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WhatsApp hit by service outage for some users on New Year’s Eve

According to reports, Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging service suffered an outage on Thursday, causing delays in the New Year Eve’s messages sent by users to their friends and family.

As per reports, connection issues with the WhatsApp service were witnessed by a number of users from all... read more

Overall childhood ‘asthma epidemic’ levels off in U.S.

The overall ‘asthma epidemic’ among children has stopped growing in the United States but the poorest children or kids aged 10 and older are still at a significant risk, a fresh analysis of National Health Interview Survey data revealed.

Overall, prevalence of asthma among children under... read more

Scientists begin Stem Cell research to find cure for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the commonest cause of premature senility, is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle or old age due to generalized degeneration of the brain. So far, it has been frustratingly elusive for the scientists to find a drug to slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, a... read more

New House Bill to Restrict First-Time Opioid Prescriptions

Cases of opioid abuse have been increasing and recently influential lawmakers have unveiled a House bill that aims to combat the deadly opioid abuse. The legislation will also restrict first-time opioid prescriptions.

According to A. Malia, the new legislation would require the schools to... read more

Asthma Rates on Rise among Poorest Kids or Children: Study

Researchers through a newly conduced study have shown that childhood asthma rates have although stopped rising among several US age groups, it has been found that the sickness is still common among poorest kids aged 10 and older.

The conclusions were drawn after analysis of National... read more

50-Foot-Long Humpback Whale Spotted Inside Narragansett Bay

Monday morning at Rhode Island came along with something really unusual. A North Kingstown Harbormaster Ed Hughes said he was making the rounds at a marina at Allen Harbor north of Quonset Point on Monday morning when he suddenly spotted a giant humpback whale.

Ed Hughes said he has even... read more

NASA Calls off Next Mars Mission for at Least 26 Months

Space enthusiasts who were eagerly waiting for NASA’s next Mars mission got disappointed when the US space agency broke the news that it will not launch its InSight spacecraft to the Red Planet in March due to a leak in the craft’s primary scientific instrument.

On December 22, NASA said... read more

Ashley Madison has added 4 million users since its massive hack this summer

According to a rolling count on infidelity dating site Ashley Madison’s home page, the user base of the site has increased by nearly 4 million users ever since the massive data breach earlier this year.

The rolling count on the Ashley Madison homepage has revealed that the infidelity... read more

FedEx employees work hard on Christmas Eve to deliver packages

FedEx had already indicated that there could be delay for some deliveries scheduled for holiday season as the number of orders jumped this year. The company has also blamed inclement weather for delays of shipments at certain locations. FedEx employees worked tirelessly to deliver packages to... read more

Arca Space announces ‘real hoverboard’ that can fly for six minutes

Arca Space Corporation has announced a hoverboard that can fly for six minutes and requires six hours of charging afterwards. The hoverboard has been priced at $19,900 by Arca Space. The hoverboard is different from two-wheeled, self-balancing scooters that were among hot selling items this year... read more

New model: Flu season will likely peak in February in US and could be a mild one

As per a new model, aiming to predict the flu in the United States this winter, in February, this flu season will probably be at peak and may be a mild one.

The model has used data from previous flu seasons and also from a mathematical representation of how influenza spreads in a... read more

FDA overturns Ban on Blood Donations by Gay and Bisexual Men, Thanks to Research

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced earlier that gay and bi-sexual men, who were banned from donating blood since 1980s, will not be allowed to donate their blood like other people, thanks to a breakthrough in medical research.

The federal agency said HIV and some other... read more

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