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New strategy to treat aggressive lung cancer

6 hours ago from Science Daily

Research on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer has now been shared in a new article.

Children, teens who skip breakfast lack vital nutrients, researchers say

6 hours ago from UPI

Mom was right -- eating breakfast really is important. Without it, kids may not get recommended amounts of nutrients, British researchers suggest.

In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness. Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds' ability to control appetite, including potential medications for the treatment...

Public reaction, shifting political division responsible for ACA replacement defeat

9 hours ago from UPI

A new analysis shows deep division in the Republican Party, between GOP and Democrats, and among the public prevented repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

Telling people not to 'down' drinks could make them drink more

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Campaigns designed to stop young people 'bolting' drinks can be ineffective and can even make them more likely to do it, new research suggests.

Scientists are recruiting Alaskans to help them track berry patches

11 hours ago from UPI

Scientists in Alaska are using this year's berry season to engage with the public and inspire a new generation of citizen scientists.

Simulation shows the high cost of dementia, especially for families

11 hours ago from Science Daily

A new simulation of the dementia epidemic estimates the economic impact the disease has on households and public insurance programs and provides a tool for projecting the impact that different...

Smoking raises risk of aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment

11 hours ago from Science Daily

A history of smoking significantly increases the chance that survivors will experience recurrence of a brain aneurysm, according to a new study. Researchers say it's a serious reminder about the...

Opioids overused in migraine treatment, regardless of race

12 hours ago from Science Daily

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report...

Experiences of stroke survivors with visual impairments examined

12 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study identifies simple measures that could substantially improve the quality of life of stroke survivors with visual impairments.

Estrogen-mediated brain protection directly linked to intake of fatty acids found in oils

12 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists are increasingly appreciating estrogen's role in brain health. The latest research connecting DHA synthesis to estrogen production, and consequentially brain health, backs up further the old adage that a...

Brain chemical NPGL controls appetite and body fat composition: Beneficial for our ancestors; potential cause of obesity pandemic

12 hours ago from Science Daily

NPGL, a recently discovered protein involved in brain signalling, has been found to increase fat storage by the body – even when on a low-calorie diet.

Not our fault: Long-term opioid use rarely starts with surgery, study finds

13 hours ago from LA Times - Science

Don’t blame the nation’s surgeons for an opiate-abuse crisis that now claims 142 lives daily in the United States. New research suggests that patients leaving the hospital after surgeries or...

Mythbusting Ancient Rome—did all roads actually lead there?

14 hours ago from Physorg

We all know the phrase "all roads lead to Rome". Today, it is used proverbially and has come to mean something like "there is more than one way to reach...

Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Vaccines and Better Chemistry

15 hours ago from Scientific American

Several immunizations show initial promise, but when they will be available remains murky -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital

16 hours ago from NY Times Health

The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

21 hours ago from AP Health

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in...

FDA announces recall of some liquid pharmaceutical products

23 hours ago from UPI

The FDA announced a recall of numerous liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections.

Nearly 4 million people die from asthma each year, says COPD

23 hours ago from UPI

Two major chronic lung diseases -- asthma and COPD -- kill nearly 4 million people worldwide annually, a new report finds.

Being in a sports club is good for mental health

1 day ago from Science Daily

While so-called social networks are booming and Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp have millions of users in Austria, "real" social contacts are perceptibly declining. Researchers have now investigated the effect that...

New Orleans Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Delvin Breaux injury

1 day ago from UPI

The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri after discovering that Delvin Breaux sustained a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise.

Denver Nuggets hire veteran NBA coach Bob Weiss, Calvin Booth to staff

1 day ago from UPI

The Denver Nuggets hired veteran NBA coach and player Bob Weiss to join head coach Michael Malone's staff as an assistant coach.

Three-time All-Star, longtime Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver announces retirement

1 day ago from UPI

Three-time All-Star right-hander Jered Weaver announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending his 12-year career spent primarily with the Los Angeles Angels.

Scientists discover powerful potential pain reliever

1 day ago from Science Daily

Chemists have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The compound is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug...

New York Jets WR Lucky Whitehead may miss 4-6 weeks with broken foot

1 day ago from UPI

New York Jets wide receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead is out indefinitely after breaking his foot in practice this week.

Trilobites: Trying to Match the Face? Don’t Look at the Hair

1 day ago from NY Times Science

When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by similar hairstyles.

White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

1 day ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will make this month's payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that President Donald Trump still...

Body scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system

1 day ago from Physorg

Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives.