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A chemical criterion for rating movies

2 days ago from Physorg

A measurable criterion now exists for determining the age rating of films. A group of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz has found that the concentration...

Pope Francis signals interest in meeting with Kim Jong Un

2 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis responded positively on Thursday to an invitation to visit Pyongyang and meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Most hand car wash workers are subject to some form of labour exploitation, says new report

3 days ago from Physorg

Workers in most hand car washes in the UK are subject to some form of labour exploitation—such as excessively long hours or exceptionally low pay, according to a new report...

Veterans find healing, purpose in farming, with USDA aid

3 days ago from UPI

As the number of working farms declines in the United States, government and industry leaders are turning to a new place to find new farmers -- the military.

Pre-eclampsia linked to an increased risk of dementia later in life

3 days ago from Science Daily

Pre-eclampsia is associated with an increased risk of later dementia, particularly vascular dementia, caused by reduced blood supply to the brain due to diseased blood vessels, finds a large study.

Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood linked to healthy aging

3 days ago from Science Daily

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The...

Living With Cancer: Flat Out: Rejecting Breast Reconstruction

3 days ago from NY Times Health

After a double mastectomy, Catherine Guthrie wanted to retain her strength and challenge the idea of feminine norms.

Famous birthdays for Oct. 18: Zac Efron, Lindsey Vonn

3 days ago from UPI

Actor Zac Efron turns 31 and skier Lindsey Vonn turns 34, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 18.

Scientists closer to drug that cuts nicotine dependence

3 days ago from UPI

Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers.

U.S. birth rates continue to drop as age of new moms rises

3 days ago from UPI

American women are having fewer children, and they're having them later in life, a new government report shows.

Combining genetic and sun exposure data improves skin cancer risk estimates

3 days ago from Science Daily

By combining data on individuals' lifetime sun exposure and their genetics, researchers can generate improved predictions of their risk of skin cancer.

Experts raise safety concerns about cardboard baby boxes

3 days ago from Science Daily

Cardboard baby boxes are being promoted for infant sleep as a safe alternative to more traditional cots, bassinets, or Moses baskets, without any evidence in place, warn experts.

Genome sequencing found feasible and informative for pediatric cancer treatment

3 days ago from Science Daily

Comprehensive genetic testing of tumors and non-cancerous tissue from pediatric cancer patients is a feasible and clinically useful approach that can guide patient care, according to new findings.

Cowboys WR Tavon Austin might be out a while

3 days ago from UPI

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin is seeking a second opinion on his right groin injury.

Omega-3s in Fish Oils Tied to Healthy Aging

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Older adults with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were more likely to be living without chronic diseases or mental or physical deterioration.

High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Dementia Later in Life

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Up to 5 percent of pregnant women develop pre-eclampsia, which is tied to an increased risk of dementia in later years.

Calif. surgeon, girlfriend accused of rape face more charges

3 days ago from UPI

Authorities filed more charges against a surgeon and his girlfriend who are accused of teaming up together to sexually assault several women.

Antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to chicken sickens 92

3 days ago from UPI

Nearly 100 people in 29 states have become sick from antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken, the CDC said Wednesday.

Bone cell response to mechanical force is balance of injury and repair

3 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have revealed the intricate process that bone cells use to repair themselves after mechanical injury.

Immune culprits linked to inflammation and bone loss in gum disease identified

3 days ago from Science Daily

An unhealthy population of microbes in the mouth triggers specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, leading to the type of bone loss associated with a severe form of...

A 150-year-old drug might improve radiation therapy for cancer

3 days ago from Science Daily

A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant might make tumors more sensitive to radiation therapy. Researchers found that the drug papaverine inhibits the respiration...

Eliminating emissions in India and China could add years to people's lives

3 days ago from Science Daily

In a recent study, researchers wanted to know how replacing coal-fired powerplants in China and India with clean, renewable energy could benefit human health and save lives in the future....

Better treatments for acute myeloid leukemia sought with largest dataset

3 days ago from UPI

Researchers have put together the largest dataset of acute myeloid leukemia, featuring 672 samples from 562 patients.

Buffalo Bills to start Derek Anderson vs. Indianapolis Colts

3 days ago from UPI

The Buffalo Bills will turn to quarterback Derek Anderson in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts.

Colts WR Hilton will test ailing hamstring

3 days ago from UPI

Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton of the Indianapolis Colts, who has missed the last two games because of a hamstring injury, said he will test out the ailment in practice this...

Self-lubricating condom may boost user satisfaction, scientists say

3 days ago from UPI

Scientists have developed a self-lubricating condom, which they say could improve user experience by reducing friction and providing longer-lasting lubrication.

Worldwide Week extends its influence into arts, politics, research

3 days ago from Harvard Science

On any given day, Harvard hosts lectures and seminars on topics of global import, from the search for cures for human disease to the rise of populism in countries rich and poor....

Hospital laundering fails to kill diarrhea spores, study finds

3 days ago from UPI

Hospital bedsheets cleaned in washington machines with detergent at high temperatures didn't remove all traces of bacteria that cause infectious diarrhea.