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Doctor-assisted death in Quebec could face delay: Health Minister Gaétan Barrette

2 hours ago from CBC: Health

The introduction of medically assisted death in Quebec could be delayed because of an injunction from a doctors' group and an appeal from the federal health minister to wait, Health...

What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?: Dave Arnold

4 hours ago from PopSci

Wikimedia Dave Arnold is a food innovator, writer, and host of the radio show Cooking Issues. Arnold is the founder and president of the Museum of Food and Drink and the brains...

Falcons sign K Shayne Graham, waive LB Joplo Bartu

4 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran kicker Shayne Graham on Thursday with Matt Bryant nursing a quad injury.

Business Briefing: Flu Vaccine With Booster Gains F.D.A. Approval

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

Federal health officials have approved a first-of-a-kind flu vaccine that contains a booster to help protect seniors vulnerable to the virus.

Frank Gifford Had Brain Disease, His Family Announces

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

The finding, which can only be confirmed posthumously, was announced by Gifford’s family on Wednesday, more than three months after Gifford died at age 84.

Well: A Doctor Revisits His Own Trauma

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

Over a year has passed since the beautiful summer day I rode my bicycle down a steep hill, crashed and landed in the hospital, bruised and battered.

Recommended levels of activity rarely achieved by obese children and those with liver disease

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is most common form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents in western countries, and yet new research indicates that obese children rarely achieve recommended...

Doctors' offices need more regular inspections, health unit official says

5 hours ago from CBC: Health

The Chief medical officer of health for Sudbury and Algoma is calling for more regular inspections of doctors’ offices, after hundreds of patients in Sault Ste. Marie may have been...

Jim Tomsula already cooked in San Francisco

5 hours ago from UPI

By Ira Miller, The Sports Xchange Not all the turkeys are on Thanksgiving tables. Occasionally, you can find one on an NFL sideline.

Bill Belichick gives thanks to media, high school football

5 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a reputation for not revealing much at his press conferences, but on Thanksgiving he showed another side.

Wheelchair users more likely than other pedestrians to die in car crashes

6 hours ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pedestrians in wheelchairs have a 36 percent higher risk of being killed in road traffic collisions over other types of pedestrians, a new...

Obama serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, pardons turkeys

6 hours ago from UPI

Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama gave pardons to turkeys Honest and Abe, and later served Thanksgiving dinners to veterans and the homeless at a Washington shelter.

Giants TE Larry Donnell suffers setback with neck injury

6 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell is unlikely to play Sunday against the Washington Redskins after suffering a setback with a neck injury.

Study: Added progesterone no help to pregnant women with miscarriage history

7 hours ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Progesterone supplements given to pregnant women who have had multiple miscarriages may not prevent another miscarriage, a new study found.

Kerri Kasem, Casey's daughter, sues his wife Jean for wrongful death

8 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Kerri, Julie and Michael Kasem, three of the four adult children of the late radio legend Casey Kasem, are suing his wife Jean...

No benefit found for use of probiotic Bifidobacterium breve in preemies

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Despite being safe to administer, there is no benefit in using the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve (BBG-001) to prevent late-onset sepsis or necrotising enterocolitis in very preterm children, the results of...

Consumer sentiment strong thanks to middle- and lower-income households

8 hours ago from Physorg

The continued strength in consumer sentiment during the past two months has been due to gains among middle- and lower-income households, while confidence retreated among households with incomes in the...

Documents that changed the world: FDR's Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1939

9 hours ago from Physorg

The U.S. Senate voted to set Thanksgiving as the fourth Thursday in November on Dec. 9, 1941, two days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. You'd think they would...

Dog owners urged to vaccinate pets against new flu

9 hours ago from Physorg

A virologist at the College of Veterinary Medicine urges dog owners to take advantage of a new vaccine to protect against H3N2, the strain of canine influenza that sickened hundreds...

Lead poisons '100,000 birds annually'

16 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

About 100,000 wetland birds are killed every year from poisoning by discarded lead ammunition, say scientists.

How to make better dental fillings last longer

18 hours ago from Physics World

Neutrons and terahertz radiation used to track ions as dental cement hardens

Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism

22 hours ago from Biology News Net

Nearly 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. When the virus destroys so many immune cells that the body can't fight off infection, AIDS will develop. The disease took...

Mosquito-borne virus may lead to severe brain infection

22 hours ago from Biology News Net

The mosquito-borne virus chikungunya may lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65, according to a new study that reviewed a chikungunya outbreak on...

Eyes May Offer Window into Cardiovascular Disease

22 hours ago from Live Science

Sometimes, the only sign of a serious cardiovascular condition may be vision problems, a new case report shows.

No, Kissing Bugs Are Not a New Scourge

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Despite a sudden surge in news reports, the bugs have been in the United States for a long time, and the C.D.C. considers deaths from a disease they carry to...

Many Doctors Unaware of Truvada, Drug for Preventing H.I.V.

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Federal health officials announced that a third of doctors and nurses have not heard of Truvada, which can prevent H.I.V. infection.

College could force doctors to use PharmaNet after study reveals most ignore it

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Only 30 per cent of doctors using PharmaNet system to check the drug history of patients, and the B.C. College of Physicians says that must change.

Anticancer agent FL118 more potent than its analogs, not prone to typical channels of resistance

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new synthetic form of camptothecin appears to have greater potency, longer efficacy and fewer adverse side effects than irinotecan and topotecan, report investigators.