Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Headlines & Global News

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A worker performs a CD4 HIV test at a lab of Shanghai Xuhui District Central Hospital on December 6, 2006 in Shanghai, China.

Scientists Grow Blood Stem Cells In Lab; Call The Invention A Big Breakthrough

May 24, 2017 05:40 PM EDT

In a significant development, scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have succeeded in creating the first lab-grown blood stem cells and they believe that it is major step forward in the direction of medical research.

Competitive Eaters Square Off At Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest

U.S. Food Company Recalls Hot Dog Products Due To Contamination; No Reported Injury & Damage So Far

May 23, 2017 04:44 PM EDT

A U.S. food company just ordered the recall of its hot dog products because it was found out that these are contaminated with metals and harmful substances.

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water during the first heat wave of the year June 9, 2008 in New York City.

Southeast U.S. Warned Of Dangerous Extreme Heat, Ozone Pollution & Tropical Diseases Due To Climate Change

May 22, 2017 04:05 PM EDT

People living in Southeast U.S. have been warned of dangerous extreme heat, ozone pollution, and tropical diseases caused by the increasing problem of climate change.

In this handout image provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour orbit Earth during Endeavour's final sortie on May 23, 2011 in Space. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli captur

Two NASA Astronauts To Take An Emergency Spacewalk; Mission To Replace Failed Computer

May 22, 2017 03:52 PM EDT

Two NASA astronauts will be venturing out of the International Space Station (ISS) tomorrow to replace a dysfunctional computer that forms an important component of the systems that control the station.

Nelson Tejeda, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a sprayer filled with a pesticide in an attempt to kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus on October 14, 2016 in Miami, Fl

Zika Virus Might Hold The Key To Treating Brain Cancers: Study

May 21, 2017 01:15 PM EDT

Recent reports suggest that scientists will be testing whether the Zika virus has the potential for killing the brain cancer cells.

NIH Launches Ebola Vaccine Trials In Liberia

WHO Assures Lesser Chance For Global Ebola Virus Outbreak; Focuses On Accessibility Of Vaccine Administration To Remote, Affected Areas

May 19, 2017 10:24 AM EDT

The World Health Organization just assured and confirmed that there is a little possibility that the Ebola virus outbreak which started in Congo will spread across the globe.

Cherry trees blossom on April 4, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.

Newly Discovered Plant Species Could Hold Genetic Code And Promising Future

May 19, 2017 10:08 AM EDT

Royal Botanic Garden has reported the discovery of 2000 new species of plants.

Flowering Garlic Covers Woodland Floor

New Study Solves Mystery On How Plants Can Tell Time, Points To Subtle Chemical Process

May 17, 2017 05:04 PM EDT

A new study conducted by a group of chemists was able to prove that plants can really tell time because of the process of a subtle chemical event in the plants.

This illustration shows milk being poured in to a glass on December 10, 2003 in London.

New Study Links Low Vitamin D Level In Blood To Lactose Intolerance: LCT Gene Responsible For Intolerance

May 17, 2017 11:06 AM EDT

A new study has found out that people who are lactose intolerant possess a gene called LCT and they have low level of vitamin D in their blood as compared to normal people.

Nitrogen Oxide Levels Rise Dramatically As Economic Expansion Continues

Nitrogen Oxide Poses Threat To Human Health, Lax Emission Regulations Partly To Be Blamed

May 16, 2017 06:01 PM EDT

A new study has proven that nitrogen oxide is detrimental to human health as this was linked to the number of deaths reported last 2015.

People perform yoga to mark International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. Milions of people worldwide took part in the first International Day of Yoga, which was declared by the Un

Exercise & High Levels Of Physical Activity Proven To Delay Aging Process, New Study Confirms

May 15, 2017 07:18 PM EDT

A new study would confirm that a high level of exercise and physical activity will delay the aging process because of the increased level of telomeres.

Liberia Races To Expand Ebola Treatment Facilities, As U.S. Troops Arrive

WHO Confirms Another Ebola Outbreak In Cong: 3 Dies Among 19 Suspected Cases

May 15, 2017 07:14 PM EDT

The World Health Organization just confirmed that there is another Ebola outbreak in Congo as out of the suspected 19 cases, 3 people already died which started with a male victim.

Apple Watch Availability At Apple Store Puerta Del Sol Madrid

Apple Watch Proven Accurate In Detecting Irregularities In Heartbeat, Can Be Used To Prevent Stroke

May 13, 2017 07:07 PM EDT

A group of researchers just discovered the ability of Apple Watch to detect abnormalities in a human's heartbeat and that this can be used to prevent strokes in the future.

A group of SCUBA divers follow a dive guide on a diving trip on October 27, 2013 in the Red Sea near the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Underwater Robots Give Explorers View Of The Ocean Life, Seafloor Via Livestream

May 13, 2017 07:00 PM EDT

The organizers of the Okeanos Explorer project are currently working on two underwater robots which give people a view of the life on the ocean floor through live stream.

Nelson Tejeda, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a sprayer filled with a pesticide in an attempt to kill mosquitos that are carrying the Zika virus on October 14, 2016 in Miami, Fl

Zika Emergency Is Over, Declares Brazil: WHO Advises Caution & Continuous Monitoring

May 12, 2017 05:36 AM EDT

After 18 months, Brazil has declared that the Zika emergency is over but the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the virus is here to stay and hence, the health authorities are still keeping a watch over the situation.

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