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New tool gauges likely survival after gunshot to the head

4 min ago from UPI

A new tool may help doctors determine a patient's chances of survival after a gunshot wound or other penetrating injury to the brain, researchers report.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un condemns 'disease' of imports

4 min ago from UPI

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Kim Jong Un called for an end to the worship of imports, calling the popular preference for foreign-made goods a "disease" that must be...

High rate of antidepressant use after cancer

4 min ago from UPI

Steven Reinberg Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, a new study finds.

More babies born to women over 40 than teenagers: Stats Canada

35 min ago from CBC: Health

When Canadian mothers head to the park with their kids they will look different than their counterparts a few decades ago.

HIV Epidemic Started in New York in 1970, Study Shows

2 hours ago from MSNBC: Science

The HIV virus first landed in New York in the 1970s and spread to the world from there, a new genetic study shows. And it clears "Patient 0".

No 'patient zero' in HIV epidemic, new research finds

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Researchers have analyzed HIV in blood samples from the late 1970s to reconstruct its spread throughout North America in unprecedented detail.

Schmallenberg virus may reappear, warn experts

4 hours ago from Physorg

Schmallenberg virus is unlikely to be circulating in the south of England, but more needs to be done to warn vets and farmers of future disease outbreaks, write experts in...

EPA details possible overhaul to lead contamination law for water

4 hours ago from UPI

Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. regulators are working to change an old federal law concerning lead contamination in drinking water, to avoid another crisis like the one...

Cholesterol test for 1-year-olds? Study says it could help

5 hours ago from AP Science

What if a blood test could reveal that your child is at high risk for early heart disease years in the future, giving you a chance to prevent it now?...

How the Muskrat Falls dam in Labrador risks poisoning Inuit food sources

5 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Inuit people in Labrador say a hydroelectric project could poison their food if the government doesn't take steps to reduce the production of a deadly neurotoxin — and they've got...

Asthma patients could stop wheezing thanks to worm spit

6 hours ago from C&EN

Protein secreted by hookworms helps block immune responses associated with asthma in mice

Pollution exposure is higher in city kids who are active, finds study

6 hours ago from Physorg

Children from urban areas of New York City who engaged in vigorous daily exercise had greater exposure to black carbon, a traffic-related pollutant, than children who were less active, according...

Drug Targeting Tumor Metabolism Discovered by MD Anderson's Institute for Applied Cancer Science Enters Clinical Trial

6 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Institute for Applied Cancer Science (IACS) has initiated the first clinical study of a novel drug designed to starve cancer cells, IACS-10759.

Mulberry extract may 'activate' brown fat, help treat obesity

6 hours ago from UPI

Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers say obesity can be treated by using a natural compound in mulberries that activates brown fat.

How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

6 hours ago from Physorg

Nanoscience research involves molecules that are only 1/100th the size of cancer cells and that have the potential to profoundly improve the quality of our health and our lives. Now...

Nunavut adopts Finland's baby box program to reduce infant mortality

6 hours ago from CBC: Health

Nunavut is giving out more than 800 baby boxes to parents of newborns in an attempt to reduce the territory's high rate of infant mortality.

Teens' heart rate, blood pressure may reveal future mental ills

7 hours ago from UPI

Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News A young man's future risk of mental disorders could be tied to higher-than-average heart rate or blood pressure in his late teens, a European study suggests.

Fantasy Football: Denver Broncos' C.J. Anderson out for a "few weeks"

7 hours ago from UPI

Alex ButlerDENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- If you are on the lookout for a plug-and-play RB1, check out Denver Broncos rookie Devontae Booker.

'Cat lord' rides motorcycle with four feline passengers

7 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperHANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A Vietnamese animal lover has been dubbed "the cat lord" after a viral video showed him riding a motorcycle with four feline passengers.

H.I.V. Arrived in the U.S. Long Before ‘Patient Zero’

7 hours ago from NY Times Science

The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.

Sales of vodka in Russia dropping 'catastrophically'

8 hours ago from UPI

Rustem Falyakhov, Russians are not only eating less, but they are also drinking less alcohol and preferences are shifting toward beer and wine.

Toyota expands Takata airbag recall to cover 5.8 million more vehicles

8 hours ago from UPI

Doug G. WareTOYOTA, Japan, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- An airbag defect responsible for nearly a dozen deaths in the U.S. and many injuries led Toyota on Wednesday to recall nearly...

World Series Game 2 preview: Indians' Trevor Bauer, Cubs' Jake Arrieta to pitch

8 hours ago from UPI

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange There is no bleeding to stop for Trevor Bauer.

Patton Oswalt speaks on his wife Michelle's death in Times piece

9 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinLOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Patton Oswalt revealed wife Michelle McNamara had taken Xanax the night before she died while recounting the circumstances of her unexplained death.

HIV's 'Patient Zero' Wrongly Blamed for AIDS Epidemic

9 hours ago from Live Science

A man who worked as a flight attendant has long been blamed for first bringing HIV to the U.S. But a new study shows that he was just one of...

HIV’s Patient Zero exonerated

9 hours ago from News @ Nature

A study clarifies when HIV entered the United States and dispels the myth that one man instigated the AIDS epidemic in North America.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20877

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

Disney Junior reviving 'Muppet Babies' animated series for 2018

10 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Disney Junior says it is bringing back the beloved nursery-set series "Muppet Babies."