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China Stresses Industrial Safety

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Tianjin: Authorities step up inspections, detain 23 people, but a second facility blows up

EU Agency Says Neonicotinoids Can Pose High Risks To Bees

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Pesticides: Findings trigger increased pressure to extend temporary ban on substances

Abnormal fat build-up in brain may accelerate Alzheimer's disease

3 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerMONTREAL, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Fatty acid deposits in the brain may contribute significantly to the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Lanaudière likely started at local arena

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Health officials in the Lanaudière region say an outbreak of legionnaires' disease that caused two deaths and 16 others to become ill may have started at a skating arena in...

Study: HIV particles do not directly cause AIDS, immune cell response does

3 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerSAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Researchers have found that in the progression from HIV to AIDS, the "fundamental killing units" are other infected immune cells, not the virus...

CDC gives schools good grades for nutrition, but asks: Where are the salad bars?

4 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Federal health authorities give American schools good grades for improving the nutritional quality of food served in their cafeterias - but there's still room for improvement, they said.

Degenerating neurons respond to gene therapy treatment for Alzheimer's disease

4 hours ago from Biology News Net

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University...

Scientists identify possible key in virus, cancer research

4 hours ago from Biology News Net

Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.

In Diabetic Eye Disease, Peripheral Lesions in the Retina Point to Higher Risks of Progression

5 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center now have shown that eyes with diabetic retinal lesions predominantly in peripheral areas of the retina that are seen in UWF images but not...

Children's lack of activity can be offset with brief bouts of exercise

5 hours ago from UPI

Stephen FellerBETHESDA, Md., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Interrupting large periods of sedentary activity in children for brief intervals of exercise could help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Fishermen discards could increase prevalence of turtle disease in Turks and Caicos

5 hours ago from Physorg

Fishermen in the Turks and Caicos Islands could be increasing the local prevalence of a disease that is affecting turtle populations worldwide, by selectively harvesting healthy creatures and throwing back...

People with back injuries treated with opioids off work longer: study

5 hours ago from CBC: Health

Disability claimants who are off work because of low back pain stay off longer if they’re being treated with opioids, according to a new study out of McMaster University.

'Huge mortality of chicks' worries gannet researchers

5 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists are trying to get to the bottom of whatever is prompting gannet parents to abandon their chicks at the birds' most southerly colony in Newfoundland.

Cervical pessary does not reduce the rate of preterm births or neonatal complications in twin gestations

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Having twins accounts for only 1.5% of all births but 25% of preterm births, the leading cause of infant mortality worldwide. Successful strategies for reducing singleton preterm births include prophylactic...

Pockets of Lower Vaccination Rates Remain Across the US

6 hours ago from Live Science

Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk of disease spread...

Interrupting sitting with walking breaks improves children's blood sugar

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar compared to continuously sitting, according to a new study.

Growth hormone reduces risk of osteoporosis fractures in older women

6 hours ago from Science Daily

For years after it was administered, growth hormone continued to reduce the risk of fractures and helped maintain bone density in postmenopausal women who had osteoporosis.

Antibiotic use linked to type 2 diabetes diagnosis

7 hours ago from Science Daily

People who developed type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a...

Still Breaking Bad: Meth Lab Injuries on the Rise, CDC Reports

7 hours ago from Live Science

Meth lab injuries are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 10 percent of mothers experienced depression two years after Hurricane Katrina

7 hours ago from Science Daily

About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of thousands and...

Man Has Polio Virus Living in Gut for 30 Years

7 hours ago from Live Science

A man in the United Kingdom experienced a very rare complication of the Polio vaccine he received in childhood.

Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered key cellular functions that help regulate inflammation -- a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of allergies, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer....

Parkinson’s disease brain cells at risk of burnout, like an overheating motor

8 hours ago from Science Daily

The death of brain cells in Parkinson’s disease may be caused by a form of cellular energy crisis in neurons that require unusually high quantities of energy to carry out...

FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs

9 hours ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration has released its proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the...

Gender influences survival after pediatric brain tumor removal

9 hours ago from Science Blog

It’s an unexpected discovery: All else being equal, girls whose rare and deadly brain tumors are fully removed live almost six years longer than boys with the same condition. The...

Two arrested, six injured during pepper spray fight on JetBlue flight

9 hours ago from UPI

Tomas MonzonJAMAICA, N.Y., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Two women were arrested and six others injured Thursday at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) after a fight broke out about luggage...

Team finds the way to generate potentially safer stem cells in the laboratory

10 hours ago from Physorg

Damaged tissue, such as pancreas, heart, and neuronal tissue, which is regenerated to treat cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, or neurodegenerative diseases. This is one of the ambitious scenarios to which regenerative...