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Scientists Work Toward New Drugs To Battle Superbugs

Posted On August 17, 2014

(Undated) -- Medical researchers are trying to gain ground in the battle against superbugs. From flesh eating bacterias to the Ebola virus, the world is calling out for new antibiotics that could help give patients a fighting chance. It appears researchers are willing to try almost anything. In eastern England, scientists are looking into whether…

More Than 40 Overdose On Synthetic Pot

Posted On August 17, 2014

(Undated) -- New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan is declaring a state of emergency after more than 40 residents in her state overdosed on synthetic marijuana. Around 20 were hospitalized. Health officials are now trying to get the legally-sold product "Smacked!" pulled from store shelves in the Granite State. The product is sold as potpourri, but…

Massachusetts Man Dies Hours After Taking Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted On August 16, 2014

(Nantucket, MA) -- A Massachusetts man is dead in a diving accident hours after raising 100-thousand dollars for ALS. Corey Griffin was in Nantucket to do fund-raising in honor of his friend, Pete Frates, whose struggle with ALS spawned the Ice Bucket Challenge. Nantucket Police say around 2 a.m. Saturday, Griffin dove into the water…

Apple Bans Toxic Chemicals In iPhone

Posted On August 16, 2014

(Cupertino, CA) -- The iPhone is going green. Apple has announced that they are prohibiting the use of two toxic chemicals in the final assembly of their iPhones and other products. The company is responding to a campaign launched by Green America and other human rights organizations to ban toxic chemicals that were being used…

USA Basketball Cancels Trip To Senegal Over Ebola Concerns

Posted On August 15, 2014

(Chicago, IL) -- USA Basketball is canceling a planned trip to Senegal this month over concerns about the Ebola virus. Team USA was scheduled to go there on August 27th ahead of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo tells ESPN that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention don't suspect…