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Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives

1 week ago from Science Daily

Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. Researchers have discovered epigenetic markers...

New arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

1 week ago from Science Daily

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria....

Look: Jonathan Tucker, wife Tara expecting twins

1 week ago from UPI

Jonathan Tucker, who played Jay Kulina on "Kingdom," is preparing to welcome two babies with wife Tara Tucker.

Several dead in major Pakistan flash floods

1 week ago from UPI

Thunderstorms have led to a number of deaths in Pakistan, where heavy rain has flooded towns and streets, officials said Tuesday.

Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns

1 week ago from NY Times Health

The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown.

Watch: Blue Jays base runner picked off after mistaking ball three for walk

1 week ago from UPI

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was thrown out at first base after thinking his teammate was walked during an at-bat against the Minnesota Twins.

New study proves for the first time that intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women

1 week ago from Physorg

Bar-Ilan University researchers have found that these bacteria "sense" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move to the next generation in order to assist babies in breaking down the sugar...

Look: Kane Brown, wife Katelyn expecting first child

1 week ago from UPI

"Good as You" singer Kane Brown and wife Katelyn Brown are "soooooo happy and excited" to be having a baby.

The new plan for destroying invasive pythons

1 week ago from Physorg

Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female.

Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site 'one way or another'

1 week ago from CBC: Health

A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax's north end says it can't be up and running soon enough, but there are rumblings of opposition in the...

Certain microbes may reduce allergy-like reactions in many people

1 week ago from Science Daily

A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. A researcher is studying bacterial...

How inflammation causes gastric cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. Using mouse models and human cancer cell lines, they showed that inflammation resulting from bacterial...

NBA Playoffs: Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins out indefinitely with 'significant' quad injury

1 week ago from UPI

The Golden State Warriors will be without DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely after the big-man sustained a quad injury against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Mid-life resting heart rate of 75 plus beats/minute linked to doubling in early death risk

1 week ago from Science Daily

A resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute in mid-life is linked to a doubling in the risk of an early death from all causes -- at least among...

Half of patients on statins fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol level after 2 years

1 week ago from Science Daily

Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these drugs.

Seahawks make Russell Wilson NFL's highest-paid player with $140M extension

1 week ago from UPI

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension with quarterback Russell Wilson, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Simple test can indicate prolonged symptoms following pediatric sports-related concussion

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.

Can gut microbes and genes do the job of weight loss surgery?

1 week ago from Science Blog

by Emanuela Barbiroglio Mice that have undergone weight loss surgery experience a change in the composition of their gut bacteria and the functioning of their genes, leading scientists to explore the...

'Holy Stairs' Opened for 1st Time in Nearly 300 Years. But Did Jesus Really Climb Them?

1 week ago from Live Science

Legend has it that Jesus walked up the steps in Jerusalem on his way to trial, before his crucifixion.

China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water

1 week ago from Physorg

From 2000 to 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) produced mixed and debatable results. But there was at least one clear MDG victory: safe drinking water.

People with stress disorders like PTSD are at higher risk of heart disease

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Those coping with psychological trauma have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study that goes beyond men and veterans finds.

WWE Raw: AJ Styles, The Miz join red brand in superstar shake-up

1 week ago from UPI

WWE held their annual superstar shake-up on Raw, meaning that competitors from Raw and Smackdown will move between WWE's two brands.

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

1 week ago from Physorg

A YouTube fact-check feature which is meant to tackle misinformation accidentally tagged live broadcasts of a fire engulfing Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris with details about the 9/11 terror attacks.

Common diabetes drug may also protect kidneys, heart

1 week ago from UPI

A common diabetes drug may also greatly reduce the odds for death from kidney failure and heart disease in diabetes patients with kidney disease, a new study finds.

Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational cannabis. They found patients who smoked or ingested cannabis on...

Philadelphia Flyers hire former New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault

1 week ago from UPI

The Philadelphia Flyers hired Alain Vigneault as the franchise's next head coach, the team announced Monday.

Eagles QB Carson Wentz says his back isn't fully healed

1 week ago from UPI

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz said Monday that the stress fracture in his back is not fully healed.

Gene-based factor VIIa prevents bleeding episodes in animals with hemophilia

1 week ago from Physorg

Hematology researchers have further refined how a treatment currently used on an urgent basis to control bleeding in hemophilia patients holds promise as a preventive treatment as well. A study...