Something is on a collision course with Earth

Something is on a collision course with Earth

International Business Times

The threat of a massive asteroid making a close approach to Earth on Halloween is a bit of spooky news, but there’s a new object on its way that will actually hit Earth next month. WT1190F is a tiny, mysterious object recently spotted by telescopes that will hit Earth on November 13. Luckily, it’s less a…

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Pediatricians push FDA to raise legal age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21

Newsweek

Leaders in pediatric health are calling for the U.S. government to tighten regulations on cigarettes and tobacco products. On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create strict guidelines for the marketing and sales of these products. The recommendations, presented at the National Conference & Exhibitions of the…

More partner than parasite: How intestinal worms work with bacteria to invade our bodies

More partner than parasite: How intestinal worms work with bacteria to invade our bodies

Medical Daily

Though certainly one of the more terrifying foreign invaders to call our body home, intestinal parasites such as the hookworm are now believed to have a much more complex relationship with their hosts than might be assumed by the simple label of parasite. In recent years, researchers from all corners of the world have contributed to…