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Danielle Tarasiuk

Danielle Tarasiuk
Danielle Tarasiuk is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. Her work has been published on, Yahoo! Sports, KCET, and NPR-affiliate stations KPCC and KCRW. She's a proud Sarah Lawrence College and USC Annenberg alumn.

Father’s Plea Answered: Factory Makes 1,000 Sippy Cups for Autistic Boy

Four machines and about a dozen workers in a Chinese factory were reassigned for a week to make 1,000 sippy cups for Ben Carter, who suffers from autism.

MRI Scans Show the Brain Can ‘Rust’

New research highlights a damaging chemical imbalance in the brain — one that results in a process that scientists compare to rusting metal.

American Life Expectancy Drops for the First Time in Two Decades

For the first time since 1993, the average life expectancy of people in the United States has declined, according to the CDC.

Rising Number of C-Sections May Be Affecting Evolution

The rise of Caesarean sections may be affecting human evolution, according to a new study.

This Year’s Mumps Outbreak Was the Largest in a Decade

According to the CDC, as of November 5, there were 2,879 cases of mumps across 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Driving While Drowsy More Than Doubles the Risk of a Car Crash: Study

Even sleeping just five or six hours in a 24-hour period can double the chances of crashing, compared to people who get at least seven hours of sleep or more.

Australian Students Recreate ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli’s Price-Hiked Drug

Students in Australia might be giving Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive once dubbed “the most hated man in America,” a run for his money.

Ice Cream for Breakfast? Study Says It Can Make You Smarter

Researchers found that eating ice cream for breakfast could improve a person’s alertness and mental performance throughout the day.

Three-Person Babies May Become a Reality in the UK

Three-person IVF works by replacing the defective power generator in the mother’s egg, known as mitochondria, with healthy ones from a donor woman.

The Best Exercises to Help Fight Heart Disease

Swimming, racquet sports and aerobics might be the best exercise to help stave off heart disease or stroke, according to a new study

Tobacco Giant Philip Morris Could Phase Out Traditional Cigarettes

Tobacco giant Philip Morris may eventually phase out selling conventional cigarettes, and a new cigarette alternative could play a role in the transition.

Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent Accidental Selfie Deaths

Computer experts have analyzed selfie deaths and may have a solution — an app that could warn people if they were in a death-by-selfie zone.

Injections, Implants Could Be Next Step in Battle Against HIV

Scientists are ramping up their battle against HIV with upcoming large-scale trials using injections and implants to protect vulnerable groups.

Women Who Wait to Have Children May Live Longer: Study

Women who give birth to their first child later in life are more likely to live into their 90s, according to a new study.

Children’s Teething, Ear Products Recalled Due to Possibly Toxic Ingredient

Raritan Pharmaceuticals voluntarily issued a recall of its children’s homeopathic ear relief liquid and teething tablets that contain belladonna extract.

Twin Girls Conceived 10 Days Apart Due to Rare Phenomenon

An Australian woman who was told she could never become pregnant recently gave birth to twin girls. But in an even more surprising twist,...

British Teen’s Body Cryogenically Frozen After Court Ruling

In an unprecedented ruling, a British judge sided with a 14-year-old girl who died of a rare cancer and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.

New App Detects Early Signs of Autism in Children

In just under a minute, a new smartphone app could potentially detect autism in a child as young as two years old.

Dementia Rate Drops 24 Percent in the US

The prevalence of dementia in the United States has fallen drastically in recent years, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Sabra Recalls Hummus Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Sabra Dipping Co. is voluntarily recalling some of its hummus dips and spreads due to possible Listeria contamination, the FDA reported.

Molecules on Your Phone Reveal Intimate Details About Your Life

Researchers were able to determine everything from the sex of a person, whether or not they struggled with depression, and what allergies they had.

Why Boys and Girls Handle Traumatic Events Differently

Traumatic events impact the brains of boys and girls differently, according to a new study out of Stanford University.

Bagged Salads Could Be a Breeding Ground for Salmonella

Researchers found the moist environment in bags of salad provides the perfect setting for salmonella bacteria to grow.

Brain Implant May Improve the Way ALS Patients Communicate

The implant lets the user put together accurate messages using a computer typing program that analyzes brain activity.

Swallowing Balloon Capsules May Help Shed Double The Weight

The Obalon balloon system is a new treatment that is slated to hit the market in January. It involves swallowing gas-filled balloon capsules in order to help curb overeating.

Abusing Marijuana May Lead To Psychotic Disorders

Regular use of marijuana could more than triple a person’s chance of developing a psychotic disorder, a new study suggests.

Wireless Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Monkeys to Walk Again

A wireless chip implanted in the brain communicates with the spinal cord below the injury.

TV Cooking Shows Might Be Failing Safety Standards

A study found that cooking TV shows overlook safe food-handling practices, influencing millions of viewers.

Cigarette Smoke Can Permanently Damage Your DNA

Smoking may have a longer, more harmful impact on your health than previously thought. In fact, it can permanently damage a person’s DNA.

Vitamin D Linked To Beating Breast Cancer

Researchers found that women with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to survive breast cancer than women with lower levels.

Gut Bacteria Could Make Skin Cancer Drugs More Effective

Researchers found that people who had diverse gut bacteria were more likely to benefit from immunotherapy, a treatment used to fight cancer.

Laughing Gas for Labor Pain? It’s Making a Comeback

Almost a century after falling out of popularity, laughing gas is seeing a comeback in the United States in the delivery room.

Weight Loss Surgery Gives Bigger Heart Benefits to Women

Women who underwent weight-loss surgery were at lower risk of heart disease than men who had same procedure, according to a new study.

Post-Election Stress? Try These 7 Foods To Keep Calm

As soothing and as tempting as it may seem, downing a pizza or a bag of chips might actually make your post-election stress and anxiety worse.

Exercise May Combat Work-Related Stress

New research shows exercise may help combat the harmful impact stress has on someone’s health, specifically when it comes to stress brought on from work.

World’s Most Venomous Snake Could Hold Key To Pain Relief

Scientists believe the blue coral snake, dubbed the “killer of killers,” might hold the key to developing powerful painkillers for humans.

Global Warming Is Threatening Wine Production

Wine drinkers may want to start rationing their daily dosage of Merlot. According to a new report, wine production has dropped due to global warming.

Nail-Biting Might Actually Be Healthy For Children

Parents who can’t get their kids to stop biting their nails might rest a easier knowing these habits could protect their youngsters against allergies.

Lack of Sunshine, Not Rainy Days, Brings the Blues: Study

Rainy day blues could be called lack of sunshine blues, according to a new study, which found that lack of sunshine is to blame for some emotional distress.

Stubborn Belly Fat? Try Adding Canola Oil To Your Diet

Adding canola oil to your diet might help shrink stubborn abdominal fat in as little as four weeks.

Sunscreen Can Erase Wrinkles, Study Shows

Sunscreen is essential when it comes to protecting your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, but it can also reverse the signs of aging.

Flavored Spray Could Help Kids to Swallow Pills

Not being able to swallow pills can potentially stop kids from taking life-saving medicine. A sweet flavored spray could be the answer.

Is The Sugar Industry Misleading You About Diabetes?

Studies funded by the sugar-sweetened beverage industry have been designed to mislead the public about how harmful sugar can be, a new study suggests.

Plastic Surgeon Explains His Breakthrough Treatment for Damaged, Cracked Feet

Dr. David Watts is not the kind of plastic surgeon you might see on TV — he doesn’t do tummy tucks or nose jobs. He does, however, reconstruct cracked feet.