Bird Flu Airborne
|Updated: 6/22/2012 5:33 pm
||Published: 6/22/2012 4:33 pm
As of now, the deadly bird flu virus can not be transmitted through the air.
But scientists have figured out how to genetically alter the virus to make it airborne.
Two separate studies were set to be released.
But they were delayed for fear terrorists might use the research to make biological weapons.
However, the national science advisory board for bio-security says the data could help prevent a future outbreak.
Both studies can be found in the journals "Science" and "Nature."
Melanoma on the rise
Now more than ever, you need to remember to bring your sunscreen when you're outside.
That's because a mayo clinic study has found young adults are 6 times as likely to get a case of melanoma than they were 40 years ago.
The study showed woman are eight times as likely to develop the potentially fatal form of skin cancer than they once were, while men are four times as likely.
Although cases of melanoma are on the rise, so is the survival rate.
Wine and headaches
Two new studies suggest both weather and red wine may trigger painful migraines.
In one study, scientists discovered wines with higher levels of tannins - which give the red wine its color - were more likely to trigger these excruciating headaches.
The other study had 66 migraine patients keep headache diaries for a year.
They found temperature change was linked to mild headaches 21% of the time, and severe headaches – 5%.