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One-fourth of study participants engage in sexting with three or more friends

One-fourth of study participants engage in sexting with three or more friends

An Indiana University study asserted that a quarter of people receiving sexually explicit text messages fail to keep them secret. Research scientist Justin Garcia at the Kinsey Institute led the study that used data from 5,000 people ages 20 to 70 that were part of an annual survey sponsored by Match.com.

PHE spreads awareness about signs that suggest you need doctor’s advice

PHE spreads awareness about signs that suggest you need doctor’s advice

Public Health England (PHE) and health charities are jointly raising awareness regarding symptoms for lung conditions that suggest you to visit a doctor. PHE said identifying signs earlier can make treatment more possible. They are raising awareness as part a campaign that targets men and women aged 50 and over.

The campaign also includes awareness regarding cancer and heart disease. It focuses on older people because they are more vulnerable to many kinds of diseases, such as coronary heart disease, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

OSHA fines RWS Manufacturing for not fixing problem

OSHA fines RWS Manufacturing for not fixing problem

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) put a fine of around $200,000 on RWS Manufacturing, which is in the Washington County town of Kingsbury. It said the upstate New York manufacturing company failed to correct combustible dust hazards that were identified during inspection that was conducted before a fire broke in the plant last December.

Health care cost is expected to increase greatly over next decade in the US

Health care cost is expected to increase greatly over next decade in the US

Health care cost per person this year in the US is expected to jump to $10,345. On Wednesday, government anticipated that health care cost would grow at faster pace than the national economy in coming decade, and that national health expenditures will be $3.35 trillion this year.

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Drones to be used to drop vaccine to tackle plague epidemic to save endangered ferrets

Drones to be used to drop vaccine to tackle plague epidemic to save endangered ferrets

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is planning to use drones that will fire vaccine covered M&Ms with an aim to save the endangered black-footed ferret, which has been facing a plague epidemic in America’s Great Plains.

The vaccine coated M&Ms will be shot in three directions simultaneously through drones in Montana. The vaccines will be targeted at the prairie dog population in the UL Bend National Wildlife Refuge in the north-eastern Montana.

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Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Witnessing stressful event increases odds for mentally ill patients to engage in violent crime

Stressful experiences are not healthy for both, people with mental illness, and without psychiatric disorders. But researchers said that the former category is affected at the greater extent. They are more likely to indulge into violent crime in the week following the trauma.

Study’s co-author Seena Fazel, professor of forensic psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England, explained that stressful events like being victimized, injured in an accident, losing parent or self harming, act as triggers.

Efficacy of antibiotics questioned as Colistin also termed ineffective

Efficacy of antibiotics questioned as Colistin also termed ineffective

In the beginning of April, experts at a military lab outside Washington strengthened their hunt for proof that an unsafe new biological threat had crossed the nation’s borders. They didn’t require looking for it much as they found it in no time.

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