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Food health star ratings can improve diets, study finds

More evidence has emerged that food labelling can encourage manufacturers to improve product nutrition, but University of Melbourne experts say the star labelling system must be compulsory to make a big difference.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tips to keep ticks under control this summer

Summertime brings an abundance of good things—sunshine, warm weather, backyard cookouts and fire pits—but, like it or not, summertime also brings out some pesky creatures that could put a damper on your plans and health.

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Lone Star ticks in Illinois can carry, transmit Heartland virus

Researchers have confirmed that Heartland virus, an emerging pathogen with potentially dire consequences for those infected, is present in Lone Star ticks in two Illinois counties hundreds of miles apart. Lone Star ticks ...

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Study of supermarket meals gives food for thought

With more people eating at home due to COVID-19, new Curtin research has found more than half of Australian supermarket own-brand, chilled, ready-made meals are unhealthy and 94 percent are 'ultra-processed' – yet more ...

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Disneyland in California to close over virus

Disneyland in California will close its doors beginning Saturday due to new coronavirus, the resort said, joining a slew of concerts, festivals and other entertainment events scrapped across the US.

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Starship

A starship is a theoretical spacecraft designed for traveling between the stars, as opposed to a vehicle designed for orbital spaceflight or interplanetary travel.

The term is mostly found in science fiction, as humanity has not yet constructed such vehicles (while the Voyager and Pioneer probes have traveled into local interstellar space, they are not generally considered starships, mainly because they are both unpowered and unmanned). However, exploratory engineering has been undertaken on several preliminary designs and feasibility studies for starships that could be built with modern technology or technology thought likely to be available in the near future. For examples of such studies, see Project Daedalus, Project Orion, and Project Longshot.

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