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Lack of sleep fuels harmful inflammatory response to marital stress

16 min ago from Science Daily

A lack of sleep doesn’t just leave you cranky and spoiling for a fight. Researchers say it also puts you at risk for stress-related inflammation.

'Deception must end': Medical journal takes aim at naturopathic remedies

16 min ago from CBC: Health

An editorial in Monday's Canadian Medical Association Journal is calling on the federal government to crack down on natural health products, which the author argues are poorly tested and can...

Microscope Can Scan Tumors During Surgery and Examine Cancer Biopsies in 3-D

16 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new UW microscope could provide real-time results during cancer-removal surgeries, potentially eliminating the 20 to 40 percent of women who have to undergo multiple lumpectomy surgeries because cancerous breast...

Cancer Research Institute Awards $1 Million to Fund the Development of Innovative Microchip-Based Research Models of Organ-Specific Cancer Immunotherapy

16 min ago from Newswise - Scinews

$1 million CRI Technology Impact Award will support UPENN investigator's development of microchip-based research models that mimic human cancer and immune cell interactions

Noninvasive Biopsies for Identifying Cancer

45 min ago from Scientific American

Ultrasensitive blood tests known as liquid biopsies promise to improve diagnosis and care -- Read more on

This week in golf: Who is playing, how to watch, updates

45 min ago from UPI

Here is this week's slate of action, highlighted by the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac.

Drug cocktail may help prevent sepsis shock, death

45 min ago from UPI

Researchers have found that a drug cocktail of vitamin C, corticosteroids and thiamine may help prevent progressive organ failure caused by sepsis.

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County

45 min ago from AP Health

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague....

Colon cancer: Greater surgical precision using robotic surgery

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Up until now, the removal of bowel tumors in the lesser pelvis (rectal cancers) involved a major, generally invasive operation. This operation can now be done in a much gentler...

RAMSYS GmbH awarded RAM missile contract

1 hour ago from UPI

RAMSYS GmbH received a $92.3 million contract for design and development work on the Rolling Airframe Missile as part of an effort between Germany and the U.S.

Boozing increases age of cells, risk for health conditions

1 hour ago from UPI

The more you booze it up, the more your cells age, increasing risk for age-related health problems like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive

1 hour ago from Science Daily

Cancer tumors manipulate a natural cell process to promote their survival suggesting that controlling this mechanism could stop progress of the disease, according to new research.

John McEnroe gets in a dig at pregnant Serena Williams

1 hour ago from UPI

Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe recently said that Serena Williams would rank No. 700 in the world if she played the men's circuit.

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement in his death

1 hour ago from UPI

The mother of Philando Castile, who was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer in 2016, agreed to a $3 million settlement, lawyers announced Monday.

Using 'sticky' nanoparticles, researchers develop strategy to boost body's cancer defenses

1 hour ago from Physorg

After radiation treatment, dying cancer cells spit out mutated proteins into the body. Scientists now know that the immune system can detect these proteins and kill cancer in other parts...

Combination approach improves power of new cancer therapy

2 hours ago from Science Daily

An international research team has found a way to improve the anti-cancer effect of a new medicine class called 'Smac mimetics.'

Study: Racial disparities persist in hospital readmissions

2 hours ago from UPI

A new study by the University of Rochester shows black patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage are more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after surgery.

UFC fighter joins in on joking after defecating during match

2 hours ago from UPI

Justine Kish suffered her first loss in UFC this weekend, while also losing control of her bowels.

U.S. budget requests reflect disregard for foreign aid

2 hours ago from UPI

The White House wants to slash U.S. foreign aid by more than 30 percent from 2016 levels -- from $23.2 billion to $15.4 billion.

Woman saves pair of brawling koalas from oncoming truck

2 hours ago from UPI

A woman helped break up a fight between two brawling koalas to protect them from an oncoming truck on an Australian highway.

Latest stats are just a start in preventing gun injuries in kids

3 hours ago from

New stats on firearm deaths and injuries are disturbing, but the picture to make policy is far from complete, researchers say.

New standardized clinical practices reduce premature infant morbidity and mortality in first week of life

3 hours ago from Science Daily

The Golden Week program was recently recognized nationally for its standardized set of practices for premature infants, providing them with quality care in their first week of life.

Study uncovers link between male hormones and metabolic disease in polycystic ovary syndrome

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Dietary and lifestyle recommendations for patients at risk of macular degeneration

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major cause of severe visual impairment in older populations and is characterized by progressive destruction of the retinal pigment epithelial cells and photoreceptors due...

Lone-wolf attacks raise concern about new trend in terror

3 hours ago from UPI

After incidents in London, Paris, Brussels and Michigan, the risk of similar low-tech, copycat attacks is triggering alarm.

Heidi Montag posts baby bump photo at 6 months pregnant

3 hours ago from UPI

"The Hills" alum Heidi Montag showed off her growing belly while visiting Crested Butte, Colo., with Spencer Pratt.

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

4 hours ago from Physorg

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty. That's one conclusion of my study, published last month in...

Personal Health: When Anxiety or Depression Mask a Medical Problem

7 hours ago from NY Times Health

How long might it take before the true cause of the symptoms is uncovered and proper treatment begun?