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Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne

23 hours ago from Science Blog

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to Rutgers researchers. The findings, published as Part I and Part II in the journal Dermatologic...

Self-guided robot may ease burden for heart surgeons

23 hours ago from UPI

Researchers say they've created a tiny medical robot that's able to navigate on its own in and around a beating heart.

Housing costs dampen residents' satisfaction with life in Los Angeles

23 hours ago from Physorg

The rising cost of housing continues to be the single biggest factor undermining residents' satisfaction with life in Los Angeles County, according to the fourth annual Quality of Life Index.

AI-generated profiles? Airbnb users prefer a human touch

23 hours ago from Physorg

In an online marketplace like Airbnb, host profiles can mean the difference between a booked room and a vacant one. Too peppy, too long, too many exclamation points? Language is...

Machine-learning system used to diagnose genetic diseases

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have utilized a machine-learning process and clinical natural language processing (CNLP) to diagnose rare genetic diseases in record time. This new method is speeding answers to physicians caring for...

Drugs to prevent stroke and dementia show promise in early trial

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Treatments that prevent recurrence of types of stroke and dementia caused by damage to small blood vessels in the brain have moved a step closer, following a small study.

Many stroke patients not screened for osteoporosis, despite known risks

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Many stroke survivors have an increased risk of osteoporosis, falls or breaks when compared to healthy people. This study provides further evidence of the importance of identifying risk and initiating...

UNICEF: 'Anti-vax' parents a major factor in measles outbreaks

23 hours ago from UPI

As measles cases in the United States climb to the highest number in two decades, advocates said Thursday nearly 170 million children worldwide have not been vaccinated for most of...

One in 7 Washington State drivers with children in the car recently used marijuana

1 day ago from Science Daily

According to a roadside survey conducted in Washington State, 14.1% of drivers with children in the car -- nearly one in seven -- tested positive for THC, the principal psychoactive...

CDC: Measles cases hit 695, highest number since disease was eliminated in 2000

1 day ago from UPI

New measles cases in the United States this year have surpassed the highest number on record since the disease was declared eliminated nearly 20 years ago, health officials said.

Soft Bedding, Unsafe Sleep Practices Cause Most Infant Suffocation Deaths

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Experts recommend that cribs have no soft bedding or soft objects, and that adults never sleep in the same bed with a baby.

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer, says research

1 day ago from Physorg

Households in the UK where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer than those where the man is the only breadwinner, bucking the trend in western Europe.

CDC: Measles cases hit 695, highest number since disease was eliminated in 2000

1 day ago from UPI

Measles cases in the United States have exceeded the highest number on record since the disease was eliminated in the country in 2000, health officials sai

CDC: Measles cases hits 695, highest number since disease was eliminated in 2000

1 day ago from UPI

Measles cases in the United States have exceeded the highest number on record since the disease was eliminated in the country in 2000, health officials sai

U.N. 'strongly condemns' Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 people in mass executions

1 day ago from UPI

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet strongly condemned the beheading of 37 Saudi in spite of repeated protests from the international community.

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a way to improve the accuracy of surgery to remove ovarian tumors. Using carbon nanotubes and a near-infrared imaging system, they could find and remove tumors as...

Stroke patients receive different amounts of physical therapy

1 day ago from Science Daily

Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study...

Antibiotic use linked to greater risk of heart attack and stroke in women

1 day ago from Science Daily

Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women.

Global Health: Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000

1 day ago from NY Times Health

The outbreak, linked to skepticism about vaccines, has led to extraordinary measures, including $1,000 fines and bans on unvaccinated children in public.

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make MLB debut Friday

1 day ago from UPI

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the major leagues.

Ex-Texas tennis coach Michael Center pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

1 day ago from UPI

A former University of Texas men's tennis coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting bribes as part of a national college admissions scandal.

U.S. measles cases hit a record high since the disease was eliminated in 2000

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

Each year from 2010 to 2017, 21 million children did not get vaccinated against measles, according to UNICEF.

U.S. soldier dies in non-combat-related incident in Iraq

1 day ago from UPI

A U.S. soldier died in a non-combat-related incident in Taji, Iraq, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

NFL Draft 2019: Blind boy to read Ravens' pick off Braille card

1 day ago from UPI

Mo Gaba, a blind 13-year-old Baltimore Ravens fan who is fighting cancer, will make history during the 2019 NFL Draft this weekend.

Trump Declares Commitment to Ending Opioid Crisis ‘Once and for All’

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Many leading authorities on the opioid crisis have been critical of the government’s response, starting with the Obama administration, but say there has been some improvement under Mr. Trump.

Long-Term Use of Antibiotics Tied to Heart Risks

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Taking antibiotics for two months or longer may be linked to an increase in a woman’s risk for cardiovascular disease.

Washington state targets toxic chemicals

1 day ago from C&EN

Legislature passes bill to protect people, wildlife from harmful substances in consumer products

Particulate matter takes away 125,000 years of healthy life from Europe's child population

1 day ago from Science Daily

A study analyzes the burden of disease of seven environmental hazards to children in the 28 countries of the European Union.