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Compounds in desert creosote bush could treat giardia, 'brain-eating' amoeba infections

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic activity against the protozoa responsible for giardia infections...

Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake.

Doug Marrone unclear, but Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles says arm is fine

2 days ago from UPI

Head coach Doug Marrone was back-tracking on his comment Sunday as to why Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was pulled early in practice.

Alternative Medicine: Harmless Or Deadly?

2 days ago from Science Blog

A cancer diagnosis is an awful thing. Cancer isn’t simply devastating news for the patient – its consequences ripple through groups of family and friends spreading fear and uncertainty of...

How One Bodybuilder Died from Drinking Too Many Protein Shakes

2 days ago from Live Science

A 25-year-old woman in Australia died after consuming too much protein, in the form of shakes, supplements and protein-packed foods, the New York Post reported yesterday.

CBO: 20% premium rise without Obamacare insurance subsidies

2 days ago from UPI

Insurance premiums through the Affordable Care Act would rise 20 percent and more Americans would go without any available plans, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday.

Will ketamine treat your depression? Check your activity monitor

2 days ago from Science Daily

During a depressive episode, people often report having reduced energy, feeling slowed down and having reduced interest in activities. As their mood lifts, energy and activity return to their usual...

Herpesvirus study leads to discovery of broad-spectrum antiviral

2 days ago from UPI

A study in mice by the National Institutes of Health has uncovered a potential broad-spectrum antiviral that may be effective against herpesvirus.

Changes to high-risk medical devices often supported by low-quality research

2 days ago from Science Daily

Clinical trials that test changes in the design or use of high-risk medical devices are often poorly designed, and can rely on inadequate or potentially biased data, according to a...

Intensive lifestyle intervention provides modest improvement in glycemic control, reduced need for medication

2 days ago from Science Daily

A high amount and intensity of exercise along with a diet plan resulted in a modest reduction in blood glucose levels among adults with type 2 diabetes, but was accompanied...

Light drinkers may have lesser risk of fatal heart disease

2 days ago from UPI

Light to moderate drinking can lower your overall risk of premature death and, specifically, your odds of dying from heart disease, a new study reports.

Birth defects, cancer linked

2 days ago from Science Daily

Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review.

Empowering patients effectively improves physician hand hygiene

2 days ago from Science Daily

Armed with new tools, patients and parents felt empowered to remind healthcare providers to perform hand hygiene, successfully improving compliance rates, but just over half of physicians felt that patients...

Americans using antidepressants up 65 percent since 1999

2 days ago from UPI

The number of Americans who say they've taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to a CDC report.

White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehension

2 days ago from Science Daily

A new reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension....

Understanding antibiotic resistance

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered new insights into how bacteria respond to stress. When deprived of nutrients, strains of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae mount a coordinated defense. When exposed to antibiotics, the...

Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up

2 days ago from Science Daily

While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased.

'Hocus Pocus' star Vinessa Shaw expecting first child

2 days ago from UPI

Vinessa Shaw announced she's pregnant and expecting a baby with Kristopher Gifford in early 2018.

'The Walking Dead' executive producers file breach of contract complaint

2 days ago from UPI

Executive producers of "The Walking Dead" including franchise co-creator Robert Kirkman, have filed a breach of contract complaint against AMC.

Wildlife officials determine bald eagle had lead poisoning

2 days ago from AP Science

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania wildlife officials say a bald eagle that is suffering from lead poisoning is in guarded condition....

More than 10,000 men break Saman dance record in Indonesia

2 days ago from UPI

Thousands of men in Indonesia gathered to set a new record for participating in a traditional dance.

Hong Kong imprisons more women per capita than any other country

2 days ago from UPI

A little over 20 percent of the Hong Kong's prison population are women - a higher proportion than any major nation in the world, according to a new report.

Guam residents unnerved by accidental 'civil danger warning'

2 days ago from UPI

Officials said two radio stations on Guam made an unscheduled test of the Emergency Alert Broadcast System -- frightening some nervous residents on the island.

Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters

2 days ago from Physorg

University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.

FDA approves emergency use declaration for multiplex Zika test

2 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the first multiplex test for the Zika virus and three other viruses.

Fine-dining soccer fan brings cheese platter to game

2 days ago from UPI

An Australian soccer fan's fancy feast has gone viral after he was photographed dining on a cheese platter -- complete with avocado and bread -- during a game.

Researchers investigate Australia's relationship with smartphones

2 days ago from Physorg

Murdoch researchers are playing a leading role in Australia's Biggest Smartphone Survey—the online project for National Science Week.

Study identifies cause of weight gain from antipsychotic drugs

2 days ago from UPI

Researchers have identified the cellular receptor that causes weight gain from antipsychotic drugs and were able to reverse the effect in laboratory mice.