Category: Science & Health

Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility

0 Shares Email Minnesota’s attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights. The contamination caused $5 billion in health and environmental damage for which 3M should be liable, Attorney General Lori Swanson said Friday in a […]

After the outbreak: Med schools boost Ebola-wrecked Liberia

0 Shares Email The Ebola epidemic that ravaged Liberia took a heavy toll on the country’s medical ranks, leaving the West African nation with one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the world. To build the country’s health care system back up, teams from American universities and hospitals, with backing from the World Bank and […]

Drinking 3-4 cups of coffee a day may have health benefits: study

Coffee may not only give you a morning boost — it also may have significant health benefits. So says a review by British scientists of more than 200 studies on coffee consumption and health, published Wednesday in BMJ, a British medical journal. “Coffee drinking appears safe within usual patterns of consumption,” said the University of […]

Uber Buys Thousands of Volvo Cars to Set Up Driverless Armada

Uber Buys Thousands of Volvo Cars to Set Up Driverless Armada © REUTERS/ Aaron JosefczykTech15:10 22.11.2017(updated 15:12 22.11.2017) Get short URL141420 Swedish car giant Volvo will deliver tens of thousands of self-driving cars to the international Uber taxi service under a framework agreement. With this transaction, the controversial, loss-ridden and lawsuit-plagued US firm is hoping […]

Therapist who advised baby bottle for boy, 9, gets court win

0 Shares Email Oregon’s appeals court ruled Wednesday that a state board was wrong to permanently revoke the license of a psychologist who told the parents of a 9-year-old boy to bottle feed him chocolate milk, engage him in “tummy time” and isolate him from the family to treat what they said were troublesome behaviors. […]