November 13, 2019

Where have Halley Bay’s Emperor Penguins gone?

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By Steve Williams From Care2 Satellite data shows that a major emperor penguin breeding ground at Halley Bay, located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in the Antarctic, is now virtually deserted. What happened, and will the emperor penguins return? Publishing in the science journal “Antarctic Science“, researchers from the British Antarctic Survey report that Halley Bay was […]

5 Coconut oil facts you should know

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By Brian Syuki From Care2 Coconut oil is “pure poison”. Karin Michels Ph.D., a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, uttered those words. She went on to declare that coconut oil is one of the worst foods you can eat. In fact, she’s not the only one who has taken a strong stand […]

Southern California’s mountain lions may soon go extinct

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By Alicia Graef from Care2 Southern California’s mountain lions have faced serious threats for some time, but a new study highlights the urgent need to act before we lose these incredible big cats forever. According to wildlife scientists, who just published their findings in the journal “Ecological Applications,” two populations of mountain lions in the Santa Monica and Santa Anita Mountains […]

Wildflowers & butterflies

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Super Bloom Brings Brilliant Display of Wildflowers and Butterflies to California By Judy M From Care2 Thanks to tremendous rains in recent months, there’s a super bloom in California, bringing with it the arrival of swarms of butterflies known as painted ladies. They’re amazing! “Super bloom” isn’t actually a scientific term, but it’s used to indicate an explosion […]

Daily aspirin no longer recommended to prevent heart attacks

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From Newsmax Millions of aging Americans worried about heart attacks and strokes have for years popped a low-dose aspirin each day, thinking the blood thinner might lower their risk. But new guidelines issued Sunday by two cardiology groups say that, for most adults, the practice may no longer be warranted. The new heart health guidelines […]

Balloons are now the biggest killer of seabirds, study finds

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By Alicia Graef From Care2 Scientists and conservationists continue to raise concerns about how plastic waste is affecting marine life, a new study has found that for seabirds are being particularly affected by balloons. According to the study, which was just published in the journal Scientific Reports, seabirds are the world’s most threatened group of birds, with […]

Farmer takes his lambs to sanctuary instead of slaughterhouse

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by Susan Bird from Care2 A livestock farmer in the UK made a life-changing decision for 20 lambs he’d raised since birth. As he drove them to the local slaughterhouse to meet their fate, he realized he couldn’t go through with it. Sivalingam Vasanthakumar changed his mind. He decided that the money he was getting for those lambs […]

Garlic reduces risk of disease by curbing inflammation

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By Lynn Alison From Newsmax The United States has the dubious distinction of having the highest obesity rate in the world. Obesity carries many health risks, including in many cases chronic inflammation. According to numerous studies, chronic inflammation has been linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression. kidney disease, arthritis and certain types of […]

Blood pressure drug recall: Valsartan, 80 lots, pulled for cancer worry

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From Newsmax A U.S. unit of Indian generic drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd will recall 80 lots of medicines containing blood pressure drug valsartan that were found to have a probable cancer-causing impurity, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The impurity N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) was detected in quantities above the acceptable limit in certain tablets […]

Now Segway and Lime are sorting out blame for scooter battery issues

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By Richard Lawler From engadget A Segway exec said ‘only Lime’ has experienced fire incidents. With electric scooters popping up in cities around the globe, people are wondering — for many reasons — if they’re actually safe. Earlier this week Lime announced it had recalled Segway Ninebot scooters it operates, and restricted charging to only […]