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This Plastic-Eating Bacterium Might Help Deal With Waste One Day

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:35pm

Scientists found a new species of bacteria in the debris around a Japanese recycling plant. With the help of two plastic digesting enzymes, it can eat plastic and use it as a main food source.

Hospitals Adapt ERs To Meet Patient Demand For Routine Care

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 3:01pm

Many Floridians and other Americans turn to the ER for problems that aren't emergencies, a poll suggests, even though the experience can be unpleasant. Some ERs are striving to change their image.

Water, Soil And Radiation: Why Fukushima Will Take Decades To Clean Up

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 2:59pm

Five years after meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan, progress has been made, but there's still plenty to do.

How Best To Test For Zika Virus?

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:45pm

Getting an accurate diagnosis is a big hurdle in the current outbreak of Zika virus. There are three kinds of tests for Zika, and each has problems. Scientists are working hard to improve diagnosis.

U.S., Canada Announce Shared Goals For Fighting Climate Change

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 1:33pm

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled goals for cutting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by more than 40 percent by 2025, among other ambitious targets.

A Late Birth Date Could Boost The Risk Of An ADHD Diagnosis

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:01am

Children who are the youngest in a class are more apt to be diagnosed with ADHD, studies find. But researchers say that doesn't mean that they have the disorder.

He Rescued A Dog. Then The Dog Rescued Him

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:49am

Eric O'Grey was 51, obese and suffering from diabetes and high cholesterol when he took home an overweight shelter dog. Now the duo are headlining a campaign on how pets improve humans' lives.

1st U.S. Uterus Transplant Fails Amid 'Sudden Complication'

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 8:53am

The 26-year-old patient is recovering, and the Cleveland Clinic says it will continue its clinical study that is meant to involve 10 women with uterine factor infertility.

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