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Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Early humans breastfed their young for a year, study says

Three million years ago, Australopithecus africanus was one of the first human ancestor species to live across the southern African grasslands and forests. A new study of fossil teeth suggests that like modern humans, they breastfed their babies for up to a year after they were born. The fossil of Lucy is the best known…MORE

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds

Adult smokers who vape are more likely to quit using cigarettes, according to a study released Monday. But e-cigarettes also increase the risk of relapse in some former smokers, the researchers found. “This study is the first to point out that even if smokers may succeed in stopping smoking with the aid of electronic cigarettes,…MORE

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

Ebola: DR Congo confirms first case in city of Goma on border with Rwanda

The Ebola virus has reached the Congolese city of Goma, a major transit hub that is home to more than 1 million people on the Rwandan border. The case, which was confirmed Sunday by the country’s Ministry of Health, has raised fears that the virus could make its way across the porous border into still-uninfected…MORE

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured detention centers at the border last summer and was critical of the conditions there, according to a Stanford publication. In…MORE

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

A Tennessee man died Sunday after he became infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh-eating bacteria, while vacationing in Okaloosa County, Florida, his daughter said. “Flesh Eating Bacteria sounds like an urban legend. Let me assure you that it is not. It took my Dad’s life,” Cheryl Bennett Wiygul wrote Wednesday in a Facebook…MORE