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UN Sustainable Development Goals Are Discriminatory And Ageist

1 hour ago from Scientific Blogging

One of the main health targets proposed by the UN Sustainable Development Goals is to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, stroke and dementia by a third....

Heroin Analog May Form Carcinogen In Drinking Water

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Environmental Chemistry: Methadone in surface water reacts with drinking water disinfectants to form potent carcinogen

Pembrolizumab shows real promise against head and neck cancer, study suggests

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Immunotherapy with the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab decreased the size of tumors by 30 percent or more in 24.8 percent of 132 patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer....

Natalie Imbruglia did 'crazy stuff' following her divorce

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Annie MartinLONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- "Torn" singer Natalie Imbruglia admitted she did "lots of crazy stuff" following her divorce from Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns.

Cancer immunotherapy takes aim at mutation-riddled tumors

5 hours ago from Science NOW

Small study suggests more patients than previously thought can benefit from new drugs

Second case of rare Bourbon virus found in U.S.

5 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerSTILLWATER, Okla., May 29 (UPI) -- The second case of the tick-borne Bourbon virus in the U.S. has been confirmed in Oklahoma, about a year after the death of...

Harrison Ford back in the air months after crash

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Marilyn MalaraSANTA MONICA , Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- Harrison Ford returned to the air for the first time three months after a plane crash landed him in the hospital.

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

6 hours ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most...

Colorectal cancer genetically different in older and younger patients

6 hours ago from Science Daily

While the overall rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, CRC specifically among young patients is increasing. Previous studies have shown that CRC in patients younger than 50 years old...

Migraine surgery for teens: Good results in initial experience

6 hours ago from Science Daily

As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new study.

Researchers identify less-invasive method for kidney diagnostics

7 hours ago from Physorg

University of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity.

Entolimod may be a promising treatment option for many solid tumors

9 hours ago from Science Daily

The first clinical study of the anticancer effects of the novel agent entolimod are now available. Findings confirm preclinical evidence that the agent, which is derived from salmonella flagellin, is...

FDA approves Rapamune to treat LAM, a very rare lung disease

9 hours ago from Science Blog

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rapamune (sirolimus), to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare, progressive lung disease that primarily affects women of childbearing age. This is the first...

New kid on the block

10 hours ago from Chemistry World

The transition to a new organisation can be made smoother by following a few simple guidelines, says Laura Woodward

Margot Robbie spotted with motorcycle on 'Suicide Squad' set

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Annie MartinTORONTO, May 29 (UPI) -- Margot Robbie rehearsed a motorcycle scene for "Suicide Squad" after being spotted in Harley Quinn makeup with Jared Leto's stunt double and a Batman...

Doctor evidence brings valuable health data to IBM Watson ecosystem

10 hours ago from Physorg

Today, Doctor Evidence, a clinical health research data provider, announced a content partnership with IBM Watson to contribute valuable clinical cancer research content to Watson's oncology solutions and developer ecosystem....

Imaging technique to improve the testicular sperm extraction while reducing trauma during surgery

10 hours ago from Physorg

In the middle of Europe nearly every sixth couple of reproductive age is involuntarily childless iAbout 50% of cases are due to male infertility. In about 10% of all infertile...

Parental smoking puts nearly half a million UK children into poverty

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Smoking is not only bad for your health; it also puts 400,000 children in poverty in the UK alone. Smoking places a financial burden on low income families, suggesting that...

Inmates denied methadone treatment less likely to seek it once free

10 hours ago from Science Daily

When people on methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are incarcerated in the United States, they are almost always forced off of the addiction-controlling medicine. In a randomized trial, inmates allowed to...

Smoking legislation prevents more than 11,000 child hospital admissions in England each year

11 hours ago from Science Daily

The introduction of smoke-free legislation in England was associated with over 11,000 fewer admissions to hospital a year from respiratory infections in children, according to a new study.

Achillion partners with Janssen to boost hepatitis C pipeline

14 hours ago from Chemistry World

Development deal worth up to $1.1bn includes three investigational drugs aiming to extend treatment options in fast-moving market

Face transplants – a short history

18 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Surgeons have made huge advances since the first face transplant took place in France in 2005 Continue reading...

Kim Jong Un's sister makes rare public appearance

21 hours ago from UPI

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, May 28 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un's enigmatic younger sister appeared in public for the first time in 47 days.

Melanoma rates dramatically increasing in children and young adults

23 hours ago from Science Daily

The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to new research.

Doctors prescribing antibiotics for gonorrhea that no longer work

1 day ago from The Guardian - Science

GPs give patients ciprofloxacin, which has not been recommended since 2005, raising fears that drug-resistant forms of sexually transmitted disease will spread Continue reading...

Attempt to shame journalists with chocolate study is shameful

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Journalist John Bohannon set out to expose poor media coverage of nutrition studies. In the process, he lied to his own profession and the public.

Demi Lovato is the face of mental health in new campaign

1 day ago from AP Health

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When Demi Lovato was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was actually relieved....

Why Did A Bacterial Scientist Trick People Into Thinking Chocolate Was Healthy?

1 day ago from PopSci

In late March, a team of German-based researchers published a study that found that eating a bar of chocolate every day, when combined with a low-carb diet, helped…