CC Briefs


By: Elle Carlos |Staff Writer| 2/28/16

Puzzle packed with ecstasy Feb. 25
Over 1,000 ecstasy pills were found in a puzzle box for a home in Riverside, according to ABC 7 News.
The package was mailed from the Netherlands and caught by Homeland Security.
Police searched the Riverside residence and found 1,140 ecstasy pills and 90 Xanax pills along with similar postage.
Sung Hee Jeong was arrested on suspicion of controlled substance for sale.

Healing bandage for those in combat Feb. 28
The WoundClot Hemostatic Gauze is a bandage created to heal wounds faster for military by controlling blood loss.
When the bandage comes into contact with the wound it immediately starts absorbing blood with the capacity to hold 2,500 times its own weight, according to Newsweek.
When a typical bandage is removed, the clot that formed gets torn away, slowing the healing process.
To preserve the healing process, WoundClot Hemostatic Gauze turns into gel when exposed to liquid.

Super lice Feb. 29
Super lice has been detected in 25 states including California, according to People Magazine.
This strain of lice is resistant to over the counter treatments and can be spread through direct contact with an infested person.
Doctors can prescribe another form of treatment to remove super lice.
The strain has been seen mostly on the east coast, but found in three states on the west coast: California, Arizona, and Washington.

Safety pin in a 5-year-olds nose March 1
A safety pin was lodged in a five-year-old girl’s nose for six months in Hemet, CA.
Khloe Russle experienced green mucous running from her nose with a foul odor for months.
In an attempt to identify the problem, she was taken to three different doctors and treated for a sinus infection.
Khloe’s uncle asked her to blow her nose when a 1.5 inch black and disintegrated safety pin was released.
She’d been playing with safety pins six months prior and didn’t tell her mom that it got stuck, according to ABC 7 News.

Gray hair gene decoded March 1
A study in Latin America found a gray hair gene known as IRF4 among people of European descent, in which premature graying is most common, according to CNN.
Graying occurs when hair follicles stop producing the pigment gene that produces hair color.
Further studies will be conducted to develop a drug that prevents early graying.


Earliest human remains found March 2
Remains of a new species thought to be the earliest human to walk the earth has been discovered, according to BBC.
The species could be the beginning of the homo-line and is expected to be dated by the end of 2016.
The remains showed a modern foot and hand structure with a primitive braincase.


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