NASA Predictions say California will Run Out of Water 2016, as Megadrought Hits

NASA Predictions say California will Run Out of Water 2016, as Megadrought HitsAs far as the drought situation is concerned, 2015 has not proved to bring any good news for this year for California till now.

Making things worse, NASA now predicts that the water supply in the state will get over in one year. Some others forecast that a supposed megadrought might carryon for some more years making water situations worse in the state.

California health officials warn against increase in whooping cough

whooping-coughCounty health officials stated last week that two inhabitants of Calaveras County are the initially affirmed cases of pertussis during the year 2014.

Pertussis, which is commonly called whooping cough was believed to have been totally eradicated but during the last few years it seems to have resurfaced. There have been 495 affirmed cases in California in the whole month of March.

E-Cigarette Not Associated with Greater Rates of Quitting Cigarette: Study

E-CigaretteE-cigarettes are highly promoted as smoking cessation tool. But such is not the case, finds a novel study. Researchers from the University of California, San Fransisco, said electronic cigarette use is not linked with greater rates of cigarette quitting and also not with smoking reduction after a year of usage.

California appeals court rules that no-phones traffic law is not applicable to apps

phonesOn Thursday, an appeals court in California ruled that the state regulation which forbids motorists from talking or texting on a handheld cell phone while driving is not applicable to map apps.

According to the ruling by the 5th Appeals Court of California, while a California law bans motorists in the state from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device, it does not bar them from looking at map apps while driving.

Giving up Alcohol in January Bad for Health?

AlcoholAfter consuming too much alcohol during Christmas and New Year, many give up alcohol in January to give their livers a rest to gain strength for the rest of the year. But what if giving up alcohol in January worsens your health more than drinking in moderation all the year around. Well, you can call it a paradox, but scientific evidence suggests that doing a 'dry January' might actually be counter-productive.

Prevailing Trend of Tanning Responsible for Surge in Skin Cancer Rates

Tanning-bedAbout 30 million Americans use indoor tanning beds each year, which increases the risk skin cancer, said the Food and Drug Administration. It is really worrisome that 2.3 million of them are teens.