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Cannabidiol could help deliver medications to the brain

1 week ago from Science Daily

Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, is being touted as beneficial for many health conditions, ranging from anxiety to epilepsy. Although much more research is needed to verify these...

Watch: Chargers WR Keenan Allen also a singing pianist

1 week ago from UPI

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen recently showed he has another set of skills, posting a video of himself singing while playing piano.

Researchers explore consumer response to the use of recycled water in wine production

1 week ago from Physorg

With a diminishing supply of safe freshwater in many areas, and increasing periods of drought that further limit that supply, we are facing a dilemma. According to the U.S. Department...

Inspired by the microbiome, can poop pills and gut bugs help boost cancer immunotherapy's effects?

1 week ago from C&EN

Companies are testing the ability of fecal transplants and bacteria-stuffed pills to make checkpoint inhibitors work for more people

A light-activated remote control for cells

1 week ago from Physorg

What if doctors had a remote control that they could use to steer a patient's own cells to a wound to speed up the healing process? Although such a device...

The Leukemia Atlas: Researchers unveil proteins that signal disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers have created an online atlas...

Puncture performance of viper fangs measured

1 week ago from Science Daily

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists wanted to...

Microbiome science may help doctors deliver more effective, personalized treatment to children with irritable bowel syndrome

1 week ago from Science Daily

To improve the treatment of children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), investigators have developed a sophisticated way to analyze the microbial and metabolic contents of the gut. A report describes...

Diabetes drug Metformin may fight heart disease, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Metformin could reverse left ventricular hypertrophy, the thickening of the heart's muscle that can cause heart disease.

Female veterans of Gulf War at higher risk for minor birth defects

1 week ago from UPI

A new study shows an increased risk of minor birth defects was found among U.S. female veterans of the 1990-91 Gulf War.

Carriers deliver controllable cancer chemotherapy

1 week ago from Physorg

Cancer kills more than half a million men, women, and children each year in the U.S, and chemotherapy is only slightly more discriminating than the disease it treats. As a...

Anti-Korean racism on the rise in Japan, filmmaker says

1 week ago from UPI

Hate speech targeting ethnic Koreans is escalating in Japan.

Phys Ed: 10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect.

In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.

Louisiana man charged with 100 counts of child rape

1 week ago from UPI

A 71-year-old Louisiana man was arrested and charged with 100 counts of first-degree rape for having sexually assaulted minors over decades, police said.

Los Angeles Kings hire former Oilers, Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

1 week ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms with Todd McLellan on a multiyear contract to become the franchise's next head coach, the team announced Tuesday.

New measles case confirmed, infected person visited Vancouver airport

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Vancouver Coastal Health has confirmed another case of measles in the Lower Mainland, marking the 27th case in B.C. this year.

CPAP extends life for obese people with sleep apnea

1 week ago from UPI

There's good news for the millions of obese Americans with sleep apnea: Researchers report the use of the CPAP mask may greatly increase their chances for a longer life.

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller retires from NFL due to major leg injury

1 week ago from UPI

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is retiring from the NFL, more than a year and a half after suffering a major leg injury in the 2017 regular season.

Researchers measure puncture performance of viper fangs

1 week ago from Physorg

A team that studies how biological structures such as cactus spines and mantis shrimp appendages puncture living tissue has turned its attention to viper fangs. Specifically, the scientists wanted to...

Hot-car deaths hit high in 2018, researchers report

1 week ago from UPI

Experts say 51 children died in hot cars in the United States last year -- the highest toll on record.

Workplace wellness programs yield unimpressive results in short term

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Workplace wellness programs have been touted as a powerful tool that can make employees healthier and more productive while reducing health care spending, but the results of a new Harvard study suggest such...

Bill Cosby: AIG settlement of defamation suit is 'despicable'

1 week ago from UPI

Actor Bill Cosby on Tuesday criticized another defamation lawsuit his insurance company settled from a woman who accused him of a 2008 sexual assault.

Common sleep myths pose threat to public health

1 week ago from UPI

Mistaken beliefs about sleep are common -- including five hours are necessary, snoring is harmless or a drink before bedtime helps you fall asleep -- and pose a significant health...

Doubles badminton players may be at highest risk of serious eye injury during play

1 week ago from Science Daily

Doubles badminton players may be at greatest risk of potentially serious eye injury during matches compared with singles players, suggests a small study.

New algorithm allows for faster, animal-free chemical toxicity testing

1 week ago from Physorg

The use of animals to test the toxicity of chemicals may one day become outdated thanks to a low-cost, high-speed algorithm developed by researchers at Rutgers and other universities.

New algorithm allows for faster, animal-free chemical toxicity testing

1 week ago from Science Daily

The use of animals to test the toxicity of chemicals may one day become outdated thanks to a low-cost, high-speed algorithm.

Harvard bioethics conference focuses on physician-assisted death

1 week ago from Harvard Science

When Dan Diaz’s 29-year-old wife, Brittany Maynard, finally slipped away from him, she fell first into a drug-induced sleep and then deeper, into death. Though Diaz mourned her passing, which occurred in November...