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Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving reportedly highly interested in joining Los Angeles Clippers

1 week ago from UPI

LeBron James might be considering whether to bring his talents to Los Angeles next season, and there's a chance Kyrie Irving could be going with him.

Doctor calls for stop of 'demeaning' practice of watching women swallow Mifegymiso 'abortion pill'

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A doctor and professor says physicians should stop the practice of watching women swallow the Mifegymiso abortion pill because Health Canada says it's not necessary.

Hibernating control cells or why inflammations become chronic

1 week ago from Science Daily

Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and...

Rotavirus vaccines continue to reduce diarrhea hospitalizations, medical costs in US kids

1 week ago from Science Daily

Following the introduction of routine childhood vaccination against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrheal illness, more than 380,000 children avoided hospitalization for diarrhea from 2008 to 2013 in the US,...

A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might Work

1 week ago from Live Science

Bizarre reports claim that U.S. workers at the embassy in Havana were made ill by a covert sonic device, but how exactly would such a sonic weapon work?

Using only alternative medicine for cancer linked to lower survival rate

1 week ago from Science Blog

Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes,...

LA suburb offers video PSA on preparations for nuclear attack

1 week ago from UPI

The local government of a Los Angeles suburb has released a video urging its residents to be prepared for a nuclear attack.

Checkpoint inhibitors fire up different types of T cells to attack tumors

1 week ago from Science Daily

Cancer immunotherapies that block two different checkpoints on T cells launch immune attacks on cancer by expanding distinct types of T cell that infiltrate tumors, researchers report.

Rogers Cup: Top-ranked Karolina Pliskova breezes

1 week ago from UPI

All the favorites breezed to victory during the early session of Thursday's WTA Rogers Cup action in Toronto.

Certain jobs linked to raised risk of rheumatoid arthritis

1 week ago from UPI

Rheumatoid arthritis appears to be more common among people in certain types of jobs, researchers suggest.

Oklahoma City Thunder: Patrick Patterson undergoes knee surgery

1 week ago from UPI

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Patrick Patterson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday, the team announced.

Case of maggots in throat offers rare look at neglect probes

1 week ago from AP Health

ROME, N.Y. (AP) -- In his bed at a New York state group home for the severely disabled, Steven Wenger lay helpless against...

Study: Obese heart patients need more ICU resources

1 week ago from UPI

A new study suggests obese heart surgery patients need significantly more intensive care unit resources compared to patients with healthy weights.

For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront

1 week ago from Science Daily

Microbes that produce important secretions for use in a community suffer a blow to their own fitness for supplying the non-producing 'cheater' bacteria -- but only when production requires the...

Heidi Montag enjoys babymoon at 7 months pregnant

1 week ago from UPI

"The Hills" alum Heidi Montag posted a photo from her getaway to Hawaii with husband Spencer Pratt.

Watchdog group finds excessive bacteria in South Korea McDonald's burger

1 week ago from UPI

A hamburger from McDonald's was found to have an excessive level of a bacteria known to cause food poisoning, a South Korea consumer agency said Thursday.

ACA premiums expected to rise due to market uncertainty

1 week ago from UPI

The Kaiser Family Foundation released a report today that says Affordable Care Act insurance premiums are expected to rise in 2018 due to market uncertainty.

Philadelphia 76ers to host Boston Celtics in London

1 week ago from UPI

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics will pack their bags and head across the pond to play a regular-season game at the O2 Arena in London on Jan. 11, the...

Marijuana's Popularity Among US Adults Continues to Grow. Here's Why

1 week ago from Live Science

Marijuana's popularity among American adults is on the rise — and use of the recreational drug is expected to continue to increase, according to several surveys.

Nepal bans isolating women in 'menstrual huts'

1 week ago from UPI

Menstrual huts in Nepal may finally become relics of the past, following the recent deaths of at least two women who died in sheds located outside their homes.

Gene therapy via skin could treat diseases such as obesity

1 week ago from Science Blog

A University of Chicago-based research team has overcome challenges that have limited gene therapy and demonstrated how their novel approach with skin transplantation could enable a wide range of gene-based...

US Men's Condom Use Is on the Rise

1 week ago from Live Science

More than one-third of adult men in the United States now say they use condoms during sex.

Living With Cancer: Chair Yoga for My Funny Bones

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Radiation, chemotherapy and steroids can render bones brittle, something I learned after I slipped on ice and fractured my pelvis.

Programs That Fight Teenage Pregnancy Are at Risk of Being Cut

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The Trump administration questions the impact of the programs, but teenagers say they learn to say no to sex, or at least to unsafe sex.

For bacteria that cheat, food is at the forefront

1 week ago from Physorg

If you've got plenty of burgers and beers on hand and your own stomach is full, an uninvited guest at your neighborhood barbecue won't put much strain on you.

Texas passes bill to require women pay extra for abortion access in health plans

1 week ago from UPI

Texas lawmakers approved a bill that would require women to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for elective abortions.

Pittsburgh ICE raid hospitalizes 18 officers due to fentanyl exposure

1 week ago from UPI

Eighteen Pittsburgh police officers were hospitalized after they were possibly exposed to fentanyl during a raid led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

For Transgender Women, an Extra Dose of Fear

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Many transgender women say they feel increasingly unsafe, and that “passing” is necessary for survival.