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Researchers link another gene to Alzheimer's disease risk

1 day ago from UPI

A genetic variant in some people may be associated with mental decline that can't be explained by deposits of two proteins linked with Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

U.S. Open golf 2020: Tee times, how to watch, betting favorites

1 day ago from UPI

Golfers are at Winged Foot Golf Club and ready to begin play in this week's U.S. Open from Thursday through Sunday in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

HHS declares public health emergency in Oregon due to wildfire smoke

1 day ago from UPI

The Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in Oregon citing dangerous health conditions caused by smoke stemming from the wildfires burning in the western United...

As pandemic progressed, people's perceived risks went up

1 day ago from Science Daily

A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.

T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity

1 day ago from Science Daily

A multi-layered, virus-specific immune response is important for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during the acute phase of the infection and reducing COVID-19 disease severity, with the bulk of the evidence pointing to...

Trump rebukes CDC chief for his cautions on a coronavirus vaccine and masks

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

Concerns over a vaccine for COVID-19 dominated the 2020 race Wednesday, as Biden criticized Trump for politicizing science and Trump undermined his own advisors.

NCAA men's, women's college basketball seasons to start Nov. 25

1 day ago from UPI

The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday the 2020-21 men's and women's college basketball seasons can start Nov. 25.

Tennessee court orders DNA testing for death row inmate Pervis Payne

1 day ago from UPI

A Tennessee court on Wednesday ordered DNA testing on evidence defense lawyers say could prove a death row inmate's innocence.

How to build trust in a COVID vaccine

1 day ago from Harvard Science

COVID-weary Americans hanging on to the hope for a vaccine by year’s end and a quick return to pre-pandemic normality should get used to the idea that it could take some time...

Watch: Hawk rescued from front grille of car in Massachusetts

1 day ago from UPI

A red-tailed hawk is recovering from its injuries and will soon be released back into the wild after being rescued from the front grille of a car that struck the...

DMSO poses decomposition danger

1 day ago from C&EN

Acids produced by heating dimethyl sulfoxide can trigger a runaway reaction.

Adverse pregnancy outcomes raise heart disease risk by 25% in older women, study says

1 day ago from UPI

Women who experience adverse pregnancy outcomes ranging from high blood pressure to gestational diabetes have a more than 25% higher risk for heart disease later in life than those who...

How you can get a flu shot in Southern California

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

Yes, it's that time of year again. Here's how and where to get a flu shot in Los Angeles and around California.

How you can get a flu shot in Southern California

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

Yes, it's that time of year again. Here's how and where to get a flu shot in Los Angeles and around California.

Researchers ask: how sustainable is your toothbrush?

1 day ago from Science Daily

Researchers have examined the sustainability of different models of the most commonly used oral health product - the toothbrush - to ascertain which is best for the planet and associated...

Novel drug could be a powerful weapon in the fight against malaria and toxoplasmosis

1 day ago from Science Blog

Princeton researchers are making key contributions toward developing a promising new treatment for the widespread and devastating diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria. The Princeton scientists specialize in preparing the drug compound...

Epidemics and Pandemics Can Exacerbate Xenophobia, Bigotry

1 day ago from Science Blog

When viruses, parasites and other pathogens spread, humans and other animals tend to hunker down with immediate family and peer groups to avoid outsiders as much as possible. But could...

Researchers discover novel regulators of myelin repair and regeneration

1 day ago from Science Blog

Myelin, a type of glial cell, forms an insulating sheath that surrounds the nerves of the brain and the spinal cord and is critical for rapid and accurate transmission of...

Scientists uncover a novel approach to treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown that pharmacological (drug) correction of the content of extracellular vesicles released within dystrophic muscles can restore their ability to regenerate muscle and prevent muscle scarring. The study...

Potential COVID-19 drug azithromycin may increase risk for cardiac events

1 day ago from Science Daily

Azithromycin -- a commonly-prescribed antibiotic -- also is being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Researchers have found that azithromycin by itself is not associated with an increase in...

Epidemics and pandemics can exacerbate xenophobia, bigotry

1 day ago from Science Daily

Instincts developed to protect us from illnesses can generalize into avoidance of healthy individuals who simply look, speak or live differently.

COVID-19 may one day come and go like the flu, but we’re not there yet

1 day ago from PopSci

Researchers predict that, as more people recover from COVID-19 and develop immunity, variables like temperature and humidity may have a larger impact on the spread of the virus. (Pexels/)Since the novel coronavirus was...

It's tough to tell COVID-19 from smoke inhalation symptoms — and flu season's coming

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

All along the West Coast, health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with breathing problems. Is it smoke inhalation or symptoms of COVID-19?

It's tough to tell COVID-19 from smoke inhalation symptoms — and flu season's coming

1 day ago from LA Times - Health

All along the West Coast, health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with breathing problems. Is it smoke inhalation or symptoms of COVID-19?

B.C. authorizes nurses to prescribe safe alternatives to toxic street drugs

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Registered nurses will now be able to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs "to help separate more people from the poisoned street drug supply to save lives and provide opportunities for...

CDC's Redfield: Facemasks more powerful than vaccines in COVID-19 battle

1 day ago from UPI

Facemasks offer more individual protection against COVID-19 than any potential vaccine, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told lawmakers Wednesday.

1 in 10 COVID-19 patients return to hospital after being sent home from ER

1 day ago from Science Daily

A new study finds patients with low pulse oximetry readings or fever were more than three times as likely to require hospitalization after their initial discharge as compared to other...

Factors inherent to obesity could increase vulnerability to COVID-19

1 day ago from Science Daily

Conditions related to obesity, including inflammation and leaky gut, leave the lungs of obese patients more susceptible to COVID-19 and may explain why they are more likely to die from...