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New Research Shows People Are Thinking About Their Health Early In The Week

12 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

San Diego, Calif. (April 18, 2014) ― A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could...

Scientists Discover Brain's Anti-distraction System

12 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors...

MERS virus outbreak raising SARS-like concern

16 hours ago from CBC: Health

For some of the scientists and doctors who helped the world battle the 2003 SARS outbreak, the recent rapid rise in human infections in several Middle Eastern countries caused by...

State Department Further Postpones Keystone XL Decision

19 hours ago from National Geographic

Extending the wait for a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department says it will allow more time for federal agencies to weigh in.

In shared run, a sort of stand

22 hours ago from Harvard Science

As Massachusetts and the nation remember the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon, Harvard runners are getting ready to move ahead the best way they know: together. A group of chilly...

Coronavirus: is this the next pandemic?

1 day ago from The Guardian - Science

Last September a doctor in a Saudi hospital was fired for reporting a new, deadly strain of the coronavirus. Now, with half of all confirmed cases ending in death, the World...

Mom's diet mirrors child's food allergies

1 day ago from Science Daily

A long-term study evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children. A particular focus for the project is the...

Kindle vs. Books? Children Just Don't See It That Way (Op-Ed)

1 day ago from Live Science

A furious debate has been raging for some years now between adults. Are you a Kindle lover or a devotee of the good, old-fashioned book?

The New Old Age Blog: For Stone Phillips, a Focus on the Home Front

1 day ago from NY Times Health

A broadcaster turns the camera on his parents.

Jacques Servier, 92, Dies; Accused of Hiding the Risks of Drugs

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Laboratoires Servier, the pharmaceutical company founded by Mr. Servier, was hailed as a champion of French business until its diabetes drug was withdrawn from the market.

Space-tested fluid flow concept advances infectious disease diagnoses

1 day ago from Physorg

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge...

Katherine Tallmadge: Responding to Rush Limbaugh Attacks on Obesity (Op-Ed)

1 day ago from Live Science

Why is nutritionist Katherine Tallmadge being attacked by conservatives?

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

1 day ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being...

Scientists Report Advance in ‘Therapeutic Cloning’

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient’s DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific...

Time Is Short for High-Risk Rescue Effort

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Experts said that even if passengers aboard the capsized South Korean ferry found air pockets, time was short and the risk of hypothermia was high.

Proteins Conspire to Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant to Drug Treatment

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover that the interaction between two proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3 is responsible for resistance to antiestrogen drugs, paving the way for improved diagnostic and treatment strategies.

Gene variant raises risk for aortic tear, rupture

1 day ago from Science Daily

The significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture has been confirmed by researchers. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, or...

When Will You be Miserable This Allergy Season?

1 day ago from Live Science

The start of spring signals many things, one of which is the start of allergy season.

Podcast: Astronaut Urine, Fighting With Your Spouse, and Are Beards Going Bye-Bye?

1 day ago from Science NOW

Listen to a roundup of some of our favorite stories from the week

MERS outbreaks grow; Malaysian case had camel link

1 day ago from Science Blog

Outbreaks of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections expanded […]

Chronic inflammation linked to ‘high-grade’ prostate cancer

1 day ago from Science Blog

Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate […]

Want your skin to look 20 to 30 years younger? Try this

1 day ago from CBC: Health

This can reduce the effects of aging on the skin with just three months of treatment, making it appear 20-30 years younger, and won’t cost you a dime.

Researcher develops novel wastewater treatment fabric

1 day ago from Physorg

Each year in India, waterborne diseases sicken approximately 37.7 million people. One and a half million children die of diarrhea alone, according to a report by WaterAid.

University of Utah Ophthalmologist to Receive Top Honor for Vision Research

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

Wolfgang Baehr, Ph.D., will be awarded Proctor Medal for work studying retinal diseases.

Social media sites play role in rising syphilis rate in Saskatoon: doctor

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Saskatoon public health officials are worried about the increasing number of syphilis cases in Saskatoon. The city's deputy medical health officer says social media sites are factors behind the increase.

Camera system aids cancer clinical trial (w/ Video)

1 day ago from Physorg

With a new, commercially available camera system using Cornell-developed nanoparticles that make cancer cells glow, the way is lit for surgeons diagnosing and removing tumors.

Cost of Treatment May Influence Doctors

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association said they would use cost data to rate the value of treatments.

Six Nepalese dead, six missing in Everest avalanche

2 days ago from Physorg

At least six Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and six others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday in one of the deadliest accidents on the...