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Marriott data breach: 5 steps to protect yourself after the hack

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Experts recommend taking these 5 steps to safeguard your finances after Marriott disclosed the massive breach

Don't use rapid tests to rule out strep throat, many pharmacists directed

6 days ago from CBC: Health

In Nova Scotia — one of the three provinces where in-pharmacy strep tests are available — the College of Pharmacists says it agrees with infectious disease specialists that the rapid...

CIA director to brief senators on killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

6 days ago from UPI

CIA Director Gina Haspel on Tuesday will brief leaders of three Senate committees on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia.

Genetically engineered immune cells show promise for fighting relapsed blood cancer

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers are presenting preliminary results from a clinical study of an investigational cellular immunotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma expressing the CD30 protein marker.

New tool to find and fight most dangerous types of lymphoma

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have found a new way to identify people with the most aggressive types of lymphoma who are less likely to respond to standard drugs.

High childhood BMI linked to obesity at age 24 in women

6 days ago from Science Daily

Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers.

Personalized ultrasound scan showing atherosclerosis helps reduce cardiovascular risk

6 days ago from Science Daily

Low adherence to medication and resistance to lifestyle changes have so far hampered prevention efforts for cardiovascular disease. Personalized scans and depiction showing biological age and plaque formation of arteries...

New research on stem cell transplantation for myeloid cancers

6 days ago from Science Daily

Improving outcomes for patients with myeloid cancers who undergo stem cell transplantation is a focus of several studies being presented this week.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh happy with QB trio

6 days ago from UPI

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there is no quarterback controversy in Baltimore.

Neuroscientists pinpoint genes tied to dementia

6 days ago from Science Daily

A research team has identified genetic processes involved in the neurodegeneration that occurs in dementia -- an important step on the path toward developing therapies that could slow or halt...

New strategies may improve CAR-T cell therapy

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed two new strategies that may improve the performance of chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in treating cancer.

Benefits of CBD liquid for epilepsy may fade over time, study says

1 week ago from UPI

A marijuana-derived drug that helps control epileptic seizures appears to become less effective over time in some patients, a new Israeli study reports.

Giving Patients a Voice Even When Voices in Their Heads Overwhelm Them

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Psychiatric advance directives allow patients with serious mental illness to specify the treatment they want if they become too sick to say so.

Sculptor Unknowingly Poisons Herself with Her Own Art

1 week ago from Live Science

When a sculptor in Toronto started feeling ill in 2013, she had no idea that her art was the reason why.

Four at Harvard named Marshall Scholars

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Four Harvard seniors have been selected to receive Marshall Scholarships for 2019. Lyndon Hanrahan ’19, a member of Harvard Model Congress Asia, will be studying at the Royal College of Art. Justin Lee...

Oral drug for blood clot treatment safe for cancer patients, study says

1 week ago from UPI

A popular oral medication used to treat blood clots is safe and effective for patients going through cancer therapy, a study says.

Cost of insulin causing 1 in 4 diabetics to cut back on use

1 week ago from UPI

More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug's soaring price tag, according to a new small study.

Software glitch may have delayed medical results for hundreds of patients

1 week ago from CBC: Health

In total, up to 615 patients could have been affected by the notification delay, between November 2017 and November 2018.

Shingles: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

1 week ago from Live Science

Shingles, also called herpes zoster, is a viral disease that can cause a painful, blistering rash, which usually appears on one side of the body. It's caused by the same...

Surgical adhesions are treatable, possibly can be prevented

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine came up with a new development that could greatly reduce incidents of surgical adhesion.

Opioid addiction in young people linked to prescriptions from dentists

1 week ago from UPI

Young people prescribed opioids by dentists or oral surgeons are at a high risk of addiction the following year, a study says.

NL seniors restrained in long-term care twice the national average: Report

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A report published last week found that 12.1 per cent of seniors in long-term care homes in Newfoundland and Labrador are kept in daily physical restraints, second only to Yukon,...

Alabama police shot Emantic "E.J." Bradford in back at mall

1 week ago from UPI

An Alabama man killed on Thanksgiving Day when police shot him, mistakenly believing him to be a mall gunman, was hit in the back by three bullets.

Free, publicly available health data proves to be research gold mine

1 week ago from Science Daily

Immunotherapy has become a popular treatment for some cancers. Researchers discover how a set of genes, those associated with the extracellular matrix, had a direct connection to how cancer patients...

Fipronil blamed for historical bee deaths

1 week ago from C&EN

Scientists urge regulators to consider bioaccumulation when approving new pesticide uses

Women reveal the reasons they reject a preventive drug for breast cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new research.

A change in marital status affects the number of daily steps

1 week ago from Science Daily

Changes in relationships have links to physical activity. The total number of non-exercise steps was reduced during a four-year follow-up study for men who divorced. For women who found a...

Sports: Joint past successes increase the chances of winning

1 week ago from Science Daily

Joint successes in the past increase the chances of winning. This has now been statistically proven in a variety of different team sports.