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Prince William to help fight homelessness through new patronage

3 days ago from UPI

Prince William became the patron of charity organization The Passage which fights homelessness in the U.K.

Watch: Celtics' Jayson Tatum jukes Joel Embiid, dunks on Ben Simmons on same play

3 days ago from UPI

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum juked Joel Embiid out of his shoes before dunking on Ben Simmons during a dazzling play against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Blood test could bring new hope for early lung cancer detection

3 days ago from UPI

A simple blood test may help doctors identify lung cancer sooner, a study says.

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

3 days ago from Physorg

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the...

Sensitive sensor detects Down syndrome DNA

3 days ago from Physorg

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Down syndrome is the most common birth defect, occurring once in every 700 births. However, traditional non-invasive prenatal tests for the...

Physicists develop a new method to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria

3 days ago from Physorg

A team of physicists from Immanuel Kant Baltic State University have suggested a method to identify single antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis-causing bacteria. The new method detects the bacteria and evaluates their resistance...

PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

3 days ago from Science Daily

Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.

PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

3 days ago from Science Daily

Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.

PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD

3 days ago from Science Daily

Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.

Even as hospitals cut risky antibiotic use in-house, patients often go home with them

3 days ago from Science Daily

Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful but risky antibiotics called fluoroquinolones, a new study shows that many patients still head home with prescriptions for the drugs...

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.

Phys Ed: Exercise May Help to Fend Off Depression

3 days ago from NY Times Health

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression.

Vaping vexes regulators: Smoking cessation tool or gateway drug?

3 days ago from UPI

While some view e-cigarettes like Juul as a way to quit smoking, others see the product as a pathway for young people to be introduced to nicotine -- posing a...

NYPD detective fatally shot, officer injured in Queens gunfight

4 days ago from UPI

An NYPD detective was fatally shot while another officer was wounded during a shootout Tuesday night in New York City during an armed robbery.

4 malnourished kids, 2 locked in cage found in Texas home

4 days ago from UPI

Four malnourished children, two of whom were locked inside a cage, were found by Wise County Sheriff's deputies during a disturbance call in Texas Tuesday morning.

Washington Wizards' John Wall undergoes successful Achilles surgery

4 days ago from UPI

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall underwent successful surgery on his ruptured left Achilles Tuesday.

Heavy drinking may boost desire for alcohol, study says

4 days ago from UPI

Binge and heavy drinking may trigger DNA changes that make your booze cravings worse, a new study says.

Slower runners benefit most from elite methods

4 days ago from Science Daily

How much do high-tech shoes, special diets and exercises, drafting behind other runners and other strategies to improve your 'running economy' actually improve your finish time? A new study spells...

Large study fails to link phthalates and increased breast cancer risk

4 days ago from Science Daily

In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to the plasticizing and solvent...

Role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

4 days ago from Science Daily

The results of a recent study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history

4 days ago from Science Daily

Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of...

Fractures, head injuries common in e-scooter collisions

4 days ago from Science Daily

UCLA researchers have found that people involved in electric scooter accidents are sometimes injured badly enough -- from fractures, dislocated joints and head injuries -- to require treatment in an...

Balanced reporting of sports head injuries

4 days ago from Science Daily

A group of more than 60 leading international neuroscientists are asking for balance when reporting on sports-related injury chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

How breast tissue stiffening promotes breast cancer development

4 days ago from Science Daily

By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire new approaches...

How sleep can fight infection

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to...

Streetcars don't guarantee heightened development activity

4 days ago from Science Daily

Development outcomes along streetcar corridors can't be entirely attributed to the presence of the streetcar, researchers found. Streetcar investment is commonly accompanied with a healthy incentive package, for example.

Scientists gain new insight on triggers for preterm birth

4 days ago from Science Daily

A group of scientists have gained new insight on a poorly-understood key player in the timing of labor and delivery. This new information brings scientists closer to being able to...