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Self-administered birth control gives women long-acting option

4 days ago from UPI

Women could soon have a long-acting contraception option for birth control they can apply to themselves, study says.

Goran Visnjic to play Beth's teacher on 'This is Us'

4 days ago from UPI

"ER" and "Timeless" alum Goran Višnjić will have a recurring role on popular NBC series "This is Us."

B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people with first episode psychosis

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study explored the impact of increasing a person's intake of vitamins B12, B6, and folic acid [vitamin B9] after studies in people with schizophrenia revealed that increased intake...

William Barr at confirmation hearing: 'I won't be bullied' as U.S. attorney general

4 days ago from UPI

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, said at his confirmation hearing Tuesday he'll act independent of President Donald Trump.

Alicia Keys to host Grammys in February

4 days ago from UPI

"Girl On Fire" singer Alicia Keys said she's "so excited" to preside over the Grammys in February.

Sugary stent eases suturing of blood vessels

4 days ago from Science Daily

A team has concocted a sugar-heavy stent to reduce the margin of error in a delicate surgical procedure.

Hindering melanoma metastasis with an FDA-approved drug

4 days ago from Science Daily

A drug approved by the FDA 65 years ago for blood pressure control may aid in preventing cancer from spreading to distant organs. New research revealed that this drug disrupted...

How fasting can improve overall health

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against...

Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections

4 days ago from Science Daily

Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like...

New stem cell treatment may slow MS progression

4 days ago from UPI

Researchers have developed a new stem cell therapy to slow down the progression of multiple sclerosis, a study says.

Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease

4 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Reversing the epigenetic modification or...

Stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer's disease

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that the genetically engineered protein 3K3A-APC protects the brains...

Joanna Gaines to release children's book written with her kids

4 days ago from UPI

Joanna Gaines shared details about "We Are the Gardeners," a book about gardening written with her kids, ahead of its publication.

Engineered T cells promote long-term organ transplant acceptance

4 days ago from Science Daily

Organ transplant rejection is a major problem in transplantation medicine. Suppressing the immune system to prevent organ rejection, however, opens the door to life-threatening infections. Researchers have now discovered a...

Quality of life in adolescents recovering from sports-related concussion or fracture

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers studied health-related quality of life in adolescents with sports-related concussion or extremity fracture during their recovery periods.

Kim Kardashian says baby No. 4 is due 'soon': 'It's a boy!'

4 days ago from UPI

Kim Kardashian confirmed she's expecting another son with Kanye West and discussed her relationship with Caitlyn Jenner.

Exercise cuts mortality risk for people with type 2 diabetes, report says

4 days ago from UPI

People with type 2 diabetes should stay active to maintain good health, decrease mortality and increase overall health, a new study says.

Memory of last meal influences when, how much rats eat next

4 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified cells in the brains of male rats that appear to control future food intake by preserving memories of past meals. The study lends support to the idea...

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase cardiovascular risk

4 days ago from Science Daily

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new...

How gut bacteria from infants could prevent food allergy

4 days ago from Science Blog

ew research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies, findings that could impact the treatment of a disease that now affects 15 million...

Research Finds Serious Problems With Forensic Software

4 days ago from Science Blog

New research from North Carolina State University and the University of South Florida finds significant flaws in recently released forensic software designed to assess the age of individuals based on...

Stroke drug may also prevent Alzheimer’s disease

4 days ago from Science Blog

Researchers from the University of Southern California have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which will be published...

How we turned guns and opioids into epidemics

4 days ago from PopSci

Health America’s latest public health contagions by the numbers. "Not all contagions are caused by something you can catch with a cough. Gun violence...

More than one-third of American kids have lived in extended family households

4 days ago from Physorg

About 35 percent of children in the United States have lived with a relative other than their parent or sibling at some point by age 18, says a University of...

Teen birth control use up, but unwanted pregnancy remains high

4 days ago from UPI

Today's teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research finds.

Watch live: AG nominee William Barr begins Senate confirmation hearing

4 days ago from UPI

William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, will go before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A new 3-D printed ‘sponge’ sops up excess chemo drugs

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Researchers have created “sponges” that would absorb excess cancer drugs before they spread through the body and cause negative side effects.

Research helps students excel on science exams

5 days ago from Physorg

A new study released today reveals that helping lower-income high school freshman to regulate their test-taking anxiety can cut their biology course failure rates in half. The study, published in...