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Diet low in added sugars significantly improves fatty liver disease in children

14 hours ago from Science Daily

A randomized clinical study of adolescent boys with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) found that a diet low in free sugars (those sugars added to foods and beverages and occurring...

Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression

14 hours ago from Science Daily

A major study provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving birth.

Kristin Cavallari to return in 'Very Cavallari' in March

14 hours ago from UPI

"The Hills" alum Kristin Cavallari and her husband, Jay Cutler, will return in "Very Cavallari" in March.

Famous Sweethearts candies will miss Valentine's Day this year

15 hours ago from UPI

The popular Valentines Day Sweethearts candies will be less popular this year, due to its maker going out of business.

Unique form of chronic sinusitis in older patients

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis -- a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years -- have a unique inflammatory signature...

PSA screenings reduce prostate cancer death by 30 percent, study says

15 hours ago from UPI

PSA screenings have reduced prostate cancer deaths by about 30 percent, according to a new study published this month by researchers at the University of Gothenburg.

Protein engineering extends the language of immune cells

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Small infections can be fatal: Millions of people die each year from sepsis, an overreaction of the immune system. A new immune signaling molecule now provides the basis for potential...

Malin Andersson mourns newborn daughter Consy's death

15 hours ago from UPI

"Love Island" Season 2 star Malin Andersson paid tribute to daughter Consy after the infant died four weeks after birth.

Many pregnant women don't think cannabis is harmful, UBC study finds

15 hours ago from CBC: Health

A new report by researchers at the University of British Columbia has found that up to one-third of pregnant women believe it is safe to ingest cannabis during pregnancy.

Black smokers at higher risk for peripheral artery disease

16 hours ago from UPI

African-Americans who smoke may be at higher risk for developing peripheral artery disease, according to a new study.

Watch: Drew Barrymore recalls first kiss on 'The Late Show'

16 hours ago from UPI

Drew Barrymore said her first kiss was with "Clueless" actor Breckin Meyer.

Watch: Deion Sanders' son Shilo Sanders is headed to the SEC

16 hours ago from UPI

Shilo Sanders -- the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders -- made his college commitment and he's headed to the Southeastern Conference.

Garrett Yrigoyen says he was born with penny-sized hole in heart

16 hours ago from UPI

Garret Yrigoyen shared a past health issue following his engagement to "The Bachelorette" Season 14 star Becca Kufrin.

Phoenix nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman giving birth

16 hours ago from CBC: Health

A licensed practical nurse in Phoenix has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a facility...

Novel strategies for sustainable and profitable livestock farming

17 hours ago from Physorg

While livestock farming has been around for thousands of years, it has only been intensified in recent decades to meet the demands of a rising world population and global competition....

New equine research reveals laminitis is as common as colic and is a year-round threat

17 hours ago from Physorg

One in 10 horses or ponies may develop at least one laminitis episode each year, making it just as common as colic, according to a new study led by Dr....

Number of uninsured U.S. adults hits four-year high

17 hours ago from UPI

About 13.7 percent of U.S. adults went without medical insurance at the end of 2018, the highest rate since before the Affordable Care Act mandate took effect.

Blood test may detect early signs of lung-transplant rejection

17 hours ago from Science Blog

After receiving a lung transplant, patients face the likely chance that their body’s immune system will reject the transplanted organ. Rejection can happen at any time due to a variety...

Targeted treatment shrinks deadly pediatric brain tumors

18 hours ago from Science Daily

For children -- whose tiny bodies are still growing -- chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause lifelong damage. Now, scientists have reported that a targeted therapy that blocks a protein...

Scientists may be able to restore Alzheimer's disease memory loss

18 hours ago from UPI

Researchers reversed Alzheimer's disease-related memory loss in mice, and identified potential drug targets for their method of doing so, according to a new study.

4 arrested in plot to attack New York Muslim community

18 hours ago from UPI

Three men and a 16-year-old face weapons and conspiracy charges for plotting to attack a small Muslim community in New York state, authorities said.

Rodriguez cancels Australia, New Zealand tour due to illness

18 hours ago from UPI

Sixto Rodriguez, known professionally as Rodriguez, has canceled his planned tour of Australia and New Zealand due to health issues.

Low-Sugar Diet Effective in Boys with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

18 hours ago from Science Blog

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine found that a diet low in free sugars (those added to foods and beverages...

White mortgage agents may charge minority borrowers higher mortgage fees

18 hours ago from Science Blog

Mortgage seekers from minority groups may pay more in fees than similarly qualified white borrowers, according to a team of researchers. In a study, the researchers found that when minorities...

Children who had a dengue infection could be protected from symptomatic Zika

18 hours ago from Science Blog

A prior dengue virus infection could protect children from symptomatic Zika virus infection, according to a study by an international group of researchers including those from the University of Michigan...

White mortgage agents may charge minority borrowers higher mortgage fees

18 hours ago from Physorg

Mortgage seekers from minority groups may pay more in fees than similarly qualified white borrowers, according to a team of researchers.

It may be possible to restore memory function in Alzheimer's, preclinical study finds

18 hours ago from Science Daily

New research reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.

Australian Open: Serena eliminated, Osaka moves on

18 hours ago from UPI

Serena Williams will not play in the 2019 Australian Open final after being eliminated by Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals in Melbourne.