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Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health

1 day ago from Science Daily

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research has found that this is not the case.

Breastmilk sugars differ in pregnant women on probiotics

1 day ago from Science Daily

The complex sugars found in human breastmilk, long believed to be fixed in their composition, may change in women who are taking probiotics, according to new research.

New skin test detects prion infection before symptoms appear

1 day ago from Science Daily

Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein...

Youth with disabilities have increased risk for technology-involved peer harassment

1 day ago from Physorg

New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that while youths with disabilities, mental health diagnoses and special education services experience peer harassment or bullying at similar rates as...

Study: Aspirin cuts risk for heart attack, stroke, but increases major bleeding risk

1 day ago from UPI

Aspirin can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, but it also increases major bleeding in patients who use it regularly, a new study says.

New genes associated with the leading cause of blindness

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study identifies genes associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) that could represent new targets for future drug development.

HPV vaccine benefits women who don't get it, study says

1 day ago from UPI

The vaccine against human papillomavirus is highly effective in young women -- and may even offer some protection to those who don't get it, a new study suggests.

Watch: Redskins QB Alex Smith sports large leg brace at Wizards game

1 day ago from UPI

Washington Redskins star Alex Smith wore a big brace on his leg at a Washington Wizards game, one of his first public appearances since suffering the injury.

Synthetic flaxseed derivative helps heart function in septic mice

1 day ago from Science Daily

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that develops in response to infection. One of its major complications is cardiovascular dysfunction. Now, scientists show that a novel synthetic compound derived from flaxseed...

To Fight Fatty Liver, Avoid Sugary Foods and Drinks

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars.

Rondo set for return for Lakers; LeBron still sidelined

1 day ago from UPI

Point guard Rajon Rondo may be able to play Thursday but Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton doesn't think the same applies to LeBron James.

John Cena questionable for WWE Royal Rumble due to ankle injury

1 day ago from UPI

John Cena is suffering from a left ankle injury, WWE has announced, making the 16-time World Champion questionable for Sunday's Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.

Record Numbers of Americans Say They Care About Global Warming, Poll Finds

1 day ago from NY Times Science

“I’ve never seen jumps in some of the key indicators like this,” the lead researcher said.

Two- to three-fold increase in heatwave occurrence and severity seen directly in UK temperature

1 day ago from Science Daily

A two to three-fold increase in heatwave activity in the United Kingdom since the late 19th century has been identified in a new analysis of historical daily temperature data.

Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress

1 day ago from Science Daily

Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to researchers. The results suggest that family history should be considered to predict...

Nearly 8% of TSA workers calling in sick during federal shutdown

1 day ago from UPI

The number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick amid the federal shutdown has reached nearly 8 percent, the agency said Tuesday.

Blood test may detect Alzheimer's disease damage

1 day ago from UPI

A blood test can pick up signs of Alzheimer's disease in patients years before any symptoms show up, a new study says.

Watch: "The Greek Freak" rocks rookie Luka Doncic with dunk

1 day ago from UPI

Rookie Luka Doncic got "the Greek Freak" dunk treatment -- courtesy of Giannis Antetokounmpo -- during the Dallas Mavericks' loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.

'Roma,' 'Favourite' tie with 10 Oscar nods apiece

1 day ago from UPI

"The Favourite" and "Roma" tied with 10 nods when Academy Award nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Study: Drug company payments to doctors may increase opioid prescribing

1 day ago from UPI

Physicians who receive financial incentives from drug companies may be more likely to overprescribe opioids, a new study says.

Canada's new food guide is served

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Instead of eating four food groups, Canadians are now encouraged to follow three guidelines on what to eat regularly, what to avoid and the importance of cooking and preparing meals...

Blood test detects Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

1 day ago from Science Blog

A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease – even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss,...

Brain biomarkers identify those at risk of severe PTSD symptoms

1 day ago from Science Blog

Using sophisticated computational tools, researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered biomarkers that may explain why symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be so...

Blood test shows promise for early detection of severe lung-transplant rejection

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when no outward signs of the rejection are...

Baby poop may hold a secret to food allergies

1 day ago from C&EN

Mice develop a milk allergy when given fecal transplants from allergic babies, suggesting some gut microbes may help protect against the condition

Bell receives $439M contract from Navy for 25 AH-1Z Viper helicopters

1 day ago from UPI

Bell Helicopter Textron signed a $439.6 million contract to build 25 new AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps.

One-tenth of TSA workers calling in sick during federal shutdown

1 day ago from UPI

The number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick amid the federal shutdown has reached 10 percent, the agency said.

Artificial intelligence can dramatically cut time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays

1 day ago from Science Blog

New research has found that a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI) system can dramatically reduce the time needed to ensure that abnormal chest X-rays with critical findings will receive an expert radiologist...