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The Evil Eye: A Closer Look

3 hours ago from Live Science

The evil eye is a specific type of magical curse. It is believed to cause harm, illness and even death.

Melanoma isn't the only serious skin cancer

5 hours ago from UPI

A type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is increasingly common in the United States.

PGA: Bernhard Langer takes first-round lead at Senior Open

7 hours ago from UPI

Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under-par 69 to seize the first-round lead on Thursday at The Senior Open Championship in Bridgend, Wales.

Long-sought mechanism of metastasis is discovered in pancreatic cancer

8 hours ago from Science Daily

An important discovery establishes a cause of metastasis in pancreatic cancer. Using organoids grown from patient tissues and transplanted in mouse models of the illness, the team pinpoints an epigenetic...

Ketamine for depression encouraging, but questions remain around long-term use

8 hours ago from Science Daily

A world-first systematic review into the safety of ketamine as a treatment for depression shows the risks of long-term ketamine treatment remain unclear.

CRISPR sheds light on rare pediatric bone marrow failure syndrome

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Using the gene editing technology CRISPR, scientists have shed light on a rare, sometimes fatal syndrome that causes children to gradually lose the ability to manufacture vital blood cells. The...

MKTP surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation caused by the skin disease vitiligo, new research shows. In a retrospective study, researchers found that a majority of areas...

Genome-wide cancer 'dependency map' now revealed

9 hours ago from Science Daily

In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which cancer cells from multiple types...

Using latest technology, MRI provides 'one-stop-shop' to evaluate potential liver donors

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Using the latest techniques, MRI can provide a 'one-stop-shop' method for evaluation of potential living liver donors, according to an article.

Link between backup immune defense, mutation seen in Crohn's disease discovered

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Genes that regulate a cellular recycling system called autophagy are commonly mutated in Crohn's disease patients, though the link between biological housekeeping and inflammatory bowel disease remained a mystery.

Non-LCD technology shows promise for return to work/school for postconcussion syndrome sufferers

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Using a non-LCD screen for computer tasks may decrease the risk of exacerbating symptoms in sufferers of post-concussion syndrome (PCS), suggests a new pilot project.

Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

9 hours ago from NY Times Health

There were 136 confirmed cases of whooping cough in the state in the first half of 2017, compared with 66 in the first half of 2016, but an expert was...

Romania prosecutes professors over medical diploma scam

10 hours ago from Physorg

Eight Romanian professors of medicine are being prosecuted for allegedly taking kickbacks to help foreign students pass their exams or get a key diploma, prosecutors said on Thursday.

'No woman should be treated the way you were': Apology in Saskatoon for women pressured into sterilizations

10 hours ago from CBC: Health

Aboriginal women in Saskatoon who were coerced into having tubal ligation surgery after giving birth often experienced racism and degradation during their hospital visits and have mistrusted the medical system...

Dr. Herbert Needleman, Who Saw Lead’s Wider Harm to Children, Dies at 89

11 hours ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Needleman studied lost baby teeth to show that any level of absorbed lead can damage young brains.

San Francsico 49ers rookie Reuben Foster cleared for camp

11 hours ago from UPI

San Francisco 49ers first-round pick Reuben Foster is ready to take the field in training camp after being medically cleared, coach Kyle Shanahan said Thursday.

Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians complete sweep of Los Angeles Angels

11 hours ago from UPI

CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor's two-out RBI single in the seventh inning snapped a tie and lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday...

Rates of binge drinking on college campuses on the decline: Study

12 hours ago from UPI

After years of increases in binge drinking among the college crowd, new research shows those rates have now dropped.

Study finds HER2 breast cancer driver in 3 percent of lung cancers

13 hours ago from UPI

A study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center found approximately 3 percent of lung cancer patients are found to have the HER2 breast cancer driver gene.

Co-infection with two common gut pathogens worsens malnutrition in mice

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Two gut pathogens commonly found in malnourished children combine to worsen malnutrition and impair growth in laboratory mice, according to new research.

Slug slime inspires new kind of surgical glue

13 hours ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have developed an experimental surgical glue inspired by the mucus secreted by slugs that could offer an alternative to sutures and staples for closing wounds.

Cancer-death button gets jammed by gut bacterium

14 hours ago from Science Daily

A type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes, research show. Scientists found that Fusobacterium nucleatum in the gut can stop chemotherapy from causing...

Kynurenines: Tryptophans metabolites in exercise, inflammation, and mental health

14 hours ago from Science NOW

Kynurenine metabolites are generated by tryptophan catabolism and regulate biological processes that include host-microbiome signaling, immune cell response, and neuronal excitability. Enzymes of the kynurenine pathway are expressed in different...

Mismatch repair deficiency predicts response of solid tumors to PD-1 blockade

14 hours ago from Science NOW

The genomes of cancers deficient in mismatch repair contain exceptionally high numbers of somatic mutations. In a proof-of-concept study, we previously showed that colorectal cancers with mismatch repair deficiency were sensitive to immune checkpoint...

John Harbaugh noncommittal on Baltimore Ravens signing Colin Kaepernick

14 hours ago from UPI

John Harbaugh has known Colin Kaepernick for many years, having coached against the elusive quarterback in Super Bowl XLVIII while also gaining an inside perspective from his brother, Jim, during...

Concerns that sleep apnea could impact healthspan

15 hours ago from Science Daily

The number of people with obstructive sleep apnea has steadily increased over the past two decades. Obesity and advanced age, which have been reported as risk factors, are also on...

New England Patriots: Bill Belichick says Rob Gronkowski will not be limited

17 hours ago from UPI

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received a clean bill of health for the start of training camp.

Denver Broncos RB Devonte Booker sidelined six weeks

17 hours ago from UPI

Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker is expected to miss six weeks with a wrist injury and will be placed on the team's physically unable to perform list, multiple outlets...