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How Bees Naturally Vaccinate their Young and the Importance of this Discovery

Researchers from Arizona State University, University of Helsinki, University of Jyvaskyla, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences studied a protein found in bee blood called “vitellogenin” that plays an important role in protecting their babies from diseases commonly found in their environments. In honey bee colonies, the queen almost never …

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How Coffee-Drinking Habits Impact the Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

A new study published in the Journal of Alzeheimer’s Disease examined the connection between coffee drinking habits and cognitive functions among adults.  The research analysed a group of 1,445 subjects aged 65-84 years old from the Italian Longitudinal Study, a population-based sample from eight Italian municipalities that included 5,632 subjects in total, …

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Colorado Enacts New Labelling Rules for Marijuana Edibles After 19 Year Old ‘Overdoses’

While 19 year old Levy Thamba Pongi (a student hailing from the Republic of Congo) may not have died directly from the ingestion of too much cannabis, it’s what happened after the drugs kicked in that is causing Colorado to reassess labelling procedures on the packaging of treats containing the recreational narcotic.  After …

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Tuberculosis exposure in Australia hospital sends 40 babies and toddlers to undergo testing for the illness

Up to 40 young children were exposed to the potentially deadly infectious illness over the course of March to May by a health care worker that was employed at Gladstone Hospital in Queensland, Australia. Apparently the risk of contracting the disease is low, but precautions were still taken and parents …

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