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Quick-Thinking Teen Alerts Cops to Kidnapped Baby

33 min ago from UPI

Mary PapenfussLACEY, Wash., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A baby is back home safe thanks to a 15-year-old Washington state girl and teamwork with her dad.

Gym Rat: Quick, effective workout on Da Vinci BodyBoard at Pilates Studio City

1 hour ago from LA Times - Health

Who hasn't complained about the time it takes to work out? For those days when time is about as precious as a Birkin handbag, there's a class that cuts the...

Resveratrol Reverses Benefits Of Exercise - Study

3 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Resveratrol has long been touted in news outlets and health blogs as a 2000s miracle product, with little evidence it helps people. It instead benefited from a kind of 'Glaxo...

Study: More daylight means more active, healthier kids

4 hours ago from UPI

Brooks HaysLONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- According to new research, the amount of exercise children get each day corresponds to the amount of available daylight.

2014 Van Meter Award Winner Announced

5 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The recipient of the 2014 Van Meter Award, established in 1930 by the American Thyroid Association for outstanding contributions by a young clinical scientist to research on the thyroid gland...

Mike Golic does not impress Bill Belichick with his Halloween costume

5 hours ago from UPI

Aileen GraefFOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick went for a rare interview on the Mike & Mike show when he took issue with Mike...

Team publishes evidence for natural alternative to antibiotic use in livestock

6 hours ago from Physorg

Today the leading journal PLOS ONE published research that provides underlying scientific support for a fundamentally new type of natural alternative to the use of antibiotics in livestock feeds for...

Alison Sweeney bids farewell to 'Days of Our Lives'

7 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Alison Sweeney took to Facebook to thank her fans after her final episode of "Days of Our Lives" aired Thursday.

Some trilobites sported dual digestive tracts

8 hours ago from

CT scans reveal trilobites with two-lane digestive tracts.

Phoenix-area DUI patrol officer killed in motorcycle crash

8 hours ago from UPI

Frances BurnsCHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A suburban Phoenix police officer on DUI patrol died early Friday when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a driver who left the scene.

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Old Aortas

8 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Sargent College of Boston University researchers look for the root cause of age-related aortic stiffness--an early sign cardiovascular disease--and uncover a potential therapeutic target for reducing or preventing its development....

Double-gloving, better face protection added in new guidance on Ebola gear

11 hours ago from CBC: Health

The UN health agency is updating its guidelines for health workers dealing with the deadly Ebola virus, recommending tougher measures such as doubling up on gloves and making sure the...

New Step Towards Eradication of H5N1 Bird Flu

11 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or "bird flu"...

Researchers develop a device for running shoes that prevents injuries

12 hours ago from Physorg

El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries.

Let’s Talk about Ebola Survivors and Sex

12 hours ago from Scientific American

As more patients recover from the infection, what risk do they pose to their sexual partners? -- Read more on

2 rounds of chemo fail to shrink Rob Ford's tumour

12 hours ago from CBC: Health

Two rounds of chemotherapy have failed to shrink the malignant tumour in Rob Ford's abdomen, his family has confirmed.

Researchers improve how a peptide can be delivered to the diseased heart tissue of mice via nanotechnology

14 hours ago from Physorg

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide's stability, shows promise for...

Asda, offensive halloween costumes and mental health stigma

15 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

The sale of costumes offensively portraying mental health patients shows there is still a great deal of stigma that needs to be challenged Continue reading...

Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola, researchers have found. While hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread...

Adapative 'nowcasting' key to accurate flu data trends using Google search terms

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Google search data really can provide a more accurate real time picture of current flu infections, researchers have found. Official reports of influenza infection rates are produced with a delay...

Size matters: Baby's size at birth may predict risk for disease later in life

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Being overweight might be better in the long term than being underweight, at least when it comes to infants. "These findings support the hypothesis that common long-term variation in the...

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders prevalence in U.S. revealed by study

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), according to a new study. FASD are a group of conditions that can occur in...

A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

17 hours ago from AP Health

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease...

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

17 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....

The curse of the Halloween baby: women avoid giving birth on 'evil day'

20 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Halloween's associations with death, evil and skeletons may subconsciously put women off giving birth, claim scientists Continue reading...

Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

22 hours ago from AP Health

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawsuit says Kimberly-Clark Corp. falsely claimed its surgical gowns met the highest standards for protecting against Ebola and other infectious diseases....

Gladiators drank a post-workout drink made from ash

23 hours ago from Science Alert

Turns out gladiators weren’t that different to modern-day athletes and gym junkies. New research has found that after training they drank their own version of a Gatorade-like recovery drink made...

The New Old Age Blog: A Workout for the Mind

23 hours ago from NY Times Health

Improved perceptions of aging can lead to increases in physical strength, an unusual study finds.