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Deputies concerned for safety of missing Los Angeles girl

1 week ago from UPI

Authorities in Los Angeles are concerned over the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared this week with two adults wanted in a homicide case.

More severe salmonella outbreaks ahead

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed a model that can predict salmonella outbreaks several months in advance, and its results come as a warning ahead of the Easter long weekend.

Breakthrough for children with serious epileptic seizures

1 week ago from Science Daily

Emergency medicine doctors now have a better way to treat severe epileptic seizures in children, thanks to a new study. Prolonged epileptic seizures are the most common neurological emergency in...

Jimmy Kimmel to host TV tribute to 'All in the Family, 'Jeffersons'

1 week ago from UPI

Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Jamie Foxx and Wanda Sykes will recreate episodes of the Norman Lear series "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons."

Early intervention programs for mood and anxiety disorders improve patient outcomes

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers examined the impact of Canada's only early intervention program for youth with mood and anxiety disorders. Results suggest that treatment at the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP)...

In rare cases, immune system fails despite HIV suppression

1 week ago from Science Daily

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually effective at suppressing HIV, allowing the immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare,...

Commuting While Pregnant: A Long Ride Could Be a Risky One

1 week ago from NY Times Health

Traveling 50 or more miles to and from work may negatively affect unborn babies, a new study suggests.

Lily Tomlin hopes to 'live to see' the '9 to 5' sequel

1 week ago from UPI

Lily Tomlin gave an update on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on the "9 to 5" sequel co-starring Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton.

Marijuana users less likely to be obese, study says

1 week ago from UPI

The joke is that smoking marijuana can cause weight gain because users might get the munchies, but new research suggests that pot smokers weigh less.

NIH-funded studies aim to lower opioid deaths by 40 percent in 3 years

1 week ago from UPI

The National Institute of Drug Abuse will give more than $350 million to support local opioid recovery, prevention and treatment in four states around the country.

‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap

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‘Invisible Women’ explains how neglecting to collect or use data on women harms their health and safety.

General anesthesia hijacks sleep circuitry to knock you out

1 week ago from Science Blog

The discovery of general anesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. Yet despite decades of research, scientists still...

Mercedes 'MJ' Javid lands in ICU after son's birth

1 week ago from UPI

"Shahs of Sunset" star Mercedes "MJ" Javid required five hours of surgery after welcoming a baby boy, Shams Francis, with Tommy Feight.

Timing of meals may influence recovery from heart attack

1 week ago from UPI

Skipping breakfast and eating dinner late in the evening were associated with poorer recovery and increased risk of death, scientists report.

Why mass shootings don't lead to gun control

1 week ago from Physorg

Mass shootings happen with numbing frequency in the United States. Despite the extraordinary tragedy of these events, such as the shooting at Columbine High School twenty years ago this week,...

On-chip drug screening for identifying antibiotic interactions in eight hours

1 week ago from Physorg

A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for...

Why Good Friday Was Dangerous for Jews in the Middle Ages

1 week ago from Live Science

As Christinas observe Good Friday they will remember, with devotion and prayer, the death of Jesus on the Cross, but in the Middle Ages this day was dangerous for Jews.

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

1 week ago from Scientific American

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users -- Read more on

Volunteer truckers find obstacles delivering supplies to Midwest flood victims

1 week ago from UPI

Professional truck drivers transported sorely needed supplies to Midwest flood victims following catastrophic flooding. But the process was not smooth.

The herbal supplement kratom comes with risks

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The supplement kratom can cause heart racing and agitation.

Molecular target UNC45A is essential for cancer but not normal cell proliferation

1 week ago from Physorg

Identifying a protein that plays a key role in cancer cell growth is a first step toward the development of a targeted cancer therapy. It is especially promising when this...

Judge dismisses case against New York City's measles vaccination order

1 week ago from UPI

A judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging an emergency declaration requiring people in areas affected by a measles outbreak to receive mandatory vaccinations.

Reporters Without Borders: United States a 'problematic' place for journalists

1 week ago from UPI

The United States was downgraded to a "problematic" place for journalists to live, according to the 2019 World Press Freedom Index.

Ontario slashes Toronto Public Health funds by $1B over a decade, board chair says

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Premier Doug Ford's government is clawing back public health funding as part of a plan to consolidate the number of province-wide units from 35 to 10, according to Toronto's board...

Achieving sugar reduction targets could cut child obesity and healthcare costs

1 week ago from Science Daily

Reducing the sugar content of certain foods by 2020, in line with UK government policy targets, could cut child obesity and related illness, and save the NHS in England £286...

Risk factors identified for patients undergoing knee replacements

1 week ago from Science Daily

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have identified the most important risk factors for developing severe infection after knee replacement. Patients who are under 60 years of age,...

Experimental antiplatelet compound for acute stroke shows promise

1 week ago from Science Daily

An experimental compound inhibited clot formation without increased bleeding, a common side effect of current anticlotting therapies, in a phase I study. First-in-human study shows the anticlotting drug was well-tolerated...

After heart attack: Late dinner and no breakfast a killer combination

1 week ago from Science Daily

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack.