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Ben Affleck returns to red carpet after rehab stint

24 min ago from UPI

Batman actor Ben Affleck promoted "Justice League" with Henry Cavill and Jason Momoa at CinemaCon after announcing he sought treatment for alcohol addiction.

Blind tadpoles learn visually with eyes grafted onto tail, neurotransmitter drug treatment

34 min ago from Science Daily

Blind tadpoles were able to process visual information from eyes grafted onto their tails after being treated with a small molecule neurotransmitter drug that augmented innervation, integration, and function of...

Republican foes of health care bill win praise in districts

54 min ago from AP Health

BUCKNER, Kentucky (AP) -- One of the House Republican rebels, Kentucky Rep. Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill...

U.S. Air Force staff sergeant dies of 'natural causes' in Syria

54 min ago from UPI

The Pentagon has announced the death of a U.S. airman in Syria, saying the staff sergeant died in a non-combat related incident.

Pittsburgh Steelers' Martavis Bryant to be reinstated

1 hour ago from UPI

Deep threat Martavis Bryant is returning to the NFL.

Pedestrian deaths in U.S. spike 11% in study, but precise impact of mobile devices unclear

1 hour ago from CBC: Health

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state...

Deadly pathogen to cure itself?

2 hours ago from Physorg

A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.

'Time After Time' canceled after five episodes

2 hours ago from UPI

The freshman, sci-fi drama "Time After Time" has been canceled after five episodes, due to low ratings.

American Airlines co-pilot dies after medical issue during landing

2 hours ago from UPI

American Airlines said first officer William "Mike" Grubbs died after a medical issue during landing at New Mexico's Albuquerque International Sunport.

Milwaukee Bucks knock off Boston Celtics

3 hours ago from UPI

BOSTON -- Back on Feb. 8, Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks suffered a torn ACL and was lost for the season, taking his 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per...

For kids, daily juice probably won’t pack on the pounds

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An analysis of existing studies suggests that regular juice drinking isn’t linked to much weight gain in kids.

Millions Stand to Lose Addiction Treatment

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

Treatment for addiction grew with the Medicaid expansion under Obama’s health care act, but millions may lose coverage if the House approves a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Op-Ed Columnist: The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

Republicans behind a health care bill found a new way to ignore regular people.

Going Under the Knife, With Eyes and Ears Wide Open

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

More people are rejecting general anesthesia for procedures, prompting doctors to narrate their steps as they deal with alert patients asking questions.

Watching My Surgeon Cut Into My Knee

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

A reporter finds that being operated on without general anesthesia has its benefits, but that her surgeon’s taste in music is not one of them.

The New Health Care: Training Your Brain So That You Don’t Need Reading Glasses

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

A monthslong regimen can compensate for what eye muscles no longer can do.

Global Health: As Cholera Spreads, Somalia Begins Vaccination Campaign

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

There are few options for treating cholera in this desperately poor country. Vaccination may be the only way to contain the outbreak.

Testosterone Therapy Is Popular, but Studies Are Mixed

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

Millions of men get treatments for “low T,” though efficacy is limited and evidence of its safety is lacking.

Costly Doctors Don’t Provide Better Care

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

Doctors who tend to spend more in treating hospitalized patients do not get better results than those who spend less, a new study has found.

Feature: Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much.

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

Hospitals have learned to manipulate medical codes — often resulting in mind-boggling bills.

E.P.A. Chief, Rejecting Agency’s Science, Chooses Not to Ban Insecticide

4 hours ago from NY Times Health

E.P.A. scientists had concluded that exposure to the chemical, chlorpyrifos, which has been in use since 1965, was potentially causing significant health consequences.

Dwight Howard, Kent Bazemore lead Atlanta Hawks past Philadelphia 76ers

8 hours ago from UPI

PHILADELPHIA -- With an NBA playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Atlanta Hawks are trying to regain their form.

Report looks at participant volunteering as basis for evaluating pollution’s effects

8 hours ago from Science Blog

The information printed below is provided by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to...

'Angel of Death' serial killer severely beaten in prison

9 hours ago from UPI

The serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after killing dozens of elderly patients in the 1970s and 80s was found severely beaten in prison on Tuesday.

New York Mets LHP Steven Matz won't be on Opening Day roster

11 hours ago from UPI

New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will not be ready for the start of the regular season, manager Terry Collins confirmed Wednesday.

QB Chase Daniel agrees to deal with New Orleans Saints

11 hours ago from UPI

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a deal with veteran quarterback Chase Daniel, who will return to the team as the backup to Drew Brees.

Why do we choose to get vaccinations?

16 hours ago from Science Daily

Since vaccines protect not only those who take them, but also the people who otherwise could have been infected, there are many plausible motives for choosing to get vaccinated. Apart...

Here's Why 'Homemade Slime' Can Be Bad for Kids

17 hours ago from Live Science

It sounds like a fun science project, but making "slime" at home can hurt kids.