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Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly needs foot surgery

19 hours ago from UPI

Center Ryan Kelly is expected to have surgery on his foot and will be sidelined into the regular season, coach Chuck Pagano announced Thursday.

HIIT helps combat high insulin resistance -- a warning sign for diabetes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Patients at risk for type 2 diabetes are often asked to exercise, but exercise doesn't help each patient equally. To investigate this variability, a sample of women were divided by...

Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians losing patience with WR John Brown

1 day ago from UPI

Wide receiver John Brown has been sidelined with a quadriceps injury and it's testing the patience of head coach Bruce Arians.

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum

1 day ago from Science Daily

Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a...

Plant-produced polio vaccines could help eradicate age-old disease

1 day ago from Science Daily

Plants have been used to produce a new vaccine against poliovirus in what is hoped to be a major step towards global eradication of the disease.

An immune signaling pathway for control of yellow fever virus infection

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).

'Be more cautious' in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, Canadian doctor says

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose,...

Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain

2 days ago from Science Daily

Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to...

Clinical appearance and unusual imaging findings of pediatric ketamine overdose

2 days ago from Science Daily

Case report on a 10-month-old infant who inadvertently ingested ketamine. The paper offers detailed clinical information and unusual MRI findings.

Numbers show fewer people being struck by lightning

Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers — is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because people have learned to get out of the way.

'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease

2 days ago from Science Daily

Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy.

Skewing the aim of targeted cancer therapies

2 days ago from Science Daily

The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could often be skewed from the start. A widespread concept about how cells produce proteins proved incorrect 62 percent of the time in...

Artificial blood vessels mimic rare accelerated aging disease

2 days ago from Science Daily

Biomedical engineers have grown miniature human blood vessels using stem cells taken from patients with an extremely rare genetic disease called progeria that causes symptoms resembling accelerated aging in children....

Updated abortion pill rule adds to confusion, pharmacist says

2 days ago from CBC: Health

A policy that women had to take the abortion pill in front of their doctor was changed in May, but the change has led to confusion for pharmacists.

Investigation launched after B.C. father visits hospital 4 times before stroke diagnosis

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Northern Health, which runs hospitals in northwest, B.C., is looking into why it took four hospital visits over four days for doctors to confirm that a Hazelton, B.C., man had...

Chad Bettis returns from cancer battle, helps Colorado Rockies blank Atlanta Braves

2 days ago from UPI

Chad Bettis made a dazzling return Monday night, pitching seven scoreless innings for the Colorado Rockies in his 2017 debut and his comeback from cancer.

Feng Zhang to share Albany Medical Prize

2 days ago from MIT Research

Feng Zhang, a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research and an associate professor in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and of Biological Engineering, has been named a winner of...

Fidget Spinner Warning: Popular Toys Linked With Safety Hazards

3 days ago from Live Science

Be careful when using your fidget spinner — a U.S. government agency issued a warning about safety hazards linked with the popular toys.

Brass band on train demonstrates Doppler effect

How can a brass band and a steam train help you understand the universe?

UofL Researchers Discover Procedure to Regenerate Dormant Cone Cells, Potentially to Improve Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa

3 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Researchers have discovered a way to revitalize cone receptors that have deteriorated as a result of retinitis pigmentosa. Working with animal models, researchers at UofL discovered that replenishing glucose under...

Injectable gel holds promise as wound-healing material for strokes

3 days ago from Physorg

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a wound or a stroke.

Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public

3 days ago from Physorg

A bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the...

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid will stand for national anthem this season

3 days ago from UPI

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid does not intend to resume kneeling during the national anthem this season.

Urinary Tract Infection: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

3 days ago from Live Science

A urinary tract infection is an infection of any part of the urinary tract, which includes the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.

KCNA: Kim Jong Un briefed on Guam missile tests

3 days ago from UPI

Kim Jong Un has received confirmation from his military North Korea maintains preparedness to fire a missile.

"CBSN: On Assignment" Episode 3

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

U.S. forces face down North Korea; Instagram goes after trolls; Iceland's genetic testing revolution; and the rooftop photographers who risk it all

Man who tried to prevent Jo Cox murder dies a year later

3 days ago from UPI

Bernard Kenny, the man who tried to prevent the deadly attack on British MP Jo Cox in July 2016, died Monday, his son announced.

Car crashes into French pizzeria, kills 13-year-old

3 days ago from UPI

A vehicle crashed into a pizzeria in northern France, killing an 13-year-old girl and injuring at least 12 others, federal police said Monday.