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Dodgers SS Kyle Seager to be ready for the opener, manager says

5 days ago from UPI

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is still working his way back following major elbow surgery that forced him to miss most of 2018, but it sounds like he will...

Portland guard CJ McCollum has knee strain, to be examined in a week

5 days ago from UPI

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum has a popliteus strain in his left knee, this after leaving Saturday's 108-103 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.

The Checkup: Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

5 days ago from NY Times Health

New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.

Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality

5 days ago from Harvard Science

The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people drink, the greater their risk of premature death — particularly from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to a large, long-term study of...

Stronger action urged against homeopathic products touted as alternatives to vaccines

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada's recent warning that homeopathic remedies are not an alternative to vaccines doesn't go far enough to prevent the damage the products could do as the country fights off a resurgence...

Facebook scrubs 1.5mn Christchurch attack videos but criticism goes viral

5 days ago from Physorg

Facebook says it removed a staggering 1.5 million videos showing harrowing viral footage of the Christchurch mosque rampage but criticism of social media giants for failing to block images of...

First body of Christchurch shooting victim released

5 days ago from UPI

The first body of a Christchurch mosque shooting victim has been released, authorities said.

Linking pollution and infectious disease

5 days ago from C&EN

Chemicals and pathogens interact to weaken the immune system, reduce vaccine efficacy, and increase pathogen virulence

Watch: Knicks' Mario Hezonja blocks LeBron James' game-winning shot

5 days ago from UPI

New York Knicks forward Mario Hezonja blocked Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James' game-winning shot attempt during the fourth quarter Sunday.

Oakland Raiders release veteran OT Donald Penn

5 days ago from UPI

The Oakland Raiders released veteran offensive tackle Donald Penn, the team announced Saturday.

Harder for minority, poor teens with autism to get treatment and services

5 days ago from UPI

The fight to get treatment and services for people with autism is harder among minorities who live in poverty, new research suggests.

Bioethicist urge a moratorium on heritable genome editing

5 days ago from Science Daily

Bioethicists have voiced to a global plea for a moratorium on heritable genome editing in the wake of the recent Chinese experiment aiming to produce HIV immune children.

Calcium in arteries is shown to increase patients' imminent risk of a heart attack

5 days ago from Science Daily

New research findings show that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine their future risk.

New cardiac pump clinically superior, safer for patients, study suggests

5 days ago from Science Daily

The study of more than 1,000 patients with severe heart failure not only confirms that the HeartMate 3™, a next-generation LVAD device, markedly reduced the need for re-operations due to...

Absorbable antibiotic envelope can significantly cut cardiac device infections

5 days ago from Science Daily

A research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent.

In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

5 days ago from Science Daily

A large clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure to replace a narrowed heart valve performed better than surgery in patients who were good candidates for surgery.

Commonly used heart drug associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

5 days ago from Science Daily

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain) is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest, according to new results.

Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon out 6-8 weeks with plantar fascia tear

5 days ago from UPI

The Milwaukee Bucks will be without guard Malcolm Brogdon for the the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs.

Study links egg consumption to risk of premature death

5 days ago from UPI

A new study says eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol and that cholesterol in the diet ups the risk of heart disease and premature death.

Second Nebraska man dead in widespread flooding

5 days ago from UPI

A Nebraska man died in Iowa this the weekend when the vehicle he was in was swept up by floodwaters in the region, authorities said.

More blood pressure drugs recalled over potential cancer risk

5 days ago from UPI

Another 43 lots of the blood pressure and heart failure drug Losartan have been recalled over the detection of a possible carcinogen in the tablets.

Ram sperm frozen for 50 years successfully used to impregnate 34 ewes

6 days ago from Physorg

Semen stored since 1968 in a laboratory in Sydney has been defrosted and successfully used to impregnate 34 Merino ewes, with the resulting live birth rate as high sperm frozen...

Vermont state trooper exposed to suspected heroin revived with Narcan

6 days ago from UPI

A Vermont state trooper was revived with Narcan after exposure to suspected heroin during a traffic stop late Friday, the agency said.

More evidence showing maltodextrin, a food additive, may cause inflammation in gut

6 days ago from Science Blog

A new study published in February added another piece of evidence suggesting that maltodextrin, a thickener/filler found in prepackaged food, may have harmful effects on the gut of people prone...

Model to testify about ex-Italian leader Berlusconi dies of suspected poisoning

6 days ago from UPI

A model who was to testify in former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's upcoming bribery trial has died of suspected poisoning, authorities said.

Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction

6 days ago from Science Daily

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may...

Knee injury forces Rafael Nadal to withdrawal from Indian Wells semifinal

6 days ago from UPI

Just hours before he was to take the court at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., Rafael Nadal withdrew from competition due to a knee injury.

Since 1990s, heart attacks have become less deadly, frequent for Americans

6 days ago from Science Daily

Heart attack prevention and outcomes have dramatically improved for American adults in the past two decades, according to a new study. Compared to the mid-1990s, Americans today are less likely...