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Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study. Approximately...

Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costs

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have determined the hospital costs and risk of death for emergency surgery and compared it to the same operation when performed in a planned, elective manner for three common...

Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmission

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied by researchers in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although...

The New Health Care: H.M.O.s Offer Lower Prices in Health Care Marketplaces

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

Plans that limit a patient’s choice of where to go to seek care are not without controversy, but they are making a comeback.

The New Health Care: Medicaid Rolls Surge Under Affordable Care Act

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

The states that did not expand their programs saw increases in enrollment, and the states that did saw even more. Call it the woodwork effect.

Pain Clinic Doctor Is Sentenced in Overdose Deaths of 2 Patients

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

Stan Xuhui Li was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to more than 10 years in state prison.

Real-world doctors fact-check Dr. Oz, and the results aren't pretty

7 hours ago from LA Times - Science

What do real-world doctors have to say about the advice dispensed on “The Dr. Oz Show”? Less than one-third of it can be backed up by even modest medical evidence.

Free program helps obese Moose Jaw, Sask., residents lose 2,500 lb.

8 hours ago from CBC: Health

Sixty-three per cent of Moose Jaw residents are overweight or obese. Since January 2014, a private clinic has been offering a free program to help 1,000 people lose weight and...

FDA approves new ovarian cancer drug

9 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Opening a new chapter in the use of genomic science to fight cancer, the Food & Drug Administration on Friday approved olaparib, a medication for advanced ovarian cancer associated with...

Woman saved by pig liver 20 years ago reunites with medical team

10 hours ago from CBC: Health

Mavis McArdle reunited Friday with her old medical team to celebrate two decades of good health since the breakthrough procedure in 1994 at Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital and is described...

Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

12 hours ago from Science Daily

A study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system. The results mark a turning point in cancer...

Déjà Vu All Over Again: This Man Relived Every New Moment

13 hours ago from Live Science

A man's persistent déjà vu episodes puzzles scientists who probed his brain to find an explanation.

One Common Genetic Variant and the Bacteria Inside Of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity, and Outcome in Cancer Patients

13 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

New findings show how an inactivating polymorphism in the TLR5 Gene that occurs in more than one out of 15 people, plays important role in progression of luminal breast cancer...

New technique reveals immune cell motion through variety of tissues

13 hours ago from Physorg

Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, are the immune system's all-terrain vehicles. The cells are recruited to fight infections or injury in any tissue or organ in the body...

FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment

14 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed...

Misidentification, contamination hamper cell-based research

14 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Cell lines commonly used in medical research are plagued by contamination and misidentification, according to experts, and scientists need to do more to clean up their act.

Mental Illnesses Run In Families, So How Can We Protect Children?

16 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Children should be taken into consideration when helping adults with mental health issues. ShutterstockBy Sam Cartwright-Hatton, University of SussexMental illness runs in families. This is well known and uncontroversial. There...

This study of hype in press releases will change journalism

17 hours ago from

A survey of press releases and their related scientific studies shows that hype may creep from press releases to news coverage. But this doesn’t give anyone at any stage of...

Apple on defence after BBC exposé of working conditions in its factories

18 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Apple is in the spotlight again over working conditions for the people who make its products, following a BBC investigation that alleges poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories.

Dog accidentally shoots owner with rifle

18 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperSHERIDAN, Wyo., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Wyoming said a man was shot in the arm when his dog stepped on a loaded gun in the back seat...

​Celebs lose millions of followers in Instagram purge

19 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Instagram deletes spam accounts leading to a shake up that has knocked Bieber from top-Instagrammer glory

BMI may not be the last word on health risks, some experts say

19 hours ago from LA Times - Health

When you visit your doctor for a physical, it's likely that your exam will include a calculation of your body mass index, or BMI. It's also likely that your doctor...

VIDEO: Greenpeace to aid Nazca Lines inquiry

19 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Greenpeace will co-operate with an investigation by a Peruvian court to determine responsibility for damage caused by activists at the Nazca Lines, the group's chief executive says.

'She is our world': Family of N.B. girl who lost parts of 4 limbs in rare infection

20 hours ago from CBC: Health

A nine-year-old girl from Baie-Sainte-Anne, N.B., has a long recovery ahead of her after a rare type of bacteria forced doctors to amputate portions of her arms and legs.

Wearable fitness devices to track goals: Moov, Basis Peak, Misfit Shine

20 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Wearable tech is all the rage, and you would be hard-pressed to find a limb out there unoccupied by some kind of device to count steps, track sleep, monitor heart...

Cloudy water, even if it’s safe, affects rural immigrants’ health

21 hours ago from Science Blog

Cloudy tap water may have a greater effect for California’s rural immigrants than merely leaving behind a bad taste, according to a new policy brief released by the Center for...

Parkinson’s Disease Reverted In Rats

21 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Scientists have demonstrated that mobility can be restored in patients with Parkinson's disease, the major degenerative disease of the motor system worldwide. The experiments used stem cells to generate dopaminergic nerve...

Vladimir Putin mistakes stroke survivor for drunken journalist

21 hours ago from UPI

Aileen GraefMOSCOW, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused a stroke-surviving journalist of being drunk during his end-of-year press conference after he slurred his question.