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Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was removed from the team's injury report on Friday.

New immunotherapy brings hope in fight against fatal cancers

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Researchers have devised a new gene-editing immunotherapy to kill once fatal cancers, according to a study.

Engineered DNA-encoded PCSK9 inhibitors may provide an effective alternative for treating high cholesterol

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Researchers have developed novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) directed against PCSK9, a protein key to regulating cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. Results of preclinical studies showed a significant cholesterol...

Report: Broncos lose G Garcia to torn ACL

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The Denver Broncos took another hit along the offensive line leading up to Sunday's matchup at the Los Angeles Chargers.

Air Force F-35As test GBU-49 Paveway II bombs in exercise

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The U.S. Air Force 388th Fighter Wing's 34th Fighter Squadron tested the GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II 500 pound guided bomb on a F-35A Lightning II in a combat exercise.

Sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it may prevent allergies

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New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.

Milk allergy affects half of US food-allergic kids under age 1

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New research found that over two percent of all US children under the age of 5 have a milk allergy, and 53 percent of food-allergic infants under age 1 have...

Parker returns to Milwaukee as Bucks host Bulls

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MILWAUKEE -- Jabari Parker returns to Milwaukee on Friday night when the Chicago Bulls take on the Bucks in a nationally televised contest on ESPN.

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise may increase the risk of obesity

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Long term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with increased risk of obesity.

Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness

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How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials, but is this really the only reliable...

Social isolation linked to higher risk of death

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A large study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white...

'Princess Bride,' 'Misery' writer William Goldman dead at 87

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Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman has died in New York at the age of 87.

Doctors' group slams move to allow employers to require doctor's note for minor illnesses

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A national doctors' group is raising concerns about the Ontario government's move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor's note to explain even minor illnesses, such as...

Khashoggi family says funeral prayers in absentia while suspects face death penalty

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The family of Jamal Khashoggi had funeral prayers in absentia at two prominent mosques in Saudi Arabia on Friday, an indication his body may never be found.

Non-antibiotic drugs also speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance

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New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating.

'Princess Bride,' 'Misery' writer William Goldman dead at 87

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Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman has died in New York at the age of 87.

New targets in the battle against antibiotic resistance

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Bacteria are increasingly resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. Blocking these...

Structural study of antibiotic opens the way for new TB treatments

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New analysis of the structure and function of the naturally-occurring antimicrobial agent tunicamycin has revealed ways to produce new, safe antibiotics for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other disease-causing bacteria.

Watch: Robert Tonyan's first NFL catch is deep-TD dime from Aaron Rodgers

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Tight end Robert Tonyan made quite the impact on his first NFL catch, snagging a 54-yard dime from Aaron Rodgers for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

Watch: Adam Levine addresses Super Bowl rumors on 'Ellen'

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Adam Levine smiled as he addressed reports Maroon 5 will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Global Health: Rapid Cure Approved for Sleeping Sickness, a Horrific Illness

7 hours ago from NY Times Science

Parasites transmitted by tsetse flies travel to the brain, causing paranoia, fury and death. Until now, killing them required hospitalization and harsh drugs.

She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

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Millions embrace e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. Will restricting the devices for teenagers put former adult smokers who vape at risk to start again?

The Price of Cool: A Teen, a Juul and Nicotine Addiction

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E-cigarettes may help tobacco smokers quit. But the alluring devices can swiftly induce a nicotine habit in teenagers who never smoked. The tale of one teen’s struggle.

Antibiotic resistance a serious health-care threat to Canadians, experts say

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Drug-resistant infections are predicted to kill an estimated 2.4 million more people by 2050 in developed countries alone, including Canada.

Hospitals profiting from private cord blood bank didn't disclose financial ties to patients

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Two Toronto hospitals that have a financial relationship with a private company that banks blood from babies' umbilical cords say they need to be more upfront about their affiliation after...

Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs game could be an offensive bonanza

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Two of the NFL's best teams will meet on Monday night at the Los Angeles Coliseum when the Kansas City Chiefs face the Los Angeles Rams.

Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease

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People living in colder regions with less sunlight consume more alcohol and experience more alcoholic liver disease.

One in 5 U.S. high school students uses e-cigarettes, CDC says

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More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional smokes.