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A tool to protect police dogs in drug raids from overdosing
Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics. But inhaling powerful opioids can be deadly, so officers have a new tool to protect their four-legged partners: naloxone, a drug that has already been used for years to reverse overdoses in humans.
 
How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?
Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a "good base tan." She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel's mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price.
 
Reliving Communist past helps East German dementia patients
Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany.
 
Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO
Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste.
 
'Freak': meet Cuba's last self-infected HIV punk rebel
Like many young punks, Gerson Govea saw himself as a misfit. But few embraced the role as self-destructively as this Cuban rocker: he deliberately infected himself with HIV.
 
India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus
India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies.
 
German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice
The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors' consultation on child vaccinations.
 
Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients: study
The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 percent, researchers said Wednesday.
 
WHO chief often more interested in appeasing leaders than in health: investigation
As the World Health Organization struggled to coordinate vaccine production during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, its director-general met with Vladimir Putin, then Russia's prime minister, during an official visit to Moscow.
 
Think you're smart? Your genes are (20%) to thank
Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified as such for the first time.
 
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