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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...

Widely available food in US workplaces: Perk or hazard?

1 day ago from Science Blog

Nearly a quarter of employed adults obtain foods and beverages at work at least once a week, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

‘Good to Go’ tackles the real science of sports recovery

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

In ‘Good to Go,’ science writer Christie Aschwanden puts science — and herself — to the test for the sake of sports recovery.

Ingredient in some Hello Fresh, Chefs Plate meal kits recalled

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Hello Fresh Canada Inc. is recalling an ingredient found in some of its Hello Fresh and Chefs Plate brand meal kits over a possible risk of salmonella contamination.

Doctors: Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?

2 days ago from NY Times Health

Connecting with patients doesn’t just make them think someone cares. It can make a difference for health outcomes.

He Jiankui: China condemns 'baby gene editing' scientist

Investigators say He Jiankui sought "fame and fortune" with his claim to have edited baby genes.

Scientists Are Teaching the Body to Accept New Organs

2 days ago from NY Times Science

Patients receiving new kidneys and livers must take damaging anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives. Now researchers hope to train the immune system instead of just tamping it...

Only juvenile arthritis specialist in B.C. Interior retires with no replacement

2 days ago from CBC: Health

The only doctor in B.C.’s Interior that cares for children with juvenile arthritis has just retired, with no replacement, leaving families concerned with how their children will get proper medical...

British scientists hope gene-edited chickens will help ward off the next pandemic

2 days ago from CBC: Health

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic.

Scientists make gene-edited chickens in bid to halt next pandemic

2 days ago from Reuters:Science

British scientists are developing gene-edited chickens designed to be totally resistant to flu in a new approach to trying to stop the next deadly human pandemic.

Trump Proposals Could Increase Health Costs for Consumers

2 days ago from NY Times Health

President Trump says he wants to reduce drug prices, but some patients could face higher out-of-pocket costs for medicines and other goods and services.

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a...

Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress

2 days ago from Physorg

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

Energizing the immune system to eat cancer

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers say they've identified how to fuel macrophages with the energy needed to attack and eat cancer cells.

The Super Blood Wolf Moon of 2019 Looks AMAZING in These Pics!

2 days ago from Space.com

The Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse was a sight to behold, as these spectacular photos show.

Targeting 'hidden pocket' for treatment of stroke and seizure

2 days ago from Science Daily

By closely examining a special neuron receptor that is involved in memory, learning, and much more, researchers have identified a hidden molecular 'pocket.' By creating chemical compounds that affect this...

Physician-targeted marketing is associated with increase in opioid overdose deaths, study shows

2 days ago from Science Daily

New research shows that increased marketing of opioid products to physicians -- from consulting fees to free meals -- is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths...

Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

2 days ago from Science Daily

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new study has found that waiting...

Early prediction of Alzheimer's progression: Blood protein

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown that a protein found in the blood can be used to precisely monitor disease progression of Alzheimer's long before first clinical signs appear. This blood marker offers...

Secret to sepsis may lie in rare cell

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists reveal how a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play an important role in the immune response to a bacterial infection, preventing the development of sepsis. Researchers...

New nanoparticle targets tumor-infiltrating immune cells, flips switch

2 days ago from Science Daily

A team of Vanderbilt University bioengineers today announced a major breakthrough in penetrating the cells inside tumors and flipping on a switch that tells them to start fighting.

'Walking Dead' alum Chandler Riggs heading back to TV

2 days ago from UPI

Actor Chandler Riggs announced Monday he has booked his first television role since his character Carl was killed off of "The Walking Dead" in 2018.

Some pregnant women don't believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus

2 days ago from Science Daily

Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review.

Shedding light on spinal cord injuries

2 days ago from Science Daily

A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury.

Cancer survivors face significant hardships related to medical bills

2 days ago from Science Daily

New research indicates that cancer survivors carry greater financial burdens related to medical debt payments and bills compared with individuals without a cancer history, with the greatest hardships in younger...

How long do people need to be monitored after fainting?

2 days ago from Science Daily

For the first time, physicians in the Emergency Department (ED) have evidence-based recommendations on how best to catch the life-threatening conditions that make some people faint.

Our genes affect where fat is stored in our bodies

2 days ago from Science Daily

A recent study has found that whether you store your fat around the trunk or in other parts of your body is highly influenced by genetic factors and that this...

Lakers lose Lonzo Ball for 4 to 6 weeks

2 days ago from UPI

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball will be out for the next four-to-six weeks due to a sprained left ankle.