Rebecca Trujillo

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Thirty Rare and Exotic Dog Breeds

slovensky-cuvac.st<p><i>Slovensky Cuvac | Image: slovensky-cuvac.st</i>The dog breeds seen here are not frequently seen and are fairly difficult to locate as …

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.<p>Dr. Gorbee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's about a 13% mortality rate.<p>Across West Africa, …

Prosecutors: Don't televise theater shooting trial

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case joined defense lawyers in opposing television coverage inside the courtroom during …

Scientists Discover Dozens of Monuments Hidden Below Stonehenge

This field of ancient stones may be more complex than initially believed.<p>Scientists have new evidence that there is more to Stonehenge—the ancient rock formations that stand alone in a field in Wiltshire, England—than meets the eye.<p>Based on cutting edge digital mapping technology, researchers at …

First chikungunya cases acquired in the U.S. reported

Florida Health officials Thursday confirmed the first locally acquired cases of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya. The two cases are the first instances in the U.S. in which the virus was not contracted during Caribbean travel, according to the Florida Department of Health.<p>The infected …

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We've all been there. You order a shoe organizer for $11.99 on Amazon. But it doesn't work with your shoes, which means you're either stuck with it or you have to pay $4.99 just to ship it back. So what do you do? Pay nearly half of the product's price to return it?<p>One company thinks US consumers …

No-Makeup Makeup Is Our Favorite Kind Of Cosmetics

Photo: Courtesy of Perricone MD.<p>We don't think it's too much to ask that our face makeup not feel like five pounds of goop caked on to our skin. We …

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7,500 gallons of oil spills in Colorado river

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A storage tank damaged by recent flooding has dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River near Windsor, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) reported late Friday afternoon.<p>"At this time we know of no drinking water intakes affected by this …

New, Untreatable Chikungunya Virus In Caribbean Affects 4,600, Worries Tourism Officials

An untreatable mosquito-borne virus is spreading across the Caribbean, and has affected more than 4,600 people in a little over six months, according …

Hunger Games salute banned by Thai military

Thailand's military rulers say they are monitoring a new form of silent resistance to the coup – a three-fingered salute borrowed from science fiction blockbuster The Hunger Games – and will arrest those in large groups who ignore warnings to lower their arms.<p>The raised arm salute has become an …

Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use …

Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Antibiotic resistance now 'global threat', WHO warns

<b>Resistance to antibiotics poses a "major global threat" to public health, says a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>It analysed data from 114 countries and said resistance was happening now "in every region of the world".<p>It described a "post-antibiotic era", where people die from …

Tennessee just became the first state that will jail women for their pregnancy outcomes

Against the advice of doctors, addiction experts and reproductive health groups, Gov. Bill Haslam signed SB 1391<p>Katie McDonough<p>April 30, 2014 1:48pm (UTC)<p>Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to pass a law criminalizing women for their pregnancy outcomes. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam …

Egypt's judges rebuff criticism of death sentences

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Justice Minister on Wednesday rebuffed international criticism of a mass trial this week in which some 680 defendants were …

A 12,000-Mile, 24-Day, Cross-Country, All-Electric Road Trip

For now, this is only possible in a Tesla. In the future, who knows?<p>At the end of his road trip on Monday, Norman Hajjar had used a little more than 4,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. He drove a Tesla Model S sedan for 12,000 miles over 24 days, crossing 27 states along the way.<p>The trip was a bid for …

Healing, 'Terminator'-style: Liquid metal could fix severed nerves

It's about time. Medical researchers are borrowing a page from the speculative science and technology of 1991's "Terminator 2" to help repair severed nerves.<p>On Monday, a team at Tsinghua University in Beijing announced the promising use of liquid metal to bridge the gap between the two ends of a …

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3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

Why a deadly virus in the Middle East has the entire world on alert

A recent spike in MERS cases could be the beginning of a global outbreak<p>A deadly new virus for which there is no cure and about which little is understood could present a global threat, officials say. It's called Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus -- or MERS-CoV -- and a recent upswing …

Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

<i>UPDATE at 4:17 p.m. Friday: Saudi Arabia has confirmed 313 cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, including 92 deaths, the Ministry of Health said Friday. Of note, one of the 14 new patients caught the virus while working as a hospital receptionist.</i><p>The latest medical acronym to fear is …

Ebola virus in Africa outbreak is a new strain

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks …

Doctors Are Talking About Creating A New Attention Disorder For 'Daydreamy' Kids

Alex Dodd/flickrAccording to the New York Times, some researchers say that almost two million American kids could have a controversial attention disorder called "sluggish cognitive tempo."<p>Half of these kids are a subset of the six million currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity …

'World's most haunted island' up for auction

Dubbed one of the most haunted places in the world, Poveglia, which was sealed off after it was hit by the plague, is to be sold off to raise money for Italy<p>A lease of a Venetian island described as one of the most haunted places in Italy is due to be auctioned off next month as the Italian state …

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Peek releases mobile app for the spontaneous traveler in all of us

Today, Peek released its mobile app, which will put its thousands of activities at traveler’s fingertips.<p>The iOS app uses the geo-location capability of your phone to recommend experiences and activities near you. Users can browse activities by category, such as “what to do with the kids” or “off …

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …