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Scans Show How Brain Fear Center Triggers Heart Attacks, Strokes

1 min ago from MSNBC: Science

A new study using brain scans shows how stress might cause heart attacks.

8 people infected in rare U.S. outbreak of rat virus

2 hours ago from UPI

HealthDay News Eight people who worked at several rat-breeding facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin have been infected with a virus not commonly found in the United States.

Flu cases starting to spread: CDC

2 hours ago from UPI

Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News Flu activity continues to rise across the United States, with a slight uptick in the number of deaths in the last week, health officials reported Friday.

Johnny Manziel claims sobriety, targets NFL chance

2 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Johnny Manziel craves a return to the NFL and the embattled quarterback said he is now a sober person.

New, old techniques combine to create faster medical tests

3 hours ago from UPI

Amy WallaceJan. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a nanotechnology that could lead to faster test results for infectious diseases like HIV.

Fed up with combative Gaétan Barrette, medical specialists want new bargaining partner

3 hours ago from CBC: Health

Quebec's medical specialists are pushing back against Health Minister Gaétan Barrette and what they call his unilateral approach to negotiations after ending extra-billing.

Common food additive could cause precancerous lesions in rats

4 hours ago from UPI

Amy WallaceJan. 20 (UPI) -- Officials in France are calling for an inquiry into the common food additive E171 after a study found it can cause precancerous lesions in laboratory...

First child death from flu reported this season in California as cases rise sharply

5 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Thousands of Californians have been showing up at doctors’ offices and hospitals sick with the flu this month, in what officials say could be a much more severe flu season...

Scientists predict outcome of Ebola infection with blood test: Study

6 hours ago from UPI

Amy WallaceJan. 20 (UPI) -- Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a blood test that can determine whether patients will survive or die from the Ebola virus.

Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school

6 hours ago from AP Health

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public...

Plan A is to get patients to stick to their blood pressure pills

8 hours ago from Science Daily

There is value in starting off patients with high blood pressure on an all-in-one pill. Researchers found more value in fixed-dose combination pills that contain more than one type of...

Owen Wilson to serve as Grand Marshal for Daytona 500

8 hours ago from UPI

Wade SheridanJan. 20 (UPI) -- Lighting McQueen himself Owen Wilson is set to serve as Grand Marshal for the upcoming 59th annual Daytona 500.

A&E reviving 'Cold Case Files' with 10 new episodes and Danny Glover as narrator

8 hours ago from UPI

Karen Butler A&E Network says it is reviving its true-crime series, "Cold Case Files."

Clinical Trials Evaluate New Treatment for Anal Cancer

8 hours ago from Science Blog

The addition of the drug cetuximab to a standard chemotherapy and radiation regimen reduced the incidence of disease persistence or recurrence in patients with anal cancer, but was also associated...

Why open water swimmer Diana Nyad wants you to start walking

8 hours ago from LA Times - Health

Diana Nyad made history in 2013 when, at age 64, she swam 111 miles from Havana to Key West, Fla., in 53 hours.  Still, the fitness icon doesn't expect hordes...

How bacteria exploit a chink in the body's armor

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered how a unique bacterial enzyme can blunt the body's key weapons in its fight against infection.

Mexico probing 'brutal sin' alleging cancer kids given water, not chemo

9 hours ago from UPI

Andrew V. PestanoJan. 20 (UPI) -- Mexico is investigating charges made by Veracruz Gov. Miguel Ángel Yunes in which he said children battling cancer were given water instead of chemotherapy.

Global coalition aims to outpace epidemics with new vaccines

9 hours ago from CBC: Health

New alliance launches to finance and coordinate the development of vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics.

Toronto college investigates after dozens of students treated for stomach illness

10 hours ago from CBC: Health

More than 70 Humber College students fell ill Thursday night with some type of gastrointestinal illness, a spokesperson for the Toronto school confirms.

RCC: Updates on Guidelines for Adjuvant Therapy and new drug combination

10 hours ago from Science Blog

The European Association of Urology (EAU) Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) guidelines panel has recently updated its recommendation on adjuvant therapy with sunitinib in non-metastatic RCC after surgical tumour removal (Bex...

Team uncovers cellular responses to bird flu vaccine

10 hours ago from Science Daily

New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, short for...

Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

10 hours ago from Science Daily

For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review...

Breast cancer prognosis of African-American patients may improve with administration of chemotherapy before surgery, study finds

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61; George Clooney, Todd Fisher react

12 hours ago from UPI

Karen Butler "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Miguel Ferrer has died of throat cancer. He was 61.

Baltimore Ravens hire Joe D'Alessandris as offensive line coach

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Baltimore Ravens hired veteran assistant Joe D'Alessandris on Thursday to fill their vacant offensive line coach position.

Eliot Wolf passes on San Francisco 49ers, staying in Green Bay

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Director of football operations Eliot Wolf withdrew from consideration for the San Francisco 49ers general manager position.

Milwaukee Brewers agree to deal with RHP Neftali Feliz

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange The Milwaukee Brewers added veteran depth to their bullpen on Thursday.

Milwaukee Bucks G Khris Middleton eyes return prior to All-Star break

18 hours ago from UPI

The Sports Xchange Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Khris Middleton is making swift strides.