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Pregnant in limbo: How vulnerable women pay for Canada's universal health care

25 min ago from CBC: Health

What duty should Canada have to care for women who are carrying Canadian babies but aren't eligible for health coverage themselves?

Makers of Generic Drugs Challenge F.D.A. Plan for Updated Warnings

6 hours ago from NY Times Health

The generics industry has proposed that the federal agency take full responsibility for altering labels whenever health risks are discovered rather than expecting companies to take the initiative.

Weed Killer, Long Cleared, Is Doubted

6 hours ago from NY Times Health

The Environmental Protection Agency gave the maker of Roundup a thumbs up in 1991, but a World Health Organization group now says the active ingredient “probably” causes cancer.

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: Upbeat Emotions, Male Nurses and Whiter Teeth

13 hours ago from NY Times Health

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news.

The New Old Age: Learning to Say No to Dialysis

13 hours ago from NY Times Health

Some older adults with advanced kidney failure are resisting the usual answer by deciding the sacrifices required by the treatment aren’t worth it.

San Francisco guards allegedly forced inmates to fight like gladiators

15 hours ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesSAN FRANCISCO, March 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in San Francisco are investigating allegations sheriff's deputies forced inmates to fight like gladiators and made bets on the outcomes.

Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites

16 hours ago from Physorg

Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such...

Q&A: How does the U.S. monitor the mental health of airline pilots?

16 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Jim Vanderploeg is a professor of Aerospace Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Gaveleston.

Kelly Rowland details 70-pound post-baby weight loss

17 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinNEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Kelly Rowland revealed she lost 70 pounds in the four months following son Titan's birth by exercising and eating right.

5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)

17 hours ago from Live Science

From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.

Global-warming limit of 2 °C hangs in the balance

18 hours ago from News @ Nature

Panel creates scientific baseline for debate about climate reparations.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17202

Study provides evidence against the fetal origins of cancer, cardiovascular disease

20 hours ago from Science Daily

A study evaluated the relationship between nutritional conditions in early life and adult health, and found that famine exposure during the first pregnancy trimester was associated with increases in mortality...

Why NIH's Anthony Fauci is treating Ebola patients himself

20 hours ago from Science NOW

Spending 2 hours daily with patients has given NIAID chief "much more profound respect" for the disease

Duchess of Cambridge makes final public appearance before second baby

20 hours ago from UPI

Aileen GraefLONDON, March 27 (UPI) -- The duchess of Cambridge made a final appearance at a community center in South London before giving birth to her second child due in...

Is painful knee and hand osteoarthritis in women associated with excess mortality?

21 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers present a study that compares mortality rates of women with painful knee and hand osteoarthritis with the mortality of unaffected women from the same community; demonstrates higher risk of...

Monsanto lobbyist says Roundup is safe -- but refuses to drink it

21 hours ago from UPI

Ben HooperPARIS, March 27 (UPI) -- A lobbyist for Monsanto told a French TV interviewer the chemical firm's Roundup weed killer is safe to drink -- but he subsequently declined...

Biopolymer Derived From Crustaceans Could Combat Military Mortalities

22 hours ago from C&EN

ACS Meeting News: Chitosan-rich spray foams can slow hemorrhaging from noncompressible wounds

No murder charge in Craigslist case of baby cut from womb

22 hours ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyLONGMONT, Colo., March 27 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said they cannot charge Dynel Lane with murder after she allegedly attacked a pregnant woman and cut her unborn baby from...

HIV can lodge quickly in brain after infection

23 hours ago from Science Blog

HIV can establish itself in the brain as soon as four months after initial infection — a finding that dampens hopes of an impending cure for a disease that afflicts...

A possible novel therapy for a rare but potentially fatal blood disorder

23 hours ago from Science Daily

A transgenic mouse model is a proof-of-concept that platelet blood cells that are loaded with the enzyme ADAMTS13 can be an effective treatment in murine models of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.

C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital as patients without the deadly diarrheal infection, according to a new study.

More than one-third of Division I college athletes may have low vitamin D levels

23 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study found that more than one-third of elite, Division I college athletes may have low levels of vitamin D, which is critical in helping the body to absorb...

Implantable Micropacemaker Designed For Unborn Baby Hearts

23 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

With each beat of a healthy heart, an electrical signal moves from the upper to the lower chambers of the heart. As this signal moves, it results in the heart...

In the News – NPR – Casanova

A single gene may determine why some people get so sick with the flu “The study helps explain genetic variation changes the way that people fight off viruses. ‘The response...

Research on medical abortion, miscarriage may change international routines

1 day ago from Science Daily

Two scientific studies are expected to form the basis of new international recommendations for the treatment of medical abortions and miscarriages. One of the studies shows that it is possible...

Jessica Biel shows off baby bump at the beach

1 day ago from UPI

Annie MartinMARINA DEL REY, Calif., March 27 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel showed off her growing baby bump during a sunny beach day with mother Kim Biel.

His legs are gone, but veteran says he has to prove his disability to Ottawa

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Ex-soldier Paul Franklin set off a political fire storm last month when he complained about having to annually verify the loss of both of his legs in order keep receiving...

Water: What we need, why we need it and how to get it

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

For two decades, we've been encouraged — some might say hounded — into making drinking water a habit. We carry it in plastic bottles, reusable canisters, on our backs to...