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Author: Krystle Vermes

Krystle is a freelance reporter and professional blogger with more than a decade of experience in writing. When she isn't exploring all things tech and science, she's learning all she can about the paranormal or reading historical fiction.

fish, coral reef, environment, ocean

Meet RangerBot, Out to Save the Great Barrier Reef from Starfish

The Great Barrier Reef faces a number of challenges, many of which can be directly blamed on humans. However, the Crown-Of-Thorns Starfish is one exception – it is a sea creature that merely feeds on healthy coral, posing a threat to the reef. To deal with the problem, researchers at Queensland University of Technology initially …

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pills, medication, health, depression

Taking a Low-Dose Aspirin May Not Have as Many Benefits as Previously Thought

New research shows that taking low-dose aspirin on a regular basis may not have as many life-saving properties as previously thought. According to one new study, taking aspirin does not help prevent first strokes or heart attacks in people at moderate risk for one. This was because the study participants had several health threats, such …

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parenting, child, baby

Doctors Now Advise Pregnant Women to Steer Clear of Marijuana

There is plenty of information out there about the dangers of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol during pregnancy, but what about marijuana use? For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released its guidelines for marijuana use during pregnancy and breast-feeding, and the outlook is relatively bleak. According to the guidelines, women should …

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depression, health, mental health

Lacking This Biomarker? It Could Be Responsible for Your Depression

There is still little known about what biologically may predispose individuals to depression, but researchers are getting closer to solving the mystery. As of late, scientists have discovered a biomarker that they believe may be an indicator of depression in adults. A new study conducted by Stanford University and The Rockefeller University discovered that people …

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