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Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans

15 min ago from NY Times Health

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless veterans by pledging to build permanent and transitional “bridge” housing.

Obama to Unveil Research Initiative to Develop Tailored Medical Treatments

15 min ago from NY Times Health

Plans include collecting genetic data on one million Americans so that scientists can suit drugs and treatments to patients’ specific traits, officials said.

Well: Are Vitamin Drinks a Bad Idea?

15 min ago from NY Times Health

Some nutrition scientists are concerned that with the profusion of fortified foods, beverages and supplements, many people may be ingesting levels of vitamins and other nutrients that are not only...

ISIS-held Iraq plagued by health problems

4 hours ago from SciDev

Islamic State-controlled areas are seeing a decline in health services, medical shortages and water contamination.

Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon cut from team

4 hours ago from UPI

Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the men's basketball team.

Medicare Payments Surge for Stents to Unblock Blood Vessels in Limbs

9 hours ago from NY Times Health

Some cardiologists are reaping huge reimbursements for operating to relieve blockages in peripheral veins and arteries, a treatment many may not need.

More Than 1,000 in Arizona Are Watched for Measles

9 hours ago from NY Times Health

State health officials are tracking hundreds of people, including at least 195 children, who might have been exposed in an outbreak that began at Disneyland.

Heavy drinking in middle-age may increase stroke risk more than traditional factors

9 hours ago from Science Daily

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day in middle-age raised stroke risks more than traditional factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Heavy drinking in mid-life was linked...

Canadian seniors satisfied with health-care quality, study finds

9 hours ago from CBC: Health

Canadian seniors wait longer to see a doctor or nurse but are generally pleased with the quality of care when they do, compared with their counterparts in 10 industrialized countries,...

Erectile dysfunction drugs could protect liver from sepsis-induced damage

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Drugs that are on the market to treat erectile dysfunction could have another use: they might be able to protect the liver from damage caused by sepsis, a systemic inflammatory...

FDA approves first-of-kind device to treat obesity

10 hours ago from Science Daily

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Maestro Rechargeable System for certain obese adults, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain...

Boston Red Sox, Daniel Nava agree to 1-year deal

10 hours ago from UPI

The Boston Red Sox avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava, agreeing to a one-year deal on Thursday.

Well: Positive Science on ART Babies

10 hours ago from NY Times Health

The healthy outcomes of babies born through assisted reproduction technology, or fertility treatments, are rising, a large study shows.

Analysis of trial data revives flu-drug row

10 hours ago from News @ Nature

What are the benefits of Tamiflu, and why is it so controversial?Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16820

Flu vaccine effectiveness study signals 'no protection' this year in Canada

11 hours ago from CBC: Health

This year's flu vaccine offers little or no protection in Canada against becoming sick enough to require medical care, a study published Thursday suggests.

World's cities experiencing more heatwaves, study shows

11 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Number of extremely hot days a year has increased in hundreds of cities since the 1970s years, with frequencies peaking in the last five years Continue reading...

Stanley Tucci, Felicity Blunt welcome first child

13 hours ago from UPI

Annie MartinLONDON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Stanley Tucci and wife Felicity Blunt welcomed their first child, son Matteo Oliver, on Sunday.

Can Simple Water and Shade Save Nicaragua's Sugarcane Workers?

13 hours ago from National Geographic

Filmmaker Ed Kashi traveled to Central America to document the toll of a deadly kidney disease for a nonprofit group that's working to fight it. The assignment became a passion...

Acceptance Of Evolution Is Far Higher Than Acceptance Of Other Biology

15 hours ago from Scientific Blogging

In American scientization of politics culture, evolution acceptance is a big deal, as is climate change. Yet other science acceptance issues get much less attention.Why? Evolution and climate change are...

New minimally invasive test identifies patients for Barrett's esophagus screening

15 hours ago from Science Daily

A new minimally invasive cell sampling device coupled with assessment of trefoil factor 3 expression can be used to identify patients with reflux symptoms who warrant endoscopy to diagnose Barrett's...

Texting may be more suitable than apps in treatment of mental illness

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications.This is the key finding of a new study led by researchers from Clemson University...

Poll Reveals Rift Between Scientists, Regular Folks

15 hours ago from National Geographic

Americans don't see eye to eye with experts on the safety of many science-driven advances, from vaccinations to genetically modified foods.

Walking on ice takes more than brains: 'Mini-brain' in spinal cord aids in balance

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists discover how a "mini-brain" in the spinal cord aids in balance. Much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced with a task such as walking on...

From GMOs to Climate, Public Disagrees with Scientists

16 hours ago from Live Science

The general public and scientists disagree on a wide range of scientific topics, from the safety of genetically modified foods to the cause of climate change.

Added fructose is a principal driver of type 2 diabetes

17 hours ago from Science Daily

Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates. Clinical experts challenge current dietary...

Top Five Reasons You Need Fat in Your Diet

17 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

IFT Past President Roger Clemens, DrPh, CFS, explains why it's important to incorporate fats in our diets in this IFT Food Facts video. Dr. Clemens emphasizes needing a balance of...

Outbreak of rare respiratory virus could be linked with paralysis in 12 Colorado children

17 hours ago from Science Daily

A cluster of children from Colorado in the USA have been treated for muscle weakness or paralysis that may be connected to a nationwide outbreak of a usually rare respiratory...

Doctor and Patient: Doctors as Advocates for Family Leave

18 hours ago from NY Times Health

By acting as patient advocates, doctors and other health care professional can do more to support broader family leave policies.