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CDC Warns Against Travel to Ebola-Affected Countries

11 min ago from Live Science

Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.

Small RNAs in blood may reveal heart injury

By profiling the small RNAs circulating in the blood of healthy people versus those with heart failure, a research team identified three so-called microRNAs with the potential for use as...

Withings Smart Body Analyzer Review

40 min ago from Live Science

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and...

Chronic Pain Makes Mice Lazy

1 hour ago from Live Science

Chronic pain may rewire the brain, leading to decreased motivation even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds.

See-through Mice Could Be Boon for Medical Research

1 hour ago from MSNBC: Science

Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.

Jobs with Highest and Lowest Heart Disease Risk Revealed

2 hours ago from Live Science

Will your job give you a heart attack? A new report finds that workers in service and blue-collar occupations, as well as unemployed people, are at increased risk for heart...

Well: Feeling as if I Failed the Patient

2 hours ago from NY Times Health

I thought about the patient I had been treating for three years for leukemia. I would be seeing her in clinic in a few hours, and I had a bad...

Sierra Leone Declares Health Emergency Over Ebola

2 hours ago from NY Times Health

The country, one of three battling the worst known outbreak of the disease, will deploy security forces to quarantine epicenters of infection.

Children and hot cars a cause for deadly concern

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Nearly 700 children have lost their lives over the last 20 years in the United States as a result of being left in or playing in a hot car. At...

Breakthrough in understanding of important blood protein

3 hours ago from Science Daily

A previously unknown protein mechanism has now been described by new research. This provides an exceptionally detailed understanding of how nature works, and it can also provide the ability to...

Monoamine oxidase A: Biomarker for postpartum depression

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Postpartum mood swings are correlated with high monoamine oxidase A binding, a study shows. For most women, the birth of their baby is one of the most strenuous but also...

Effect of loud noises on brain revealed in study

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Prolonged exposure to loud noise alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing the difficulty in distinguishing speech sounds, according to neuroscientists. Exposure to intensely loud sounds leads to permanent...

Alabama clinic: So...that penis amputation never happened

4 hours ago from UPI

Evan BleierJEFFERSON COUNTY , Ala., July 31 (UPI) -- The Urology Centers of Alabama have filed for sanctions to be levied against the attorneys who filed a lawsuit against them...

The Extortion Plot That Shook France's Wine Country to Its Roots

5 hours ago from National Geographic

Telling the story of the poisoned vines, an American crime writer finds redemption in a French village.

Birthday Binging Linked to More Hospital Admissions

5 hours ago from Live Science

A new study found that binge drinking landed more Canadian adolescents in the hospital for alcohol-related incidents during their birthday weeks than any other time of the year.

DDT Linked To Obesity In Female Mice Long After Exposure

6 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

DDT, the first modern pesticide, has been banned in the United States since 1972 but it is still commonly used in places where malaria is prevalent. The United Nations recommends...

Misinformation diffusing online

6 hours ago from Physorg

The spread of misinformation through online social networks is becoming an increasingly worrying problem. Researchers in India have now modeled how such fictions and diffuse through those networks. They described...

How Virtual Therapy Could Help the Military Fight PTSD

7 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

Meet Ellie, the virtual therapist that could one day help diagnose everyone from soldiers to cancer patients.

Alicia Keys, husband Swizz Beats expecting second child

7 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinNEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beats announced they are expecting their second child on their fourth wedding anniversary Thursday.

Key to aging immune system is discovered

7 hours ago from Science Daily

The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and scientists have now discovered a reason why.

Five-year delay would spell end of ITER

8 hours ago from News @ Nature

Osamu Motojima, head of the international fusion project, speaks out on delays, leaks and rumours.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15621

Fun with science blogging (two Flapping years)

10 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

The Brain Flapping blog is two years old today. In that time, it has caused many bizarre things to occur. Here are some of them Continue reading...

Technique for quantification of erythrocyte zinc protoporphyrin IX and protoporphyrin IX

10 hours ago from Physorg

In heme biosynthesis, the terminal step is the insertion of ferrous iron into protoporphyrin IX (PPIX) by the enzyme ferrochelatase. Under physiological conditions, small amounts of zinc protoporphyrin IX (ZnPP)...

Sleeping in darkness improves effectiveness of breast cancer drug

12 hours ago from CBC: Health

New research from Tulane University points to a connection between levels of the hormone melatonin and drug resistant breast cancer.

FEATURE: WATCH: A complete knee replacement surgery procedure

13 hours ago from Science Alert

An Australian surgeon used helmet-cam technology to film this graphic but absolutely fascinating footage of a complete knee replacement procedure.

Engineering a protein to prevent brain damage from toxic agents

14 hours ago from Physorg

Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals—particularly those in pesticides and...

Well: Statins May Speed Wound Healing

15 hours ago from NY Times Health

Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may have a role in surgical wound healing, a new analysis suggests.

Kim Kardashian, Brandon Jenner once kissed

20 hours ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian kissed her step-brother, Brandon Jenner, as part of a game of truth or dare.