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Whooping cough outbreak declared in Fredericton

1 day ago from CBC: Health

A whooping cough outbreak has been declared in Fredericton, where 10 children from "several" schools and two adults have been diagnosed since January, the regional medical officer of health announced Wednesday.

Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much

1 day ago from Science Daily

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major...

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

1 day ago from Harvard Science

Consumption of propionate, an 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 obesity and diabetes, according...

Woman Wakes After 27 Years Unconscious

1 day ago from NY Times Health

An Emirati mother who suffered brain damage in a car accident in 1991 made an unexpected recovery at a clinic in Germany.

Ford government proposes scrapping OHIP's out-of-country medical coverage

1 day ago from CBC: Health

The Ford government is proposing to end the Ontario Health Insurance Plan's limited coverage of emergency out-of-country medical costs.

Improved WIC food packages reduced obesity risk for children, study finds

1 day ago from Science Daily

A decade ago, the U.S. federal government overhauled nutrition standards for food packages in its primary food assistance program for young mothers and their children. The change reduced obesity risks...

Welding with stem cells for next-generation surgical glues

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method involves re-engineering...

Mumps: A Highly Contagious, Easily Preventable Disease

1 day ago from Live Science

Mumps is an unpleasant and highly contagious disease, but a simple two-dose vaccine is 88% effective against the infection.

Microbial contaminants found in popular e-cigarettes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the US were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research.

Pittsburgh Steelers, QB Ben Roethlisberger agree to extension

1 day ago from UPI

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2021.

A Common Food Additive Is Linked to Insulin Resistance, Study Finds. Here's What That Means

1 day ago from Live Science

A common food additive called propionate could alter metabolism in ways that could increase the risk of diabetes, a preliminary study suggests.

Kaiser Health: Homeless deaths in LA have skyrocketed 76 percent

1 day ago from UPI

Deaths among Los Angeles' vast homeless population increased by more than three-quarters last year to a toll of nearly 1,000, a new study said Wednesday.

Sting announces Las Vegas residency for 2020

1 day ago from UPI

Sting has announced plans to begin a Las Vegas residency in 2020 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Texas to execute John William King for James Byrd Jr. 1998 dragging death

1 day ago from UPI

One of three men convicted in the racially-motivated dragging death of a black man in Texas two decades ago is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday night.

Genetic testing in women diagnosed with breast cancer decreases cost of care nationwide

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care in the US by about $50 million (about 2 percent...

Effectiveness of different forms of nicotine replacement therapy in helping people give up smoking

1 day ago from Science Daily

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as...

Fixing a broken heart: Exploring new ways to heal damage after a heart attack

1 day ago from Science Daily

The days immediately following a heart attack are critical for survivors' longevity and long-term healing of tissue. Now researchers have designed a method to deliver a regenerative material through a...

New nanomedicine slips through the cracks, reaches brain

1 day ago from Science Daily

In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC)...

Scientists develop swallowable self-inflating capsule to help tackle obesity

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a self-inflating weight management capsule that could help battle obesity, and be an alternative to intragastric balloons. The prototype capsule contains a balloon that can be self-inflated...

Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses

1 day ago from Science Daily

Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according to a...

WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for young kids

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Children under 1 should not have any screen time while those under five should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day, and less is better, U.N. health...

Watch: Boston Bruins score five goals, eliminate Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7

1 day ago from UPI

The Boston Bruins defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

1 day ago from Science Blog

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout the abdomen. Most patients undergo surgery to remove as many of these...

Skipping breakfast linked to heart disease death risk

1 day ago from UPI

Researchers say that skipping breakfast can increase risk of dying from heart disease, with a new study showing an 87 percent spike in risk for those who never consume the...

Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses

1 day ago from Science Blog

Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according to a...

When pregnant women take kratom, their babies may suffer

1 day ago from Science Blog

In 2018, two newborn babies in Buffalo experienced withdrawal as a result of their exposure to kratom in utero. One was described in a case report by University at Buffalo physicians, published earlier...

Nanofiber yarn makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue

1 day ago from Science Blog

The human body is held together by an intricate cable system of tendons and muscles, engineered by nature to be tough and highly stretchable. An injury to any of these...

Despite health warnings, Americans still sit too much

1 day ago from Science Blog

Most Americans continue to sit for prolonged periods despite public health messages that such inactivity increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, according to a major...