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New possible target for treating major common diseases

6 days ago from Physorg

There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden...

Rams RB Brown nursing clavicle injury

6 days ago from UPI

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown underwent a medical prodecure to deal with a clavicle injury he sustained in last weekend's win over the Detroit Lions.

Watch: Ellen DeGeneres returns to stand-up in first 'Relatable' trailer

6 days ago from UPI

Ellen DeGeneres takes to the stage for her first stand-up special in 15 years in the new trailer for Netflix's "Relatable."

Older women who suffer tooth loss more likely to develop high blood pressure

6 days ago from Science Daily

A study indicates that postmenopausal women who experience tooth loss are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.

Watch: Man reunited with wallet lost on roller coaster

6 days ago from UPI

A Pennsylvania man said he received an unexpected call from Hersheypark saying workers found the wallet he lost on a roller coaster four years ago.

High cost of infidelity for swift parrots

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting between males and fewer...

Gene that lets you eat as much as you want holds promise against obesity

6 days ago from Science Daily

It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in...

Well : Even a Little Weight Training May Cut the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

6 days ago from NY Times Health

Weight training might not just improve your physique — it might help build a healthier heart, too.

No Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Need to Know You Can Pay.

6 days ago from NY Times Health

When a Michigan woman was told to raise $10,000 for a heart transplant, outrage spread on social media. But experts say “wallet biopsies” are common.

Look: Bob Guiney announces son Grayson's birth

6 days ago from UPI

Season 4 star Bob Guiney welcomed a baby boy, Grayson Robert, with wife Jessica Canyon on Monday.

Comeback kids: Islanders host Jets

6 days ago from UPI

NEW YORK -- After making an emotional return to Nassau Coliseum Saturday night, the New York Islanders will have to adjust to playing in their second home Tuesday.

Gene therapy treatment reverses sickle cell anemia, early trial results show

6 days ago from UPI

A new gene therapy for sickle cell anemia has shown promise in early clinical trials after reversing the condition's symptoms in two adults, researchers report.

Dry dog food brands recalled for potentially toxic levels of Vitamin D

6 days ago from UPI

Several brands of dry dog food are being recalled after FDA scientists found elevated levels of Vitamin D, which can cause serious health problems in dogs.

Toxic chemicals calling: Cell phones as a source of flame retardants

6 days ago from Physorg

Cell phones—much has been written about their detrimental effects on attention spans, stress levels and dinner table conversations. People are in constant contact with their cell phones at all hours...

No. 2 Kansas hosts streaking Wofford

6 days ago from UPI

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The stat line made it obvious who the Kansas go-to guy would be for a last-second shot.

Officials reduce number of dead, missing from California Camp Fire

6 days ago from UPI

Authorities have cut the death toll stemming from Northern California's Camp Fire, as well as the number of missing.

Watch: Nuggets 7-footer Nikola Jokic makes no-look trey that doesn't count

6 days ago from UPI

Denver Nuggets 7-foot center Nikola Jokic made a deep 3-pointer without looking against the Toronto Raptors, but the shot didn't count.

Meat packer expands beef recall to 12M pounds over Salmonella outbreak

6 days ago from UPI

Beef recalls issued earlier this year have been expanded to cover more than 12 million pounds of meat that could be contaminated with Salmonella, officials said.

Niners lose leading rusher Breida to ankle injury

6 days ago from UPI

The San Francisco 49ers will be without leading rusher Matt Breida for at least Sunday's game vs. the Denver Broncos with an injured ankle.

Boeing receives contract for Harpoon, SLAM-ER missile work

6 days ago from UPI

Boeing has received a contract worth $10.5 million from the Navy for upgrades and logistical support for the Harpoon/SLAM-ER family of guided anti-ship and land attack missiles.

Study counts the high cost of infidelity for swift parrots

6 days ago from Physorg

Scientists at ANU have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting between males...

Tooth loss in older women likely to cause high blood pressure

6 days ago from UPI

Postmenopausal women who go through tooth loss also have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a study says.

Researchers suggest ritual finger amputation may explain missing fingers in Upper Paleolithic people

6 days ago from Physorg

A trio of researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada theorizes that ritualistic finger amputation during the Upper Paleolithic explains the number of missing fingers in depictions from that...

Exercise may improve kidney function in obesity, reduce risk of renal disease

6 days ago from Science Blog

Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of...

Eddie Murphy confirms birth of 10th child

6 days ago from UPI

Eddie Murphy welcomed son Max Charles, his second child with fiancée Paige Butcher, on Nov. 30.

Study: 1 in 10 will develop eczema in their lifetime

6 days ago from UPI

About 10 percent of people will suffer from the itchy skin condition known as eczema at some point in their lives, new research shows.

Common Chemicals in Toiletries May Lead to Early Puberty

6 days ago from Live Science

Chemicals found in shampoo and makeup may shift up the onset of puberty.

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

6 days ago from Physorg

Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few...