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Look: David Henrie introduces newborn daughter Pia

2 days ago from UPI

David Henrie took to Instagram after welcoming a baby girl, Pia Philomena Francesca, with wife Maria Cahill after three miscarriages.

Bacteria bide their time when antibiotics attack

2 days ago from Physorg

If an antibiotic doesn't kill all the bacteria that infects a patient, the surviving bugs may be particularly adept at timing their resurgence.

Harvard study finds cells recall their early development

2 days ago from Harvard Science

When cells grow up, they remember their childhoods. A new study has found that adult cells keep a record of which genes were activated during their early development. Even more surprisingly, the...

New drug combo shows promise against pancreatic cancer

2 days ago from UPI

Researchers found a combination of the malaria drug chloroquine and replication stress response inhibitor could help reduce tumor growth in pancreatic cancer.

Using more-specific 'genetic scissors' may avoid problems associated with gene editing

2 days ago from Physorg

Recent studies have suggested a potential barrier to making CRISPR gene-editing treatments a viable option for inherited blood-related disorders such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, and primary immunodeficiency syndromes. Stem...

Solving the efficiency of Gram-negative bacteria

2 days ago from Physorg

Superbugs, also known as Gram-negative bacteria, are causing a global health crisis. Each year in the United States, at least two million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection, according to the...

Risk of miscarriage linked strongly to mother's age and pregnancy history

2 days ago from Science Daily

The risk of miscarriage varies greatly with a woman's age, shows a strong pattern of recurrence, and is increased after some pregnancy complications, finds a new study.

Early exposure to pesticides linked to small increased risk of autism spectrum disorder

2 days ago from Science Daily

Exposure to common agricultural pesticides before birth and in the first year of life is associated with a small to moderately increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with...

Many recovering from addiction have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life

2 days ago from Science Daily

A study shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue to suffer from chronic physical disease.

Unprecedented privacy risk with popular health apps

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers call for greater regulation and transparency as analysis of medicines-related apps found most directly shared user data -- including sensitive health data -- with third parties, posing an unprecedented...

Watch: Big baby could be New York state record

2 days ago from UPI

A New York state baby born at a staggering weight of 15 pounds, 15 ounces is believed to be a new state record for newborn size.

Biogen ends trial of Alzheimer's drug

2 days ago from UPI

Biotechnology giant Biogen said it was ending its Phase 3 trial of an Alzheimer's disease drug because it was not likely to "meet their primary endpoint."

New model for ICU care discovers causes of health emergencies

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new model for intensive care can help identify preventable -- and previously overlooked -- factors that often send chronically ill patients to the intensive care unit (ICU).

Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and urinary function than the other treatments.

Protein BRCA1 as a stress coach

2 days ago from Science Daily

Two proteins work hand in hand to ensure that the tumor cells of neuroblastoma can grow at full speed. A research team shows how the proteins can do this.

Adhesive gel bonds to eye surface, could repair injuries without surgery

2 days ago from Science Daily

An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea -- the clear surface of the eye -- and then encourage the regeneration of corneal...

Engineers aim to pioneer tissue-engineering approach to TMJ disorders

2 days ago from Science Daily

Here's something to chew on: One in four people are impacted by defects of the temporomandibular - or jaw - joint. Despite the pervasiveness of this affliction, treatments are lacking,...

Greta Gerwig secretly gives birth to baby boy

2 days ago from UPI

Greta Gerwig secretly welcomed her first child, a baby boy, with boyfriend and fellow director Noah Baumbach.

White nationalism, born in the USA, is now a global terror threat

2 days ago from UPI

The recent massacre of 50 Muslim worshipers at mosques in New Zealand is the latest confirmation that white supremacy is a danger to democratic societies.

Watch: Capitals' T.J. Oshie shows off soccer skills with rebound goal

2 days ago from UPI

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie switched sports momentarily after showing off his creativity in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Emma Roberts ends engagement to Evan Peters

2 days ago from UPI

Emma Roberts was spotted with Garrett Hedlund in Los Angeles after ending her engagement to "American Horror Story" co-star Evan Peters.

Defector: Kim Jong Un harsher than father, grandfather

2 days ago from UPI

North Korea's Kim Jong Un is less forgiving than previous leaders, according to a man who fled the country.

ADHD meds may carry small psychosis risk, study shows

2 days ago from UPI

Stimulant drugs used to treat ADHD carry a small risk of a psychotic episode, but it appears to vary depending on which medication young people use, a new study finds.

Parkinson's gene therapy may reduce medicine required for treatment

2 days ago from UPI

A new brain operation may reduce the severity of motor problems in people with Parkinson's disease and decrease the amount of medication they need, a new study says.

Immunotherapy reduced risk of skin cancer development by almost 75 percent

2 days ago from Harvard Science

A treatment previously shown to clear the precancerous skin lesions called actinic keratosis now appears to reduce the chance that the treated skin will develop squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the second-most-common form of...

Poor Sleep Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

2 days ago from Science Blog

If you’ve spoken with your doctor about protecting your heart health, you likely received advice about eating well and starting an exercise routine. But a recent study suggests there’s another...

Toilet seat that detects congestive heart failure getting ready to begin commercialization

2 days ago from Science Blog

With 1 million new cases of congestive heart failure diagnosed each year, a revolutionary product is making it easier for hospitals to monitor patients with the condition in the comfort...

New technique could help regrow tissue lost to periodontal disease

2 days ago from Physorg

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of all Americans will have periodontal disease at some point in their lives. Characterized by inflamed gums and...