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Smokers underestimate risks of a few cigarettes

5 hours ago from Biology News Net

Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, French researchers have reported at the European...

New genetic mutation could signal start of malaria drug resistance in Africa

5 hours ago from Biology News Net

Early indicators of the malaria parasite in Africa developing resistance to the most effective drug available have been confirmed, according to new research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Antidote for opioid overdoses now available without a prescription

5 hours ago from LA Times - Science

California pharmacists can hand out an overdose antidote to patients on powerful painkillers without requiring a prescription under new rules aimed at curbing drug-related fatalities.

Indiana HIV outbreak tops 130 cases

7 hours ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesSCOTTSBURG, Ind., April 17 (UPI) -- The number of HIV cases in Indiana increased this week by 24, bringing the outbreak total up to 130, state health officials said...

Amazonian tribe study shows how human bodily bacteria is changing

9 hours ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Everyone's body is brimming with bacteria, and these microbes do plenty of good things like building the immune system and helping digestion. But modern diets, antibiotics and...

Experts warn Ebola epidemic could return with a vengeance unless lessons about medical trials are learned

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak. The rapidity and spread of...

Artificial blood vessel lets researchers better assess clot removal devices

9 hours ago from Science Daily

An in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel has been created that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in the...

Annual Kantor Center report finds 2014 was worst year for anti-Jewish violence people since 2009

9 hours ago from Physorg

An annual report from Tel Aviv University researchers reveals that anti-Semitic incidents rose dramatically worldwide in 2014, with violent attacks on Jews ranging from armed assaults to vandalism against synagogues,...

Colorado law enforcement switches message to safe pot use

10 hours ago from AP Health

DENVER (AP) -- Breaking from decades of "Just Say No"-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote...

$2 Million Awarded to a UF/IFAS Researcher to Study Antibiotic Resistance in Cattle; $500,000 for Another to Study Tomato, Strawberry Taste

10 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

How do antibiotic resistant organisms get into cattle? That's what KC Jeong wants to know. And he'll use a $2 million NIFA grant to find out. Kevin Folta will use...

Stomach ulcers in cattle: Bacteria play only a minor role

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. For their study, they analyzed bacteria present in healthy and ulcerated cattle stomachs and found...

To fight nasty digestive bugs, scientists set out to build a better gut – using stem cells

10 hours ago from Science Daily

If you’ve ever been hit with an ‘intestinal bug’, you’ve felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don’t fully understand what’s going on in gut...

Mouth, as well as gut, could hold key to liver disease flare-ups

10 hours ago from Science Daily

In a recent study, researchers predicted which cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalization by analyzing their saliva, revealing a new target for research into a disease that accounts...

Should they stay or go? Study finds no harm when hospitals allow familes to observe CPR

11 hours ago from Science Blog

When a hospital patient’s heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. And at many hospitals, that’s the cue for someone to pull a curtain...

Glaxo recalls flu vaccine due to potency problem

11 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline is recalling a popular four-in-one flu vaccine distributed throughout the U.S. because its effectiveness can decline over time....

2 drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression

11 hours ago from Science Blog

Previous research published by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and three other institutions showed that when children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and serious physical aggression were...

Smoking and mother’s genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

11 hours ago from Science Blog

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a...

Health Canada pulls licence for homeopathic product Filix Mas

11 hours ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada has suspended the licence of Filix Mas, a homeopathic product, because it contains the ingredient male fern at levels that may pose a serious health risk.

I’ll be on statins all my life, so why am I unsure about the side-effects?

12 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Like millions of other people, the drugs I take every day to live a normal life. But the amount of information we have on the risks is worryingly thin Continue...

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Women and the Love of Dogs

12 hours ago from NY Times Health

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

Low levels of lead linked to lower test scores in children

12 hours ago from

A large study in grade-school children finds that even low blood levels of lead may be associated with poor school performance.

U-M Health System Launches $160M Project to Improve Lab Tests for Patients

12 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Millions of times a year, teams at the University of Michigan Health System test samples of patients' tissue, blood and more. The results can reveal risks or signs of disease...

Droperidol is safe for agitated ER patients, despite black box warning, experts say

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Droperidol is safe and effective for calming violent and aggressive emergency patients, and the negative effects that garnered a black box warning from the Food and Drug Administration are actually...

US judge gets 1st chance to vet new NCAA head injury deal

13 hours ago from Physorg

A U.S judge will soon get his first chance to scrutinize a reworked deal in a class-action, head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA.

Taiwan factory workers win $18 mn over cancer deaths

13 hours ago from Physorg

Workers from a factory in Taiwan which leeched toxic chemicals they say resulted in 200 deaths from cancer and more than 1,000 other cases of the disease won a Tw$564.45...

Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, primarily from cancer,...

ReNeuron stem cell therapy shows long-term promise for stroke

15 hours ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - A pioneering stem cell treatment for patients disabled by stroke has continued to show long-term promise in a clinical trial, the British biotech company behind the project...

Prosecutors: NYC office worker posed as dentist, performed root canals

15 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperNEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- A New York dental practice office manager posed as a dentist while her boss was out of the office and even performed root...