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NC Whitewater Rafting Facility Closes After Deadly Amoeba Found

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A North Carolina whitewater rafting facility was forced to close after water samples tested positive for brain-eating amoeba.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) announced the temporary cancellation of its …

 

Abortion Demands on the Rise Over Zika Fears

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The increase in fears over the Zika virus has also caused an increase in the number of Latin American women wanting abortions, researchers say according to the BBC.Recent estimates published by the New England Journal of …

 

Bug Spray Hacks: How to Avoid the Summer Bite

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Mosquitoes and other biting insects may be an unfortunate part of summer, but you don’t have to suffer. We’ve got a few tips for avoiding those nasty bug bites.More Is Not BetterExtra coats of bug spray do not offer added protecti…

 

Comparing the Accuracy of Body Fat Scales

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Scales have evolved from simply stepping on a scale to see your weight at one moment in time to being able to track weight over time and connect with apps on a smartphone.Scales also now measure body fat. Good Mornin…

 

Your Body: The Effects of Graveyard Shifts

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
They don’t call it the graveyard shift for nothing.Past research has shown a link between shift work and an increased risk for cancer, metabolic disorders and heart disease. N…

 

Twinkie Science Experiment Continues 40 Years Later

iStock/Thinkstock(BLUE HILL, Maine) — A 40-year-old Twinkie in Blue Hill, Maine, seems to have weathered the past few decades quite well. Perhaps a testament to the power of preservatives, the legendary Twinkie at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill r…