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Weight loss surgery may decrease hormone-related cancer risk, study says

4 days ago from UPI

Weight loss surgery may decrease a person's risk of developing hormone-related cancers, increase the chance of colon cancer, according to study in England.

Look: Kim Kardashian brings daughter North to Beautycon

4 days ago from UPI

Kim Kardashian took North West, her elder daughter with Kanye West, to a beauty convention in Los Angeles.

Targeting immune cells could relieve chronic pain

4 days ago from C&EN

Study finds macrophages talk to sensory nerves to elicit chronic pain caused by nerve damage

Tennessee Titans' Malcolm Butler sees some Bill Belichick in Mike Vrabel

4 days ago from UPI

Tennessee Titans offseason acquisition Malcolm Butler sees plenty of similarities between new coach Mike Vrabel and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Alexis Ohanian's post-Wimbledon message to wife Serena Williams

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Alexis Ohanian penned a message for his wife Serena Williams after she lost in the 2018 Wimbledon final.

Tobacco Users May Not Agree Nicotine Harms Kids

4 days ago from Science Blog

Users of tobacco products are less likely than the public to agree that nicotine exposure is dangerous for children, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at...

Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's disease

4 days ago from Science Daily

Authors lament the unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer disease but are heartened by what they see as encouraging improvements in care (care transformation) for a growing population...

Crowdsourcing friendly bacteria helps superbug cause infection

4 days ago from Physorg

Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study by the University of Sheffield has revealed.

Fresh DNA tests authenticate bones of Russia tsar, family

4 days ago from Physorg

Fresh genetic tests on bones of Russia's last tsar and his family murdered a century ago have confirmed their authenticity, investigators said Monday.

Northrop Grumman receives $41.2M contract for MQ-4C Triton UAV

4 days ago from UPI

Northrop Grumman was awarded a $41.2 million contract for test, maintenance and logistics support services for sustainment of the MQ-4C Triton drone.

Routine screening, treatment can curb opioid abuse

4 days ago from UPI

Opioid abuse, as well as increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, can be reduced with routinely screening and treatment when seeking other services.

In photos: Olivia Culpo, Christie Brinkley walk the Sports Illustrated red carpet

4 days ago from UPI

Sports Illustrated models walk the red carpet at the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show in Miami Beach, Fla., on July 15, 2018.

FDA approves first drug to treat smallpox

4 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat smallpox.

Routine, coordinated treatment of opioid abuse can stem national epidemic

4 days ago from Science Daily

To help stem the nationwide opioid epidemic and related increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, health care providers should routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when...

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects

4 days ago from Science Daily

A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, researchers report in a new study in mice. In mice with tumors...

Nursing notes can help indicate whether ICU patients will survive

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that sentiments in the nursing notes of health care providers are good indicators of whether intensive care unit (ICU) patients will survive.

A constellation of symptoms presages first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers document the health problems that precede a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Testosterone research brings new hope for cancer patients

4 days ago from Science Daily

Approximately 20 percent of cancer related deaths are attributed to the syndrome of cachexia. Medical researchers now show that the hormone testosterone is effective at combating cachexia in cancer patients...

Weight loss surgery may affect the risk of cancer

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new analysis indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual's risk of developing cancer.

Global Health: Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds

4 days ago from NY Times Health

Following a 20-year campaign, trachoma has been eliminated as a public health menace in at least seven poor countries.

KAIST to introduce enhanced PDT to cure cancer with fewer side effects

4 days ago from Physorg

A KAIST research team developed near-infrared fluorophores-based photodynamic therapy (PDT) that reduced the downside of existing PDTs.

Imaging method reveals Parkinson's heart damage, possible treatment

4 days ago from UPI

Researchers found a possible treatment for heart damage cause by Parkinson's, after finding that an imaging method could reveal and allow for treatment evaluation.

Babies’ Cries May Foretell Their Adult Voices, a Study Shows

4 days ago from NY Times Science

New research indicates that the pitch of a baby’s cries at 4 months old may predict the pitch of its speech at age 5.

Trials under way for new fibre-based ready meal pack

4 days ago from Physorg

Ready meals may come in handy for the fast on the go, but the trays they're served in will likely be around for longer than your lifetime.

A Rare Outbreak of 'Rabbit Fever' Popped Up at a German Winery. The Surprising Cause? Grapes.

4 days ago from Live Science

When grape harvesters at a German winery mysteriously fell ill with "rabbit fever," a rare bacterial illness, one question in particular stood out: How did they get sick?

Personal Health: When to Get Your Bone Density Tested

4 days ago from NY Times Health

Updated guidelines can help women decide when to have bone density screening but may discourage men.

X-ray triggered nano-bubbles to target cancer

4 days ago from Physorg

Innovative drug filled nano-bubbles, able to be successfully triggered in the body by X-rays, have been developed by researchers, paving the way for a new range of cancer treatments for...

Chicago police release footage of man fatally shot by officers

4 days ago from UPI

Police in Chicago released body camera footage Sunday of an encounter in which officers fatally shot a man suspected of being armed.