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Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

Hand hygiene is the simplest way to avoid infections: CDC

As the upcoming festive season will prompt millions of Americans to travel and get together with their friends and relatives across the nation, public health authorities have reminded people that hand hygiene is a an easy as well as effective way to avoid various contagious diseases like flu.

Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

Mysterious mummified knees belonged to Queen Nefertari: researchers say

The pair of mummified knees that were discovered by Italian archaeologists from a plundered tomb in Egypt more than a century ago is belonged to Queen Nefertari, researchers concluded.

The mummified knees were discovered amid debris inside the plundered tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens in Egypt in 1904. A fresh broad array of tests conducted by a team of researchers on the knees revealed that these mummified parts of the body really belonged to Nefertari.

Public health officials urging residents to get flu shots

Public health officials urging residents to get flu shots

Kane County Health Department officials continue to urge residents to get a flu shot ahead of a potential serious outbreak of the disease later this season.

Public health officials around the nation are observing National Influenza Vaccination Week, with a message that it is not too late to get vaccinated against the contagious disease. Tom Schlueter, a spokesperson for the county health department cautioned that immune system can’t immediately absorb the vaccine.

‘Playboy’ behavior is bad for mental health: study

‘Playboy’ behavior is bad for mental health: study

Men who adhere to "playboy" behavior and remain stuck closely to 'masculine gender norms' are significantly more likely to suffer psychological problems than those who conform less to such traits, according to a study published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Coconut crabs have the most crushing claws: researchers discover

Coconut crabs have the most crushing claws: researchers discover

The claws of coconut crabs (Birgus latro) are more powerful than that of any other crustacean and their maximum crushing force is greater than the bite force of all land animals, Japanese researchers discover.

Coconut crabs, which are native to islands in the Indian and Pacific oceans, are remarkably strong. They can easily crack open coconuts and lift up things weighing up to 28 kilograms or 62 pounds.

Dogs have better memory abilities than previously thought

Dogs have better memory abilities than previously thought

Dogs have better memories than previously thought as a new study has showed that they can remember and emulate their owners’ actions up to an hour later.

Claudia Fugazza, an animal behavior researcher at Budapest-based Eotvos Lorand University, studied 17 dogs and found that they had better powers to retain information that heir expectations.

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