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Man sues Bobbi Kristina Brown for car crash days before her hospitalization

1 hour ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesATLANTA, July 1 (UPI) -- Four days before Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in a bathtub, she was involved in a car accident for which she is now...

Sepsis Is Largely Unknown But It Puts One Million People In The Hospital Each Year

2 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Most Americans have never heard of it, but according to new federal data, sepsis is the most expensive cause of hospitalization in the US. read more

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

4 hours ago from Physorg

A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more...

FDA to consider warning labels, child-proof bottle for e-liquid

5 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- The FDA announced it plans to consider exposure warnings and child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids.

Drug Helps Obese People Drop Weight and Keep It Off

5 hours ago from Live Science

A diabetes drug called liraglutide helps people lose weight, a new study finds.

Implantable 'artificial pancreas' tracks blood sugar, releases insulin

6 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- An implantable artificial pancreas that monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin as needed was shown to work in lab tests.

Scientist sentenced to prison for AIDS research fraud

6 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

The researcher spiked rabbit blood with human antibodies to make HIV vaccine appear more effective

Indoor tanning rates drop among US adults

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Indoor tanning rates dropped among adults from 5.5 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2013, although an estimated 7.8 million women and 1.9 million men still engage in the...

Successful heart transplant after using experimental artificial heart

6 hours ago from Science Daily

A 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The patient is the first person in California to receive...

Well: Noise May Be Bad for the Heart

7 hours ago from NY Times Health

Constant exposure to moderate levels of traffic noise may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, a report in The European Heart Journal says.

Low testosterone linked to higher rates of depression

7 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerWASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- More than half of men with low testosterone have depression or depressive symptoms, a much higher rate than the general population, according to a...

Study offers clue to link between swine flu shot, narcolepsy

7 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- One vaccine used in Europe during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was linked to rare cases of a baffling side effect - the...

Scarce medical care in Karachi drives return of old healing practices

8 hours ago from UPI

Tehmina QureshiKARACHI, Pakistan, July 1 (News Lens Pakistan) -- Wet cupping, an old healing method using cups to create suction on the skin and an incision to drain the accumulated...

Poison ivy affects some people more than others

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any...

Chemical Abstracts Service Marks Multiple Milestones

8 hours ago from C&EN

ACS News: Compound to treat leukemia becomes 100 millionth substance logged as CAS Registry celebrates 50 years

Citrus consumption may be linked to increased melanoma risk

11 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1 (UPI) -- Frequent consumption of citrus, specifically whole grapefruit and orange juice, was linked to a 36 percent higher risk of melanoma.

People with epilepsy can benefit from smartphone apps to manage their condition

12 hours ago from Science Daily

While many people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication, those unpredictable and involuntary changes in behavior and consciousness can be limiting for others. Neurologists evaluated the application of...

Lonely flatworms inject sperm into their own heads

12 hours ago from Science NOW

In the absence of mating opportunities, hermaphroditic Macrostomum hystrices undergo Kama Sutra–like contortions to self-fertilize

Evaluation of NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in oxaliplatin chemo: SENRI trial

13 hours ago from Science Daily

The SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, results of a new study.

Thin colorectal cancer patients have shorter survival than obese patients

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Although being overweight with a high body-mass index has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced...

Warts and all: How St. John's Wort can make you sick

13 hours ago from Science Daily

St John's Wort can produce the same adverse reactions as antidepressants, and serious side effects can occur when the two are taken together, according to new research.

Caribbean Spiny Lobsters Create Safe Havens to Avoid Disease

14 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The lobsters create "behavioral immunity" that prevents them from contracting a deadly disease, a key finding for the $50 million a year Florida business, according to a new study co-authored...

Scientists unravel elusive structure of HIV protein

15 hours ago from Physorg

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the retrovirus that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Globally, about 35 million people are living with HIV, which constantly adapts and mutates...

Combinations of 'safe' chemicals may increase cancer risk, study suggests

16 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Lots of chemicals are considered safe in low doses. But what happens when you ingest a little bit of a lot of different chemicals over time?

Preeclampsia: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

18 hours ago from Live Science

Preeclampsia is a serious complication that can develop during pregnancy. It is characterized by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in urine.

Countries must deal with health risks of more frequent heatwaves: UN

18 hours ago from Physorg

The UN on Wednesday urged countries to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate...

Dirty Water and Open Defecation Threaten Gains in Child Health

1 day ago from NY Times Health

A report by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund says that one in three people in the world have no sanitation facilities.