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Bacterial population growth rate linked to how individual cells control their size

3 min ago from Physorg

When family weddings all seem to coincide with one another, the phenomenon happens for a reason. An individual and their first cousins tend to be of a similar age, so...

Modern warfare may increase heart disease threat for U.S. veterans

33 min ago from UPI

More U.S. veterans are at increased risk for heart disease, based on analysis of data for more than 150,000 people, with researchers calling it a looming public health problem.

Aspirin to fight an expensive global killer infection

33 min ago from Science Daily

Tuberculosis is far from eradicated around the world and still infects more than 1,400 people per year in Australia. Antibiotic resistant tuberculosis is particularly deadly and expensive to treat, costing...

Detrimental effect of overlooking female athletes' nutritional needs

33 min ago from Science Daily

As poor nutrition can negatively affect everything from bone to reproductive health, more attention needs to be paid to the specific nutritional needs of female athletes, researchers argue.

Giving intravenous therapy to children at home is costly, lowers parents' quality of life

33 min ago from Science Daily

When treating patients, doctors sometimes overlook how their decisions impact a world they never see: a patient's home life. In the case of some serious infections in children, oral antimicrobial...

Study: Sex torture of migrants—men and women—widespread

1 hour ago from Physorg

Migrants trying to reach Europe face routine rape and sexual torture throughout their journey—and especially in Libya—with men facing abuse nearly as routinely as women, according to a study based...

Study: Low-carb diet provides relief from knee osteoarthritis

1 hour ago from Science Blog

A change in diet can reduce the intense pain caused by knee osteoarthritis, the most prominent form of arthritis, according to research findings published this week in the journal Pain Medicine. A...

Peptide shows promise for protecting kidneys from nephritis

1 hour ago from Science Daily

A synthetic peptide appears to directly disrupt the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain their important functions, investigators report.

Why long car rides seem to last forever

1 hour ago from PopSci

Head Trip Time is subjective. Almost anyone will tell you that long road trips feel eternal. This effect, researchers say, happens because...

Toxin-spewing bacteria decoded

2 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have identified a central regulator of toxin production in the bacterium C. difficile, the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections in the United...

Non-opioid painkillers may be as effective against pain after C-section

3 hours ago from UPI

New research suggests that while opioids can control pain, a combination of other painkillers could offer relief with fewer side effects and no addiction risk.

BPA exposure during pregnancy can alter circadian rhythms

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to changes in circadian rhythms, according...

Chemicals in household dust may promote fat cell development

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in household dust promote the development of fat cells in a cell model and could contribute to increased growth in children relative to their age.

Screen time plus snacking a risk for metabolic disorder in teens

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games while eating unhealthy snacks are at increased risk for a group of risk factors for heart...

Exposure to HIV virus, treatment before birth linked to obesity later in life

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms.

Adipose hormone may play role in obesity-related asthma

3 hours ago from Science Daily

New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease.

Investigational obesity drug, oxytocin, weakens brain's reward signals for food

3 hours ago from Science Daily

The hormone oxytocin reduces the communication between different brain areas involved in the cognitive, sensory and emotional processing of food cues that people with obesity demonstrate when they look at...

Autoimmune diseases are related to each other, some more than others

3 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers using the world's largest twin registry to study seven autoimmune diseases found the risk of developing the seven diseases is largely inherited, but that some diseases are more closely...

Researchers Gave People Synthetic Pot. Here's What Happened.

4 hours ago from Live Science

A group of researchers in the Netherlands tested the substance's effects on 17 healthy volunteers in the lab

Personal Health: The Risks to Babies of Older Fathers

5 hours ago from NY Times Health

Most women know that reproductive risks to themselves and their babies rise as they get older, but few men realize that their advancing years may also confer a risk.

For Many Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Bright Hope Lies Just Beyond Reach

6 hours ago from NY Times Health

Scientists are testing nearly two dozen treatments that might stop the disease. But enrollment in the trials is very restricted, and few children qualify.

The New Health Care: My Friend’s Cancer Taught Me About a Hole in Our Health System

6 hours ago from NY Times Health

Caregivers aren’t supported, and America overlooks their importance.

Eat Glutathione

8 hours ago from Science Blog

Every supplement has its downside.  Metformin and rapamycin are the best candidates among fully-developed products, and metformin can dissipate the benefits of exercise, while rapamycin can suppress immune response and...

3 charged for dumping chemicals into Malaysian river that sickened thousands

8 hours ago from UPI

Three men have been charged in connection to chemicals having been dumped into Malaysia's Sungai Kim Kim river, resulting in thousands of people falling sick.

‘Forever chemicals’ no more? These technologies aim to destroy PFAS in water

10 hours ago from C&EN

Researchers are developing a battery of new treatments to better target and ultimately obliterate fluorinated contaminants in water supplies

The Checkup: Reading to Your Toddler? Print Books Are Better Than Digital Ones

11 hours ago from NY Times Health

“The tablet itself made it harder for parents and children to engage in the rich back-and-forth turn-taking that was happening in print books,” a researcher said.

Spoiler alert! Key characters killed as 'Walking Dead' Season 9 winds down

12 hours ago from UPI

The Season 9 body count continued to grow on "The Walking Dead" Sunday, with the deaths of several beloved characters.

Georgia State's Ron Hunter to be next Tulane basketball coach

19 hours ago from UPI

Georgia State's Ron Hunter said Sunday he will be the next head basketball coach for the Tulane Green Wave.