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Over 65,000 hen to be culled in bird flu outbreak in Poland

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Authorities in western Poland say they have ordered the culling of at least 65,000 hen at a farm affected by bird flu that seems to have spread from the east.

U.S. bans some e-cigarette flavours to curb teen vaping, with major exceptions

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

U.S. health officials will begin cracking down on most flavoured e-cigarettes that are popular with underage teenagers, but their plan includes major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults...

America's next decade: a bigger, older, less white population

2 weeks ago from UPI

Projections on the U.S. population over the next decade show that whites will decline; the number of old people will increase; and racial minorities, mainly Hispanics, will grow the most.

New agents to fight multidrug-resistant germs

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Resistance to antibiotics is on the rise worldwide. Fraunhofer scientists have joined forces with partners in the Phage4Cure project to explore alternatives to antibiotics. One objective is to vanquish multidrug-resistant...

Novel immunotherapy saves a dog from rare cancer

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A novel immunotherapy treatment has saved family dog Griffin from a rare type of cancer, thanks to collaborative research at The University of Queensland.

Factory closures may have helped fuel the opioid crisis. Here's how

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

The eroding economy could be partly to blame for the nation's opioid crisis, according to an analysis of auto plant closures and drug overdoses.

Factory closures may have helped fuel the opioid crisis. Here's how

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Science

The eroding economy could be partly to blame for the nation's opioid crisis, according to an analysis of auto plant closures and drug overdoses.

Listen: Justin Bieber releases new song 'Yummy'

2 weeks ago from UPI

Justin Bieber released a new single Friday, titled "Yummy."

Patient desperately needs his health records, but disgraced doctor won't give them up

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The caregiver of a London man with Huntington's disease says she's still waiting for disgraced neurologist Harvey Christopher Hyson to provide medical records she says are needed to ensure Darrin Smyth gets...

Mediterranean diet may preserve kidney function after transplant

2 weeks ago from UPI

Following a Mediterranean-style diet may help protect kidney function after a transplant, a new study suggests.

Study finds dopamine, biological clock link to snacking, overeating and obesity

2 weeks ago from Physorg

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight.

First reported occurrence and treatment of spaceflight medical risk 200+ miles above earth

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Serena Auñón-Chancellor, M.D., M.P.H., Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine's branch campus in Baton Rouge, is the lead author of a paper describing...

Ex-Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro to sign with Los Angeles Angels

2 weeks ago from UPI

Former Minnesota Twins catcher Jason Castro agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Detroit Lions assistant coaches Paul Pasqualoni, Jeff Davidson stepping down

2 weeks ago from UPI

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni and offensive line coach Jeff Davidson each stepped down from their roles.

Health ranks as top concern for veterans immediately after military service

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

In a survey of nearly 10,000 veterans newly separated from military service, most were satisfied with their work and social well-being, but more than half reported chronic physical health problems,...

Half the amount of chemo prevents testicular cancer from coming back, new trial shows

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Testicular cancer can be prevented from coming back using half the amount of chemotherapy that is currently used, a new clinical trial has shown. The new trial showed that giving...

FDA orders ban on sale of flavored e-cigarette pods most used by youth

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Trump administration is expected on Friday to ban flavored e-cigarette pods with the exception of menthol and tobacco flavors, and flavored liquid nicotine products.

Peptide coupling agents can cause severe allergic reactions

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Researchers can develop sensitivities to the compounds, to the point of anaphylaxis

Antibiotics maker Melinta declares bankruptcy

2 weeks ago from C&EN

Melinta is the latest victim in a troubling trend of unprofitability for antibiotics companies

Schumer says newly released emails justify witnesses at impeachment trial

2 weeks ago from UPI

Sen. Charles Schumer said that newly released emails about President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine warrant Democrats' call for witnesses and documents at the impeachment trial.

Longtime Bengals coach Sam Wyche dies at 74

2 weeks ago from UPI

Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam Wyche died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was 74.

Gene therapy trial shows promise for curing a type of hemophilia

2 weeks ago from UPI

A new gene therapy appears to serve as a functional cure for the most common type of hemophilia, early clinical trial results indicate.

When You Eat Might Be As Important As What You Eat

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

During the years 1976 through 1980, 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese. Another 33% are overweight. Coinciding with this increase in weight are...

Study links diabetes to increased risk for heart failure

2 weeks ago from UPI

In findings published Thursday in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers identified diabetes as an independent risk factor for the development of heart failure.

Alzheimer 'tau' protein far surpasses amyloid in predicting toll on brain tissue

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

The results support researchers' growing recognition that tau drives brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease more directly than amyloid protein, and at the same time demonstrates the potential of recently developed...

Funeral held for 3 killed in Minn. silo accident after child succumbs to injuries

2 weeks ago from UPI

An 11-year-old boy overcome by fumes while working atop a Minnesota silo has died, making him the third family member killed by the December silo accident.

Zion Williamson returns to practice for New Orleans Pelicans

2 weeks ago from UPI

Zion Williamson -- the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft -- returned to practice for the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday for the first time since he...

A Kelch13-defined endocytosis pathway mediates artemisinin resistance in malaria parasites

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Artemisinin and its derivatives (ARTs) are the frontline drugs against malaria, but resistance is jeopardizing their effectiveness. ART resistance is mediated by mutations in the parasite’s Kelch13 protein, but Kelch13...