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Military medical teams arrive at two Los Angeles County hospitals

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

Air Force medical professionals arrived at Los Angeles County-USC and Harbor-UCLA medical centers on Friday. The teams will work in critical care as COVID-19 hospitalizations grow.

Texas Rangers' Corey Kluber to miss at least four weeks due to shoulder injury

1 week ago from UPI

Texas Rangers pitcher and two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber could miss the remainder of the season because of a right shoulder injury.

Tedros: COVID-19 pandemic 'most severe' health emergency in WHO history

1 week ago from UPI

The coronavirus pandemic is "easily the most severe" health emergency the World Health Organization has ever faced and it is continuing to accelerate, the U.N. body's head said Monday.

A new way to target cancers using 'synthetic lethality'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers report that inhibiting a key enzyme caused human cancer cells associated with two major types of breast and ovarian cancer to die and in mouse studies reduced tumor growth.

British PM Boris Johnson says COVID-19 struggle was worsened by obesity

1 week ago from UPI

British Prime Minster Boris Johnson kicked off a nationwide initiative against obesity Monday by saying his own hospitalization after a coronavirus infection was made worse by his being overweight.

Food giveaway in Fountain Valley helps families deal with coronavirus

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley put on a food giveaway at Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park to help out families in need during the coronavirus...

Angels make it through first road trip without a Marlins-like virus outbreak

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The Angels have seemingly kept the coronavirus at arm's length with manager Joe Maddon emphasizing "being the best teammate you've ever been."

Stopping listeria reproduction 'in its tracks'

1 week ago from Science Daily

Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated products. Researchers...

Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates

1 week ago from Science Daily

Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect - according to a new study. The study collated research from around the world and found that geographical...

Alcohol abuse increases death risk after hospitalization for arrhythmia, study says

1 week ago from UPI

Younger adults who abuse alcohol are nearly 75% more likely to die after being hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat that those who consume healthy amounts or none at all, a...

Population genetic screening shown to efficiently identify increased risk for inherited disease

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers suggest that community-based genetic screening has the potential to efficiently identify individuals who may be at increased risk for three common inherited (CDC Tier 1) genetic conditions known to...

Protecting beta cells against stress may guard against type 1 diabetes

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found an unusual strategy that eventually may help to guard transplanted beta cells or to slow the original onset of type 1 diabetes.

MicroRNA shows promise for hair regrowth

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA -- miR-218-5p -- plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, and could...

Quest for COVID-19 vaccines: Where they stand

1 week ago from UPI

As the worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, scientists across the globe are racing to find a vaccine.

Health and safety trump revenge as Dodgers hit the road to play the Astros

1 week ago from LA Times - Health

The Dodgers consider the perils of travel after many Miami Marlins test positive for COVID-19, and revenge over the Astros' sign-stealing is secondary.

Flu, pneumonia vaccinations tied to lower risk of Alzheimer's dementia

1 week ago from Science Daily

Flu (influenza) and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

Antibiotics alone successfully treat uncomplicated appendicitis in children

1 week ago from Science Daily

Of 1,068 patients from 10 health centers enrolled in the study, 67.1% of those who elected to initially manage their care through antibiotics alone experienced no harmful side effects and...

Ozzy Osbourne discusses Parkinson's diagnosis in new 'Biography'

1 week ago from UPI

A&E will premiere "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" on Sept. 7 in which the singer will discuss his recent Parkinson's diagnosis in a new interview.

NIST expands database that helps identify unknown compounds in milk

1 week ago from Physorg

Got milk? Most people have seen the famous ads featuring celebrities that highlight the importance of drinking milk for building strong bones. Research shows that milk has other benefits, especially...

First US Phase III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine begins

1 week ago from C&EN

Data from the 30,000-person trial of Moderna's vaccine could be available as early as November

Anti-climate action statements get more visibility in news coverage, study finds

1 week ago from Physorg

When organizations take a stand against actions to combat climate change, they get more news coverage than their pro-climate action peers, according to a new study by a Brown University...

Post-menopausal women don't need 2nd test for osteoporosis, study finds

1 week ago from UPI

Multiple bone density tests don't improve physicians' ability to determine the risk for osteoporosis-related hip, spine, forearm and shoulder fractures in postmenopausal women, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found.

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine has started a nationwide, Phase 3 trial

1 week ago from PopSci

The pharmaceutical company Moderna Therapeutics, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts announced this week that it has started phase three trials of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Phase three is the last main phase of testing...

Stopping listeria reproduction 'in its tracks'

1 week ago from Physorg

Listeria contaminations can send food processing facilities into full crisis mode with mass product recalls, federal warnings and even hospitalization or death for people who consume the contaminated products. Destroying...

Wilbur Ross released from hospital

1 week ago from UPI

The Commerce Department said Monday that doctors released Commence Secretary Wilbur Ross from the hospital after he was admitted July 18 for "minor, non-coronavirus related issues."

Wealthier men are more likely to develop high blood pressure

1 week ago from Science Daily

Working men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, reports a new study.

U.S., Florida see decline in new COVID-19 cases, deaths

1 week ago from UPI

The United States saw a decrease in new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and Florida reported its lowest single-day tally in almost three weeks.

Lego-inspired bone and soft tissue repair with tiny, 3D-printed bricks

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new, 3D-printed technology that was inspired by Lego block toys is designed to help heal broken bones, and could one day even lead to lab-made organs for human transplant.