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Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Medical Fraud Scam Unveiled You’ve probably already heard about the recent college admissions scandal that rocked U.S. higher education. But last week, 24 people also were arrested in connection with another scandal that was far more lucrative (though decidedly less glamorous): medical braces. Here’s what happened: call centers in Latin America and the Philippines called […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 3, 2019 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Status of Trump’s National Emergency Back in February, Donald Trump sparked nationwide controversy when he declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border in order to secure the funding he needed to begin construction on his border wall after Congress refused to approve it in the budget. The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives immediately responded […]

Super Bacteria?

Super Bacteria?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Science and Technology | No Comments

Over the past decade or so, hand sanitizers have become a growing trend. You’ve probably seen the little bottles clipped to purses and backpacks, or given out as freebies at fairs and other events. They’re also very common in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Often, the dispensers are installed in every room so that health care […]

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Five Types of Diabetes? Do you or someone you know suffer from diabetes? If so, you’re not alone: it’s the fastest-growing disease worldwide. Until recently, the disease has been classified into two types. Type 1, or early-onset diabetes, is the kind that people are born with. Type 2, or late-onset, develops over time. But scientists […]

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Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

Town Hall Meetings Stir Up the United States Across the country, citizens are voicing their objections to President Donald Trump’s agenda using a method as old as our nation itself: by participating in town hall meetings. These meetings take place in churches, theaters, high school auditoriums, and many other venues, and give people a chance […]

New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

New Guidelines for Peanut Allergies

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Current Events | No Comments

Chances are, you or someone you know is affected by a peanut allergy. About 2 percent of children in the United States are allergic to peanuts, and the number is growing every year. For this reason, you may have heard that babies shouldn’t be fed peanuts. However, a new study has just come out that puts […]

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Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Current Events | No Comments

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch Nathan Copeland, who is 30 years old and has been paralyzed for the last 12 years, has just become the first person to feel the sense of touch in a prosthetic limb. For many years, the technology has existed to allow people to control robotic arms using just their […]

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Chile Uses Labels to Combat Obesity Despite its reputation, the U.S. is not the only country struggling with obesity. The availability of highly-processed, convenient foods worldwide has significantly changed how its people all over the world eat. In Chile, an estimated 67 percent of adults are obese or overweight. This phenomenon affects those across geographic […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Celebrating Jackie Robinson As baseball season ramps up into full gear, Major League Baseball celebrated the 69th anniversary of legendary player Jackie Robinson’s first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, on April 15, every current player in the league substitutes his own number for Robinson’s (42). Beyond his talent, his legacy is important because […]

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Stuff YOU Should Know

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Eurozone Update This time last year, btw brought you a story regarding the European Debt Crisis. One of the biggest threats to the European Union (EU) has been the state of Greece’s economy. After much negotiation, the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece, agreeing to give the country up to $86 […]