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FDA Allows Gay Men to Donate Blood

FDA Allows Gay Men to Donate Blood

During the issue of its updated blood donor deferral recommendations, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has withdrawn the ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men (MSM). However, a deferral period (period since the last sexual contact with another man) of 12 months has been recommended. These suggestions are in line with the deferral period suggested for other men and women, who have higher risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

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Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

Scientists discover new species of shark with jet black skin and faint glow

In a latest discovery, a new shark species with jet black skin and a faint glow has been found. It is a master of stealth. The shark has been given appropriate name ‘Ninja Lanternshark’, and lives in deep waters, from 2,742 feet to 4,734 feet, or 836 to 1443 meters, in the Pacific Ocean, off Central America coast.

The animal’s unique name has been given by Vicky Vásquez’s young cousins. Vásquez is among the team of scientists that have detailed the latest shark discovery in a study carried by the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.

November Witnesses 4.3% Increase in New-Home Sales

November Witnesses 4.3% Increase in New-Home Sales

According to the figures released by the US Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the sales of new single-family houses in November have increased by 4.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 490,000 as compared to October. The increase is being attributed to reduced sales of homes in October, thereby indicating Americans are not interested in purchasing new homes during year end.

Hub Chipotle linked to Norovirus Outbreak cleared to reopen for Business Today, City Officials say

Hub Chipotle linked to Norovirus Outbreak cleared to reopen for Business Today, City Officials say

City officials said that a Hub Chipotle linked to a norovirus outbreak that made 136 people sick previously this month has been given clearance to reopen for business today. Previous night, Inspectional Services Department Commissioner William “Buddy” Christopher Jr. told the Herald that they will release the hold on their license effective from Wednesday morning, which means they can reopen if they want to.

William ‘Buddy’ Christopher Jr. said their office has received the necessary paperwork from Chipotle and so they have been given permission to reopen at their choice.

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Conservationists Seek Protection for Yellow-Legged Frogs

Conservationists Seek Protection for Yellow-Legged Frogs

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a notice of intent for taking legal action against the US Fish and Wildlife Service due to delay in taking decision over protection of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The center had appealed to the federal government to include this species of frog in the Endangered Species Act.

Samsung launches Ultrathin, All-Metal Galaxy A9 in China

Samsung launches Ultrathin, All-Metal Galaxy A9 in China

During the Galaxy A Party 2016 event, Samsung announced its most high-end Smartphone in the Galaxy A lineup, Galaxy A9, with 4,000 mAh battery in China. The largest of the Galaxy A-series family of devices has now been announced by Samsung. From past few weeks, Samsung has been revealing the specifications and physical design of the Galaxy A9. The company also showcased the recently announced Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A7 (2016) during the event along with the Galaxy A9.

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton announces $2 billion annual effort to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025

Hillary Clinton has declared a $2 billion annual effort on Tuesday to cure Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. Clinton has asked for making the federal spending to battle the illness, double. The Democratic frontrunner has planned to come up with her proposal in Iowa at her last presidential campaign swing ahead of the holidays.

The funding has joined proposals to help the 15 million Americans worried for the ones afflicted by the illness.

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Dawn Spacecraft beams back First Images of Ceres from its Closest Orbit

Dawn Spacecraft beams back First Images of Ceres from its Closest Orbit

Dawn spacecraft has sent first images of Ceres from its lowest orbit, as per US space agency NASA. The photos beamed back by the probe in final orbit at the dwarf planet are providing close views of icy world’s cratered and fractured surface.

NASA said Dawn spacecraft, first probe to visit Ceres, captured closest pictures of the dwarf planet’s craters in a region, called Gerber Catena, on December 10. Primary camera of Dawn which is healthy started clicking photos on December 16, the space agency added.

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