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Triple-drug therapy may be 'breakthrough' for cystic fibrosis treatment

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Two preliminary trials have found that either of two triple-drug regimens could benefit up to 90 percent of people with cystic fibrosis, researchers report.

Omega-3 fatty acids in seafood could help maintain health over time

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Tuna, salmon, mackerel, cod: Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests.

Big-picture approach to understanding cancer will speed new treatments

1 day ago from Science Daily

The new approach lets scientists examine the cumulative effect of multiple gene mutations, providing a much more complete picture of cancers' causes.

Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say

1 day ago from CBC: Health

The World Health Organization says the Ebola outbreak is not yet a global emergency but has called for an "intensified" response.

A 150-year-old drug might improve radiation therapy for cancer

1 day ago from Science Blog

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy, according to a recent study led by researchers at The...

Study: Simple test may help predict recovery after stroke

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Researchers have developed a simple test that might help determine how patients recover from strokes even three later, according to a study.

Jacob Underwood's wife gives birth to daughter

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Jacob Underwood welcomed his first child, daughter Everest, with fiancée Chandler Bay in San Diego.

150-year-old drug might improve cancer radiation therapy, study says

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A 150-year-old drug used to increase blood flow throughout the body appears to improve cancer treatment radiation by making tumors more sensitty to the therapy.

Highway crashes up in states that legalized marijuana, study says

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Highway crashes are increasing in four states that legalized recreational marijuana, a new study shows.

"Poliolike" Childhood Muscle-Weakening Disease Reappears

1 day ago from Scientific American

Researchers have traced some cases of acute flaccid myelitis to a known virus, but treatments remain elusive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general...

A chemical criterion for rating movies

1 day ago from Physorg

A measurable criterion now exists for determining the age rating of films. A group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz has found that the concentration...

Pope Francis signals interest in meeting with Kim Jong Un

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Pope Francis responded positively on Thursday to an invitation to visit Pyongyang and meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Most hand car wash workers are subject to some form of labour exploitation, says new report

1 day ago from Physorg

Workers in most hand car washes in the UK are subject to some form of labour exploitation—such as excessively long hours or exceptionally low pay, according to a new report...

Veterans find healing, purpose in farming, with USDA aid

1 day ago from UPI

As the number of working farms declines in the United States, government and industry leaders are turning to a new place to find new farmers -- the military.

Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life

1 day ago from Science Daily

Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels, finds a large study.

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy aging

1 day ago from Science Daily

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The...

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

1 day ago from NY Times Health

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

Famous birthdays for Oct. 18: Zac Efron, Lindsey Vonn

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Actor Zac Efron turns 31 and skier Lindsey Vonn turns 34, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 18.

Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence

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Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers.

U.S. birth rates continue to drop as age of new moms rises

1 day ago from UPI

American women are having fewer children, and they're having them later in life, a new government report shows.

Combining genetic and sun exposure data improves skin cancer risk estimates

1 day ago from Science Daily

By combining data on individuals' lifetime sun exposure and their genetics, researchers can generate improved predictions of their risk of skin cancer.

Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts.

Genome sequencing found feasible and informative for pediatric cancer treatment

1 day ago from Science Daily

Comprehensive genetic testing of tumors and non-cancerous tissue from pediatric cancer patients is a feasible and clinically useful approach that can guide patient care, according to new findings.

Cowboys WR Tavon Austin might be out a while

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin is seeking a second opinion on his right groin injury.

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.

Calif. surgeon, girlfriend accused of rape face more charges

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Authorities filed more charges against a surgeon and his girlfriend who are accused of teaming up together to sexually assault several women.