It has been long speculated that humans or Homo sapiens are the reason why Neanderthals are extinct. A new study that was published this week has negated this idea stating that it could be climate change that wiped out the Neanderthals and not humans
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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has won a court order that temporarily prevents two "reckless" Ohio physicians from writing opioid prescriptions a never-before-used weapon in the government's ongoing battle to combat the opioid crisis, according to a DOJ news release.
A Marine recruit who became ill after exposure to E. coli at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, last year, and suffered kidney failure and seizures as a result of his illness, has filed a federal lawsuit against a food manufacturer saying its negligent handling of food cost him an opportunity to serve in the military.
Many living organisms, such as migratory birds, are thought to possess a magnetotactic sense, which enables them to respond to the Earth's magnetic field. Whether or not humans are capable of sensing magnetism is the subject of debate. However, several studies have already shown that one of the preconditions required for such a magnetic sensory system is indeed met: magnetic particles exist in the human brain.
The research team has systematically mapped the distribution of magnetic particles in human postmortem brains. Their findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
An important part of furthering progress in combatting opioid abuse is ensuring resources are in place for every piece of the response to this pervasive problem. Medical examiners, coroners and toxicologists have an important role in addressing the opioid crisis, and they have had increased manpower and resource pressures as more autopsies and toxicology testing are required to respond to increased deaths from opioid abuse. I joined a bipartisan effort to ensure that local forensic medicine is properly supported in addressing this crisis.
Scientists have discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains to the Levant helped develop the Chalcolithic culture that existed in Israel's Upper Galilee region some 6,500 years ago. "Certain characteristics, such as genetic mutations contributing to blue eye color, were not seen in the DNA test results of earlier Levantine human remains," according to one of the researchers. The study was published in Nature Communications.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended several questionable forms of forensic evidence Tuesday. "Most of you work on the front lines of the criminal justice system, where forensic science has been under attack in recent years," Rosenstein said in a speech at the National Symposium on Forensic Science. "Some critics would like to see forensic evidence excluded from state and federal courtrooms"
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday to bring a lawsuit against certain opioid manufacturers as part of an effort to help stem the opioid epidemic in the United States, several news outlets have reported.
New York state has sued Purdue Pharma LP, accusing the OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride) maker of widespread fraud and deception in the marketing of opioid products, contributing to a nationwide epidemic that has killed thousands.
There was a possibility that Msizi Mkhize could have survived the car accident he was involved in on December 2016 had he received timeous medical attention, and not been refrigerated in a mortuary, a damning report by a forensic pathologist has revealed.
Even when sexual assault evidence kits, known as a 'rape kit' are available in hospitals, less than a third of those assaulted go through with the full procedure and release the forensic evidence to the police, reveals research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Tokyo, Japan's capital and host of the 2020 Summer Olympics, passed a tough anti-smoking law that will effectively ban smoking in most of the city's bars and restaurants in the run-up to the games.