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The Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019 Has Begun!

3 days ago from Space.com

Go outside and look up — the "Super Blood Wolf Moon" total lunar eclipse is underway!

Los Angeles Rams silence Saints, advance to Super Bowl LIII

3 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Rams silenced the raucous New Orleans crowd with a 26-23 overtime victory over the Saints in Sunday's NFC Championship game.

Group challenges ruling requiring doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

3 days ago from CBC: Health

The group, which includes the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians' Societies and Canadian Physicians for Life, is asking Ontario's highest court to...

Bomb blast in bus kills at least four in Syria

3 days ago from UPI

Two bombs exploded in northern Syria on Sunday, causing deaths and injuries, authorities said.

At risk for breast cancer? Your race matters

3 days ago from UPI

Black women at risk of breast cancer may face a disadvantage because of racial disparities in health care, a small new study suggests.

New program may aid disrupted sleep at hospitals

3 days ago from UPI

Anyone who has cared for a hospitalized loved one knows that frequent nighttime sleep interruptions -- caused by noise or nursing checks -- are a big concern.

The N.F.L.’s Obesity Scourge

4 days ago from NY Times Health

The effects of head trauma have gotten much of the attention, but huge weight gains have also damaged N.F.L. retirees.

Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

4 days ago from UPI

John Coughlin, a two-time champion in U.S. pairs figure skating, died from suicide a day after his suspension from the sport, his sister said. He was 33.

FDA: Irbesartan lots recalled over likely carcinogen

4 days ago from UPI

A drug company has recalled more irbesartan blood pressure medication after discovering a potential human carcinogen.

Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

4 days ago from UPI

John Coughlin, a two-time champion in U.S. pairs figure skating, died from suicide a day after his suspension from the sport, his sister said. He was 33.

Pelicans' Anthony Davis to miss up to 2 weeks

4 days ago from UPI

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis will miss one to two weeks of action due to a finger sprain.

Nancy Cartwright to reprise Rufus voice in live-action 'Kim Possible'

4 days ago from UPI

Nancy Cartwright has signed on to reprise her voice role of Rufus the naked mole rat in the live-action movie "Kim Possible."

Contamination fear leads to Johnsonville patty recall

4 days ago from UPI

The Milwaukee-based Johnsonville company has recalled more than 48,000 pounds of raw ground pork patty products over concerns they may be contaminated.

A daily dose (or 2): Curious minds turn to CBD to treat range of ailments

4 days ago from CBC: Health

With cannabis now legal in Canada, curious minds are seeking out marijuana-based treatments, like CBD — a compound of cannabis — for treating on-going medical conditions, some even using it...

Survey finds positive feedback for virtual doctor visits

4 days ago from UPI

The quality of your care won't suffer if you choose video visits with your doctor, a new study suggests.

More Babies Are Being Born with Intestines Outside the Body. Is the Condition Linked to Mom's Opioid Use?

4 days ago from Live Science

A serious birth defect is on the rise in the United States, and a new report suggests it may be linked to opioid use.

Yoga and Veterans: A Different Kind of Warrior

4 days ago from NY Times Health

Many members of the military now include yoga — often taught by veterans — as an element of their workout routine, and veterans turn to the practice for therapeutic applications.

Targeting 'hidden pocket' for treatment of stroke and seizure

4 days ago from Physorg

The ideal drug is one that only affects the exact cells and neurons it is designed to treat, without unwanted side effects. This concept is especially important when treating the...

Feeling lonely? You're not alone - and it could be affecting your physical health

5 days ago from CBC: Health

With researchers sounding the alarm that loneliness can cause serious physical as well as mental harm, and statistics indicating rates are on the rise, here are coping strategies people are...

Scientists learn how common virus reactivates after transplantation

5 days ago from Science Daily

A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus -- cytomegalovirus, or CMV -- can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system,...

Second victim dies from NYC hammer attack

5 days ago from UPI

A second person died Friday three days after a man used a hammer to attack employees at a New York City restaurant, police said.

Short bouts of stairclimbing throughout the day can boost health

5 days ago from Science Blog

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at...

FDA to furlough more workers to fund review of new treatments

5 days ago from UPI

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues to disrupt the FDA's oversight of potentially life-saving drugs such as allergy medication.

Common gut bacteria blocks effects of Parkinson's drugs, study says

5 days ago from UPI

A common gut bacteria can block a common Parkinson's disease medicine from working on patients with the disease, a new study says.

Predators' Johansen under review for stick to head vs. Jets

5 days ago from UPI

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen was scheduled to have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday following an incident in Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Family blames understaffing at care home for elderly woman's broken hip

5 days ago from CBC: Health

Violet Holwell, 84, broke her hip when she fell out a bed at the long-term care home in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Her family believes it's due to understaffing at the...

County by county, researchers link opioid deaths to marketing by drugmakers

5 days ago from LA Times - Science

Researchers sketched a vivid line Friday linking the dollars spent by drugmakers to woo doctors around the country to a vast opioid epidemic that has led to tens of thousands...

The New Old Age: Older Patients Are Not Returning as Often to Hospitals. Is That a Good Thing?

5 days ago from NY Times Science

A new government program was supposed to prevent certain Medicare recipients from cycling in and out of hospitals. Now some experts worry it may be costing lives.