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Ig Nobel Prize winners stop bleeding with pork, make sausage from poop

5 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Would you eat sausage made with bacteria from dirty diapers? Do you fear your cat is making you depressed? Did the “Grilled Cheesus” episode of “Glee” make you wonder whether...

MS drug candidate shows new promise

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Positive new data have been released on a drug candidate, RPC1063, for relapsing multiple sclerosis. According to the results from a six-month Phase 2 study of 258 multiple sclerosis patients,...

Some patients with advanced, incurable cancer denied palliative care

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Many patients with advanced, incurable cancer do not receive any palliative care, reveals new research. The findings are astonishing as they come at the same time as 15 new oncology...

Simple test can help detect Alzheimer's before dementia signs show, study shows

10 hours ago from Science Daily

A simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of...

Gene responsible for traits involved in diabetes discovered

10 hours ago from Science Daily

A new gene associated with fasting glucose and insulin levels in rats, mice and in humans, has been discovered by researchers. 29 million Americans have diabetes -- more than nine...

Possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this month, research predicts

10 hours ago from Science Daily

A possible 6,800 new Ebola cases this are predicted this month, as suggested by researchers who used modelling analysis to come up with their figures. The rate of new cases...

Better way to track emerging cell therapies using MRIs

10 hours ago from Science Daily

The first human tests of using a perfluorocarbon (PFC) tracer in combination with non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging to track therapeutic immune cells injected into patients with colorectal cancer have been...

Hospitals in Kashmir Struggle After Flooding, Deepening a Health Crisis

12 hours ago from NY Times Health

Nearly two weeks after heavy flooding, many hospitals in the region are barely functioning and infectious waters have yet to recede.

Guinter Kahn, Inventor of Baldness Remedy, Dies at 80

12 hours ago from NY Times Health

After a long, fierce legal battle, Dr. Kahn gained recognition for helping discover a baldness remedy that is sold under the brand name Rogaine.

Protein found in breast milk may protect infants from a certain disease

13 hours ago from UPI

Heather RecordsLOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A possibly deadly disease that mainly affects premature newborns could be prevented by a certain protein found in breast milk.

700 babies maybe exposed to TB at Texas hospital

19 hours ago from AP Health

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an...

FEATURE: WATCH: Why your brain needs to forget stuff

19 hours ago from Science Alert

The latest episode of Braincraft explains the neuroscience behind why you sometimes can’t remember where you put your keys or what your new password was.

Duchess Kate's pregnancy puts focus on ills of severe morning sickness

20 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy may protect the unborn baby — to a point.

Peanut company owner found guilty in salmonella outbreak

20 hours ago from UPI

Heather RecordsALBANY, Ga., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Peanut company owner convicted of fraud and other federal charges coming from a 2008 salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter.

This line for the iPhone in Manhattan is 6 minutes long

23 hours ago from UPI

Some guy walked the length of the line of people waiting for the iPhone 6 in Manhattan. The walk took him 6 minutes!

Thoughtful approach to antibiotic resistance

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

I spent a good chunk of last week in a hospital where my mother was undergoing surgery, so I had a chance to see, firsthand, some of the double-checking that...

Cut premature deaths globally by 40% by 2030, experts suggest

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Premature deaths can be cut by 40 per cent in all countries by 2030, says an international team of researchers.

Flu Vaccine: Should Your Kids Get the Nasal Spray?

1 day ago from Live Science

In a new recommendation this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the nasal spray is the preferred flu vaccine for kids ages 2 to 8....

CDC: Get your flu vaccine

1 day ago from UPI

Brooks HaysPHILADELPHIA, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- More than 100 kids died last year from the flu, and 90 percent of them were unvaccinated -- one of many statistics CDC officials...

PM Modi said Indian Muslims would 'die for India'

1 day ago from UPI

Gabrielle LevyNEW DELHI, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a message for Islamist extremists trying to gain a foothold in his country: You're not welcome here.

Gerard Depardieu hangs out with dictators and can't drink less than 14 bottles of wine per day

1 day ago from UPI

Matt BradwellPARIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- In an interview with So Film, Gerard Depardieu discussed his friendships with dictators and claimed he can't drink less than 14 bottles of wine...

Doctors enlisted to turn the tide on antibiotic resistance

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

Antibiotic stewardship requires education, diligence, and changes in prescribing. At some hospitals, it’s beginning to halt a dangerous trend.

Hospital turns pediatric MRI into 'spaceship'

1 day ago from UPI

Ben HooperBARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A Spanish hospital said transforming a pediatric MRI room into a "spaceship" is relaxing kids enough to reduce the need for anesthetic.

Army updates hair regulations to accommodate women of color

1 day ago from UPI

Aileen GraefWASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army announced Tuesday a new policy regarding hair and tattoo regulations after being criticized for not accommodating the needs of black...

Not all the ‘baby friendly’ rules are rooted in science

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative has a noble goal of encouraging breastfeeding, but some of its recommendations may be based on shaky science.

New biomedical implants heal bones faster, focus on personalized medicine

1 day ago from Science Daily

A major success in developing new biomedical implants with the ability to accelerate bone healing has been reported by a group of scientists, which suggests a move toward a future...

Bad cold or Enterovirus 68? Infectious diseases specialist answers common questions

1 day ago from Science Daily

Does your child have Enterovirus 68 or just a bad cold? It can be hard to tell the difference between the two, but an infectious diseases specialist suggests how parents...

The effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on acute hormonal reponses to resistance exercise in men

1 day ago from Science Daily

With protein supplement use by athletes on the rise, a group of researchers expanded upon prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone...