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Synthetic marijuana overdose leaves 33 sick in New York City

Synthetic marijuana overdose leaves 33 sick in New York City

As many as 33 people were hospitalized owing to a possible overdose of K2, also known as synthetic marijuana. The mass drug overdose took place on a New York City street corner- Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn.

Police said that 33 people were taken to hospitals with non life-threatening injuries. For now, it has been clear as to what resulted into this condition, but police said that some of the victims were smoking K2. It is being said that people in that area have gone out of control. They do not even mind sleeping on the streets there.

Global Obesity: People should Reduce Amount of Calories They Consume From Fat

Global Obesity: People should Reduce Amount of Calories They Consume From Fat

Instead of giving too much attention to sugar in battle against obesity, it is important to consider fat consumption, suggested a new study by a team of researchers at the University of Glasgow. It even claimed that fat is more responsible for global obesity crisis than sugar.

The team found that people who are obese or overweight consumed more calories from fat, rather than sugar. The study suggests people to think of reducing their overall calorie intake, said Jill Pell, a researcher at the University of Glasgow and an author of the study.

Study finds How Body Temperature Affects Immune System's Response to Common Cold

Study finds How Body Temperature Affects Immune System's Response to Common Cold

The most effective instruction if you have cold is to stay warm. Researchers from the United States have suggested that a warm body temperature is capable of fighting the common cold virus effectively.

A study by the researchers from the Yale University has shed new light on warm body’s association with common cold virus. It revealed how an individual’s immune system responds at different body temperatures. The team conducted experiments on mice and discovered that when temperature in the nose of mice dropped below 37C, the virus replicated more readily.

Constraint in prescribing opioid causes abusers to shift to heroin

Constraint in prescribing opioid causes abusers to shift to heroin

On one hand, authorities are trying to bring down number of opioid prescription, on other, addicted people are shifting their inclination toward heroin and other illicit narcotics that are leading to problems of overdoes. For quite some time, there are several measures taken to restrict prescription opioid.

HIV-positive surgical technician pleads guilty to tampering with narcotics at Colorado hospital

HIV-positive surgical technician pleads guilty to tampering with narcotics at Colorado hospital

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said a HIV-positive ex-surgical technician pleaded guilty for interfering with narcotics at a Colorado hospital, probably exposing thousands of patients to blood-borne diseases, like the AIDS virus.

Authorities said that in January the 29-year-old Rocky Allen was spotted switching a syringe full of fentanyl citrate, a strong synthetic painkiller, with a dose of a mysterious substance during the surgery of a patient at the Swedish Medical Center in suburban Denver.

Scientists get a step closer to Developing vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s

Scientists get a step closer to Developing vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s

The cure for Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia in the elderly, may be a reality soon as researchers in the US and Australia have make a breakthrough finding in the quest towards discovering a new and potentially effective vaccine targeting the pathological proteins associated with disease that lead to brain degeneration.

Researchers at Caltech recreate The Starry Night using DNA origami

Researchers at Caltech recreate The Starry Night using DNA origami

Researchers at Caltech created replica of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night painting, made through oil on canvas. But this recent reproduction is tiny in size and made using entirely different sources. Scientists have made the copy by using folded DNA. The process is called DNA origami.

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