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Deportation risk increases food insecurity

7 min ago from Physorg

Nearly 3.5 million children of Mexican descent live with an unauthorized immigrant parent; the vast majority of these children are U.S. born citizens, according to data from the Pew Hispanic...

NUS-Led Study: Consumption of a Bioactive Compound From Neem Plant Could Significantly Suppress Development of Prostate Cancer

8 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

A team of international researchers led by Associate Professor Gautam Sethi from the Department of Pharmacology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore...

Older Adults No Slower Than Young Adults at Taking Control of Semi-Autonomous Vehicles

8 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

New research from North Carolina State University finds that older adults have comparable response times to young adults when tasked with taking control of a semi-autonomous vehicle.

Researchers get mixed results in training dogs to sniff out lung cancer in humans

1 hour ago from Physorg

(—A team of researchers at Krems University Hospital in Vienna Austria has found mixed results while conducting studies to determine the viability of using dogs to detect lung cancer in...

Report identifies promising practices to help disconnected young adults in Houston

2 hours ago from Physorg

Interventions that target the educational development of the approximately 110,000 unemployed young adults between the ages 16 and 24 in Greater Houston could help them become more successful and prosperous,...

Nanosensors could help determine tumors' ability to remodel tissue

2 hours ago from Physorg

MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. The system is based on levels of enzymes called...

Scientists reveal how signals from pathogenic bacteria reach danger sensors of cells

3 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered the way signals from infectious bacteria gain entry into the cytoplasm of host cells to activate disease-fighting inflammasomes. Inflammasomes are protein...

Tackling obesity in rural communities

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Currently, excess body weight contributes to as many as 1 in 5 cancer-related deaths. Obesity is associated with increased risk of at least eight types of cancer. Now obesity has...

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival

4 hours ago from Science Daily

In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people on average have lower awareness of cancer symptoms, according to new research.

Randomized trial suggests eating bread made with ancient grains could benefit heart health

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Eating bread made with ancient grains could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose, a recent randomized trial suggests. Compared with modern grain varieties which are often heavily refined, ancient grains...

Breastfeeding saves mothers' lives, too, study shows

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Breastfeeding is not only good for children, but also for their mothers, providing more health benefits and preventing more maternal diseases than previously known, new research shows.

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes for half of women, study finds

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Hot flashes – the bane of existence for many women during menopause – can be reduced in frequency by almost half for about 50 percent of women over eight weeks...

Moderate alcohol use linked to heart chamber damage, atrial fibrillation in new study

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that even moderate alcohol consumption may change the structure of the heart in ways that increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Dementia: Catching the memory thief

4 hours ago from Science Daily

It's over a hundred years since the first case of Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed. Since then we've learned a great deal about the protein 'tangles' and 'plaques' that cause the...

Alcohol shown to act in same way as rapid antidepressants

4 hours ago from Science Daily

Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry, say scientists.

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

5 hours ago from UPI

By United Press International On Sept. 29th, 1992, Earvin "Magic" Johnson announced he was returning to the Los Angeles Lakers less than a year after he retired because he had...

Flint's water getting cleaner—but not yet safe

6 hours ago from Physorg

New tests show water quality improving in Flint, the Midwestern US city hit by a massive lead contamination scandal, officials said Wednesday, but it is not yet cleared of the...

In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya

6 hours ago from AP Health

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen,...

New England Patriots' Julian Edelman coy on question of playing QB

8 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman did the conference call with the Buffalo media this week.

Novak Djokovic withdraws from China Open

8 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Four-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's China Open due to an elbow injury.

Cleveland Browns' patchwork offensive line chief among issues

8 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Cleveland Browns knew they would have to make adjustments on the offensive line when center Alex Mack signed with Atlanta.

Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein gets reported $50-million-plus, 5-year extension

8 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Chicago Cubs were intent on preventing Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations, from walking out the door.

'Significant increase' noted in syphilis cases, Toronto Public Health says

11 hours ago from CBC: Health

Toronto Public Health says it is aware of a "significant increase" in the number of infectious syphilis cases reported in the city last year and in the first six months...

Second Local Case of Dengue Fever Diagnosed in Florida This Year

12 hours ago from Live Science

A person in Florida has caught a locally transmitted case of Dengue fever, news sources reported today (Sept. 28). The case is the first time a person has caught dengue...

Prescribed NSAID painkillers might raise heart failure risk

12 hours ago from UPI

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Use of prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen and other commonly used pain relievers may be tied to a higher risk of heart failure, researchers report.

Innovative Therapeutic Approach Shows Promise in Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

13 hours ago from Science Blog

An investigative therapy given to mice blocks the overactive immune responses that are a hallmark of inflammatory bowel disease without impairing the body’s ability to fight infection, an international research...

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: 10 Years After the Breakthrough

13 hours ago from Science Blog

Human cortex grown in a petri dish. Eye diseases treated with retinal cells derived from a patient’s own skin cells. New drugs tested on human cells instead of animal models....

Imaging uses 'photothermal effect' to peer into living cells

15 hours ago from Physorg

A new type of imaging technology uses the mid-infrared part of the spectrum and "thermal lensing" to visualize living cells and organisms, an innovation that could bring insights into drug...