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US agency to host meeting of global regulators on 737 MAX

11 hours ago from Physorg

The Federal Aviation Administration has invited international regulators to Washington for a meeting on the issues facing the Boeing 737 MAX, which suffered two deadly crashes in recent months, an...

Working to advance radiation therapy for children with cancer

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Doctors use novel software to increase quality assurance in radiation therapy. This allows radiation oncologists to assess targeting and dosing of radiation in real time as treatment progresses.

Bacteria uses viral weapon against other bacteria

12 hours ago from Physorg

Bacterial cells use both a virus—traditionally thought to be an enemy—and a prehistoric viral protein to kill other bacteria that competes with it for food according to an international team...

Vascular surgery after firearm injury associated with increased morbidity and mortality

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that among all hospitalizations that were due to firearm injury, patients who underwent surgical repair of their major blood vessels had the highest injury severity score (predictor...

Study in mice uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer tumors to recur

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Experimenting in mice, the researchers tracked a series of events that enable a small reservoir of treatment-resistant cancer cells to awake from dormancy, grow and spread.

It's OK to indulge once in a while, study suggests: The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body...

Sacramento Kings, NBA begin joint investigation into coach Luke Walton

12 hours ago from UPI

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA announced Thursday that they will conduct a joint investigation into sexual assault allegations against head coach Luke Walton.

Two birds, one stone: Drug combo may prove effective against second type of leukemia

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers tested to see if arsenic trioxide (ATO) was effective in combination with all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) in in both the mouse model of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and in...

Dentists can be the first line of defense against domestic violence

12 hours ago from Science Daily

New findings indicate that oral biomarkers may help health providers identify victims of domestic violence.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman played through torn ACL against Boston Bruins

12 hours ago from UPI

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman battled through a torn ACL and played in all seven games of the team's first-round series against the Boston Bruins.

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

12 hours ago from Harvard Science

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75...

Human-caused climate change played limited role in Beijing's 2013 'airpocalypse'

13 hours ago from Physorg

In January 2013, a suffocating, poisonous haze hung over Beijing for four days. The record high levels of fine particulate matter in the air caused airports to close and thousands...

Eagles re-sign veteran DT Tim Jernigan with one-year deal

13 hours ago from UPI

The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan with a one-year contract.

Kaiser Foundation poll: Most Americans favor health coverage for pre-existing conditions

13 hours ago from UPI

Most Americans say they don't want the Supreme Court to overhaul the entire Obama-era Affordable Care Act -- especially its coverage for pre-existing conditions, a new survey showed Thursday.

Watch: Elementary school installs student-designed crosswalk with 3D illusion

13 hours ago from UPI

A pair of Massachusetts 10-year-olds are hoping to save lives with a crosswalk they designed to capture the attention of drivers with a 3D illusion.

Dermcidin may play role in the pathogenesis of skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa

14 hours ago from Science Daily

A team have identified the protein dermcidin as having a potential role in the pathogenesis of the chronic skin disease hidradenitis suppurativa.

Gonorrhoea cases on the rise across Europe

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Following a decline in notification rates in 2016, the number of gonorrhoea cases has gone up by 17% across the reporting EU/EEA countries with more than 89,000 confirmed diagnoses in...

Over 20 Million Children a Year Miss Out on First Dose of Measles Vaccine

14 hours ago from NY Times Science

Over eight years to 2017, a Unicef report found, nearly 170 million children worldwide failed to receive the first of two doses.

Another beef recall pushes U.S. total to 166,000 pounds

15 hours ago from UPI

A Chicago meat processor is recalling more than 50,000 pounds of ground beef over possible E. coli infection that may be linked to a recent outbreak that spanned several states,...

Exercise activates memory neural networks in older adults

15 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study of healthy older adults shows that just one session of exercise increased activation in the brain circuits associated with memory -- including the hippocampus -- which shrinks...

Stroke survivors have four times osteoporosis risk of healthy people

15 hours ago from UPI

Even though a stroke is the main risk factor for osteoporosis, most survivors don't receive screenings or treatment for the dangerous bone condition.

Chemical in baked goods, flavorings may increase obesity, diabetes risk

15 hours ago from UPI

Eating foods with propionate can increase substances in the human body that create excessive insulin and insulin resistance.

Parents say they 'can't afford' their disabled children under N.L. health system

15 hours ago from CBC: Health

Lauren Tucker, a six-year-old cerebral palsy patient, is cared for around the clock by her parents who say the provincial government won't help them with her costs.

Over 20 Million Children a Year Miss Out on First Dose of Measles Vaccine

16 hours ago from NY Times Science

Over eight years to 2017, a Unicef report found, nearly 170 million children worldwide failed to receive the first of two doses.

What an anesthesiologist shortage means for pregnant women in Yarmouth

16 hours ago from CBC: Health

A letter being given out to prenatal clinic patients has some pregnant women in Yarmouth, N.S., worried about what they're going to do when they're due.

Stroke survivors have four times osteoporosis risk than health people, study says

17 hours ago from UPI

Even though a stroke is the main risk factor for osteoporosis, most survivors don't receive screenings or treatment for the dangerous bone condition.

How do you prove a porn user is 18 or older?

17 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The British government announced last week that beginning July 15, Brits who want to browse X-rated content online will need to prove their age. But how do you prove a...