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Study connects hormones we're born with to lifetime risk for immunological diseases

3 days ago from Science Daily

Differences in biological sex can dictate lifelong disease patterns, says a new study by Michigan State University researchers that links connections between specific hormones present before and after birth with...

Veteran WR Mohamed Sanu agrees to 1-year deal with 49ers

3 days ago from UPI

Veteran wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is signing a one-year contract with the 49ers to reunite with head coach Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco.

Backup driver charged in fatal autonomous Uber vehicle crash

A backup driver has been charged with negligent homicide following a 2018 crash that killed a 49-year-old woman in a Phoenix suburb. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board found the...

Pittsburgh Steelers RT Zach Banner to undergo season-ending knee surgery

3 days ago from UPI

Pittsburgh Steelers starting right tackle Zach Banner will undergo knee surgery and miss the remainder of the 2020 season.

Toronto Raptors sign coach Nick Nurse to multiyear extension

3 days ago from UPI

The Toronto Raptors have signed Nick Nurse, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, to a multiyear contract extension.

Google search data can help pinpoint COVID-19 hotspots before they flare up

3 days ago from PopSci

One team from Massachusetts General Hospital considered whether Google searches for GI issues might be a way to spot COVID-19 hotspots early. (Pixabay/)While watching yourself and loved ones for symptoms of COVID-19, you...

Small study supports donor plasma therapy for severe COVID-19

3 days ago from UPI

Using the donated blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors to treat patients in the throes of severe coronavirus illness has met with some controversy. But a small new study suggests it...

Scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased

3 days ago from Science Daily

What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome...

A new approach to understanding the biology of wound healing

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers use discarded wound dressings as a novel and non-invasive way to study the mechanisms that promote healing.

Pressure mounts on Health Canada to approve rapid COVID testing devices

3 days ago from CBC: Health

With a sudden spike in cases prompting more people to get tested, Canadians are coping with hours-long lineups at COVID-19 testing centres across the country — and some medical experts are calling on Health Canada...

CDC: 75% of youths who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions

3 days ago from UPI

Three out of four young people who died from COVID-19 in the United States had underlying health conditions, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Hostility may predispose you to a second heart attack

3 days ago from UPI

An angry outlook may make you vulnerable to a second heart attack, a new study found.

Key role of immune cells in brain infection

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified the specific type of immune cell that induces brain inflammation in herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis. Crucially, they have also determined the signalling protein that calls this...

'Certified young person' Paul Rudd is begging you to wear a mask, fam

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

"We gotta yeet this virus," the famously ageless Paul Rudd says in a hilariously cringeworthy PSA encouraging Americans to wear masks to combat COVID-19.

Alexei Navalny posts photo to Instagram from Germany hospital

3 days ago from UPI

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is conscious and appears to be recovering at a hospital in Germany.

Doctors get plenty of advice on starting treatment; this could help them know when to stop

3 days ago from Science Daily

Decades of effort have improved the chances that patients will get the scans, routine tests and medicines that can do them the most good - and avoid the ones that...

More than one-third of U.S. pediatricians dismiss families for vaccine refusal, study shows

3 days ago from UPI

More than one-third of all U.S. pediatricians dismiss families from their practices when parents refuse to vaccinate their children, according to the findings of a survey published Tuesday by JAMA.

To repair a damaged heart, three cells are better than one

3 days ago from Science Daily

CardioClusters use three types of cells to reduce scar tissue and improve function by integrating into and persisting within damaged heart tissue.

Tiny protein motor fuels bacterial movement

3 days ago from Physorg

There are billions of bacteria around us and in our bodies, most of which are harmless or even helpful. But some bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella can cause...

Study: Air pollution increases stroke risk in people with AFib

3 days ago from UPI

Exposure to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk for stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by more than 20%, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open...

Even exercise may not ease pandemic-linked stress

3 days ago from UPI

Exercise is often recommended to combat stress and anxiety. But it might not be the solution to your pandemic-related worries, new research indicates.

Watch live: UAE, Israel normalize relations in White House ceremony

3 days ago from UPI

The United Arab Emirates and Israel will sign the historic Abraham Accord normalizing diplomatic relations, agreed to last month, at a White House ceremony on Tuesday.

Researchers use soy to improve bone cancer treatment

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers showed that the slow release of soy-based chemical compounds from a 3D-printed bone-like scaffold resulted in a reduction in bone cancer cells while building up healthy cells and reducing...

AstraZeneca resumed its COVID-19 vaccine trials after uncovering a mysterious reaction

3 days ago from PopSci

A growing number of epidemiologists and other researchers say drug companies should be overly transparent about the details of their COVID-19 vaccine research and clinical trials. (Unsplash/)As summer bleeds into fall, the coronavirus...

Information about molecular shape of viruses that cause COVID-19, SARS, and MERS reveals structural similarities

3 days ago from Physorg

COVID-19 is caused by a virus known as SARS-CoV-2, which is similar in structure to two other viruses that have caused recent outbreaks: SARS-CoV, which caused an outbreak of SARS...

Biologic therapy for psoriasis may reduce heart disease

3 days ago from Science Daily

Biologic therapy for psoriasis - protein-based infusions to suppress inflammation - was associated with a significant reduction in high-risk plaque in heart arteries, over one-year, according to new research. The...

Certain medications can cause irregular heartbeat, experts warn

3 days ago from UPI

Healthcare professionals need to improve their knowledge of commonly used medications that can cause irregular heartbeats, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published Tuesday.

Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

3 days ago from Science Blog

Published in the journal Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]), the study shows that it is the absence of quality connections with people and not...