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Neurotransmitter that helps cancers progress IDed

1 day ago from Science Daily

Using human cancer cells, tumor and blood samples from cancer patients, researchers have uncovered the role of a neurotransmitter in the spread of aggressive cancers. Neurotransmitters are chemical ''messengers'' that...

Air pollution poses risks for childhood cancer survivors

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that air pollution significantly increases the risk of hospitalizations for young cancer survivors.

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford's wife, Kelly, back in hospital after surgery

1 day ago from UPI

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, returned to the hospital after a minor setback following her brain tumor surgery.

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens, and children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one daily hour of...

Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

1 day ago from Science Daily

Coal-derived graphene quantum dots, when modified with a polymer, are effective antioxidants. They could lead to a therapy for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks.

How 'bad cholesterol' enters artery walls

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have determined how circulating ''bad cholesterol'' enters artery walls to cause the plaque that narrows the blood vessels and leads to heart attacks and strokes.

Targeted therapy proves effective against aggressive rare blood cancer

1 day ago from Science Daily

Clinical study treating BPDCN with tagraxofusp led to first FDA approval for the disease.

Which car crashes cause traumatic brain injury?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common causes of TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths. Yet, much of TBI research is focused on military or sports-related injuries....

Photoacoustic endoscopy could improve Crohn's disease treatment

1 day ago from Science Daily

A newly developed endoscope could give doctors a better view of intestinal changes caused by Crohn's disease. This additional information would help improve treatment of the painful and debilitating form...

Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne

1 day ago from Science Daily

Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to new researchers.

Chemotherapy or not?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of how 'smart' diagnostic-imaging machines identify cancers -- and uncovering clues outside the tumor to tell whether a patient will respond well to chemotherapy.

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

1 day ago from Scientific American

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Despite the vaccine’s drawbacks, the W.H.O. endorsed testing on 360,000 children, in an effort to lower death rates in Africa.

FDA finds contamination at 21% of ice cream manufacturers

1 day ago from UPI

Twenty-one percent of U.S. ice cream facilities evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration tested positive for harmful pathogens such as listeria, a report released Wednesday indicated.

No screen time for babies and only an hour a day for kids under age 5, WHO advises

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1....

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Consumption of propionate, a food ingredient that's widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of...

Swallowable, self-inflating capsule may help people lose weight

1 day ago from UPI

A capsule called EndoPil -- a swallowable pill that expands into a balloon in the stomach -- could help people lose weight without requiring a surgical procedure.

BRAF protein modification could slow tumor growth

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a signaling pathway between cytokines and BRAF that promotes tumor growth. The finding could provide a potential therapeutic target.

Stem cells from hair follicles have potential to repair damaged neurons in mice

1 day ago from Science Daily

A subset of the stem cells in hair follicles have the potential to regenerate the coating that insulates neurons in mice, report scientists.

Time-restricted eating shows benefits for blood glucose

1 day ago from Science Daily

By restricting the time period during which they could eat, researchers have seen promising results for controlling blood glucose levels in men at risk of type 2 diabetes. In a...

Veteran pitcher Gio Gonzalez heading back to Milwaukee

1 day ago from UPI

Veteran free agent pitcher Gio Gonzalez has chosen to head back to Milwaukee to pitch for the Brewers on a one-year deal.

Yankees activate catcher Gary Sanchez off injured list

1 day ago from UPI

The New York Yankees have catcher Gary Sanchez back on the active roster after activating him off the 10-day injured list.

Measles cases in U.S. hit highest mark in 25 years

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Newly confirmed cases of the measles has brought the total number of infections in the U.S. to the highest level since the disease was declared eliminated.

How rising risks of air pollution are affecting health, life expectancy

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Air pollution, already one of the world's biggest killers, is getting worse; Boeing faces a major...

Scientists discover coal-derived 'dots' are effective antioxidant

1 day ago from Physorg

Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks.

Researchers reveal how bacteria can adapt to resist treatment by antibiotics

1 day ago from Science Daily

New research shows that bacteria produce a specific stress molecule, divide more slowly, and thus save energy when they are exposed to antibiotics. The new knowledge is expected to form...

Multiple myeloma: DNA rearrangement may predict poor outcomes

1 day ago from Science Daily

In multiple myeloma, Ig lambda translocations may indicate poor outcomes and resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide.

Pre-op daily life disability may predict poor outcome after hip replacement

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study looking at medical records of more than 43,000 US adults with hip-joint damaging osteoarthritis suggests that those who cannot perform daily activities independently before total hip replacement...