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Does herpes cause Alzheimer’s?

2 days ago from Science Blog

  E-MAIL What causes Alzheimer’s disease? The answer could be right under our noses, says leading expert Professor Ruth Itzhaki. Her latest paper presents a lifetime of research evidence that the herpes...

Birth cushion– the power of culturally aware healthcare

2 days ago from SciDev

Birth cushion is part of a rising trend of culturally sensitive approaches to healthcare.

Golfer Michelle Wie has season-ending hand surgery

2 days ago from UPI

Golf star Michelle Wie will miss the rest of the 2018 season after having hand surgery.

Study of U.S. hospital figures links pot use with increased risk of stroke

2 days ago from CBC: Health

New research is being presented at a conference in Montreal today linking recreational cannabis use with an increased risk of stroke.

Exercise during pregnancy can reduce risk of major complications, research finds

2 days ago from CBC: Health

If you exercise while pregnant, you could decrease your chances of developing a major complication by 25 per cent, according to new University of Alberta-led research.

Courts treat intoxicated women twice as harshly as men facing same assault charges

2 days ago from Physorg

Women are twice as likely as men to receive harsher sentences for assault offences when alcohol is a contributory factor, according to new research from the University of Liverpool.

Scientists solve 3-D structure of cystic fibrosis protein in active, inactive states

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine in collaboration with researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have resolved the three-dimensional molecular structure of the protein that's defective in people...

Watch: Tom Holland wears new 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' suit on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

2 days ago from UPI

Tom Holland wore the new superhero suit he will be donning in Marvel's "Spider-Man: Far From Home" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. Here's what you need to know about this year's - and what kind of flu season 2018-19 is shaping up to be.

With a microbe-produced toxin, bacteria prove old dogs can learn new tricks

3 days ago from Physorg

A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination. While many deadly substances have been identified...

On This Day: U.S. ships target Iranian oil platform

3 days ago from UPI

On Oct. 19, 1987, U.S. Navy ships bombarded an Iranian oil platform in retaliation for an attack on a U.S.-flagged ship and Iran threatened a "crushing response."

Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: Rebecca Ferguson, John Lithgow

3 days ago from UPI

Actor Rebecca Ferguson turns 35 and actor John Lithgow turns 73, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 19.

Antiviral med fuels rapid decline in new HIV infections in gay men: Study

3 days ago from UPI

Giving antiviral medications to gay men without HIV led to a 25 percent reduction in new infections of the AIDS-causing virus, a new study shows.

E-cigarettes slowed wound healing in animal study

3 days ago from UPI

Smoking electronic cigarettes could slow the healing of skin wounds as much as regular cigarettes, according to a new study on rats.

Test strips for fentanyl may help prevent overdoses

3 days ago from UPI

Fast-acting test strips for fentanyl could reduce drug overdose deaths, a new study suggests.

Roland Bourgeois pleads guilty to hate crime shootings during Hurricane Katrina

3 days ago from UPI

A white Louisiana man pleaded guilty Wednesday to hate crime charges for shooting three black men who were trying to escape Hurricane Katrina.

Hawks, Grizzlies look to bounce back from poor openers

3 days ago from UPI

Following poor season-opening losses, the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies meet on Friday night in Memphis.

Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee likely to return vs. Redskins

3 days ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee participated fully in practice on Thursday and is likely to play on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Adderall: Uses, Side Effects and Abuse

3 days ago from Live Science

Adderall is a prescription medication used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy.

Physical activity lowers death risk from heart disease, study says

3 days ago from UPI

Physical activity could lower the high rate of death associated with frailty in older people, according to a study conducted in Spain.

Epidemic in turf management: Herbicide resistance in annual bluegrass

3 days ago from Physorg

Annual bluegrass is one of the most common weeds of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields and sod farms, not to mention residential and commercial lawns. Unfortunately this nemesis of...

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

3 days ago from Physorg

EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Researchers are recruiting 10,000 volunteers to discover the earliest warning signs of cancer, heart disease and other killers.

Dolphins not considering surgery for Tannehill

3 days ago from UPI

Ryan Tannehill will sit out a second straight game for the Miami Dolphins this weekend while he deals with a right shoulder injury.

Report: Chargers DE Bosa to return in a 'few weeks'

3 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Chargers received a glimmer of positive news on their best pass rusher.

Report: Packers TE Kendricks to face criminal drug charges

3 days ago from UPI

Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks is facing legal issues stemming from an incident 13 months ago.