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Monday, March 2, 2015
Never get bored with a board: Skateboard evolution
Have you ever seen people skateboarding with high-speed and dazzling tricks? Ever feel like taking up this cool sport? Skateboarding originated in the late 1940s or early 1950s, when surfers in California wanted something to do when the waves were flat. Since the 1960s, skateboards have been manufactured in bulk. It gradually became a hugely popular sport and also a beloved form of transportation for younger generations.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.
The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.
Nasty bug more common than thought
A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
A bionic hand is as just good as a graft
European surgeons and engineers have devised a mind-controlled bionic hand that restores function almost as well as a flesh-and-blood transplant, but without the risk of rejection, a research paper said Wednesday.
Suspicions that genes play a part in peanut allergy were confirmed in a study Tuesday that said environmental factors may contribute to the problem.
For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Ebola drug trials show early treatment vital to save lives
Early results from an Ebola trial using the experimental drug Avigan (favipiravir) showed Monday it was somewhat effective at saving lives if given early in the illness, but not later.
It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revelers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted.
  
  
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