KJ Belonio

French Teenager Resistant To HIV/AIDS Virus? Doctors Are Studying The Teen's Case

  | Jul 21, 2015 08:40 PM EDT

An 18-year-old French teenager who was born with HIV has the ability to control the levels of infections in her body without being on antiretroviral treatment. According to the teenager's doctors, it's an unprecedented remission, the infection is nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago, according to CBS News. read more

Magnus Effect [VIDEO]: The Reason Behind Flying Balls?

  | Jul 21, 2015 09:16 AM EDT

In a YouTube video that went viral, it showed a basketball being tossed off a 415 feet high Gordon Dam in Tasmania. As seen in the video, a first ball thrown down the dam with no spin, wile the wind takes the ball a little, but it falls below. Then they throw another ball, this time with a backspin, the maneuver you usually see in a three-point shot. The result? The ball drifted like a balloon before it dropped into the water. read more

New Study Reveals Marine Plankton Generates Brighter Clouds

  | Jul 20, 2015 07:52 PM EDT

On July 17, a recent study helmed by the University of Washington and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was published in Science Advances, an open-access Science journal. The research revealed how tiny natural particles given off my marine organisms, nearly doubled cloud droplets numbers in the summer, according to Phys.org. read more

West Nile Virus 2015 [UPDATE]: Louisiana Confirms 3 New Cases; Mosquito Population Continues To Rise

  | Jul 18, 2015 08:10 PM EDT

In the United States, summer is not just a time to enjoy a bright and sunny day at the beach. It is also a time to beware from vector-borne diseases such as West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis viruses posed by the influx of annoying mosquitoes in the country. read more

Hydraulic Fracking Prompts Hospitalization Increase In Pennsylvania

  | Jul 18, 2015 12:10 PM EDT

In a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers analyzed data collected by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council on the number of hospitalizations between 2007 and 2011 in Bradford, Susquehanna and Wayne in northeastern Pennsylvania. As per UPI, the data showed an increase in medical conditions such as heart and neurological illnesses. read more

New Horizons Next Destination: NASA’s Piano-Sized Spacecraft To Explore Stranger Worlds After Pluto’s Flyby Success

  | Jul 18, 2015 08:26 AM EDT

Following the success of NASA’s New Horizons Pluto flyby mission, many are now wondering where its next destination will be. While Earth finally had a glimpse of its far-flung cosmic cousin Pluto, the vast celestial ocean of the solar system remains to be clandestine. read more

‘Groundhog Day’ Amnesia: A Memory Loss Conundrum That Left Experts Mystified

  | Jul 17, 2015 11:43 AM EDT

A memory loss condition, which was similar to the phenomenon experienced in the film “Groundhog Day,” has recently left experts mystified. In a study published in the journal Neurocase, one amnesia patient in Northern England has been endlessly reliving a dental appointment in 2005 daily. read more

West Nile Virus UPDATE: More U.S. States Broaden Monitoring Efforts For Mosquito-Borne Infections

  | Jul 17, 2015 08:24 AM EDT

Following New York’s advisory on July 5, which reminded residents about the dangers posed by mosquitoes after two counties have confirmed West Nile virus cases, more U.S. states are now broadening their monitoring efforts as more cases of mosquito-borne infections emerged. read more

Graphene: New Millennium’s Wonder Material; ‘3D’ White Graphene To Diversify Gadget Cooling?

  | Jul 17, 2015 05:46 AM EDT

Known to possess many extraordinary properties, graphene is deemed to be the new millennium’s wonder material. In a new analysis, a team of researchers from Rice University discovered that three-dimensional white graphene structures can diversify gadget cooling. read more

Manatee: 5 Fun Facts About This Large and Slow-Moving Sea Cow

  | Jul 17, 2015 03:54 AM EDT

A gentle sea cow known as the manatee has recently been making some buzz after it was seen swimming north and just kept going. According to ABC 2, the large and slow-moving marine mammal was found swimming about in St. George Creek, a Potomac River tributary near Waldorf, Maryland. read more

Vaginal Douching: 4 Reasons Why Douching Is Dangerous To Women

  | Jul 16, 2015 05:17 PM EDT

A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives revealed that douching could have dangerous effects to women as they are at great risk for exposure to harmful chemicals, which could interfere with the hormones of the body. read more

Ebola UPDATE: Deadly Virus Re-Emerges In Liberia; Sparks Fears Over Outbreak Resurgence

  | Jul 16, 2015 03:22 PM EDT

Two months after Liberia was declared virus-free, Ebola re-emerged in one of the three worst-struck nations in West Africa. Based on the data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 30 confirmed cases were documented in the past weeks — 3 in Liberia, 18 in Guinea and 9 in Sierra Leone. Now, the number of cases in Liberia has risen to 6. read more

Wildfires Smoke Poses Health Risks: Triggers Heart Attacks, Cardiac Arrest And Other Heart Diseases

  | Jul 16, 2015 09:57 AM EDT

Exposure to wildfires smoke have recently been discovered to cause heart diseases such as heart attacks and cardiac arrests, particularly in elderly people. According to the researchers, air pollution created by wildfires fuels the risk for heart hazards. read more

Restaurant Food Isn’t As Healthy As You Think It Is — Study Says

  | Jul 16, 2015 06:12 AM EDT

A new study recently revealed that restaurant food is unhealthy just like fast food. Based on the study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers examined the impacts of fast food and full-service restaurant consumption on daily energy and nutrient intakes in American adults. They found that increase restaurant food consumption led to increases in calories, fat and sodium compared to home-cooked meals. read more

AIDS-free Generation To Take Effect In 2030? UN Aims To End AIDS Epidemic As A Public Health Threat

  | Jul 15, 2015 06:04 PM EDT

The United Nations (UN) aims to have an AIDS-free world by 2030. On Tuesday, the agency announced that though the move to completely eradicate the disease is quite ambitious, it is doable. UN also underscored the worldwide success of developing sophisticated drugs over the last 15 years. read more

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