Megan M. F. Francis

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Mysterious Kawasaki Disease May Be Carried By The Wind

The researchers say it could be caused by a type of fungal toxin.<p>Kawasaki disease afflicts about 12,000 children per year in Japan. It causes rash and a swollen tongue, and often a high fever. When severe and untreated it can cause swelling of the arteries, which can lead to aneurysms and heart …

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions

Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former …

Hunt for Flight MH370 Set to Include 'Very Expensive' Other Subs

Help is on the way for the robotic submarine that has been the only vehicle scouring the floor of the southern Indian Ocean for missing Flight MH370, Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday.<p>For over a month, the U.S. Navy-owned Bluefin-21 searched the remote seabed which is thought to be the …

Apple Patents Photo Backgrounds To Help You Remember Who You’re Texting With

Apple has a new patent application published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that makes it easier to remember who you’re texting. This could help alleviate the incredibly painful SMS fails where you send a message to the wrong person, occasionally with catastrophic results. The system works using …

Sewol ferry captain and 3 crew members face murder charges in South Korea

The captain and three other crew members of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month, have been charged with murder, chief prosecutor in the investigation Yang Joon-jin said Thursday.<p>The captain, Lee Joon-seok, along with the chief engineer, and the first and second mates, could face …

Bangladesh Ferry Carrying 200 People Capsizes Near Dhaka

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Does the 'love hormone' make you lie?

Oxytocin is usually associated with love and trust, but researchers have found the hormone also makes people more likely to be dishonest<p>A hormone linked to bonding and falling in love makes people more likely to lie in the interests of their couple or group, a study has suggested.<p>Researchers found …

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MH370: Malaysian leader assured everything is being done to find plane

The former military chief overseeing the search for flight MH370 has told the Malaysian prime minister Australia is doing everything it can to find any wreckage.<p>Najib Razak arrived in Western Australia on Wednesday night to meet with his Australian counterpart, the prime minister, Tony Abbott, and …

Australia plane searchers investigate debris

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524686717_faaffacbfbb7944e5929debbd4a1494c<p><b>Australia is investigating two objects seen on satellite images that could potentially be linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, officials say.</b><p>…