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Pain Relief Fit For The Queen: Anesthesia Comes Of Age

Labor pain is a great equalizer. Queen Victoria suffered during childbirth, just like her subjects. Prince Albert had heard about chloroform easing the pain of childbirth and he asked about using it during the birth of their seventh child, Arthur, in 1850. The Queen’s three doctors advised against it, as did many doctors at that time. They considered using anesthetic during labor dangerous and an act against nature and God.

Question Your World: Can the Duck-Billed Platypus Help Fight Diabetes?

Occasionally science gets to experience some pretty bizarre discoveries. In the past we’ve made strange discoveries in medicine like finding penicillin in caves, for example. Similarly, medical scientists recently found a very interesting new lead on fighting type 2 diabetes from the land down under. No, it does not involve a cave this time, but instead an animal.

Question Your World: How Much Can Climate Change Impact Extreme Weather?

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 9:23am -- WCVE

Anything there’s a hurricane, a heat wave, or any other extreme weather event you’ll hear people ask: “Is this because of climate change?” While natural occurrences and extreme storms have been happening for quite some time now, new scientific processes are allowing us to see how much human caused climate change factors into these weather events.

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