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Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill

2 hours ago from AP Health

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide...

Charlotte Hornets' Frank Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chest

2 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Charlotte Hornets forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a "minor procedure" on his chest Wednesday, according to the team.

St. Louis Cardinals activate C Brayan Pena from disabled list

2 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The St. Louis Cardinals activated backup catcher Brayan Pena from the disabled list on Tuesday and designated catcher Eric Fryer for assignment.

Cleveland Cavaliers exercise option on G Jordan McRae

2 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their 2016-17 team option on guard Jordan McRae, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.

San Diego Padres CF Jon Jay headed to disabled list

2 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange San Diego will place center fielder Jon Jay on the disabled list and recall left fielder Alex Dickerson from Triple-A El Paso.

Ireland's Shane Lowry on the rise at 29

2 hours ago from UPI

By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Shane Lowry probably isn't going to be the face of Irish golf any time soon, but he is making a name for himself.

The older the drinking age, the lower the illness rates?

3 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News States typically raised the minimum drinking age to lower drunk driving rates, but a new study suggests the move could have other health benefits.

A lesson from fruit flies: Possible first therapy for an uncommon childhood disease

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Extending what they learned from flies to mice, researchers discover a possible first therapy for an uncommon childhood disease. Mucolipidosis IV (MLIV) is a devastating early childhood neurological disease characterized...

New way out: Researchers show how stem cells exit bloodstream

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Therapeutic stem cells exit the bloodstream in a different manner than was previously thought, new research shows. This process, dubbed angiopellosis by the researchers, has implications for improving our understanding...

To Compete Better, States Are Trying to Curb Noncompete Pacts

5 hours ago from NY Times Science

Many American workers are hobbled by the contracts, but some states want to untangle them from the agreements to compete with states that limit the clauses.

Alleged killer of pregnant woman and unborn child placed on FBI Most Wanted list

6 hours ago from UPI

Shawn PriceWASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- The woman who allegedly shot and killed a pregnant woman and here soon-to-be-born-child has been placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list, authorities said...

FDA approves Epclusa for treatment of chronic Hepatitis C virus infection

8 hours ago from Science Blog

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epclusa to treat adult patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) both with and without cirrhosis (advanced liver disease). For patients with moderate...

A sound device corrals bacteria in blood

9 hours ago from C&EN

Microfluidic device uses sound waves to concentrate bacteria from blood samples for diagnosing sepsis

Notre Dame lineman Parker Boudreaux hospitalized

10 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux continues to recover after being admitted to the hospital with an undisclosed medical condition Sunday, but is expected to...

Updated law boosts EPA regulatory power over chemicals

10 hours ago from C&EN

Congress gives agency more authority to regulate health and environmental risks and demand toxicity data

Boston subway system covered in microbes, but they're not harmful

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Boston's subway system, known as the T, might be just as bacteria-laden as you'd expect but organisms found there are largely from normal human skin and incapable of causing disease,...

'Bugs' on the subway: Monitoring the microbial environment to improve public health

10 hours ago from Science Daily

The trillions of microbes that transfer from people to surfaces could provide an early warning system for the emergence of public health threats such as a flu outbreak or a...

Man uses champion Chow Chow as dumbbell

11 hours ago from UPI

Daniel UriaWASHINGTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A Chow Chow puppy with a champion bloodline helped its owner exercise by acting as a living dumbbell.

Well: Pelvic Exams May Not Prolong Life, a Task Force Says

11 hours ago from NY Times Health

Evidence is “insufficient” to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the pelvic exam, a panel of experts declared.

TSRI scientists stabilize HIV structure, design potential AIDS vaccine candidates

11 hours ago from Science Blog

LA JOLLA, CA – June 28, 2016 – Want to catch a criminal? Show a mugshot on the news. Want to stop HIV infections? Get the immune system to recognize...

What effect does oral Aloe Vera have on diabetes?

12 hours ago from Science Blog

New Rochelle, NY, June 28, 2016 — A meta-analysis of studies in people with diabetes and pre-diabetes has shown that oral aloe vera use was associated with significant decreases in...

Doctors drowning in 'e-medicine' demands

12 hours ago from UPI

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Doctors say they're feeling burned out and dissatisfied thanks to countless hours spent filling out electronic health records, researchers report.

New technology could deliver drugs to brain injuries

12 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of...

Antidepressant does not reduce hospitalization, death for HF patients with depression

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Investigators have examined whether 24 months of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram would improve mortality, illness, and mood in patients with chronic heart failure and depression.

New preclinical study indicates vaccine to prevent Zika infection in humans is feasible

13 hours ago from Science Daily

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and collaborators at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have completed a promising preclinical study of two Zika...

Rural Syrian town's long-running protests target multiple enemies

14 hours ago from UPI

Zuhour Mahmoud, Syria DeeplyISTANBUL, Turkey -- Residents of Maarat al-Numan launched a "civil resistance campaign" against Jabhat al-Nusra's militant rule that has lasted more than 100 days.

Next flu pandemic could double past cost estimates

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Policy makers’ and public health officials’ proper reactions could hold down the total costs to U.S. GDP of an influenza outbreak. Otherwise, costs could be nearly double previous estimates, say...

Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof injured in freak accident

15 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Philadelphia pitching prospect, left-hander Matt Imhof, has suffered a career-threatening eye injury.