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FDA testing levels of carcinogens in diabetes drug metformin
Health News // 4 hours ago
FDA testing levels of carcinogens in diabetes drug metformin
Dec. 6 -- Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Electric eel lights Tennessee aquarium's Christmas tree
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Electric eel lights Tennessee aquarium's Christmas tree
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Tennessee aquarium is harnessing the power of an electric eel to illuminate the lights on a Christmas tree placed next to its tank.
Texas police officer rescues skunk, flees from spray
Odd News // 5 hours ago
Texas police officer rescues skunk, flees from spray
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A Texas police officer's dashboard camera recorded the moment he rescued a skunk with its head stuck in a carton -- and quickly ran for cover.
North Korea crypto firm active on Twitter, report says
World News // 5 hours ago
North Korea crypto firm active on Twitter, report says
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- North Korea could be expanding its social media monitoring operations to track developments in cryptocurrency and blockchain, according to a South Korean press report.
6 Mass. vaping illness patients bought products at legal pot shops, health board says
U.S. News // 5 hours ago
6 Mass. vaping illness patients bought products at legal pot shops, health board says
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Six Massachusetts patients with vaping-related illness told doctors they bought regulated THC e-cigarette products at state-licensed marijuana shops, according to information posted by state public health officials.
NYPD promotes 2 officers to historic leadership roles
U.S. News // 6 hours ago
NYPD promotes 2 officers to historic leadership roles
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- After years of criticism about a lack of minority officers in senior ranks, the New York City Police Department has named two to leadership positions -- including its first African-American chief of detectives.
U.S. criticizes 5-year World Bank plan to lend billions to China
World News // 6 hours ago
U.S. criticizes 5-year World Bank plan to lend billions to China
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. government said it objects to a new five-year plan by the World Bank to grant China more than $1 billion in new loans, to carry out fiscal reforms and stimulate economic growth in the private sector.
More than 3,100 new flu cases confirmed by CDC
Health News // 7 hours ago
More than 3,100 new flu cases confirmed by CDC
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- According to the latest FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, there were more than 3,100 new cases of the flu confirmed in the U.S. during the week ending Nov. 30.
Russia to export raw soybeans to South Korea
World News // 7 hours ago
Russia to export raw soybeans to South Korea
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Russia is exporting raw soybeans from its Amur region to South Korea for the first time, but it is unlikely the trade will be conducted through a route that once ran through North Korea.
Coast Guard crew rescues dog in distress off Florida coast
Odd News // 7 hours ago
Coast Guard crew rescues dog in distress off Florida coast
Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. Coast Guard crew came to the rescue of a dog spotted struggling to swim off the coast of Florida.
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