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Taking a closer look at genetic switches in cancer

13 min ago from Physorg

Many things go wrong in cells during the development of cancer. At the heart of the chaos are often genetic switches that control the production of new cells. In a...

Biofilm discovery suggests new way to prevent dangerous infections

13 min ago from Physorg

Microbial biofilms—dense, sticky mats of bacteria that are hard to treat and can lead to dangerous infections—often form in medical equipment, such as flexible plastic tubing used in catheters or...

Naomi Watts: 'I'm doing okay' after Liev Schreiber split

13 min ago from UPI

"Twin Peaks" actress Naomi Watts said she's had "good days and bad days" since calling it quits with longtime partner Liev Schreiber.

Cancer drug may prevent reactions to airborne allergens

13 min ago from UPI

A new cancer drug may provide significant reduction in allergic reactions in people with airborne seasonal allergies, according to a new study.

Older adults may not benefit from taking statins

33 min ago from

Statins did not reduce heart attacks, coronary heart disease deaths or deaths from any cause in people age 65 and older, a new analysis finds.

Pressure on Hamilton paramedics rising as city's senior population grows

43 min ago from CBC: Health

Hamilton’s population is older than the rest of the province — and it’s starting to take a toll on paramedics in the city.

Lockheed Martin receives F-35 cost-reduction contract

1 hour ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $137.8 million contract for cost-reduction programs for initial low-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

Team finds new antibiotic resistance gene in Salmonella from broiler chickens

2 hours ago from Physorg

A team of investigators from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Guelph, Ontario, has discovered a gene that confers resistance to the important broad-spectrum antibiotic, fosfomycin. The researchers found the gene in...

New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels

2 hours ago from Physorg

In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now show how blood...

Scientists develop flexible DNA-barcoding test to detect cancer

2 hours ago from UPI

Researchers have developed a new way to diagnose cancer with greater accuracy before tumors are detected on imaging using DNA tumor cell testing in the blood.

Diagnostic equipment thieves hit 3 more hospitals in Greece

3 hours ago from AP Health

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Authorities in Greece say unidentified thieves are stealing vital medical diagnostic equipment from the country's austerity-battered hospitals....

Runners pause during New York half marathon to get married

3 hours ago from UPI

A pair of runners in a New York half marathon race took a break halfway through the run for an important appointment: their wedding.

Study: Knee injuries dwarf NFL's reported concussions

3 hours ago from UPI

According to a new study, NFL players are 122 percent more likely to go on injured reserve for a knee injury than a concussion.

Paper: 'No admit-No deny' settlements undercut accountability in civil enforcement

3 hours ago from Physorg

Should federal regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission require admissions of guilt from the targets of civil investigations? According to a new paper co-written by a pair...

Study finds fewer blood cancer patients get hospice care

4 hours ago from UPI

A study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute examined the cause for why hematologic oncologists refer their patients to hospice at significantly lower rates.

Use of 'light' cigarettes linked to rise in lung adenocarcinoma

4 hours ago from UPI

Study shows so-called "light" cigarettes do not benefit health and may contribute to the increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma, a form of lung cancer.

Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look...

Sleep loss affects your waistline

5 hours ago from Science Daily

Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can...

Taiwanese minister: China is playing politics with health

5 hours ago from AP Health

GENEVA (AP) -- Taiwan's health minister on Monday accused China of playing politics with health after Taiwan was blocked from taking part in...

Jury selection to begin in Bill Cosby's aggravated assault case

5 hours ago from UPI

Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial are set to begin interviewing potential jurors on Monday in Pittsburgh.

Former Alabama coach Gene Stallings recovering from stroke

6 hours ago from UPI

College Football Hall of Famer Gene Stallings, who coached Alabama to the 1992 national championship, said he is recovering from a stroke in his hometown of Paris, Texas.

Bangkok hospital bomb blast injures at least 21 people

6 hours ago from UPI

Thai police said a bomb blast at a military hospital injured at least 21 people Monday in Bangkok.

WWE Backlash: Jinder Mahal becomes WWE Champion

6 hours ago from UPI

Jinder Mahal made good on his promise to Randy Orton Sunday at Backlash when he defeated The Viper to become the new WWE Champion.

TWEAKing Inflammation

8 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Superficially, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may appear similar but their commonalities are only skin deep. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is primarily driven by an allergic reaction, while psoriasis...

Skip the Juice for Babies Under 1, Pediatricians Say

12 hours ago from Live Science

New recommendations from pediatricians set limits on how much juice kids of every age should drink.

New nano-polymer could prevent heart failure

12 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) and the Sheba Medical Center have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis and prevent heart failure with a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial...

Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma

12 hours ago from Physorg

Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing...

The Health Issue: When the Lab Rat Is a Snake

23 hours ago from NY Times Science

Why Burmese pythons may be the best way to study diabetes, heart disease and the protective effects of gastric-bypass surgery in humans.