Metformin: Popular diabetes treatment has other health benefits like anti-aging, anti-inflammatory effects, researches say

Metformin is the most widely prescribed drug in the world to treat Type 2 diabetes, and it’s been around for more than 60 years. But now, researchers are learning more about this popular medicine’s health benefits. More than 150 million people worldwide take Metformin to treat Type 2 diabetes. “The most commonly used medication, which … Read more

Aftershocks can occur centuries after original earthquake, says study | Earthquakes

Large earthquakes are always followed by aftershocks – a series of smaller but still potentially damaging quakes produced as the ground readjusts. But how long does it take for the aftershocks to die out? A new study suggests some areas can experience aftershocks decades or even centuries after the original earthquake. In earthquake-prone areas it … Read more

Earth receives laser beam message from 10 million miles away

SpaceX will launch NASA’s Psyche spacecraft to a metallic asteroid by the same name later this year. NASA announced on Thursday that the agency successfully received data in the farthest-ever demonstration of laser, or optical, communications. Scientists say that NASA’s Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) experiment beamed a near-infrared laser encoded with test data from … Read more

4 more Ada County residents confirmed with Mpox

CDH said three out of the four had not recently traveled, and they are investigating to contact those they may have exposed. BOISE, Idaho — Four more Ada County residents were confirmed Tuesday to have contracted the mpox virus, according to the Central District Health Department (CDH) in Boise. CDH said three of the four … Read more

Chlorine disinfectant is no more effective than water at killing off hospital superbug, new study shows

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain One of the primary chlorine disinfectants currently being used to clean hospital scrubs and surfaces does not kill off the most common cause of antibiotic-associated sickness in health care settings globally, according to a new study. Research by the University of Plymouth has shown that spores of Clostridioides difficile, commonly known … Read more

Ozone Hole May Not Be Recovering After All. In Fact, It Might Be Getting Larger. : ScienceAlert

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has been getting deeper in mid-spring over the last two decades, despite a global ban on chemicals that deplete Earth’s shield from deadly solar radiation, new research suggested Tuesday. The ozone layer 11 to 40 kilometers (seven to 25 miles) above Earth’s surface filters out most of the … Read more

Ultraprocessed foods now account for two-thirds of calories in the diets of children and teens

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. Children and teens in the United States now get more than two-thirds of their calories from ultraprocessed foods, an analysis of almost two decades worth of data … Read more

Zombie deer: Fatal infection Chronic Wasting Disease found in white-tailed deer for first time in Franklin County

LOUISBURG, N.C. (WTVD) — The first case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been confirmed in Franklin County, North Carolina. This latest case of CWD was found in a 2.5-year-old female white-tailed deer. CWD is a contagious neurological disease that affects deer and other similar animals. The disease is always fatal and was first noticed … Read more