribulation period will begin on October 15. He predicts seven years of earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis will devastate the planet. One again Meade believes this seven years of damnation will be triggered by the mysterious Planet X, or Nibiru – a hidden planet that will move past ... Read More »

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

UK company launches first extra-terrestrial funerals

Families will soon be able to send their loves ones into the great beyond for a final goodbye after a British company invented an orbital ash-scattering service. Ascension Flight will also film the ashes exploding against the curvature of the Earth for posterity. The new ritual, offered by Ascension Flights, costs families £795 for the flight, which is also available ... Read More »

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Drinking water may cut risk of UTIs in women, says new research

Women who drink three pints of water a day half their risk of getting urinary tract infections, a new study claims. “While doctors have long assumed this is the case and often recommended that women at risk for UTIs increase their fluid intake, it has never really undergone a prospective trial before,” said Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., lead author of ... Read More »

Scientists shed light on Neanderthals’ legacy in humans

Scientists shed light on Neanderthals' legacy in humans

A new analysis of Neanderthal DNA showed today’s humans have more of it than scientists previously thought. A research published Thursday in the American Journal of Human Genetics found today’s humans probably have between 1.5 and 2.1 percent Neanderthal DNA from interbreeding across Europe and Asia between 130,000 and about 50,000 years ago. A female Neanderthal bone estimated to be ... Read More »

Global warming could let soil release more carbon into air, says new study

Global warming could let soil release more carbon into air, says new research

A new study suggests higher temperatures could release more carbon than we thought, potentially creating a dangerous feedback loop that would cause the planet to get hotter and hotter. The research, led by Jerry Melillo, distinguished scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, appears in the Oct. 6 issue of Science. Melillo and colleagues began this pioneering experiment in 1991 in ... Read More »

Women can be as risk-taking as men, finds new research

Women can be as risk-taking as men, finds new research

Women can be just as risk-taking as men — or even more so — when the conventional macho measures of daring — such as betting vast sums on a football game — are replaced by less stereotypical criteria, according to new study led by the University of Exeter. Traditional barometers of high risk behaviour — such as betting a day’s ... Read More »