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Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

3 days ago from Science Daily

Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain's lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body's ability to fight such infections in the future. According to a...

Key to common cancer pathway

3 days ago from Science Daily

Cancer researchers report the discovery of an unexpected regulator of the critical protein protein p53, opening the door to the development of drugs that could target it.

New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have demonstrated that the same immune cells that protect us against skin fungi also encourage the inflammatory symptoms of atopic dermatitis. An antibody therapy could alleviate this chronic inflammatory...

Bartonella and sudden-onset adolescent schizophrenia

3 days ago from Science Daily

In a new case study, researchers describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection (associated with cat scratch...

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin No Longer Recommended by Doctors, if You’re Healthy

3 days ago from NY Times Health

New guidelines suggest the risk of bleeding outweighs the heart benefits among healthy adults who take low-dose aspirin.

Ministry considered options for handling 'dysfunctional' chiropractors college after CBC report, FOI shows

3 days ago from CBC: Health

For nearly two years, a group of B.C. chiropractors say they rang alarm bells about "outlandish claims regarding vaccination and treatment of children" made by three board members at the...

NC State AD Yow upset the Wolfpack was passed over by NCAA

3 days ago from UPI

While teams getting prepared for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, NC State is not one of them -- and one person involved with the program is speaking out.

Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill

3 days ago from Physorg

Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in...

Women With Twin Brothers Are More Likely to Face Penalties at School and Work

3 days ago from NY Times Science

Research shows they might act more like boys when they’re young, struggling in school, but then face sexism when they’re grown.

Red Sox Pedroia to start season on disabled list

3 days ago from UPI

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will start the season on the injured list as he continues his recovery from a chronic left knee injury.

NC State AD Yow upset the Wolfpack were passed over by NCAA

3 days ago from UPI

While teams getting prepared for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, NC State is not one of them -- and one person involved with the program is speaking out.

Aspirin no longer recommended for heart attack, stroke prevention

3 days ago from UPI

New guidelines say aspirin should rarely be used to prevent cardiovascular disease.

Blood pressure drug linked to death risk, study says

3 days ago from UPI

A well-known drug used to control blood pressure and angina has been linked to out-of-hospital heart failure, a new study says.

Lower blood pressure boosts brain function in elderly, study says

3 days ago from UPI

Having lower blood pressure can boost brain function in older adults, a new study says.

Grow a better jawbone in your ribs

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a technique to grow custom-fit bone implants to repair jawbone injuries from a patient's own rib.

Diabetes drug effective against heart failure in wide spectrum of patients

3 days ago from Science Daily

The cardiovascular benefits of the diabetes drug dapagliflozin extend across a wide spectrum of patients and are especially pronounced in those with reduced ejection fraction, a measure of the heart's...

Light physical activity linked to lower risk of heart disease in older women

3 days ago from Science Blog

Light physical activity such as gardening, strolling through a park, and folding clothes might be enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women 63 and older, a...

Manganese exposure helps spread Parkinson’s disease protein

3 days ago from C&EN

High levels of the heavy metal coax nerve cells to pump out exosomes that transmit the misfolded, pathogenic protein to other cells, study finds

Doctors: Early Detection Is Possible for Pancreatic Cancer

3 days ago from NY Times Health

We can help people at risk, but it is much more challenging if most people think that early detection and prevention are impossible.

Trump Plans to End the AIDS Epidemic. In Places Like Mississippi, Obstacles Are Everywhere.

3 days ago from NY Times Science

The administration will focus on more than fifty “hot spots” in the U.S. that annually account for half of new H.I.V. infections. A clinic in the Deep South sees the...

Watch: Olivia Wilde, Ellen DeGeneres cut Jason Sudeikis' hair

3 days ago from UPI

Olivia Wilde and Ellen DeGeneres cut off Jason Sudeikis' long hair on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times with air gun pellets

An orangutan with a young baby on Indonesia's Sumatra island was blinded after being shot at least 74 times with an air gun.

Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines.

Eight new unique gene mutations in patients with hereditable heart muscle disease

3 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified eight new gene mutations that may cause or contribute to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease not caused by known external influences, such as high...

Taking statins for heart disease cuts risk in half, yet only 6 percent of patients taking as directed

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new study finds that taking statins for heart disease cuts risk of second serious event in half, yet only 6 percent of patients are following as directed.

Pure Omega-3 prescription drug markedly reduces first, repeat and total CV events

3 days ago from Science Daily

Taking a high dose of icosapent ethyl -- a pure and stable prescription form of the omega-3 fatty acid known as EPA -- significantly reduces the occurrence of first, subsequent...

OPP use naloxone to save woman's life twice in 1 day

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Ontario Provincial Police are extolling the virtues of the opioid antidote naloxone after using it to save a woman’s life when she overdosed twice in 24 hours over the weekend.

Filling the medical care gap or causing cracks? Telus launches health app

3 days ago from CBC: Health

Telecom giant Telus has launched a controversial health app, sparking debate over whether it will help cure doctor shortages or cause health care complications.