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Lyme Disease

Half of U.S. Counties in Danger of Lyme Disease due to Carrier Ticks

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that Lyme disease has spread to almost half of the counties in the United States. According to the agency, areas in the country that previously did not have this disease are now in danger of being affected by this infection.

The Division

Devs Explain Why ‘The Division’ will Not Feature Brooklyn at Launch

Developer Ubisoft has confirmed that the upcoming game "Tom Clancy's The Division" will be set in one borough of New York City. The studio noted that the launch version of the game will not include Brooklyn, which is the primary setting of the game's demo and trailer.


Leafy Green Vegetables Found to Decrease Risk of Glaucoma

A new study has revealed that a diet composed of green leafy vegetables is effective against the development of the most prevalent type of glaucoma. According to the researchers who carried out the study, this finding can significantly help those at risk of going blind due to this eye disease

John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Governor Expands Obamacare to the State Through Executive Order

As of January 14, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards advocates Obamacare to the state of Louisiana by expanding Medicaid, which is to be effective by July 1, 2016. Obamacare, also known as Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a healthcare reform law that aims to care for the health of U.S. citizens.


New Study Reveals E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Smokers Quit

Generally, electronic cigarettes are being marketed as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes. This also led to the idea that e-cigs and vapes can be used to help conventional smokers quit their unhealthy habit.

Ice Age

Scientists Say Man-Made Climate Change Delayed the Next Ice Age by 100,000 Years

Over the past few years, various scientific research groups have released their own studies highlighting the damaging effects of human actions on the planet. Adding to those reports is a new study carried out by researchers from Germany suggesting that due to man-made global warming, humans may have delayed the next ice age event by around 100,000 years,

Asian Pacific Islander Human Trafficking Task Force

Human Trafficking Task Force Aims to Provide Collaborative Resources for Asian Pacific Islander Victims

A coalition of non-profit organizations serving the Asian American community launched a human trafficking task force on January 13 to specifically target the needs of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) survivors. The task force, called the Asian Pacific Islander Human Trafficking Task Force, consists of 15 member agencies, and aims to strengthen the services that can be provided to API victims of human trafficking through their collaboration.

KAGMA health conference

First Korean American Health Conference to Take Place in Southern California

A health conference specifically catered towards the needs of Korean Americans will be taking place for the first time in Los Angeles. The “First Annual Korean American Health Conference 2016,” which will be hosted by the Korean American Graduate Medical Association, came about as a coalition of 13 organizations — including KHEIR (Korean American Health Education Information and Research) Clinic, the Korean American Coalition (KAC), Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) — saw the need for deeper research on the health concerns and needs of Korean Americans.

Black Hole

Astronomers Puzzled by Discovery of Naked, Star-less Black Hole

Scientists observing a distant galaxy are currently trying to find an explanation as to why some black holes are not surrounded by stars. One theory that they came up with is that this may have been caused by two or more galaxies colliding into one another.


Melting Arctic Ice is Uncovering Old Shipwrecks in Alaska

The melting of ice and glaciers is generally regarded as one of the negative effects of global warming as it contributes to rising sea levels. But for archaeologists, this phenomenon has allowed them to observe for the first time the wrecks of whaling vessels from the 1800s.

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