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Ottawa discusses a national drug plan and a large HIV vaccine trial gets underway: CBC's Health Newsletter

52 min ago from CBC: Health

Second Opinion is a vital dose of the week's news in health and medicine, from reporter Kelly Crowe and CBC Health.

Atlanta Braves acquire LHP Jaime Garcia from St. Louis Cardinals

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The Sports Xchange After eight seasons in St. Louis, Jaime Garcia is headed to Atlanta.

Kerr tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area he smoked pot for pain

7 hours ago from AP Health

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice...

Los Angeles Rams vs New England Patriots: prediction, preview, pick to win

9 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Complete watch guide to the Los Angeles Rams vs New England Patriots game, including when and where to watch, series history, matchups, injury updates, prediction, and pick...

The New Old Age: Older Adults Are Still Skipping Vaccinations

10 hours ago from NY Times Health

People once vigilant about immunizing their children aren’t nearly as careful about protecting themselves as they age.

Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols has foot surgery

12 hours ago from UPI

Alex ButlerLOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Three-time MVP Albert Pujols went under the knife Friday to "release" his right plantar fascia.

Army Research Institute evaluate nutrition requirements for high-altitude mission

12 hours ago from Science Blog

No one can work on an empty stomach. It is old news that warfighters conducting combat operations in mountainous regions such as Afghanistan can experience significant loss of weight and...

Parkinson’s Disease Linked to Microbiome

13 hours ago from Science Blog

Caltech scientists have discovered for the first time a functional link between bacteria in the intestines and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The researchers show that changes in the composition of gut...

Alzheimer’s and Concussion-Related CTE May Spread in the Brain Via Common Mechanism

16 hours ago from Science Blog

A shared biological mechanism may drive the progression of both Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative condition associated with repeated concussions and brain trauma, according to...

Autism-Linked Protein Crucial For Feeling Pain

16 hours ago from Science Blog

Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively — for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads — because they’re less...

In Rare Disorder, Woman's Immune System Attacks Her Own Brain

16 hours ago from Live Science

A young woman's weeklong bout of "strange behavior" was caused by a rare disease in which the immune system attacks the brain, according to a new report of the woman's...

Research Points to Orb2 as a Physical Substrate for Memory Strength, Retention

16 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

How do you remember what happened today in the weeks and months that follow? Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have answered a piece of that question in...

Increased UVB exposure associated with reduced risk of nearsightedness, particularly in teens, young

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Higher ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation exposure, directly related to time outdoors and sunlight exposure, was associated with reduced odds of myopia (nearsightedness), and exposure to UVB between ages 14 and...

US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

17 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion...

For One Family, Doctors Help With Their Premature Son Meant Everything

17 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

Jill Teeters and her husband, Adrian hope that more advances and funding will be given to premature baby research to save more lives like her son's

Evaluation of Scientific Rigor in Animal Research

17 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The "reproducibility crisis" in biomedical research has led to questions about the scientific rigor in animal research, and thus the ethical justification of animal experiments. In research publishing in the...

Seeking Full-Time Editor/Writer

17 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

USC Keck Medicine in Los Angeles seeks a full-time Editor/Writer in its PR & Marketing office to perform general media relations duties with an emphasis on writing and editing press...

Matthew McConaughey surprises University of Texas safe rides users

17 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperAUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- University of Texas at Austin students using the campus' safe walking service were treated to golf cart rides from an unexpected driver --...

Death Star would cost $7.7 octillion per day to operate

17 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Talk about death to the Empire's budget! A British company runs the numbers, including laundry and light-bulb bills

Some Lasik patients report 'halo' effect up to a year later

18 hours ago from UPI

Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterward. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances.

Mandy Moore says therapy helped her through Ryan Adams divorce

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Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- "This is Us" star Mandy Moore credited much of her mental health to the talk therapy sessions she started after her split from...

Here Are the States with the Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

20 hours ago from Live Science

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common.

Plastic surgeons urge giving up e-cigs before procedure

20 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News Plastic surgery patients should avoid smoking e-cigarettes for at least four weeks before their procedures, two plastic surgeons advise.

Mice may be key to kids' asthma attacks at school

20 hours ago from UPI

Amy Norton, HealthDay News Research investigating schoolchildren's asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice.

Does Gene Testing Spur Healthier Habits? Maybe Not

20 hours ago from NY Times Health

Those told they were at high genetic risk for diabetes did not eat better or exercise more.

The Promise of Regenerative Medicine the Focus of Upcoming Live Webcast

21 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a live webcast December 7, Molly Shoichet will discuss new research that holds the potential to stop diseases - including cancer, blindness, and strokes - and reverse their effects.

Why Aspartame May Prevent Weight Loss

21 hours ago from Live Science

Researchers found how aspartame could be linked with a condition called metabolic syndrome.

Saturated fat could be good for you

21 hours ago from Science Blog

A new Norwegian diet intervention study (FATFUNC), performed by researchers at the KG Jebsen center for diabetes research at the University of Bergen, raises questions regarding the validity of a...