Studies have discovered that hundreds of thousands of these distinctive, scaly animals are now be...
Studies have discovered that hundreds of thousands of these distinctive, scaly animals are now being killed every year to satisfy markets in Asia, making it the most trafficked and poached mammal on Earth.
The pangolin is hunted for its meat and also for its scales, which are believed to have important medicinal properties as cures for poor circulation, skin complaints and asthma.
In addition, spreading deforestation in Africa is also threatening numbers.The problem is worsened by the fact that few attempts to breed pangolins in captivity have succeeded.More on Asthma
A plant-based diet that limits meat and processed foods is one of the ways to keep your kidneys i...
A plant-based diet that limits meat and processed foods is one of the ways to keep your kidneys in excellent working order, research suggests.
Plant-based diets are heavy on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, unsalted nuts, and healthy oils, while cutting down on animal-based and processed foods.
Two simple tests can determine if you have kidney disease Millions of Americans dont know they have CKD.More on Kidney Disease
A male Cuvier's beaked whale passed away fromemaciation and dehydration Saturday, March 16, just ...
A male Cuvier's beaked whale passed away fromemaciation and dehydration Saturday, March 16, just a day afterit had washed ashore offthe coast ofthe Philippines' Compostela Valley.
Upon collecting the creature fromthe beach, Davao's D'Bone Collector Museum carried outa necropsy that revealed the 4.7-meter-long juvenile whale had ingested about40 kilograms ofplastic withinits short life.
Regional bureau director Fatma Idris told the outlet the whale, unable toswim onits own due toemaciation and depleted energy, struggled and vomited blood duringits final hours.More on Dehydration
A counsellor in Victoria is part of a team that wants to use the psychedelic substance psilocybin...
A counsellor in Victoria is part of a team that wants to use the psychedelic substance psilocybin to treat a condition called end-of-life distress when someone suffers from a combination of anxiety, depression and demoralization.
Tobin said if Health Canada denies the application, then his team is prepared to challenge the decision in court using the same kind of Charter arguments used for medical cannabis.
In 35 years of treating anxiety and depression, Tobin said hes seen little improvement in the effectiveness of medications despite all the billions of dollars spent on developing them.More on Anxiety
A new study published last month in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that herpes viruses lying d...
A new study published last month in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that herpes viruses lying dormant inside the body become reactivated in more than half of all astronauts sent into space, potentially exacerbating what is already a high-risk environment.
While weve yet to run into any kind of worrisome situation resulting from this phenomenon, those concerns loom larger as we set our sights on longer duration missions in orbit and seek to send astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars.
Mehta and his team believe that microgravity, cosmic radiation, and the extreme G forces experienced during launch (among other factors like confined life in a spacecraft and disruptions in circadian rhythms) encourage an increase in hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which suppress the immune system.More on Herpes