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HBO Spain accidentally releases next 'Game of Thrones' episode

2 days ago from UPI

HBO Spain accidentally released the next episode of "Game of Thrones" Tuesday ahead of the episode's Sunday premiere date.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz set for one and done against Buffalo Bills

2 days ago from UPI

Head coach Doug Pederson said Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will play about the same number of snaps Thursday against the Buffalo Bills.

Scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

3 days ago from Science Blog

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists Heather Christofk and William Lowry,...

Los Angeles Rams have high expectations for new WR Sammy Watkins

3 days ago from UPI

For years, the Los Angeles Rams have searched for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver threat.

Plastic films incorporating N-halamines could sanitize food production facilities

4 days ago from Science Daily

Specially designed plastic films can prevent bacterial contamination in the food and biomedical industries, according to new research.

Indian government suspends hospital chief, doctor after spate of child deaths

4 days ago from UPI

The government of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, has suspended Dr. Rajeev Misra, chief of the hospital where dozens of children have perished.

Almonds may help boost cholesterol clean-up crew

5 days ago from Science Blog

Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers. In a study,...

PGA Championship: Kevin Kisner clinging to one-stroke lead

5 days ago from UPI

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kevin Kisner withstood a wavering back nine to keep the lead, shooting a 1-over-par 72 in the third round of the PGA Championship on Saturday at Quail...

New England Patriots: Jimmy Garoppolo shines in preseason opener

5 days ago from UPI

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' 31-24 loss to Jacksonville in the preseason opener closed four days of work with the Jaguars that head coach Bill Belichick deemed productive.

New York Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka placed on DL

5 days ago from UPI

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees placed right-hander Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list Saturday because of right shoulder inflammation.

Specific type of immune regulatory cells could be used as potential clinical biomarkers to diagnose certain autoimmune diseases

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers analyzed blood samples from patients affected by an autoimmune disease that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth, and found that these patients have...

Salmonella outbreak linked to papayas spreads

6 days ago from UPI

Federal health officials linked another 32 cases of salmonella infections to the consumption of yellow Maradol papayas on Friday.

Anthrax & Plague: How 1 Vaccine Could Protect Against 2 Bioterror Threats

6 days ago from Live Science

A single vaccine could potentially protect against two of the biggest bioterrorism threats — plague and anthrax.

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

6 days ago from CBC: Health

Dr. Saeid Amini Nik answers this week's Quirks Question.

Two ALS patients in Buffalo first in U.S. to receive new drug

6 days ago from UPI

Two patients of the DENT Neurologic Institute near Buffalo, N.Y. will be the first in the nation to receive the newest drug to treat ALS in more than 20 years.

Botaneco opens New Jersey lab

6 days ago from C&EN

Canadian personal care ingredient maker targets U.S. for growth

Kids should not be allowed to play contact sports, warns concussion expert

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A new study provides irrefutable proof that repeated head hits in contact sports like football lead to degenerative brain disease — a fact Dr. Bennet Omalu already discovered in 2002.

Beyoncé Backlash: Is Drinking While Breast-Feeding OK?

6 days ago from Live Science

Can Beyoncé ever catch a break? A photo showing the mom to twins Sir and Rumi Carter drinking alcohol has prompted backlash.

Atrial fibrillation risk rises with decreasing kidney function

6 days ago from Science Daily

A new study indicates that individuals with kidney disease have a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat.

CDC: More Americans have epilepsy than in recent years

1 week ago from UPI

The number of American adults and children with epilepsy is on the rise, according a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Yankees vs Red Sox: Why baseball's greatest rivalry is back

1 week ago from UPI

NEW YORK -- A little less than a month ago, the Boston Red Sox were having a third baseman issue. They were getting less offensive production than any other American...

Study reveals sexual health concerns in women with cancer

1 week ago from UPI

A new study reveals that female cancer patients have concerns related to sexual health that span all types and stages of cancer diagnosis.

Kim Kardashian says Kanye West wants family of 'five or six'

1 week ago from UPI

Kim Kardashian confirmed Kanye West would like more kids while addressing several rumors circulating online.

Testicular macrophages are guardians of fertility

1 week ago from Science Daily

The origin, development, and characteristics of two types of testicular macrophage have been described. To elucidate the nature of these immune cells, the researchers used a novel cell tracing method....

Concerns about integrity of public health-care system prompt audits in B.C

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Three B.C. health clinics are being audited over concerns of over-billing.

'Friday Night Lights' alum Scott Porter welcomes daughter

1 week ago from UPI

Scott Porter, who played Jason Street on "Friday Night Lights," announced wife Kelsey gave birth to their second child -- a baby girl.

New malaria analysis method reveals disease severity in minutes

1 week ago from Science Daily

Investigators have found that measuring changes in red blood cell deformability is a robust, sensitive method for inferring heme-induced oxidative stress. Using a simple device that measures RBC deformability, malaria...

Lockheed Martin receives contract for Squad X infantry technology program

1 week ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has received a $12.9 million U.S. Defense Department contract for the Squad X Experimentation program for dismounted infantry combat systems.