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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.
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...
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.
When Canadian mothers head to the park with their kids they will look different than their counterparts a few decades ago.
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".
Researchers have analyzed HIV in blood samples from the late 1970s to reconstruct its spread throughout North America in unprecedented detail.
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...
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...
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?...
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...
Protein secreted by hookworms helps block immune responses associated with asthma in mice
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
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.
Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Researchers say obesity can be treated by using a natural compound in mulberries that activates brown fat.
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 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.
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.
Alex ButlerDENVER, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- If you are on the lookout for a plug-and-play RB1, check out Denver Broncos rookie Devontae Booker.
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.
The virus appeared in New York as early as 1971, according to a new genetic analysis, and spread from there to San Francisco.
Rustem Falyakhov, Gazeta.ru Russians are not only eating less, but they are also drinking less alcohol and preferences are shifting toward beer and wine.
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...
By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange There is no bleeding to stop for Trevor Bauer.
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.
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...
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
One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.
Karen ButlerLOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Disney Junior says it is bringing back the beloved nursery-set series "Muppet Babies."