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After 16-year-old dies from caffeine OD, it becomes hot topic

After 16-year-old dies from caffeine OD, it becomes hot topic

Watts says parents need to know that while a soda or a cup of coffee is OK, large amounts of caffeine can be deadly. The South Carolina Coroner's Association said death from too much caffeine was very rare and this was the first case they were aware of in the state.


Scientists are one step closer to creating a male contraceptive pill

Scientists are one step closer to creating a male contraceptive pill

Chemicals found in Chinese folk medicines may be used to make next generation of "molecular condoms" that may serve as a safe alternative to today's hormone-based contraceptives, scientists say. According to researchers from the University of California ( UC) Berkeley in the USA, the chemicals may serve as an emergency contraceptive taken either before or after intercourse, or as a permanent contraceptive via a skin patch or vaginal ring.


FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

FDA, CDC warn some lead poisoning tests may not be accurate

Between the beginning of 2014 to today, officials say, an estimated 8 million blood lead tests have been run using the Magellan systems, and the majority of those were for capillary blood from finger or heel sticks. Low-level lead exposure, even at blood lead concentrations below 5 g/dL, can increase the risk of intellectual and academic disabilities in children, and is linked to higher rates of behavioral disorders such as hyperactivity and attention deficits, and lower birth weight.


Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends

Get your beauty sleep or lose your friends

The team, lead by Dr Tina Sundelin , found that strangers were good at assessing how exhausted a person was, and that they rated the sleepy set of photographs as less attractive than the photos of the same people when they were well-rested.



India should join BRI for mutual interest: Chinese diplomat

China today dismissed India's concerns over the Belt and Road initiative, saying the mega venture has broad global support and the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project which is a part of it will not affect Beijing's stand on Kashmir.


Civil rights lawyer poised to be Philadelphia DA

Civil rights lawyer poised to be Philadelphia DA

He was trailed by career prosecutor Joe Khan (20 percent), former city managing director and prosecutor Rich Negrin (14 percent) and former defense attorney and assistant district attorney Tariq El-Shabazz (12 percent) and three other candidates, real estate developer and attorney Michael Untermeyer (8 percent), private attorney and former prosecutor John O'Neill (6 percent) and longtime Municipal Court judge Teresa Deni (1 percent).