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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...

Study finds correlation between U.S. opioid deaths and auto plant closures

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, the lead author on the UPenn study, and a team of researchers spent about a year combing through a list of all the automotive plants that were...

Alberta confirms province's 1st case of severe vaping-associated lung illness

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Alberta has recorded its first case of severe vaping-associated lung illness, the province's chief medical officer of health said Thursday.

Poisoned bubble tea in Vietnam kills nurse; suspect arrested

2 weeks ago from UPI

A nurse in Vietnam died after drinking poisoned bubble tea that was intended for a colleague, according to a Vietnamese press report.

J.P. Rosenbaum 'slowly getting better' after Guillain-Barre diagnosis

2 weeks ago from UPI

J.P. Rosenbaum gave an update on his health after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder.

Look: Danielle Brooks engaged to boyfriend Dennis Gellin

2 weeks ago from UPI

Danielle Brooks, who played Taystee on "Orange is the New Black," got engaged to Dennis Gellin following the birth of their baby girl.

Avoiding alcohol could ease atrial fibrillation

2 weeks ago from UPI

If you have atrial fibrillation, or a-fib -- a potentially dangerous irregular heart rhythm -- giving up alcohol could ease your symptoms.

Trump administration set to limit some flavored e-cigarettes

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.

Machine learning accurate at colorectal cancer diagnosis, may also predict survival

2 weeks ago from UPI

A study published in Science Translational Medicine concludes that a new machine learning platform can help identify people with colorectal cancers, and perhaps even predict disease severity and chance for...

Dozens of people sick in China after mysterious pneumonia outbreak

2 weeks ago from UPI

Concerns of an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome are rising in China following the hospitalization of more than two dozen market vendors in the central city of Wuhan.

Ricki Lake shares 'painful' struggle with hair loss

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Hairspray" star Ricki Lake recounted her longtime struggle with hair loss while debuting her newly shaved head.

Veterans concerned about health, care after leaving service

2 weeks ago from UPI

Most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships as the majority reported chronic physical health conditions and a third had chronic mental health...

Health Canada recalls more than 15,000 snow throwers because of breaking wheel rims

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

Health Canada said in the recall alert posted yesterday that this can cause possible lacerations and fractures. As of Dec. 17, 2019, the manufacturing company has received 36 reports of injuries in Canada. 

Trial suggests babies in intensive care can be better protected from parental bacteria

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A research team reports it has developed and tested a relatively simple strategy for reducing the chance of parents exposing their babies in the NICU to one of the most...