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Pumped for New England Patriots, Mike Tomlin rips scheduled 'head start'

27 min ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not spotted on a video posted by wide receiver Antonio Brown.

Best treatment option written in cancer's genetic script

1 hour ago from Science Daily

An international collaboration has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalized therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. Details of how a knowledge bank could be used to...

Metabolic sensor causes granulomas to form

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Granulomas are tissue nodules of immune cells that occur in diseases such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis and can damage many organs. For the first time, a team of researchers has...

Will Trump promote vaccine refusal?

1 hour ago from CBC: Health

A well-known U.S. vaccine sceptic has talked to incoming President Donald Trump about leading a panel on the safety of vaccines. The implications could be huge.

Carfentanil: The next step in the opioid crisis?

1 hour ago from Science Blog

The US is in the midst of a national opioid epidemic. The use of opioids, which includes prescription drugs and heroin, has quadrupled since 1999. The Centres for Disease Control...

Cup of Joe Could Fight Age-Related Inflammation

2 hours ago from Live Science

Drinking coffee may reduce the inflammatory processes that naturally come with age, researchers said.

Benzodiazepines, related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease

2 hours ago from Science Daily

The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study. Benzodiazepines were associated...

Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes. A multi-centre study shows that the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in haemodialysis patients in...

New research study creates new opportunities for treating brain diseases

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier. In...

Parents struggle with when to keep kids home sick from school

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Opinions among parents differ when it comes to how sick is too sick to stay home, or the importance of sick day consequences such as parents missing work or kids...

Is sugar killing us? Author Gary Taubes makes his case

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Sugar is a ubiquitous part of our lives and author Gary Taubes warns sugar should be treated like tobacco — there's no safe level. He argues it's sugar not over...

The lasting effects of ministrokes may contribute to dementia

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Investigators report preclinical research showing that microinfarcts induce prolonged dysfunction in brain areas estimated to be 12-times larger than the visible injury site. Data from c-Fos assays and in vivo...

Every meal triggers inflammation

3 hours ago from Science Daily

When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the...

Considering cattle could help eliminate malaria in India

5 hours ago from Science Daily

The goal of eliminating malaria in countries like India could be more achievable if mosquito-control efforts take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle, according to an international team...

Chin up! Blue Monday is not the saddest day of the year

6 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Hype about Blue Monday, which some claim to be the most depressing day of the year, makes light of the seriousness of mental illness, says a Horizon Health mental health...

13.5 million Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. Here's how Trump's plan could cost the state

8 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Along with his vow to repeal Obamacare, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to restructure Medicaid, the nation’s low-income health program — a move that could be acutely felt in California, where 1...

Police Programs to Help Treat Addicts Face Uncertain Future

8 hours ago from Scientific American

The Trump administration may not be as supportive as Obama was of successful “ANGEL” programs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

San Francisco 49ers, Tom Cable meet to discuss head coaching vacancy

8 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The San Francisco 49ers, the only team still looking for a head coach, interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable for their vacant head coaching job,...

Atlanta Falcons lose DE Adrian Clayborn for rest of postseason

11 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Atlanta Falcons lost veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn.

Many soccer injuries avoidable when proper attention paid, doctors say

17 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News As children's soccer has become more popular in the United States, soccer-related injuries have also become more common but are avoidable, doctors say.

Frostbite poses greater health danger than many suspect

17 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News Keeping fingers and toes warm and dry when you work or play outside is a must in icy weather in order to avoid frostbite, doctors group warns.

Clean-fuel cookstoves may improve cardiovascular health in pregnant women

19 hours ago from Science Daily

Replacing biomass and kerosene cookstoves used throughout the developing world with clean-burning ethanol stoves may reduce hypertension and cardiovascular risk in pregnant women, according to new research.

Diagnostic breakthrough: 'Shaking piglets' attributed to previously unidentified virus

20 hours ago from Science Daily

Symptoms of tremors and shaking in newborn piglets are not a sign that the animals are cold, but rather that they are suffering from a specific viral infection. Researchers have...

Typing in 'the zone': Why the physical QWERTY keyboard still matters to some

You've probably switched over to typing on your smartphone's touch screen, but don't discount the physical QWERTY keyboard as dead just yet. Here's why.

Depression as hard on the heart as obesity and cholesterol

1 day ago from Science Blog

Depression poses a risk for cardiovascular diseases in men that is just as great as that posed by high cholesterol levels and obesity. This is according to a report recently...

UConn snaps own NCAA mark with 91st in row

1 day ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Connecticut women's basketball squad rolled to an 88-48 victory over host SMU on Saturday in Dallas to set an NCAA record with their 91st consecutive victory.

A health care fix and tough times for vaccine proponents

1 day 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.