Magic mushrooms can reduce cancer patients’ anxiety, surveys depict

Magic mushrooms are seen in a grow room at a farm in Hazerswoude, central Netherlands .Image: AP Photo/ Peter Dejong After Tammy Burgess was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 55, she fell into the grips of crippling anxiety. “I would just lay on the couch. I didn’t go to work, ” she recently told researchers…

A NASA satellite shows the thick blanket of smog smothering India

Zoomed out image showing the smog in northern India, delineated by blue arrows .Image: nasa worldview The smog smothering millions in the Indian capital of New Delhi is so thick, it’s plainly visible from space, indicating up as a milky blanked covering northern India. Visible satellite imagery posted by NASA’s Worldview tool shows persistent smog…

New CDC maps indicate over 1 in 5 U.S. adults is obese in every state

A girl stands on a scale( shown in kilograms, let’s hope !)Image: UIG via Getty Images There is no state in the U.S. where less than 20 percent of the adults are obese, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In four particular countries Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia over 35 percent…

Meet the man traveling by wheelchair to advocate for more accessible nature trails

Mackay travellings on the Olympic Discovery Trail near his home in Washington .Image: Courtesy of Ian Mackay Ian Mackay considers himself a cyclist and a birder a nature buff who gets lost on lush roads near his Washington state home for hours every day. But if popular opinion had its way, many people wouldn’t expect…

Miami now has a 1-mile no-go zone for pregnant women, thanks to Zika virus

MIAMI, FL – JULY 30: Sharon Nagel, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, walks through the Wynwood neighborhood looking for mosquitos .Image: Joe Raedle/ Getty Images A localise Zika virus outbreak in Miami inspired the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention( CDC) to issue a rare travelling advisory on Monday, cautioning pregnant women or women…

Video appears to shows Hillary Clinton being helped into van after 9/11 rite

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton waves as she strolls from her daughter’s apartment building Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in New York. Clinton unexpectedly left Sunday’s 9/11 anniversary ceremony in New York after feeling “overheated, ” according to her campaign .Image: Craig Ruttle/ AP Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 ceremony in New York City early on…

North Carolina flooding demonstrates we need a new hurricane rating system

Anthony Writebol, left, and his cousin, Melissa Hill paddle past a stranded tractor trailer on Hwy 211 in Lumberton, N.C ., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. With North Carolina reeling from more than 17 inches of rainfall from Hurricane Matthew, it’s time to face the fact that the style we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely…