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In Africa, doubts about vaccines grew during pandemic, survey finds

13 hours ago from Science NOW

Public confidence in vaccines has declined across sub-Saharan Africa since the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. A survey of 17,000 people in eight African nations found that the share of respondents agreeing with...

Is drinking in moderation good for your heart?

16 hours ago from Harvard Science

A new study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital offers an explanation for why light to moderate alcohol consumption may be associated with lower risk of heart disease. For the first time,...

Cyclists with more safety attire seen as 'less than fully human,' finds Australian study

16 hours ago from Physorg

A national study has found cyclists who wear safety vests or helmets look 'less human' compared to cyclists who do not.

Scientists develop cheaper method to sterilize ballast water

16 hours ago from Physorg

Filipino scientists have developed a low-cost method of sterilizing ballast water to help prevent the risk of spreading potentially invasive species from port to port.

Microscopic evidence of malaria in the Medici era

16 hours ago from Physorg

Malaria was common in Renaissance Italy. The disease was known as "Febbre terzana" at the time as an onset of the fever occurred in intervals of two to three days....

Hamilton public health board moves forward with new opioid action plan

17 hours ago from CBC: Health

Hamilton public health board members are moving forward with a new opioid action plan, that will include an expansion of safe consumption sites, an implementation of safe supply programs and...

Rising number of calls indicate growing mental health crisis, say police on P.E.I.

17 hours ago from CBC: Health

Police services across P.E.I. say they're seeing a steady increase in the number of mental health calls they receive year after year, with calls coming from people in crisis especially on...

Alberta cancer diagnoses dropped sharply early in pandemic, Calgary study shows

17 hours ago from CBC: Health

New research from the University of Calgary shows the detection of some cancers plummeted and hundreds of diagnoses may have been missed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Look: Baby fox with litter stuck around its neck rescued in Britain

18 hours ago from UPI

Animal rescuers in Britain said a baby fox was rescued after wandering around for three weeks with a piece of litter stuck around its neck.

Richard Blumenthal opens Senate investigation into PGA Tour, LIV Golf merger

19 hours ago from UPI

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday he has opened an investigation into the planned merger of the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Golf.

New diagnostic platform uses nanotechnology and machine learning to identify infectious diseases quickly

20 hours ago from Physorg

Infectious diseases and respiratory infections in particular are a leading cause of global mortality. As such, there is an urgent need for rapid, large-scale diagnostic tools that can detect these...

Gentle cleansers kill viruses as effectively as harsh soaps, study finds

21 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Gentle cleansers are just as effective in killing viruses - including coronavirus - as harsh soaps, according to a new study from scientists at the University of Sheffield

Taking biofabrication to the next level: Innovations in volumetric bioprinting

22 hours ago from Physorg

Bioprinting is the printing of living cells and tissues. It's a promising technique that hopefully, one day, can solve the organ donor shortage by growing organs from patients' own cells....

New approach offers faster and cheaper assessment of probiotics quality

22 hours ago from Physorg

Probiotics claim to host a slew of health benefits. Rapid expansion of the probiotics industry demands fast, sensitive, comprehensive and low-cost strategies for quality assessment.

Gene therapy for sickle cell disease appears safe and effective in clinical trial

22 hours ago from UPI

A clinical trial that's attempting to discover a cure for sickle cell disease has found a new gene therapy to be safe and successful in four patients.

Revolutionizing Cardiology: AI-Based Technology Offers Accurate Analysis of Cardiac Disease

22 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

New research shows AI-based automated quantitative coronary angiography (AI-QCA) holds promise for accurate analysis of heart disease

The American Association of Immunologists Appoints Gail A. Bishop as Incoming Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology

22 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

The American Association of Immunologists Appoints Gail A. Bishop as Incoming Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology

JPMorgan Chase announces settlement with alleged Epstein victim

23 hours ago from UPI

JPMorgan Chase said it reached a settlement on Monday with one of Jefferey Epstein's sexual victims who sued the bank in federal court charging the institution aided the late financier...

U.S. Immigrants Particularly Vulnerable to Food Insecurity, Study Shows

1 day ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new study led by researchers at University of Utah Health reveals that millions of immigrant households have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Individuals who are not U.S....

'Reanimated' hearts can be successfully transplanted and could expand donor pool

1 day ago from Live Science

A gold-standard clinical trial suggests that "reanimating" donated hearts is a viable strategy for expanding the pool of potential heart donors.

Diabetes drug metformin may cut risk of long COVID

1 day ago from UPI

Metformin cut the risk of long COVID by about 40% for patients who received a two-week course of the drug while battling their infection, the researchers reported.

3 killed, 3 injured in Annapolis shooting

1 day ago from UPI

Six people were shot, including three fatally, Sunday night during what authorities have described as an "interpersonal dispute" at a residence in a middle-class Annapolis neighborhood.

Wedding bus crash kills 10, injures 25 in Australia

1 day ago from UPI

At least 10 people were killed and 25 others were injured after a coach bus transporting wedding guests through Australia's southeastern wine country crashed into a roundabout and flipped on...

Abcarian: Two gay men walk into a Red Cross blood donation center ...

2 days ago from LA Times - Health

For decades, fears over HIV tainting the blood supply all but banned gay men at Red Cross donation centers. Now that the rules are changing, a Malibu couple joined a...

Opinion: New Alzheimer's drugs are costly and controversial. Are we going about this all wrong?

2 days ago from LA Times - Science

New medications such as lecanemab offer at best modest effects and major expenses. But dementia can be forestalled with practical and affordable measures.

Child plane crash survivors rescued after 40 days in Colombian jungle

2 days ago from UPI

The Colombian military says it has rescued four children who were missing in the Amazon jungle for over a month.

Two airplanes come into contact at Tokyo airport; no injuries reported

2 days ago from UPI

Two airplanes came into contact with each other on Saturday at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japanese authorities said. No injuries were reported in the incident.

Reports: Serial killer Ted Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, dead at 81

2 days ago from UPI

Theodore "Ted" Kaczynski, the notorious serial killer known as the Unabomber, has died in federal prison at age 81, multiple reports indicated Saturday.