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Pepsi to introduce new Driftwell beverage to relax drinkers, induce sleep

3 days ago from UPI

PepsiCo announced Monday it will soon begin selling a new "enhanced" water beverage called DriftWell -- which it says will help drinkers relax and fall asleep.

Full-face readings can optimize fever screening with infrared thermographs

3 days ago from Physorg

Thermography has been a hot topic this year, due to the need for quicker diagnostics to detect and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Noncontact infrared thermometers (NCITs) are currently a...

Eli Lilly: Baricitinib, Remdesivir reduce COVID-19 hospitalization

3 days ago from UPI

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Incyte said Monday Baricitinib in combination with Remdesivir met the primary endpoint of reduction of time to recovery in comparison with just Remdesivir in a COVID-19...

Botox for TMJ disorders may not lead to bone loss in the short term, but more research is needed

3 days ago from Science Daily

Botox injections to manage jaw and facial pain do not result in clinically significant changes in jaw bone when used short term and in low doses, according to researchers. However,...

Obese adults sleep less than others, study finds

3 days ago from UPI

Obese adults get about 15 minutes less sleep per night than those who maintain a healthy weight, a study published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found.

New treatments for deadly lung disease could be revealed by 3D modeling

3 days ago from Science Daily

A 3D bioengineered model of lung tissue is poking holes in decades worth of flat, Petri dish observations into how the deadly disease pulmonary fibrosis progresses.

Twist on CRISPR Gene Editing Treats Adult-Onset Muscular Dystrophy in Mice

4 days ago from Science Blog

Myotonic dystrophy type I is the most common type of adult-onset muscular dystrophy. People with the condition inherit repeated DNA segments that lead to the toxic buildup of repetitive RNA,...

Cholesterol metabolite causes immune system to attack T cells instead of breast cancer, study finds

4 days ago from Science Blog

In breast cancer tumors, a molecule produced when the body breaks down cholesterol hijacks the myeloid immune cells that normally arm T cells to fight cancer, a new study in...

Training and diversifying the next generation of Alzheimer’s researchers

4 days ago from Science Blog

USC Alzheimer’s disease researchers have joined with experts across the country to launch a unique and comprehensive course this week to educate and diversify the next generation of scientists and...

Research explores factors influencing soybean injury by synthetic auxin herbicides

4 days ago from Physorg

Synthetic auxin products have given growers an important option for managing weed populations resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. But according to an article featured in the journal Weed Technology,...

Trudeau urges Canadians to be vigilant as COVID-19 cases climb

4 days ago from CBC: Health

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to be vigilant in following public health guidelines as COVID-19 cases climb across the country.

Kids less likely than adults to be asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders, study finds

4 days ago from UPI

Adults are nearly 10 times more likely to be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19 than children, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics.

Bioactive nano-capsules to hijack cell behavior

4 days ago from Science Daily

Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers have...

Bioactive nano-capsules to hijack cell behavior

4 days ago from Physorg

Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers from...

HPV vaccination rising among U.S. kids, many still unprotected

4 days ago from UPI

More U.S. kids are getting a recommended vaccine that protects against several cancers -- but there is still much room for improvement, a new study finds.

Research reveals 'climate-change complacency' across Europe

4 days ago from Physorg

Most European citizens do not particularly care about climate change. That's the striking finding from new research on the views of 70,000 randomly sampled European men and women.

Households in 4 major cities report 'serious financial problems'

4 days ago from Physorg

At least half of households in the four largest U.S. cities—New York , Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston—report facing serious financial problems during the coronavirus outbreak. Their worries include depleting...

A right to water

4 days ago from Physorg

Access to drinking water is a fundamental human right, argues research published in the International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies. Jarosław Kowalski of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, in Lublin,...

Resurgence of COVID-19 in Ontario ups pressure on Doug Ford government

4 days ago from CBC: Health

Ontario's COVID-19 case numbers are rising at a rate not seen for months, upping the pressure on Premier Doug Ford's government and public health officials to take fresh action. 

U.S. COVID-19 cases rise by 34K; Trump administration faces new criticisms

4 days ago from UPI

President Donald Trump's response and leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic is again under fire on Monday, after the United States saw an addition of 34,000 cases and hundreds of new...

Asthma patients given risky levels of steroid tablets

4 days ago from Science Daily

More than one quarter of asthma patients have been prescribed potentially dangerous amounts of steroid tablets, with researchers warning this puts them at greater risk of serious side-effects.

Big pharma's safety pledge isn't enough to build trust in COVID-19 vaccine

4 days ago from UPI

Americans are increasingly concerned that regulators and manufacturers will rush a vaccine to market without an adequate review.

Majority of women sext, many use dating apps to find partners, global study finds

4 days ago from Physorg

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and Clue, a Berlin-based female health company, have released the largest known survey of women's sex-tech engagement, and the first to explore this topic...

Dallas Cowboys lose 3 starters in narrow loss to LA Rams

4 days ago from UPI

A season-opening loss wasn't the only setback the Dallas Cowboys suffered on Sunday Night Football. The team also lost three starters to major injuries during the 20-17 defeat to the...

Op-Ed: I got COVID-19 while working at Ralphs. People like me need a voice in workplace safety

4 days ago from LA Times - Health

Grocery workers are at high risk for COVID-19. Essential workers need a seat at the table in public health regulations.

Treatments that target the coronavirus in the nose might help prevent COVID-19

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

COVID-19 can ravage the body, targeting the lungs, heart and blood vessels. To curb this wide-ranging attack, scientists are focusing on another part of the body: the nose. The virus that causes...

We combined the most dangerous parts of every sport—this is the result

4 days ago from PopSci

See how many activities you can spot in this franken-game. (Ulises Farinas/)Popular Science’s Play issue is now available to everyone. Read it now, no app or credit card required.Playing sports can teach teamwork,...

Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni won't return to team next season

4 days ago from UPI

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni has informed the organization that he won't return to the team next season.