A new report has blamed various human activities, including deforestation, overfishing and illegal trade of animals, for the drastic fall in global wildlife populations over the past few decades.
The Living Planet Report released by the Zoological Society of London and the World Wildlife Fund revealed that global wildlife populations have contracted an average of 58 per cent from the 1970 levels.
Mike Barrett, the director of science & policy at WWF-UK, warned that human activities are pushing global wildlife populations to the edge.
Cranberry juice or products are often recommended as an efficient natural way to prevent and cure urinary tract infections, but a new study has suggested that this reddish fruit may not be as efficient in treating the problem as claimed.
A team of researchers led by Dr. Manisha Juthani-Mehta examined the cases of nursing home residents who took high-potency cranberry capsules, and found that they didn’t have fewer episodes of urinary tract infections than others taking a placebo.
A team of researchers from a university in Greece peeled away a marble layer in the innermost chamber of a tomb to reach the original rock where Jesus Christ is believed to have been buried in Jerusalem.
The team of experts from the National Technical University of Athens realized that they would have to peel away the marble layer to access the substructure of the tomb to restore it. The tomb’s original rock surface at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been covered with heavy marble slabs since at least 1555 A.D., or possibly longer.
A unique, six-sided jet stream surrounding Saturn’s North Pole has mysteriously changed its color from blue to gold over the past few years, images captured by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft revealed.
The six-sided jet stream known as “the hexagon” is created by a semi-permanent hurricane that is located at the planet’s North Pole. It has been known to NASA scientists since the Voyager missions in early 1980s. But, the change in its color could be known recently, when the Cassini space probe provided new images of it.
Asian female immigrants now account for a larger share of foreign mothers delivering babies in the United States, signaling a changing landscape of immigrants as Asians are increasingly outpacing Latinos in growth.
According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, Asian immigrant women now account for 22 per cent of U.S. births by foreign females, significantly up from 16 per cent in 2010.
Amid increasing incidents of discrimination or mistreatment of doctors by patients or their families, a team of researchers have identified four specific strategies that physicians can use to tackle any such situation.
Led by Emily E. Whitgob, MD, MEd, of Stanford University, the researchers suggested that doctors should “assess illness acuity” as a first response when they face discrimination from patients and their families.
According to a Recode report, tech biggie Apple will unveil its own version of a TV guide at its Mac hardware event scheduled to be held in Cupertino, California, on October 27.
The report has revealed that Apple's own version of a TV guide will live atop the Apple TV streaming box, as well as an app on iOS devices. The guide will give the users the ability to find new shows based on what they watch.
The launch of the TV guide by Apple will basically facilitate users in searching and finding shows and movies across a wide array of apps.
The world’s wildlife populations have shriveled by nearly 58 per cent over the last four decades and the situation can worsen in the future, a new study cautioned.
According to the Living Planet Report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by the year of 2020 if the trend continues. Animals living in wetlands, lakes and rivers are suffering the biggest brunt of the losses.
With less than a couple of weeks away from the Election Day, more than half of U.S. voters are experiencing significant election-related stress, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association.
The Harris Poll found 52 per cent of respondents saying that the upcoming election is causing them noteworthy stress, due to personal arguments, controversial media images and news stories related to points of contention. The situation has also heightened their sense of irritability and frustration.
Stepping up its warnings about testosterone and other steroid drugs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said on Tuesday that abuse of these drugs can cause serious adverse effects related to the heart and mental health.
The federal agency announced that the potentially hazardous testosterone and other steroid drugs will now carry revised warnings about the serious health risks that health experts have linked with abuse of these products.
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