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Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill involved in investigation of alleged battery

2 days ago from UPI

Kansas City Chiefs star wide receiver Tyreek Hill is linked to an investigation of an alleged incident that involves his son.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Misconduct Investigation

2 days ago from NY Times Science

The well-known astrophysicist faced accusations of sexual misconduct involving three women. His broadcasters said they completed their investigation but did not release their findings.

Santa Anita bans race-day medication of horses

2 days ago from UPI

Santa Anita, continuing to address horse safety issues after 22 recent fatalities, risks industry backlash with unilateral ban on race-day medication of horses.

Sweat holds most promise for noninvasive testing

2 days ago from Science Daily

Medical researchers have been creating new sensors on a wearable patch the size of a Band-Aid that stimulates sweat even when a patient is cool and resting. The sensor measures...

Precision medicine for pediatric cancer

2 days ago from Science Daily

Research performed over the last several decades has led to an increased understanding of the genetics of cancer. The clinical application of this knowledge for pediatric cancer has lagged behind...

Light exercise may help lower heart disease in older women

2 days ago from UPI

Walking, gardening or even working around the house can lower a woman's risk having a cardiovascular event, a new study says.

Methadone Helped Her Quit Heroin. Now She’s Suing U.S. Prisons to Allow the Treatment.

2 days ago from NY Times Health

About to enter a federal prison, a Massachusetts woman is not permitted to continue taking the opioid as a treatment to block cravings and withdrawal from heroin addiction.

What the New Egg Study Means for the Beloved Breakfast Food

2 days ago from Live Science

Eggs are back in the news, with a new study concluding that regular consumption of the beloved breakfast food may increase the risk of heart disease after all.

The New Old Age: Older Americans Are Awash in Antibiotics

2 days ago from NY Times Health

The drugs are not just overprescribed. They often pose special risks to older patients, including tendon problems, nerve damage and mental health issues.

Heart attacks less frequent, less deadly since 1990s

2 days ago from UPI

Fewer Americans are having heart attacks these days, thanks to heart attack prevention techniques, a new study says.

Yankees ace Luis Severino out until at least May

2 days ago from UPI

The New York Yankees will be without ace pitcher Luis Severino until at least May due to a right rotator cuff injury.

CDC: Number of new flu cases down, but still high

3 days ago from UPI

The number of people who reported having the flu last week has gone down as reports of influenza A(H3)-associated illnesses outpaced those associated with A(H1N1).

Higher egg and cholesterol consumption hikes heart disease and early death risk

3 days ago from Science Daily

Cancel the cheese omelet. A large, new study of nearly 30,000 people reports adults who ate more eggs and dietary cholesterol had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and...

New proof that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better...

A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

3 days ago from Science Daily

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new...

Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses

3 days ago from Science Daily

Dysregulation of the signaling pathway known as the beta-catenin-dependent Wnt can also cause embryo malformation and contribute for the development of breast and cervical cancer.

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

3 days ago from Science Daily

People left blind by retinal degeneration have one option: electronic eye implants. Neuroscientists have now developed an alternative: gene therapy that, in tests, restored vision in blind mice. A gene...

Enzyme USP15 may have potential role in future treatment of various cancers

3 days ago from Science Daily

A team has found that the deubiquitinating enzyme USP15 is a potential biomarker for treatments of pancreatic cancer, as well as ovarian and breast cancers.

Green tea cuts obesity, health risks in mice

3 days ago from Science Blog

Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far...

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

3 days ago from Science Blog

By exposing mice to a unique combination of light and sound, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can improve cognitive and memory impairments similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s patients....

Are Eggs Bad for Your Heart Health? Maybe

3 days ago from NY Times Health

A new analysis found that for each additional 300 milligrams a day of cholesterol in the diet — and the more eggs you ate — the greater the risk for...

U.S. heart attack mortality reached a two-decade low in 2014

3 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Deaths within 30 days of a heart attack have declined from 20 percent in 1995 to 12.4 percent in 2014, according to an analysis of Medicare patient data.

Most countries in sub-Saharan Africa not on track for under-5 mortality reduction goal

3 days ago from Science Daily

The relatively slow pace of neonatal and under-5 mortality reduction could prevent most countries in sub-Saharan Africa from achieving targets set in Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG-3) by 2030, according...

AI and MRIs at birth can predict cognitive development at age 2

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers used MRI brain scans and machine learning techniques at birth to predict cognitive development at age 2 years with 95 percent accuracy.

Older black women have triple stroke risk of white women

3 days ago from UPI

Black women in their 50s have a 3.5-fold increased risk of stroke versus white women of the same age, according to findings published Thursday in Stroke.

Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

3 days ago from Physorg

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy.

Elite sport is becoming a platform to target the trans community

3 days ago from Physorg

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova recently called the participation of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions "insane" and "cheating."

Louis Tomlinson's sister Felicite dead at age 18

3 days ago from UPI

Louis Tomlinson's sister Félicité Tomlinson died of a reported heart attack days after the One Direction singer honored their late mom in a new song.