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A Common Anesthetic Could Ease PTSD and Other Stress Disorders

2 days ago from Scientific American

Propofol reduces the intensity of traumatic memories -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Multi-drug resistant UTIs—is the answer in our food?

2 days ago from Physorg

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the world's most common bacterial infections, affecting around 50 per cent of women and five per cent of men. They can present as low-level...

Medicine and personal care products may lead to new pollutants in waterways

2 days ago from Physorg

When you flush the toilet, you probably don't think about the traces of the medicine and personal care products in your body that are winding up in sewage treatment plants,...

A new ketamine-based antidepressant raises hope — and questions

2 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Little is known about the long-term effects on people of a newly approved antidepressant based on the anesthetic ketamine.

Threat of sanctions prompts Nicaragua to release more than 700 political prisoners

2 days ago from UPI

Nicaragua could release more than 700 political prisoners over the next three months with human rights groups, the Red Cross and the Vatican as witnesses.

Mosquito-killing drug ‘reduced malaria in children’

2 days ago from SciDev

Mass administration of ivermectin reduced episodes of malaria in under-fives by 20 per cent in a trial in Burkina Faso.

Sugary Drinks Tied to Shorter Life Span

2 days ago from NY Times Health

“The optimal intake of these drinks is zero,” said one expert. “They have no health benefits.”

Exscientia signs AI-powered drug-discovery deal with Celgene

2 days ago from C&EN

The Scottish start-up views its latest pharma partnership as validation of its algorithms—and as a stepping stone towards becoming a drug company itself

Boeing 737 MAX to face first congressional hearing

2 days ago from Physorg

Boeing's ill-fated 737 MAX and federal regulators next week will face the first public grilling by Congress over the two fatal plane crashes in recent months.

Monsanto's responsibility at the center of Roundup trial phase 2

2 days ago from Physorg

After finding that exposure to the weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in one man's cancer, jurors in California must now grapple with the question of just how culpable the...

Calling time on 'statistical significance' in science research

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientists should stop using the term 'statistically significant' in their research, urges this editorial in a special issue of The American Statistician published today.

Fentanyl overdose deaths in the U.S. have been doubling every year

2 days ago from LA Times - Science

If you want to know what it means for something to grow exponentially, consider the death toll of fentanyl. This powerful synthetic opioid seemingly came out of nowhere and is...

Potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer

2 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world's deadliest cancers.

First ratings for youth football helmets address sport's largest pool of athletes

2 days ago from Science Daily

With the release of youth football-helmet ratings -- consumers can see which helmets best reduce concussion risk.

Sniffing out Parkinson's disease

2 days ago from Science Daily

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to progressive brain cell death and extensive loss of motor function. Despite much research being conducted on this disease, there are no...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers become first NFL team to hire two female coaches

2 days ago from UPI

The Buccaneers hired two female assistant coaches, making Tampa Bay the first NFL franchise with two women on staff.

Province launching measles immunization program in B.C. schools

2 days ago from CBC: Health

The Ministry of Health is rolling out an immunization program in schools beginning in April to help B.C. families ensure their children are protected from measles.

How Does the New Postpartum Depression Drug Work?

2 days ago from Live Science

The first FDA-approved drug for postpartum depression is here. But how exactly does the drug work, and what makes it different from other medications for depression?

Reworked nasal flu vaccine as effective as shot for kids

2 days ago from UPI

Good news for kids: Next flu season, you can avoid a painful needle jab and get the nasal vaccine spray instead, according to a leading U.S. pediatricians' group.

Does alcohol consumption have an effect on arthritis?

2 days ago from Science Daily

Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study suggests...

Older patients with Crohn's disease benefit from new medications

2 days ago from Science Daily

Combining medications that suppress the immune system has been successful in treating young patients with Crohn's disease, but some physicians have been reluctant to use this strategy in older patients...

Protein linked to cancer growth drives deadly lung disease

2 days ago from Science Daily

A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research. The discovery, made in laboratory mice and human...

Global Health: A Twin Inside a Twin: In Colombia, an Extraordinary Birth

2 days ago from NY Times Health

What appeared to be a cyst in a healthy fetus turned out to be an unformed twin “absorbed” early in pregnancy, connected by a second umbilical cord and still growing.

US EPA proposes 20 high-, 20 low-priority chemicals for risk evaluation

2 days ago from C&EN

Agency includes formaldehyde as high-priority candidate

Baby step towards breath-testing for gut disorders

2 days ago from Science Daily

Small children may one day avoid invasive, painful and often traumatic esophageal tube-testing for gut damage and celiac disease with a new method of simply blowing into a glass tube...

Premature babies could benefit from combined glucocorticoid and antioxidant therapy

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase their safety.

Stroke risk drops in both black and white older adults

2 days ago from Science Daily

Recent reductions in hospitalization and death due to stroke extend to both black and white Medicare beneficiaries, reports a new study.

New study reshapes understanding of how the brain recovers from injury

2 days ago from Science Daily

Each year, approximately 265,000 Americans have a stroke that causes visual impairment. New research sheds light on how the damage in the brain caused by a stroke can lead to...