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Supercharged natural killer cells may hold promise for cancer

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research suggests that a type of 'supercharged' immune cell could be mass-produced to help fight cancer.

Too much vitamin A may increase risk of bone fractures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Consuming too much vitamin A may decrease bone thickness, leading to weak and fracture prone bones, according to a new study in mice.

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors

1 week ago from Science Daily

Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin...

Injuries continue to pile up for shorthanded Jaguars

1 week ago from UPI

Injuries happen in professional football. It's a part of the game that everyone accepts as just being another element in what makes the sport so appealing.

Harvard fellows help mayors improve lives through Bloomberg partnership

1 week ago from Harvard Science

As people increasingly embrace urban life, it’s ever clearer that crowded, complex cities simply must work. Politics and provincialism can’t get in the way of performance. Now, with the federal government locked in partisan disagreement over how much...

‘Outbreak Week’ at Harvard opens with talk on how diseases often spread unchecked

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Pandemics are political, and the spread of disease is a common consequence of global conflict. In a lecture titled “Conflict and the Global Threat of Pandemics,” Michele Barry, senior dean of global health...

At Harvard, author weaves cautionary tale for Silicon Valley

1 week ago from Harvard Science

The Wall Street Journal investigative reporter whose new book chronicles the spectacular collapse of the blood-testing company Theranos and its alleged fraudulent activity told a Harvard audience that the fall is a cautionary...

As malaria increases in Africa, medical and faith communities join forces

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Despite malaria remaining a major disease, infecting more than 200 million people and killing nearly 500,000 a year, such great progress was made against it that the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015...

Patient with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease to receive experimental treatment

1 week ago from UPI

For the first time, a patient with the rare, fatal brain disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob will be given an antibody compound developed in London.

Breast cancer drug may also work against form of leukemia

1 week ago from UPI

A new drug used for advanced breast cancer can also work effectively to treat acute myeloid leukemia, according to a study with mice and cells in a lab.

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

1 week ago from UPI

It's not always easy -- even for doctors -- to tell if someone has type 1 or type 2 diabetes when they're diagnosed as an adult.

Typhus Outbreak Tied to Fleas Sickens Dozens in LA

1 week ago from Live Science

Dozens of people in the Los Angeles area have fallen ill with typhus, a relatively rare bacterial disease spread by fleas.

Rash of sacks becoming concern for Falcons

1 week ago from UPI

There is no way that Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn can put a positive spin on the six sacks allowed in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. It was problematic, with quarterback...

Nearly 2 million U.S. adult nonsmokers vape

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

A new study finds that an estimated 1.9 million U.S. adult nonsmokers use e-cigarettes, highlighting worries that the devices are addictive.

FDA guides developers on generic versions of drugs applied to skin

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a series of documents to aid in the development of generic copies of complex drugs applied to patient's skin.

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis): Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

1 week ago from Live Science

Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, develops when the blood vessels in the eyeball get inflamed by a virus, bacteria, foreign object or allergic reaction.

Cholesterol Levels: High, Low, Good & Bad

1 week ago from Live Science

HDL is “good” cholesterol; LDL is “bad” cholesterol. HDL helps lower LDL. Too much LDL can lead to heart disease and heart attacks.

Scientists study African swine fever to prevent outbreak in US

1 week ago from Physorg

African swine fever virus threatens to devastate the swine industry and is positioned to spread throughout Asia. The virus has spread throughout the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe and was...

Hereditary melanoma effectively treated with immunotherapy

1 week ago from UPI

Individuals with an inherited form of melanoma responded well to immunotherapy in a small trial in Sweden.

Hope and heartbreak: Expensive drugs for rare diseases are both a gift and a challenge

1 week ago from CBC: Health

The drug industry is turning more attention to rare conditions, but therapies can carry exceptional costs — which can lead to excruciating conditions.

Study discovers new delivery system that could help prevent bacterial infections

1 week ago from Physorg

In a recent study in the Journal of The American Chemical Society, Professor Tewodros Asefa and Associate Professor Jeffrey Boyd synthesized nanostructured silica particles, considered to be promising drug carriers,...

Researchers develop injectable implant to prevent, detect HIV

1 week ago from UPI

A long-acting and injectable implant is showing promise to prevent and treat HIV, according to a study of mice.

Watch: 5-month old has visited nearly every U.S. state

1 week ago from UPI

A 5-month-old baby is poised to become the youngest person to visit all 50 states when she and her parents complete their cross-country adventure.

Los Angeles Chargers owner Alex Spanos dead at 95

1 week ago from UPI

Los Angeles Chargers patriarch Alex Spanos died on Tuesday at 95 years old.

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, resigns

1 week ago from UPI

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, resigned Tuesday.

FDA bans 7 synthetic food flavorings

1 week ago from C&EN

Agency responds to evidence that chemicals can cause cancer in animals

A study to maintain food security in Uganda

1 week ago from Physorg

By identifying the genes involved in resisting Africa's most widespread cattle disease, researchers at EPFL have developed a map of Uganda showing cattle farmers where the riskiest areas are.

Garrett's overtime call scrutinized after Cowboys' loss

1 week ago from UPI

It appears Dallas Cowboys' fans are starting to lose patience with head coach Jason Garrett and his by-the-book approach.