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Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov likely to miss game after fight

5 days ago from UPI

Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov is likely to miss the game four playoff with Washington after being placed in concussion protocol.

Public health spending cut in Ontario called 'huge step backwards'

5 days ago from CBC: Health

A cut of $200 million to public health units in Ontario annually would be a "huge step backwards" to frontline services that help to keep communities healthy, says the head...

‘Added sugar’ food labels may prevent heart disease and diabetes

5 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Nutrition labeling changes that highlight sugar added to food or drink may have large benefits for public health, researchers say.

Atlanta meteorologist responds to death threats after Masters interruption

5 days ago from UPI

An Atlanta meteorologist went on air to address alleged death threats she received after her news station broke into coverage of the 2019 Masters Tournament.

Yankees place first basemen Greg Bird on injured list

5 days ago from UPI

The New York Yankees have placed first basemen Greg Bird to the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Sunday.

Scientists 'reverse engineer' brain cancer cells to find new targets for treatment

5 days ago from Science Daily

Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is also a leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults. Scientists...

Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives

5 days ago from Science Daily

Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. Researchers have discovered epigenetic markers...

New arsenic-based broad-spectrum antibiotic

5 days ago from Science Daily

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria....

Look: Jonathan Tucker, wife Tara expecting twins

5 days ago from UPI

Jonathan Tucker, who played Jay Kulina on "Kingdom," is preparing to welcome two babies with wife Tara Tucker.

Several dead in major Pakistan flash floods

5 days ago from UPI

Thunderstorms have led to a number of deaths in Pakistan, where heavy rain has flooded towns and streets, officials said Tuesday.

Don’t Count on 23andMe to Detect Most Breast Cancer Risks, Study Warns

5 days ago from NY Times Health

The DNA testing company, which has 10 million customers, misses nearly 90 percent of people with risky BRCA mutations. It says the criticism is overblown.

Watch: Blue Jays base runner picked off after mistaking ball three for walk

5 days ago from UPI

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez was thrown out at first base after thinking his teammate was walked during an at-bat against the Minnesota Twins.

New study proves for the first time that intestinal bacteria grow in pregnant women

5 days ago from Physorg

Bar-Ilan University researchers have found that these bacteria "sense" pregnancy and "understand" the need to move to the next generation in order to assist babies in breaking down the sugar...

Look: Kane Brown, wife Katelyn expecting first child

5 days ago from UPI

"Good as You" singer Kane Brown and wife Katelyn Brown are "soooooo happy and excited" to be having a baby.

The new plan for destroying invasive pythons

5 days ago from Physorg

Male pythons surgically implanted with inch-long radio transmitters that are then tracked by plane every two weeks. The hope is the male will lead to a female.

Group wants to set up Halifax overdose prevention site 'one way or another'

5 days ago from CBC: Health

A group hoping to establish an overdose prevention site in Halifax's north end says it can't be up and running soon enough, but there are rumblings of opposition in the...

Certain microbes may reduce allergy-like reactions in many people

5 days ago from Science Daily

A small percentage of humans can suffer allergy-like reactions to certain varieties of ripened cheese due to histamine, a byproduct of the prolonged fermentation process. A researcher is studying bacterial...

How inflammation causes gastric cancer

5 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have solved the decades-old mystery of how stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes gastric cancer. Using mouse models and human cancer cell lines, they showed that inflammation resulting from bacterial...

NBA Playoffs: Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins out indefinitely with 'significant' quad injury

5 days ago from UPI

The Golden State Warriors will be without DeMarcus Cousins indefinitely after the big-man sustained a quad injury against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Mid-life resting heart rate of 75 plus beats/minute linked to doubling in early death risk

5 days ago from Science Daily

A resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute in mid-life is linked to a doubling in the risk of an early death from all causes -- at least among...

Half of patients on statins fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol level after 2 years

5 days ago from Science Daily

Half of patients prescribed statins in primary care fail to reach 'healthy' cholesterol levels after two years of treatment with these drugs.

Seahawks make Russell Wilson NFL's highest-paid player with $140M extension

5 days ago from UPI

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a four-year contract extension with quarterback Russell Wilson, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

Simple test can indicate prolonged symptoms following pediatric sports-related concussion

5 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.

Can gut microbes and genes do the job of weight loss surgery?

5 days ago from Science Blog

by Emanuela Barbiroglio Mice that have undergone weight loss surgery experience a change in the composition of their gut bacteria and the functioning of their genes, leading scientists to explore the...

'Holy Stairs' Opened for 1st Time in Nearly 300 Years. But Did Jesus Really Climb Them?

5 days ago from Live Science

Legend has it that Jesus walked up the steps in Jerusalem on his way to trial, before his crucifixion.

China, India economic development key to achieving MDG for safe drinking water

5 days ago from Physorg

From 2000 to 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) produced mixed and debatable results. But there was at least one clear MDG victory: safe drinking water.

People with stress disorders like PTSD are at higher risk of heart disease

5 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Those coping with psychological trauma have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, a large-scale study that goes beyond men and veterans finds.

WWE Raw: AJ Styles, The Miz join red brand in superstar shake-up

5 days ago from UPI

WWE held their annual superstar shake-up on Raw, meaning that competitors from Raw and Smackdown will move between WWE's two brands.