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New test differentiates between Lyme disease, similar illness

15 hours ago from Science Daily

There is now a way to distinguish Lyme disease from similar conditions, report scientists. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. But it can...

Cell cycle-blocking drugs can shrink tumors by enlisting immune system in attack on cancer

18 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers. CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune system to attack tumor cells. CDK4/6 inhibitors can also enhance...

Pig-to-person spread of flu at fairs a continued concern

20 hours ago from Science Daily

The spread of influenza among pigs is common at fairs and other gatherings, and protective measures including cutting the length of time pigs and people congregate make good sense for...

Probiotics can prevent sepsis in infants, study shows

21 hours ago from Science Daily

A special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant, new...

Cardiac ICU patient composition is changing over time

21 hours ago from Science Daily

A new study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart...

Molecule increases pregnancy rate and number of offspring in cattle

1 day ago from Physorg

Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences...

Online education boosts proper use of drugs that prevent blood clots

1 day ago from Science Daily

Well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients.

Heavily-used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers' children

1 day ago from Science Daily

New study finds that elemental sulfur is linked to reduced lung function, more asthma-related symptoms and higher asthma medication use in children living about a half-mile or less from farms...

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize sick orca

1 day ago from AP Science

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SeaWorld says that veterinarians at its San Diego park had to euthanize an orca estimated to be nearly 42...

Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy

1 day ago from Science Daily

The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now suddenly also...

Motorcycle enthusiast crafts gin using vintage Harley-Davidson parts

1 day ago from UPI

A motorcycle fanatic in Germany has transformed his love of Harley-Davidson bikes into a special line of gin infused with motorcycle parts.

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

1 day ago from AP Health

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time...

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

1 day ago from Science Daily

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant. This is caused by bacteria destroying the...

Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer's disease?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Simple odor identification tests may help track the progression of Alzheimer's disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.

Survey examines pubic hair grooming-related injuries

1 day ago from Physorg

Pubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA...

Study: Playing smartphone app aids concussion recovery in teens

1 day ago from Science Daily

Generally, after suffering a concussion, patients are encouraged to avoid reading, watching TV and using mobile devices to help their brains heal. But new research shows that teenagers who used...

An extra 71000 care home places will be needed by 2025 in England as care needs increase, study predicts

1 day ago from Science Daily

As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4...

Making surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue could help surgeons avoid accidentally injuring nerves or assist them in identifying nerves in...

Blood biopsy shows genetic alterations target in rare cancer

1 day ago from UPI

University of California San Diego researchers have identified targetable genetic alterations in patients with a rare cancer using biopsies of the blood.

Brie Bella on WWE return: 'I'm hoping 2018 at some point'

1 day ago from UPI

Brie Bella has announced that she is training once again following the birth of her daughter Birdie and hopes to wrestle by 2018.

Report: Vehicle deaths down in 2017, but still historically high

1 day ago from UPI

More than 18,000 people have died on U.S. roads this year -- down 1 percent from a year ago -- but a new report says overall, deaths are historically high.

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to...

A modified spider peptide shows greater antibacterial activity

1 day ago from Science Blog

Scientists have found a way to boost the antibacterial activity of an antimicrobial peptide originating from a spider, according to a recent publication in the journal ACS Chemical Biology. With...

Pit bulls rescue young kids from deadly copperhead snake

1 day ago from UPI

A Florida grandmother said her protective pit bulls rescued her two young grandchildren from an attack by a deadly copperhead snake.

How a CT Scan of an Olive Led to Man's Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease

1 day ago from Live Science

When a 24-year-old man in Belgium went to the hospital because he had belly pain, doctors found an olive stuck in his small intestine — and soon after, diagnosed him...

Trump's EPA May Be Weakening Chemical Safety Law

1 day ago from Scientific American

The agency has released controversial new rules for evaluating a chemical’s risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley

1 day ago from Physorg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley—and on a good day it's one with a heart.

Los Angeles Dodgers use five-run eighth to beat Chicago White Sox

1 day ago from UPI

Joc Pederson is in a hitting slump, but he won Tuesday's game for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the batter's box in a more unconventional way.