Kelli Muehlbauer

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The Distress of Waking Up Under Anesthesia

The largest report ever on the topic finds that half of patients who are accidentally aware during surgery suffer long-term psychological effects.<p>In a foreward to a new report published by The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, a woman …

Ukraine troops and rebels 'begin withdrawing'

Ukranian officials have said that government troops and pro-Russian rebels are withdrawing forces and artillery from frontline positions in eastern Ukraine following in line with a peace agreement.<p>Monday's withdrawal leaves a 30km buffer between the two sides as part of a nine-point memorandum …

Scientists Are Programming Tobacco Plants to Fight the Next Ebola Outbreak

For once, tobacco could actually help us out.<p>Pandemics never turn out well for Patient Zero. If you're among the first infected in a new outbreak, just about the only thing you've got going for you nowadays is a possible cameo in the medical textbooks.<p>That's because, for aggressive infections, …

Islamic State message shows desire for US boots on the ground

<b>The chief spokesman for the self-named "Islamic State" (IS), also known as Isis, has given the clearest indication yet that his fighters would actually welcome a ground war in Iraq and Syria against US troops.</b><p>In a 42-minute audio message uploaded to the internet the group's Syrian-born spokesman, …

Starbucks tries offering beer-flavored Dark Barrel Latte

As it kicks off pumpkin spice season, Starbucks is also trying out a beer-flavored coffee drink, the Dark Barrel Latte.<p>The nonalcoholic beverage includes a chocolaty, stout-flavored sauce, whipped cream and dark caramel drizzle, and it's being tested in some locations in Ohio and Florida, a …

New View Suggests Big Bang Inflation Claims Are Just Dust

Newly released observations from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite have dealt a heavy blow to purported evidence of the universe's post-Big Bang growth spurt. Back in March, the scientists behind the South Pole Telescope campaign — known as Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic …

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Islamic State appears to release chilling threat

A video released by the Islamic State militant group shows British captive John Cantlie speaking about western governments moving "toward all out war with Iraq and Syria.''<p>It was posted Monday on the website of the SITE intelligence group and on You Tube.<p>The video shows Cantlie in an orange shirt …

Obesity causes early puberty (Opinion) - CNN.com

Parents coach their kids to make healthier food choices, but it can be hard even for adults to find kids' meals that aren't hiding sodium, sugar and fat. The report "Kids' Meals: Obesity on the Menu" by the Center for Science in the Public Interest found that 97% of the 3,500 kids' meal analyzed …

U.S., Arab Allies Strike ISIS Targets in Syria

The United States and five Arab partner nations launched airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria for the first time Monday, the Pentagon said. In a major escalation of the U.S. war against ISIS, the military planned to strike up to 20 targets, including fuel and weapons depots, training sites, …

Signs of cancer in teenage fundraiser Stephen Sutton missed, says mother

The mother of teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £5m for charity, has said signs of her son’s illness were “ignored”.<p>Jane Sutton said it took several months for Stephen’s ultimately fatal condition to be recognised.<p>The 19-year-old led the biggest fundraising effort in the …