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Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack to undergo MRI on Achilles injury

5 days ago from UPI

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack didn't play in the second half of his team's 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday after suffering an Achilles injury.

Some B.C. residents wonder: Are my symptoms related to COVID-19, or wildfire smoke?

5 days ago from CBC: Health

For many B.C. residents the haze from wildfires is anxiety-inducing at an already anxious time. But the low air quality can also have very real physical health effects, at a...

Pfizer CEO: Chances 'quite' good company will know if vaccine works by October

5 days ago from UPI

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was optimistic about the chance the company will determine if its COVID-19 vaccine candidate will be effective by the end of October, although he was unsure...

India records 90,000 coronavirus cases for fourth day in a row

5 days ago from UPI

India reported 94,551 new coronavirus cases Sunday, the fourth day in a row the Asian nation recorded more than 90,000 infections.

Two L.A. County deputies critically wounded in 'ambush'

5 days ago from UPI

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office deputies were critically wounded when they were "ambushed" while on patrol in Compton, the agency said.

Coronavirus cases at San Diego State near the 600 mark

6 days ago from LA Times - Health

More than 400 new cases and four deaths were announced Saturday in San Diego County.

'Depressing and devastating': L.A. alumni clubs grapple with quiet football Saturday

6 days ago from LA Times - Health

Saturday marked the first Power Five football games played with COVID-19 protocols, but the lack of alumni clubs meeting across L.A. made for a sad mood.

Colleges grapple with quarantine policies as case counts increase in Midwest

6 days ago from UPI

Colleges grappled with increased COVID-19 case counts on campus while numbers in many Southern and Great Plains states increased this week.

Palestinians condemn U.S.-brokered Bahrain, Israel normalization deal

6 days ago from UPI

The Palestinian Authority leadership has condemned the U.S.-brokered deal to normalize Bahraini-Israeli relations.

AstraZeneca, Oxford resume COVID-19 vaccine trials after one fell ill

6 days ago from UPI

AstraZeneca and Oxford University resumed COVID-19 vaccine trials Saturday after a volunteer in the trial fell ill a six days ago, triggering a pause.

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

6 days ago from Science Blog

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...

AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

6 days ago from Science Blog

As many as 400,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, but many of these deaths could be prevented by using electronic sensors and artificial intelligence to help medical...

COVID-19 may have been in L.A. as early as last December

6 days ago from Science Blog

UCLA researchers and colleagues who analyzed electronic health records found that there was a significant increase in patients with coughs and acute respiratory failure at UCLA Health hospitals and clinics...

Cardiac MRI effective in identifying inflammation of heart muscle in athletes

6 days ago from Science Blog

A cardiac MRI is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart muscle in athletes and can help determine when those who have recovered from COVID-19 can safely return to play...

Dr. Bonnie Henry answers key questions about B.C.'s management of COVID-19

6 days ago from CBC: Health

B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer addresses rise in cases, school re-openings, mask debate, vaccine outlook.

COVID-19: India sets global record for daily infections 3rd day in a row

6 days ago from UPI

India set a global record for daily COVID-19 infections for the third-consecutive day in a row, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said Saturday.

'Candyman' release delayed until 2021

6 days ago from UPI

Horror sequel "Candyman" will be released next year instead of in October as planned.

Rise in quaternary ammonium compounds observed during coronavirus crisis

1 week ago from C&EN

Household dust shows increase in the disinfectant compounds and may be an exposure risk

COVID-19 and kids' health: Your questions answered

1 week ago from CBC: Health

What we know so far about the latest evidence about symptoms and transmission of the novel coronavirus in children.

Rural Appalachia may be a hotspot for Alzheimer's disease

1 week ago from UPI

Alzheimer's disease is more common in rural Appalachian areas of Ohio than in other rural parts of the state, new research shows.

Gene could decrease likelihood of developing alcoholic cirrhosis

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers are learning more about how a person's genes play a role in the possibility they'll suffer from alcoholic cirrhosis with the discovery of a gene that could make the...

Biological sex affects genes for body fat, cancer, birth weight

1 week ago from Science Daily

Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, reports a new study. These sex differences are observed for genes involved...

Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.

Rep. Tom Graves to step down early

1 week ago from UPI

Rep. Tom Graves said Friday he's stepping down from his seat three months early.

Drugging the undruggable: Treatment path for muscular dystrophy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a possible treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disease for which there is currently no cure or treatment, by targeting an enzyme that had...

Middle-aged individuals may be in a perpetual state of H3N2 flu virus susceptibility

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that middle-aged individuals -- those born in the late 1960s and the 1970s -- may be in a perpetual state of H3N2 influenza virus susceptibility because their...

Kids at 2 Utah day cares easily spread COVID-19 to families

1 week ago from UPI

The tale of these day care-linked clusters illustrate how efficient children are as vectors for COVID-19 infection -- and what steps can be taken to minimize the risk, experts say.

COVID-19 ventilator patients can have permanent nerve damage

1 week ago from Science Daily

Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators are placed in a prone (face down) position because it's easier for them to breathe and reduces mortality. But that life-saving position can also...