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Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer

3 days ago from Science Daily

Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea...

Complications during birth and later social anxiety in children

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years.

Bacterial contamination in household and office building tap water

3 days ago from Science Daily

Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). A new study has...

Active substance from plant slows down aggressive eye cancer

3 days ago from Science Daily

An active substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. This is shown by a new study. The plant...

Amyloids found in human cataracts

3 days ago from C&EN

2-D infrared spectroscopy also detects amyloids in lenses without diagnosed cataracts

Pollutants, pathogens could team up to make us sick

3 days ago from Physorg

Many people view pollutants and pathogens as separate causes of illness. However, recent research indicates that the two can interact, changing how people and animals respond to infectious diseases. According...

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

3 days ago from Physorg

Glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto's weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World...

Filipino, Vietnamese heart disease death risk higher than other Asian-American groups

3 days ago from UPI

Certain groups, or subgroups, within the Asian-American community are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than others, new research shows.

How a personal mantra helps a runner cross life's finish lines

3 days ago from LA Times - Health

When I decided about five months ago to make my 37th marathon — Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon — one of my fastest, I knew I needed to ramp up my...

Virtual cleanroom could increase safety, minimize risks, reduce education costs for pharmaceutical professionals

3 days ago from Physorg

A deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmaceutical lab has drawn new interest to the way drugs are made in the United States and the training for those who...

Scientists revealed how probiotics influence human gut bacteria

3 days ago from Science Blog

A group of researchers from ITMO University and Knomics company studied how gut microbiota of 150 volunteers changed after a month of regular consumption of yogurt fortified with probiotics. The...

Even low doses of synthetic cannabinoids can impair cognitive performance

3 days ago from Science Blog

A new study shows that inhaled doses of as little as 2 mg of the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 can significantly impair critical thinking and memory, slow reaction times, and increase...

FDA approves first drug to treat postpartum depression

3 days ago from UPI

U.S. regulators have approved the first medication specifically for women with postpartum depression, which the drug maker calls a breakthrough treatment.

High-Potency Marijuana Use Linked with Psychosis Risk

3 days ago from Live Science

People who use high-potency marijuana on a daily basis may be at increased risk for developing psychosis.

Trump administration to stop jailing migrant families due to crowding

3 days ago from UPI

The Trump administration said Tuesday it will stop putting some migrant families in jail because facilities at the Rio Grande Valley in Texas are overcrowded.

Canadian health care's 'one issue per visit' problem

3 days ago from CBC: Health

When a mother took her son to a doctor's appointment recently, she noticed a message in the waiting room. "For your safety and ours, please limit the discussion with your...

Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller contributed to US man's cancer: jury

3 days ago from Physorg

The weedkiller Roundup was a "substantial factor" in the cancer of a US man who developed a lump in his throat after decades of spraying his garden—the second major legal...

Better water testing, safer produce

3 days ago from Physorg

Salads were recently in the news—and off America's dinner tables—when romaine lettuce was recalled nationwide. Outbreaks of intestinal illness were traced to romaine lettuce contaminated with Escherichia coli (E. coli)...

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder...

Robert Mueller team seeks delay in releasing Paul Manafort court documents saying they are busy this week

3 days ago from UPI

Prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller's team have asked for an extension to respond to a request to unseal Paul Manafort criminal trial documents.

How tumors behave on acid

3 days ago from MIT Research

Scientists have long known that tumors have many pockets of high acidity, usually found deep within the tumor where little oxygen is available. However, a new study from MIT researchers has found...

Monsanto Weed Killer Roundup Was ‘Substantial Factor’ in Causing Man’s Cancer, Jury Says

3 days ago from NY Times Health

The finding was the first verdict from a federal jury in thousands of similar cases against the company.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

3 days ago from NY Times Health

The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center.

FDA approves the first drug designed to treat postpartum depression

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first drug specifically for postpartum depression, a debilitating condition that affects about 400,000 women a year in the United States. The...

New facial bone may someday be grown from patient's rib

3 days ago from UPI

Scientists have developed a way to grow live bone using a rib and a 3D mold in animal studies, and they say their technique could offer a new way to...

Hormonal therapy for prostate cancer may increase depression risk

3 days ago from UPI

A study found that men on hormone-reducing therapy after prostate removal were 80 percent more likely to develop depression than other prostate cancer patients.

F.D.A. Approves First Drug for Postpartum Depression

3 days ago from NY Times Science

The medication works quickly, within 48 hours. But it’s an expensive infusion and requires a stay in a medical center for two and half days.

India protests US rejection of shrimp for alleged antibiotic use

3 days ago from C&EN

Analytical tests flag other compounds as banned antibiotics, producers say