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Great tits are eating bird brains and climate change is to blame: study

Bird brains might pay the ultimate price for climate change, science says. Pied flycatchers make an annual trek from sub-Saharan Africa to northern Europe to chow on caterpillars, build nests —  and mate. They typically return to Africa a few months later with the their new babies. But over the past decade, flycatchers are arriving… Read More »

Moderate Drinking Is A Risk Factor For Atrial Fibrillation (STUDY)

Alcohol use is common nowadays, and excessive usage among individuals continues to be high. Excessive drinking is a recognized atrial fibrillation risk factor, and now researchers have shown that mild and moderate consumption is a modifiable risk factor of significance for atrial fibrillation. They demonstrated that regular and moderate consumption of alcohol averaging 14 glasses… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »