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Arsenic found in many U.S. red wines, but health risks depend on total diet

1 hour ago from Science Blog

A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic...

Psychologist alleges 'toxic' work environment at Truro prison

1 hour ago from CBC: Health

Susan Webber also raising questions about the mental health care offered to inmates at the Nova Institution for Women.

Chewing over the aging process

3 hours ago from Physorg

Could scientists use the Second Law of Thermodynamics on your chewing muscles to work out when you are going to die? According to research published in the International Journal of...

N.J. priest allegedly pointed gun at child over sports rivalry

3 hours ago from UPI

Shawn PriceLITTLE FERRY, N.J., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A New Jersey priest was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a child parishioner, prosecutors said.

Safety board fills in details of deadly DuPont leak

4 hours ago from Chemistry World

In interim investigation has outlined the events and safety failings leading to a methyl mercaptan release that killed four workers

Inflammatory Response May Fan The Flame Of Dietary Fats' Role In Obesity-related Diseases

8 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

An enhanced inflammatory response could be the key link between high saturated fat intake - a recognized risk factor for obesity-related disorders - and the development of diseases like type...

What Is Fat For?

8 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Working as an occupational medicine physician in 2003, I became interested in metabolic syndrome. I had a number of requests coming from corporate clients to address the rise of obesity...

Zip line popularity soars along with injuries, study finds

8 hours ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air,...

St. Louis Rams LB Alec Ogletree headed to IR

9 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange St. Louis Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree could miss 8-12 weeks with a right ankle injury that will require surgery.

Second chance helps San Diego Chargers sink Cleveland Browns

9 hours ago from UPI

By Jay Paris, The Sports Xchange SAN DIEGO -- Chargers rookie kicker Josh Lambo missed a game-winner against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Before he had a chance to get...

Clayton Kershaw collects 300th strikeout in Los Angeles Dodgers' win

9 hours ago from UPI

By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange LOS ANGELES -- Left-hander Clayton Kershaw again contributed to baseball's history by attaining an accomplishment he had yet to achieve.

Lady Gaga among the stars to turn out for the 'American Horror Story: Hotel' premiere

22 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett were among the guests at Saturday's premiere of "American Horror Story: Hotel" in Los...

Analysis: Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution dodge

1 day ago from Physorg

Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless tinkering, killing between five and 20 people in the United States annually in recent years, according to an Associated Press statistical and...

Aspen stands in Southwest suffering from fungal disease

1 day ago from Physorg

Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or gone already.

For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

Desperate for hormonal treatments, transgender patients were turning to friends and illicit dealers for unregulated cocktails of drugs. Many were left with health complications and infections that landed them in...

Actor Alex Giannini dies at age 52 in England

1 day ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLONDON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Alex Giannini has died at the age of 52, his agent confirmed.

Illinois harvests first medical marijuana crop

1 day ago from UPI

Brooks HaysBARRY, Ill., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Illinois' medical marijuana cultivation centers are harvesting their first medicinal marijuana crop.

Alleged Colombian drug lord with $5 million U.S. bounty killed

1 day ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyBOGOTA, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Alleged drug kingpin Victor "Megateo" Navarro-Cerrano, wanted on a $5 million United States bounty, was killed in a Colombian army raid.

Robin Williams' wife and children end legal battle over his estate

1 day ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Robin Williams' wife Susan says she has dropped her petition and settled her dispute with her late husband's adult children regarding his estate.

Why are 'holistic' dentists on the rise? They treat the whole body, not just teeth

2 days ago from LA Times - Health

When was the last time your dentist recommended meditation and eating kale as a way to a healthier mouth? Suggested a daily probiotic? Or had a cranial sacral therapist give...

Emilie de Ravin is pregnant with her first child

2 days ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Australian actress Emilie de Ravin has announced via Twitter she is pregnant with her first child.

Wyoming sees first confirmed human case of rabies

2 days ago from AP Health

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the state's first recorded case...

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

2 days ago from UPI

By United Press International On Oct. 3, 1995, O.J. Simpson is acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams questionable for San Francisco 49ers

2 days ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is listed as questionable for Sunday's game with an ankle injury.

Business Briefing: F.D.A. Approves Combining 2 Cancer-Fighting Drugs

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The first combination of drugs to bolster the immune system to fight cancer has been approved, giving Bristol-Myers Squibb an early lead over competitors.

#ShoutYourAbortion Gets Angry Shouts Back

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The reactions to a campaign encouraging women who have kept their abortions secret to speak up have shown how volatile and emotional the issue remains.

Health Law Revision Is Approved

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The action by Congress, intended to protect small and midsize businesses from insurance increases, was a rare example of bipartisan agreement on how to revise the Affordable Care Act.

Legionnaires’ Bacteria Regrew in Bronx Cooling Towers That Were Disinfected

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The discovery this week of Legionella bacteria in 15 water-cooling towers raises questions about how successful the city can be in containing the disease.