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Sleep problems, Alzheimer's disease are linked, but which comes first?

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease, and...

New mechanism to reduce inflammation

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified two proteins that act as gatekeepers to dampen a potentially life-threatening immune response to chronic infection.

A veteran runner shares his 26.2 secrets for conquering the L.A. Marathon

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

You dreamed big, you signed up and you trained hard. To help you crush it in Sunday’s L.A. Marathon, I’ve offered up 26.2 things to remember before, during and after...

Watch: New-look U.S. men's soccer beats Ecuador

1 day ago from UPI

The United States Men's National Team used a new lineup combination, including several young players, to beat Ecuador 1-0 in a friendly in Orlando.

Two-ointment combo for skin lesions also reduces skin cancer risk

1 day ago from UPI

Research shows that a two-ointment combo -- one used to ward off skin cancer and the other a psoriasis drug -- can reduce the odds for squamous cell carcinomas.

High-fructose corn syrup promotes tumor growth in mice

1 day ago from Science Blog

Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day caused mice predisposed to colon cancer to develop larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian...

Unequal pain relief at home for dying patients

1 day ago from Science Daily

Pain relief and end of life care is not being provided equally to people with advanced progressive diseases who were at home during their last three months of life, according...

NIH to test experimental drug to curb opioid cravings

1 day ago from Science Blog

A clinical trial of an experimental drug designed to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) has begun in the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The Phase I...

What's in your drinking water?

1 day ago from Physorg

What if every day you drank water contaminated with a toxic, manmade chemical that had been linked to cancer? What if the company that produced the chemical knew it caused...

Boeing 737 Max: The FAA wanted a safe plane – but didn't want to hurt America's biggest exporter either

1 day ago from Physorg

Recent incidents aside, air travel is incredibly safe these days.

A new TB vaccine is within reach – Prof. Helen McShane

1 day ago from Science Blog

Nearly 100 years ago scientists developed a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB). Today, there are 10 million new cases worldwide and 1.6 million deaths from the disease every year. Increasingly, these cases are...

Pork essentially free of veterinary drug residues

1 day ago from Physorg

In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U. S. regulatory limits,...

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

Ties: My Temporary Hoarding Habit

1 day ago from NY Times Health

When my daughter was hospitalized for cancer treatment, I began collecting leftover condiments and medical supplies in an effort to control something in our uncontrollable world.

Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.

$1 Billion for Mental Health: The Reality of de Blasio’s ‘Revolutionary’ Plan

1 day ago from NY Times Health

It has been difficult to gauge the effectiveness of ThriveNYC, an expensive and sprawling mental health initiative.

Famous birthdays for March 22: Matthew Modine, William Shatner

1 day ago from UPI

Actor Matthew Modine turns 60 and actor Lena Olin turns 64, among the famous birthdays for March 22.

Neglected diseases continue to require attention despite progress

1 day ago from Science Daily

Few novel drugs have been developed to treat neglected diseases in recent decades, Brazilian researchers warn.

Study in mice examines impact of reused cooking oil on breast cancer progression

1 day ago from Science Daily

Compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells' growth and proliferation.

First of its kind statistics on pregnant women in US prisons

1 day ago from Science Daily

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned US women, researchers say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 US...

Breast ultrasound and cancer detection rates increased under new laws

1 day ago from Science Daily

State breast density notification laws that mandate reporting of mammogram results can prompt further screening and modestly boost cancer detection rates, say researchers.

New drug combination shows promise for common pediatric brain tumor

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new combination treatment aimed at resistant and recurrent low-grade gliomas slowed tumor growth and killed tumor cells in laboratory and mouse models.

Bacteria in urine: Not always an indication of infection

1 day ago from Science Daily

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines.

No evidence that calcium increases risk of AMD

1 day ago from Science Daily

Eating a calcium-rich diet or taking calcium supplements does not appear to increase the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the findings of a study by scientists at...

Small vessel disease MRI marker linked to worse cognitive health in older adults

1 day ago from Science Daily

Seemingly harmless fluid-filled spaces around the cerebral small vessels, commonly seen on brain MRIs in older adults, are now thought to be associated with more compromised cognitive skills, according to...

Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence prevent relapse

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes...

New perspective on production of blood cells and immune cells

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study provides a thorough accounting of blood cell production from hematopoietic stem cells. The results are important for understanding disorders such as anemia, diseases of the immune system,...

Study identifies possible causes of and protectors against premature birth

1 day ago from Science Daily

Seven types of bacteria and certain immune factors in a woman's vagina and cervix may be responsible for increasing the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) or protect against it,...