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Does Rain Increase Joint Pain? Google Searches Say No

5 days ago from MSNBC: Science

Researchers conclude that people's activity levels are likelier than the weather itself to cause pain potentially dispelling an age old myth.

Family Meal? Ancestral Humans May Have Engaged in Ritualistic Cannibalism

1 week ago from Scientific American

Patterns carved in an arm bone could mean the gruesome practice held some ceremonial value for Paleolithic people -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Suicide: Statistics, Warning Signs and Prevention

1 week ago from Live Science

Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, amounting to...

Study: Steep price hikes led to drop in use of two heart drugs at U.S. hospitals

1 week ago from UPI

After steep price hikes, use of two common heart medications declined significantly in U.S. hospitals, a new study shows.

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe

One day, the immunotherapy could free patients from daily insulin injections.

By age 12, poor may show signs of heart risks ahead

1 week ago from UPI

A new study shows that poor children face higher risks for heart disease.

Racial gap narrows for survival of hospitalized cardiac arrest patients

1 week ago from UPI

The gap in survival rates has narrowed between black and white patients whose hearts who experience cardiac arrest in U.S. hospitals, a new study finds.

San Francisco 49ers release Pro Bowl center Jeremy Zuttah

1 week ago from UPI

The San Francisco 49ers released Jeremy Zuttah on Wednesday, less than five months after acquiring the Pro Bowl center from the Baltimore Ravens.

Freak injury lands Atlanta Braves SS Johan Camargo on DL

1 week ago from UPI

Atlanta Braves rookie shortstop Johan Camargo was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday, one day removed from sustaining a knee injury while jogging onto the field.

Study shows strokes are down among men, but not women

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

A study released Wednesday found that men are having fewer strokes, but the rate for women hasn't budged in recent years. The study found that risk factors may affect women...

Free agent LB DeAndre Levy files injury grievance against Detroit Lions

1 week ago from UPI

Linebacker DeAndre Levy filed an injury grievance against the Detroit Lions.

Effects of increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that increased levels of inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development.

Scientists unearth cell 'checkpoint' that stops allergic diseases

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a...

Study boosts hope of 'liquid biopsies' for cancer screening

1 week ago from AP Health

Scientists have the first major evidence that blood tests called liquid biopsies hold promise for screening people for cancer. Hong Kong doctors tried it for a type of head and...

People with mental illness reoffend less if on specialty probation

1 week ago from Science Daily

Each year, some 2 million people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses are arrested for various crimes, inadvertently turning the US correctional system into the nation's primary provider...

Researchers Develop Technology to Make Aged Cells Younger

1 week ago from Science Blog

Aging. We all face it. Nobody’s immune and we’ve long tried to reverse it, stop it or just even slow it down. While advances have been made, true age-reversal at...

Reaction time variation may be a marker that predicts mortality in old age

1 week ago from Science Daily

A common indicator of neurobiological disturbance among the elderly may also be associated with mortality, according to a new study.

2nd coroner's inquest this summer hears Inuk man in need of medical care was presumed drunk

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A coroner's inquest hears Victor Kaludjak was treated for alcohol poisoning at the Rankin Inlet health centre, even though he told nurses he hadn't had a drink in four days.

Entrepreneurship: Heart and Asthma Monitors? There’s an App for That

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Start-ups by young Berkeley engineers are marketing devices for home use that will help heart patients and asthmatic children manage their conditions.

Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Antidepressant use has previously been...

Transforming skin cells to insulin

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researches are one step closer to cure diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. They have transformed skin puncture cells from diabetes patients into insulin producing cells, using stem...

Researchers create biomaterial that delivers both a powerful drug and gene silencers

1 week ago from Physorg

Clinicians today have an arsenal of more than 200 drugs at their disposal for treating a range of cancers—68 drugs were approved between 2011 and 2016 alone. But many chemotherapeutic...

College grad receives encouraging response to wrong number text

1 week ago from UPI

A recent college graduate in South Carolina had an encouraging exchange with a stranger after texting a photo to the wrong number.

Woman's swollen lips traced to severe Polysporin ointment allergy

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A woman developed a severe allergic reaction to the antibiotic ointment Polysporin that left her with itchy, red and scaly swelling of her lips, and swollen cheeks, say doctors in...

Oakland Raiders still without T Donald Penn, CB Gareon Conley

1 week ago from UPI

The Oakland Raiders are past the midway point of training camp with some of the same issues they had when it started.

'Laguna Beach' alum Casey Reinhardt expecting second child

1 week ago from UPI

Casey Reinhardt announced she's pregnant and expecting another baby with husband Sean Brown in January.

Antibiotic ineffective at preventing lung complication after stem cell transplant: Study

1 week ago from UPI

An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired.

More veterans have enrolled in college with post-9/11 G.I. bill

1 week ago from Physorg

The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which covers educational costs for veterans beyond tuition, has boosted college enrollment rates among veterans by 3 percentage points compared with the earlier G.I. Bill, finds...