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Watch: Nintendo announces 'Zelda' title 'Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity' for Nov. 20

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Nintendo announced on Tuesday a new "Zelda" spinoff, titled "Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity," which will be released for the Switch on Nov. 20.

New drug shown to improve bone growth in children with achondroplasia

1 week ago from Science Daily

A phase three global clinical trial has shown that the drug vosoritide restores close-to-average bone growth rates of children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. The study enrolled...

Study: Racial disparities in prostate cancer deaths linked to socioeconomic differences

1 week ago from UPI

Differences in education levels, income and insurance status likely contribute to racial disparities in deaths from prostate cancer, an analysis published Tuesday by the journal Cancer found.

Rubbing skin activates itch-relief neural pathway

1 week ago from Science Daily

Stop scratching: rubbing skin activates an anti-itch pathway in the spinal cord, according to new research.

Children with asthma could benefit from prescribing according to genetic differences

1 week ago from Science Daily

Selecting treatments according to genetic differences could help children and teenagers with asthma, according to new research. The trial, which compares patients treated according to small genetic differences with patients...

Why people with knee osteoarthritis experience different kinds of pain

1 week ago from Science Daily

People with more pain sensitization were more likely to suffer from constant and unpredictable pain, rather than just intermittent pain. This study has identified for the first time a potential...

Blood pressure meds don't increase cancer risk, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Blood pressure drugs don't increase the risk of cancer, according to the largest study to examine the issue.

COVID-stress may be hard to beat even with exercise

1 week ago from Science Blog

Exercise has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress, but it may not be enough for the levels caused by COVID-19. In a study of twins led by Washington State...

Method to derive blood vessel cells from skin cells suggests ways to slow aging

1 week ago from Science Blog

Salk scientists have used skin cells called fibroblasts from young and old patients to successfully create blood vessels cells that retain their molecular markers of age. The team’s approach, described...

COVID-19 vaccines should prioritize 'super-spreaders'

1 week ago from UPI

Once safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are available, tough choices will need to be made about who gets the first shots.

U.S. Open tennis: Mertens upsets American Kenin, Azarenka advances

1 week ago from UPI

Elise Mertens needed just 74 minutes to edge American Sofia Kenin in straight sets in the round of 16 at the 2020 U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y.

U.S. sees 24K cases, its lowest tally all summer

1 week ago from UPI

The United States reported 24,257 cases of COVID-19 over Labor Day Monday, its lowest daily tally since the start of the summer.

‘Encoding the same biases’: Artificial intelligence’s limitations in coronavirus response

1 week ago from Science Blog

As the coronavirus pandemic endures, the socio-economic implications of race and gender in contracting Covid-19 and dying from it have been laid bare. Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a key...

In EU, 1 in 8 deaths linked to pollution: report

1 week ago from Physorg

In the EU, 13 percent of deaths are linked to pollution, said a new report published on Tuesday by the European Environment Agency (EEA), which stressed the current pandemic put...

Boaters push to lift COVID-19 restriction on who can come aboard

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Yacht clubs have canceled most regattas because a public health order limits recreational boating only to household members.

Column: Pam Shriver couldn't make it to the U.S. Open this year, so ESPN brought it to her

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

ESPN's Pam Shriver is reporting on the 2020 U.S. Open from her Brentwood home. She said concerns about her family prevented her from traveling to it.

The brain can induce diabetes remission in rodents, but how?

1 week ago from Science Daily

In rodents with type 2 diabetes, a single surgical injection of a protein called fibroblast growth factor 1 can restore blood sugar levels to normal for weeks or months. Yet...

Rising coronavirus case counts a cause for concern, Tam says

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Canada's chief public health officer says a steady increase in the average number of new coronavirus cases being reported daily is a cause for concern.

Common cold jumpstarts defense against influenza

1 week ago from Science Daily

As the flu season approaches, a strained public health system may have a surprising ally -- the common cold virus. Rhinovirus, the most frequent cause of common colds, can prevent...

First 'plug and play' brain prosthesis demoed in paralyzed person

1 week ago from Science Daily

In a significant advance, researchers working towards a brain-controlled prosthetic limb at the UC San Francisco Weill Institute for Neurosciences have shown that machine learning techniques helped a paralyzed individual...

Sinovac's coronavirus vaccine candidate appears safe, immune responses slightly weaker in elderly

Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Ltd. said on Monday its coronavirus vaccine candidate appeared to be safe for older people, according to preliminary results from an early to mid-stage trial, while...

Improved air quality could be another plus of a railroad safety system known as PTC

1 week ago from Science Blog

About 70,000 route-miles of railroad track in the United States by the end of this year are mandated to be outfitted with fully functioning Positive Train Control or PTC. December...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wakes from coma

1 week ago from UPI

Doctors in Germany said Monday that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny woke from a coma they said was the result of a nerve agent poisoning.

Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday

1 week ago from CBC: Health

India displaced Brazil on Monday to take second place after the United States in terms of the number of total coronavirus infections, with 90,082 new cases in a 24-hour period....

Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King set for 'Golden Girls' table read

1 week ago from UPI

Tracee Ellis Ross announced on Instagram that she, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Gina Prince-Bythewood will read the first episode of the sitcom "Golden Girls" online Tuesday at 9 p.m....

Buffer could limit environmental spread of antibiotic resistance

1 week ago from Physorg

Many livestock receive antibiotics that protect against bacterial diseases. But over time, antibiotics also trigger the evolution of bacteria that can resist them. Those antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in turn, can pass...

Op-Ed: School custodians like me are considered essential workers. We're not treated like it

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Workers such as janitors and instructional aides are considered "critical" to reopening schools and addressing remote learning in the COVID-19 era. Why are so many losing their jobs?

India surpasses Brazil for 2nd in COVID-19 cases

1 week ago from UPI

India reported nearly 91,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, setting a new record for the most infections in a single day as it jumped Brazil for the second-most infected...