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Daily e-cigarette users had highest rates of quitting smoking

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Among US adults who were established smokers in the past five years, those who use e-cigarettes daily were significantly more likely to have quit cigarettes compared to those who have...

Los Angeles Chargers sign linebacker Kyle Coleman

1 day ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Chargers have added linebacker Kyle Coleman to its roster.

Researchers estimate lead released from Flint water pipes

3 days ago from C&EN

Lack of orthophosphate corrosion control contributed to city’s water crisis, according to new analysis

AG Sessions: 'Evil' Charlottesville attack was domestic terrorism

3 days ago from UPI

A.G. Jeff Sessions said the car-ramming attack in Charlottesville, Va., in which a protester opposing a white supremacy rally was killed was domestic terrorism.

Does widespread pain stem from the brain? MRI study investigates

4 days ago from Science Daily

Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.

Byron Buxton helps hot Minnesota Twins knock off Detroit Tigers

4 days ago from UPI

The Minnesota Twins may not be in front of the Cleveland Indians, their next opponent, but they are some six weeks ahead of last year.

Golfer Smylie Kaufman proposes to longtime girlfriend on golf course

4 days ago from UPI

Smylie Kaufman and longtime girlfriend Francie Harris got engaged Saturday.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper suffers brutal injury after slipping on first base

4 days ago from UPI

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper is now on the 10-day disabled list after slipping on first base.

Nigerian president feels ready to return from treatment in Britain

4 days ago from UPI

Nigeria's president, who is in Britain receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, said he is ready to return to Nigeria but will await instructions.

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell sport candy ring pops in Instagram pic

4 days ago from UPI

Television personality Bindi Irwin shared on Instagram a photo of her with boyfriend Chandler Powell playfully sporting lollipop rings on their fingers.

Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger propel Los Angeles Dodgers past San Diego Padres

4 days ago from UPI

Few were more aware than Corey Seager that the Los Angeles Dodgers had been stranding an unusually high number of runners in scoring position lately.

Sean Mannion, Jared Goff help Los Angeles Rams beat Dallas Cowboys

4 days ago from UPI

Sean Mannion completed 18 of 25 passes for 144 yards and led Los Angeles on two long second-half scoring drives as the Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys.

Despite California's strict new law, hundreds of schools still don't have enough vaccinated kids

4 days ago from LA Times - Health

California's kindergarten vaccination rates went up last year, but not everywhere

NFL notebook: Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill placed on IR

5 days ago from UPI

The Miami Dolphins officially placed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning after he sustained a serious knee injury last week.

New strategies to optimize and slow cardiovascular aging

5 days ago from Science Daily

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest—and most inevitable—risk factor for it. So what, if anything, can we do to...

Menopausal status may better predict blood vessel health in women than fitness level

5 days ago from Science Daily

High physical fitness is known to be related to enhanced blood vessel dilation and blood flow (endothelial function) in aging men. However, for women, endothelial function and the effect of...

Better way to measure blood pressure

5 days ago from Science Daily

Automatic blood pressure devices are often used to assess blood pressure levels at home and in the clinic. But these devices are prone to significant errors, sometimes leading to the...

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown goes full vintage with handlebar mustache

5 days ago from UPI

First he rolled into training camp in a 1931 Rolls-Royce. Now Pittsburgh Steelers star Antonio Brown has a handlebar mustache.

William deVry will continue playing Julian on 'General Hospital'

5 days ago from UPI

William deVry, who plays Julian Jerome, has signed a new deal and will remain on "General Hospital."

Bryan Murray, longtime hockey coach and GM, dies of colon cancer

5 days ago from UPI

Bryan Murray, a former NHL coach and general manager with five different teams in his career, died of colon cancer on Saturday. He was 74.

Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia back on DL

5 days ago from UPI

NEW YORK -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation after just one game and four at-bats.

Brooke Shields to play recurring role on 'Law & Order: SVU'

5 days ago from UPI

Brooke Shields will play a recurring role on "Law & Order: SVU" for Season 19.

Study: Pot compound may affect other medications for epilepsy patients

5 days ago from UPI

The new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests cannabidiol affects blood levels of several anti-seizure drugs, especially clobazam.

A Cancer Conundrum: Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

5 days ago from NY Times Science

Breakthroughs in immunotherapy and a rush to develop profitable new treatments have brought a crush of clinical trials scrambling for patients.

Study: Singing may benefit Parkinson's patients

5 days ago from UPI

Singing? To benefit people with Parkinson's disease? It just may help, a researcher says.

Montana's Health Co-op remains standing as others falter

5 days ago from AP Health

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Montana's health care co-op, one of America's few remaining alternatives to traditional health insurance, will resume accepting new enrollees...

SECOND OPINION | Pregnancy paradox: Dangers of not testing drugs on pregnant women

5 days ago from CBC: Health

It's estimated that nine out of 10 women will take at least one prescription drug during pregnancy. Yet most of those drugs come with no instructions about how to prescribe...

Statistics Canada data shows percentage of obese children has fallen nationally

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Statistics Canada data shows Canadian and British Columbia obesity rates based on BMI for children aged five to 17 years decreased between 2004 and 2015 — but an expert says...