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‘NOVA’ takes science’s side in vaccine debate

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A TV documentary dissects concerns about vaccinations and spells out the science supporting their use.

Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Drug Made From Pomegranate

4 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

Alzheimer's disease can be slowed and some of its symptoms curbed by punicalagin, a natural compound, found in pomegranate, according to a  study in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Alzheimer's...

Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules

5 hours ago from Science Blog

Team develops system that may protect against inflammatory reactions Anyone […]

Women with severe, chronic health issues are screened for breast cancer less often

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found. Worldwide,...

Two New Cases of Ebola Stem From Indirect Contact

14 hours ago from NY Times Health

Although the cases in Nigeria involve the spouses of health workers who had cared for the Liberian-American who carried the virus, the country says its containment strategy is working.

New York Council Speaker Says Biopsy Shows She Doesn’t Have Cancer

14 hours ago from NY Times Health

Melissa Mark-Viverito made her announcement days after revealing she has human papillomavirus, an infection linked to cervical cancer.

FEATURE: WATCH: These parasites want to take up residence in your eyes

18 hours ago from Science Alert

Meet the parasites that can crawl under your skin and into your eyes to leave you blind.

What your fingers say about you

19 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Did you know the length of your ring finger could indicate whether or not you are fertile, prone to prostate cancer or, if you are a women, likely to be...

Tension Releasing Exercises shake loose 'therapeutic tremors'

21 hours ago from LA Times - Health

I've been running for 30 years and lucky enough to avoid an iliotibial band injury until this year. But my luck ran out a few weeks back, and the physical...

Ottawa restaurant fined for role in summer camp food poisoning

23 hours ago from CBC: Health

A west Ottawa restaurant has been fined by Ottawa Public Health after rice it served to a summer camp made dozens of people sick and sent six children to hospital.

Electronic alerts significantly reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Targeted automated alerts in electronic health records significantly reduce urinary tract infections in hospital patients with urinary catheters. In addition, when the design of the alert was simplified, the rate...

Why major cow milk allergen is actually allergenic

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Cow milk allergy occurs in children and in adults. Scientists have investigated what actually makes the milk allergenic. A specific protein in milk known as beta-lactoglobulin is able to initiate...

Forensics research to make cadaver dogs more efficient

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Specially-trained victim recovery dogs can perform phenomenal feats in sniffing out the whereabouts of bodies and body parts, even beneath mounds of rubble or deep below water. But now a...

Study Identifies Challenges Faced by NYU Langone Nurses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

23 hours ago from Science Daily

The post-Sandy deployment of nurses to help address patient surge in eight local hospitals and health facilities had an impact that has not been well studied since the storm. A...

Epigenetic changes in children with Crohn's disease seen in study

23 hours ago from Science Daily

A wide range of epigenetic changes -— alterations in DNA across the genome that may be related to key environmental exposures -— in children with Crohn's disease (CD), has been...

Citizen scientists saving lives around deadly 'Throat of Fire' volcano

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Citizen scientists are saving the lives of people living in the shadow of deadly volcanoes according to research. A report reveals the success of a volunteer group set up to...

Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels

1 day ago from Science Blog

Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction […]

Seeing-Eye Robot Assists Visually Impaired, No Clean-Up Required

1 day ago from Live Science

This new generation walking stick combines the benefits of a whitestick with the guidance of a seeing-eye dog without the need for long, expensive trainings or the necessary clean up.

Congressional staffers get blocked from editing Wikipedia

1 day ago from UPI

Aileen GraefWASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- People using congressional Internet protocol (IP) addresses have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to "transphobic" edits.

Allergic To Milk Or Lactose Intolerant? Here's Why

1 day ago from Scientific Blogging

People allergic to milk often assume they have lactose intolerance, but they are actually different mechanisms that occur in different parts of the body.  People with lactose intolerance do not digest...

Discharged Without Diagnosis When Health Care Is Free

1 day ago from Scientific Blogging

Chest pain, breathing difficulties, fainting. Each year approximately 25 percent of patients admitted to medical departments with symptoms of serious illness are sent home again without receiving a diagnosis of...

Syrian war death toll surpasses 190,000 in 3 years

1 day ago from UPI

JC FinleyNEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The United Nations released a report on Friday that documents more than 190,000 deaths killed during Syria's three-year civil war.

Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who' leak: We were 'miserable'

1 day ago from UPI

Aileen GraefLONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Steven Moffat, the writer for the popular BBC show "Doctor Who," said the writing crew was devastated when several episodes were leaked online before...

Snowplow, Helicopter – Medieval? Parenting Advice For The Ages

1 day ago from Scientific Blogging

Christine de Pisan instructs her son, Jean de Castel, c.1413. Source: Wikimedia CommonsBy Juanita Feros Ruys, Senior Research Fellow and Associate Director of the Medieval and Early Modern Centre at...

Researchers Investigate Link Between Phthalates And Infertility

1 day ago from C&EN

Environmental Health: In a study of U.S. couples, exposure to certain plasticizing agents is connected with cellular oxidative stress, a possible cause of fertility problems

'Today' correspondent Jenna Wolfe pregnant with second child

1 day ago from UPI

Annie MartinNEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- More baby news at the "Today" show: Correspondent Jenna Wolfe announced Friday she and partner Stephanie Gosk are excepting their second child.

Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

1 day ago from AP Health

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his...

Death of a reagent

1 day ago from Chemistry World

Fashion and progress combine to mean some reactions and reagents persist, while others fall by the wayside, says Derek Lowe