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Elizabeth Pena died of complications from alcohol abuse

8 min ago from UPI

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- "La Bamba" actress Elizabeth Peña died last week at age 55, and a new report states she died of complications from alcohol abuse.

Dallas hospital caught in spotlight in Ebola case

8 min ago from AP Health

DALLAS (AP) -- Five things to know about Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient died:...

Hand Sanitizers Increase BPA Levels From Cash Register Receipts

20 min ago from Scientific Blogging

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line metal food and beverage...

How Lymph Nodes Expand During Disease

20 min ago from Scientific Blogging

A new paper finds that the same specialized immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of the immune organs known as lymph nodes. The immune...

S Club 7 to reunite for BBC charity event

40 min ago from UPI

Annie MartinLONDON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- S Club 7 will reunite for the first time in over 10 years at the BBC's annual Children in Need telethon.

Alcohol boosts memory for drinkers age 60 and older

1 hour ago from UPI

Brooks HaysGALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The memory of dementia-free adults aged 60 years and older might be improved by just one or two alcoholic drinks per day, new...

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

1 hour ago from AP Health

DALLAS (AP) -- Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president....

Missing Link Between Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

1 hour ago from Science Blog

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in […]

NHL postpones Ottawa Senators game after parliament shootings

1 hour ago from UPI

Aileen GraefOTTAWA, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The NHL postponed Wednesday's Ottawa Senators game after gunmen attacked the Canadian parliament, killing one.

Americans' Trust in Doctors Is Falling

1 hour ago from Live Science

The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.

Project screenings show need for more mental health services in youth detention

2 hours ago from Science Daily

More mental health screenings and services are needed for juvenile offenders, experts say. The intent of this study was to implement mental health screening; determine the percentage of youth detainees...

Highly effective new anti-cancer drug shows few side effects in mice

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A new drug, OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, scientists report. It inhibits the action of a protein that is overproduced by several tumor types but...

Baby cries show evidence of cocaine exposure during pregnancy

2 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants and rat pups may be used to detect the...

American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

3 hours ago from UPI

JC FinleyDERIK, Syria, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A former American soldier from Wisconsin told UPI Wednesday in an exclusive interview that civilians have been burned in an Islamic State attack,...

Seaweed menace may yield new medicines

5 hours ago from Science Daily

An invasive seaweed clogging up British coasts could be a blessing in disguise. British scientists have won a cash award to turn it into valuable compounds which can lead to...

Susceptibility for relapsing major depressive disorder can be calculated

5 hours ago from Science Daily

The question if an individual will suffer from relapsing major depressive disorder is not determined by accident. Neuroscientists have chosen a new research approach, using computer-based models to study the...

Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Vulnerable patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract infection, like ventilator-associated...

Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in patients with bladder cancer

5 hours ago from Science Daily

The quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don’t get optimal biopsies are more likely to die from...

Nanoparticle-based invention moves new drugs closer to clinical testing

5 hours ago from Science Daily

A nanoparticle has been developed to deliver a melanoma-fighting drug directly to the cancer. Delivering cancer drugs directly to tumors is difficult. Scientists are working on new approaches to overcome...

Lose the weight, not the potatoes, study says

5 hours ago from Science Daily

People can eat potatoes and still lose weight, a new study demonstrates. The study sought to gain a better understanding of the role of calorie reduction and the glycemic index...

Drones help show how environmental changes affect the spread of infectious diseases

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. In a new article, experts demonstrate that drones can be used...

Lessons from 'Spanish flu,' nearly 100 years later

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Just in time for flu season, a new study of 'the mother of all pandemics' could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases. Researchers...

Bile-making microbe fights off germ behind chronic diarrhea

5 hours ago from Science NOW

Gut bacteria resistant to Clostridium difficile may offer an alternative to fecal transplants

Michael Brown, Darren Wilson struggled inside car, autopsy shows

7 hours ago from UPI

Gabrielle LevyST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Details from the official autopsy of Michael Brown lend credence to reports that a struggle occurred inside police officer Darren Wilson's...

Report: Child poverty in the U.S. is at highest point in 20 years

7 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy...

'Quadriplegic' fraudster caught on camera walking

7 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperSWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Welsh man who pretended to be quadriplegic and frequently comatose for two years to avoid standing trial was recorded walking around a...

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

8 hours ago from Physorg

A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

At Ebola Training Session in New York, Calm and Caution Are Urged

9 hours ago from NY Times Science

Thousands of health care workers came from across the city to a training session where they were also addressed by the mayor and the governor.