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E. Coli Outbreak Caused by Romaine Lettuce

May 9, 2018 by

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Recently, there has been an outbreak of E.Coli from romaine lettuce grown in Arizona that has affected several states. “The number of people hospitalized due to a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “About fifty-three people have been reported sickened […]

Google’s Microscope Can Detect Cancer

May 8, 2018 by

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Recently, Google created an Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) that will help detect cancer. Currently, the microscope is a prototype, but Google thinks that their microscope can speed the process of adopting new learning tools for pathologists. The AR microscope is a modified light microscope that enables a real-time image analysis and presentations of algorithms directly […]

Organ Transplants May Become Easier

March 9, 2018 by

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Every day, there are people who desperately need organ transplants. Unfortunately, there is a huge wait for transplants, which could potentially cause things to get worse. “In the U.S. alone, more than a hundred thousand people need heart transplants each year, but only about 2,000 receive one,” National Geographic said. For years, scientists have been […]

What Are the Differences between the Cold and the Flu?

March 6, 2018 by

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Sometimes people struggle to identify whether they have the flu or just a common cold. There are some significant differences between two that people are not aware of. What is a cold? According to MedicineNet, “The common cold is an upper respiratory tract infection caused by many different viruses.” Some symptoms of a common cold […]

Bergstresser and Nasados Kiss Pig For Four Diamonds

January 22, 2018 by

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Before Thanksgiving break, the high school held Mini-Thon spirit week, including a “Kiss The Pig” event. Mini-Thon is a fundraiser held for the Four Diamonds fund. There were many activities going on throughout this spirit week. The spirit week kicked off on 20 November with “blue out,” or “Penn State day”, where students were encouraged […]

Fleetwood Fall Blood Drive a Success

December 11, 2017 by

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The Miller-Keystone Blood Center Blood Drive took place at Fleetwood Area High School recently and was a huge success. Taking place on 19 October, many students turned out to donate blood. The drive was in honor of Alison Stern, who passed away earlier this year. Miller-Keystone’s cause reaches throughout the Berks area and other counties. […]

Eating Vegan Has Countless Benefits

October 27, 2017 by

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People who follow a vegan diet display lower cholesterol and lower blood pressure.  They also have a less likely chance of getting colon and prostate cancer, as well as a decreased rate of ischemic heart disease. Veganism is a dietary lifestyle that, after much research, is found to be beneficial in many ways. Going vegan […]