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Ex-NFLPA head Ed Garvey dead at 76

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The Sports Xchange Ed Garvey, who was the NFL Players Association's first executive director, died Wednesday. He was 76.

Nick Kyrgios begins title defense at Open 13 in Marsielle

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The Sports Xchange Nick Kyrgios of Australia got off to a good start in defense of his title at the Open 13 in Marseille, France

Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks swap Ersan Ilyasova, Tiago Splitter

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The Sports Xchange The Philadelphia 76ers traded forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

New England Patriots: One player to jail, coaches could testify in murder trial

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Alex ButlerFeb. 22 (UPI) -- It's an abnormal offseason for the New England Patriots when one player is headed to jail and coaches might testify in a double-murder trial.

MRIs may be safe for some people with heart devices, study says

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Amy Norton, HealthDay News People with pacemakers or implantable defibrillators have long been told they can't undergo MRI scans, but under the right conditions they may be safe.

Study: Race may influence risk for recurrent stroke

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HealthDay News Strokes bring with them a heightened possibility of another attack, and new research suggests black patients may be at especially high risk for recurrence.

Colby Rasmus pleases haters by shaving beard

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Alex ButlerFeb. 22 (UPI) -- Are you happy now?

One-off bowel scope cuts cancer risk for at least 17 years

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A one-off bowel screening test reduces the risk of developing bowel cancer by more than one third and could save thousands of lives, according to a study.

Healthy Heart in Midlife May Lower Dementia Risk Later

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Keeping your heart healthy could also benefit your brain — a new study suggests that people who have risk factors for heart disease in middle age are also at increased...

Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell not expected to need offseason surgery

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The Sports Xchange Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was forced out of the AFC Championship Game because of a groin injury, is not expected to need offseason surgery.

Candice Wiggins: 'Toxic' WNBA is '98 percent' gay

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Alex ButlerFeb. 22 (UPI) -- She retired in 2015, but her time in the WNBA will stay with her for a lifetime.

NMSU Expert Gives Tips on Safe Water Storage, Treatment in Case of Crisis

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In the case of emergencies affecting potable water supplies, New Mexico State University water expert Rossana Sallenave released a guide on how to properly treat and store water for long...

What is high lipoprotein(a), and should I be concerned?

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Elevations in a unusual form of cholesterol, called Lipoprotein(a) or Lp(a), as responsible for 1 in 14 heart attacks and 1 in 7 cases of aortic valve disease, research has...

Zika infection shrinks testicles in mice

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Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Zika virus can be sexually transmitted through semen, and a new mouse study could help explain why that occurs -- and how the virus might damage...

For stroke survivors, exercise is good for the brain: Review

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Amy Norton, HealthDay News A structured exercise program can help stroke survivors recover not only physically but mentally as well, a new review says.

Measuring patients' muscles to predict chemotherapy side effects

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Measuring patients' muscle mass and quality could potentially help doctors better identify patients at high risk for toxic side effects that could require hospitalizations, researchers report.

SodaStream recalls bottles that could burst and cause injury

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SodaStream Canada has recalled some one-litre bottles because consumers could be injured if the vessels rupture.

Headaches often strike before strokes in kids: Study

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HealthDay News Children are much more likely than adults to have a headache before an ischemic stroke, new research suggests.

Nurses’ Implementation of ECG Monitoring Practice Standards Improve Quality of Care & Patient Outcomes

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Nurses’ Implementation of ECG Monitoring Practice Standards Improve Quality of Care & Patient Outcomes Electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring is one of the most common technologies used in acute care and nurses,...

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery

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Surgeons can now use a new type of mechanical instrument to perform complex, minimally invasive procedures, also known as laparoscopic surgery, thanks to researchers and small business entrepreneurs funded by...

Resveratrol may be an effective intervention for lung aging

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In a study led by Barbara Driscoll, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, researchers demonstrate, for the first time that inhaled resveratrol treatments slow aging-related...

'Off-label' antidepressants common, but where's the evidence?

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Alan Mozes, HealthDay News Doctors often prescribe antidepressants for conditions like migraine headaches, but researchers say such "off-label" usage occurs without scientific evidence.

ACL tears on the rise among kids, especially girls

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Steven Reinberg, HealthDay News As kids play sports like soccer and football with more frequency and force, many are damaging their knees, a new study finds.

Head position just after stroke doesn't affect recovery: Study

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HealthDay News The way a patient's head is positioned by right after a stroke doesn't seem to have any bearing on how well he or she will fare, new research...

Masdar Institute Pioneering Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

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Assistant Professor Shadi Wajih Hasan is Working to Develop Wastewater Treatment Systems for the Sustainable Production of High-Quality Water.

Cleveland Cavaliers sign F Derrick Williams to second 10-day contract

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The Sports Xchange The Cleveland Cavaliers signed forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday.

Making it harder to ‘outsmart’ concussion tests

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An equation that combines multiple subtest scores into one could make fooling a concussion protocol nothing more than a fool’s errand, says a recent study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln....

Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing...